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Uruguay, UNICEF Launch First Inclusive Education Program for Teachers

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguayan education authorities, UNICEF and the Latin American Social Sciences School, or FLACSO, on Wednesday launched the first one-year training course for traveling teacher’s assistants, Continue reading the story...

US Paralympic cyclist aided by 3D printed device

Titan Robotics is known for our industrial large-format 3D printers, but another arm of the business is helping others through 3D printing. 3D printing prosthetics for Continue reading the story...

How accessibility is driving innovation in Canada

WHITBY, ONTARIO: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario, and hosted a panel with three Continue reading the story...

Justice Department sues Georgia over segregation of students with disabilities

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia alleging that its treatment and segregation of students with disabilities Continue reading the story...

UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they Continue reading the story...

VocaliD Launches First Personalized Digital Voices for Assistive Devices

BELMONT, MASS: VocaliD, Inc., a speech technology company that creates personalized digital voices for those living with voicelessness, launched its online BeSpoke voice studio.  The announcement Continue reading the story...

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards – Deadline Sept 30

The Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards recognize leaders who have helped improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in all areas of community life, including Continue reading the story...

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with Continue reading the story...

Make a difference – become a Red Cross Braille transcriber

FAIRFIELD, NJ: The American Red Cross New Jersey Region Jane Bente Braille Center is currently seeking volunteer Braille transcribers and is offering a free training course Continue reading the story...

Orbit Research and APH Announce the World’s First Affordable Refreshable Tactile Graphics Display

WILMINGTON, DE: Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announced the introduction of Graphiti, the world’s first affordable tactile graphics display. Based on Continue reading the story...

Steven Winter Associates Announces Launch of Accessible Product Guide

NORWALK, CT: Steven Winter Associates, Inc. has launched the Accessible Product Guide, an innovative online tool to help architects, builders, developers, and homeowners find products that Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Global Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities

G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies announced the publication of a new book authored by Debra Ruh, G3ict’s EmployAbility Program Chair. Hidden Human Continue reading the story...

New USU Assistive Technology Lab Opens in Roosevelt

Utah State University’s Assistive Technology Lab, which helps people with disabilities by providing tailor-made devices and technology, has expanded its footprint to one of the school’s Continue reading the story...

Virtual schools need to serve children with disabilities: US Education officials

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to states to Continue reading the story...

DocOrigin Improves PDF/UA for Production Document Design and Generation

CAPE CORAL, FLA.: Eclipse Corporation announced the release of DocOrigin version 3.1, with enhanced design and creation features for Universally Accessible PDFs (PDF/UA), meeting ISO 14289-1 Continue reading the story...

Communicating with individuals with autism requires knowledge, patience, and flexibility

RANDOLPH, MASS.: Most of us who encounter a child or adult engaging in challenging behavior in public can, and often do, choose to just ignore them. Continue reading the story...

Charlottetown City Council Launches Document Aimed at Improving Event Accessibility

CHARLOTTETOWN: The document was developed by the Civic Board for Persons with Disabilities in consultation with the PEI Council for Persons with Disabilities and event professionals. Continue reading the story...

Education Department Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that emphasizes Continue reading the story...

Tour of the White House in American Sign Language

In celebration of the recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) anniversary, the White House created a video tour in American Sign Language. West Wing Receptionist Leah Katz-Hernandez Continue reading the story...

DOJ Suing Harris County Over Polling Place Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities

The Justice Department filed a complaint in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Harris County, Texas, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing Continue reading the story...

Government provides exciting opportunity for youth to share their vision for an accessible Canada

The Government of Canada is inviting youth to take part in a national conversation to discuss what accessibility means to them and to share their vision Continue reading the story...

Pennsylvania Libraries partner with Benetech/Bookshare to expand accessible reading opportunities for people with print disabilities

PALO ALTO, CA: In a mission to expand more meaningful and accessible reading experiences for Pennsylvania residents who cannot read standard print, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Continue reading the story...

New Obi Robotic Dining Device a Breakthrough for People with Mobility Disabilities

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.: The simple act of eating a meal will become more dignified and enjoyable for many people with mobility disabilities with the launch of Continue reading the story...

AG Healey and NFB announce agreement to make health care kiosks accessible to people with vision disabilities

BOSTON: On the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Attorney General Maura Healey and the National Federation of the Blind Continue reading the story...

Engineering student designs tactile maps for people with vision disabilities

Tyler Wooten was a freshman engineering student at Texas A&M University when he came up with an idea that could have a lasting impact on students Continue reading the story...

Windows 10 continue to be a free to assistive technology users

The Windows 10 free upgrade period has ended for the majority of users. But Microsoft is extending the offer for users who use assistive technologies, such Continue reading the story...

Habitat III – UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – will take place  in Ecuador, 17 Oct 2016 – 20 Oct 2016, to design a Continue reading the story...

Disability Rights Florida Launches “Access The Vote” Campaign

TALLAHASSEE: Disability Rights Florida has launched its “Access The Vote” campaign to encourage Floridians with disabilities to vote in upcoming elections. The campaign includes a new Continue reading the story...

Final Working Draft of WAI-ARIA 1.1

A Working Draft of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 is available for review. This is intended to be the last Working Draft before the specification Continue reading the story...

New Rules Now in Effect for Sign Language Interpreters in Michigan

LANSING: New rules defining required qualifications for Michigan Certified sign language interpreters are now in effect and they apply to every lawyer, doctor, business or other Continue reading the story...

FCC Wants Public Comments on Direct Video Calls & Sign Language Customer Support

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for the public’s input on a petition to allow service providers to offer customer support services in sign language. The petition also asks the FCC Continue reading the story...

Trailblazing a New Future for Disabilities

MIAMI, FL: This one day conference sets out to fuel the progress and innovation needed to improve the state of disability employment, inclusion and workforce sustainability. #Trailblazing16 Continue reading the story...

Disaster assistance available for older adults and people with disabilities in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.VA.: Older adults and people with disabilities affected by the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may be eligible for assistance from the Continue reading the story...

Justice Department Settles with Orpheum Theater to Resolve ADA Discrimination Complaint

The Justice Department announced today it has reached an agreement with the Omaha Performing Arts Society (OPAS) resolving an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint against Continue reading the story...

Illinois Legislation to Improve Accessibility Becomes Law

CHICAGO: Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that her office’s legislation to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Illinois was signed into law by the Governor Continue reading the story...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Offers Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

TORONTO: eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Omni Hotels & Resorts have partnered to launch the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app, an exciting accessibility initiative for guests with disabilities. The eSSENTIAL Continue reading the story...

Report on improving accessibility

FIJI: A report on improving the accessibility in transport infrastructure for people with disabilities was presented at the Asian Development Bank 2016 Pacific Update Conference at Continue reading the story...

ManpowerGroup Named “Best Place to Work” by the Disability Equality Index

MILWAUKEE: ManpowerGroup has been recognized as one of the Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Places to Work, receiving a top score for its commitment to diversity Continue reading the story...

United Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index

CHICAGO: United Airlines achieved the top score of 100 percent on the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a prominent benchmarking metric that rates U.S. companies on Continue reading the story...

National Disability Voter Registration Week Promotes Election Access

This week, the American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP campaign is organizing nationwide activities to encourage individuals with disabilities to register to vote, and Continue reading the story...
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