Americas

FCC extends tech program for people who are deaf-blind

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to make permanent its program that distributes communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind.  Known as “iCanConnect,” Continue reading the story...

New gene therapy can help people who are blind see

Scientists might be able to change the cells in people who are blind’s eyes, giving them the power to see again. If the rods and cones that Continue reading the story...

United Spinal’s 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Empowering Wheelchair Users to Advocate for Greater Access to Healthcare, Transportation and Mobility Equipment

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association and disability advocates from its national chapter network will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 7-10 for the 4th Annual Roll Continue reading the story...

Wireless RERC Releases 2015-2016 App Factory Call for Proposals

Through a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) seeks to enhance Continue reading the story...

Richmond Community College offering Braille transcription course

Richmond Community College is offering an eight-week course in literary Braille transcribing, which will teach students to transcribe print materials into Braille and allow them to Continue reading the story...

Patriot National Bank reaches agreement to settle ADA suit

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has reached an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlement Continue reading the story...

Ensuring access to jobs for people with disabilities

Americans with disabilities can face many unnecessary barriers to employment, both during the job application process and on the job.  These barriers can prevent people with Continue reading the story...

13 year old develops device to help people with vision disabilities

WASHINGTON: A 13-year-old Indian-origin student in the US who developed a device to help people with vision disabilities navigate has been named one of America’s top 10 Continue reading the story...

Feds say Miami University failed to accommodate students with disabilities

The Justice Department announced that it has moved to intervene in Aleeha Dudley v. Miami University, et al., 14-cv-038 (S.D. Ohio), a private lawsuit alleging disability Continue reading the story...

Students Create Tactile 3D Campus Map to Assist Students with Vision Disabilities

WARRENSBURG, MO: For Holly Carneal, a social work major at the University of Central Missouri, college life presents the daily challenges faced by many college students. Continue reading the story...
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