Americas

EEOC Sues Neenah Paper for Disability Discrimination

DETROIT: Neenah Paper, Inc., a manufacturer of various types of premium paper with a paper mill in Munsing, Mich., violated federal law by discriminating against a Continue reading the story...

Recognizing Key Supporters of the GAATES’ Special Forum on Accessibility and Education

In June 2015, GAATES successfully hosted the ‘Special Forum on Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions’ during the 8th Conference of States Parties to the United Continue reading the story...

Researchers create online tool to serve library users with autism

Florida State University professors are making it easier for people with autism to use the library through an online course designed to teach librarians the challenges Continue reading the story...

New book launched: Different Drummer – One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism

SANTA FE, NM: The Strong Institute has announced the release of Jeff Strong’s new book, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, Continue reading the story...

Clothing for people with disabilities launched in NYC

NEW YORK: A special line of clothing for amputees was launched in New York City on August 15. It has been created by a designer, who Continue reading the story...

Crawford Technologies Hosting Document Accessibility Workshop at GRAPH EXPO 2015

TORONTO, ON: Crawford Technologies announced today it will be hosting a free educational workshop at Graph Expo 2015 to teach organizations how they can seamlessly integrate Continue reading the story...

Mexico aims to improve telecommunications access for persons with disabilities

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has approved a public consultation on the draft “General Guidelines for Accessibility to Telecommunications Services for Users with Disabilities” The purpose of Continue reading the story...

New Guidance Helps Child Welfare Systems Under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Issue Technical Assistance for Child Welfare Systems Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Continue reading the story...

Education Department efforts help break down barriers to employment for persons with disabilities

The strength of the American economy is inextricably linked to the strength of workforce. As the U.S. economy continues to grow, employers report difficulty in finding Continue reading the story...

Toronto-based social enterprise takes top spot at Parapan Am accessibility tech pitch contest

TORONTO: A social enterprise company that has developed a next-generation prosthetic knee took first place in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Parapan Am Games-affiliated Accessibility Tech Continue reading the story...
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