Americas

Texas Launches New Website to Help Children with Disabilities

AUSTIN: The Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs, supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, today launched a new website — NavigateLifeTexas.org Continue reading the story...

First Wheelchair Accessible Philadelphia Taxis Launched

PHILADELPHIA: The first of dozens of Philadelphia taxis are now ready to transport passengers in wheelchair. The Philadelphia Parking Authority and wheelchair advocates introduced accessible wheelchair taxis Continue reading the story...

EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination

CHICAGO: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee at its Hodgkins, Ill., store who was disabled by bone Continue reading the story...

Wheel:Life Publishes Accessible US Travel Guidebook for Wheelchair Users

ATLANTA, GA: Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published Discovering: An Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users as a new e-book on Continue reading the story...

Sign language workshop opens door to deaf culture for Arizona State University faculty, staff

Scenario 1: You’re walking down a hallway at Arizona State University and realize you need to walk between two people conversing in sign language. What’s the Continue reading the story...

Accessible transportation for everyone

LAVAL, QC: The STL (Société de transport de Laval) is pleased to announce that since Saturday, June 20, buses on the number 20 is accessible at Continue reading the story...

FEMA Webinar on Overnight Shelter Experience for Persons with Disabilities

There are many reasons to undertake an exercise such as the Overnight Shelter Exercise with the Disability Community, such as, the lack of appropriate and accessible Continue reading the story...

FDA approves device to help people with vision disabilities see by using their tongues

The Food and Drug Administration  allowed marketing of a new device Thursday that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, Continue reading the story...

New Video Game Accessibility Requirements Starting in October

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”) requires video game equipment, software and related services to be accessible to and usable by Continue reading the story...

JEEP to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

JAMAICA: Senate President, Floyd Morris, says the Government has committed to using the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) to improve the accessibility of major towns across Continue reading the story...
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