Americas

New Award Honours Leaders in Accessibility

Ontario is recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership in accessibility and disability issues through the new David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. The first Continue reading the story...

Barclays launches Return on Disability ETNs

Barclays Bank PLC announced the launch of the Barclays Return on Disability Exchange Traded Notes (“ETNs”). Barclays plans to list the ETNs on the NYSE Arca Continue reading the story...

Mexican DPOs present critical rights issues to the CRPD Committee

GENEVA: This week, representatives of the Disability Rights (Advocacy) Fund grantee – the Coalición México por los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (COAMEX) – will Continue reading the story...

USDOJ Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Kent State University for Discrimination Against Students with Disabilities in University Housing

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Kent State University, the Kent State University Board of Trustees and university officials for violating the Fair Housing Continue reading the story...

App enables people with vision disabilities to identify US currency notes with android smartphone

HILLIARD, OHIO:  Apps4Android today announced the release of an updated version of their no-cost-to-the-user, U.S. currency note identification app called “IDEAL Currency Identifier (ICI).” The new features Continue reading the story...

New iBooks textbook helps people with vision disabilities visit the stars through touch and sound

Children with visual disabilities can experience striking deep-space images like never before in a free, multi-touch iBooks textbook for the iPad entitled “Reach for the Stars: Continue reading the story...

Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for people with vision disabilities

WASHINGTON: A new study has suggested that a unique mechanism work in the brain helps in understanding and learning hand gestures even for people with vision Continue reading the story...

California Autism Foundation Launch New Brand / Crowdfunding Campaign

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA: California Autism Foundation (CAF), the leading provider of full life services to people with autism and other developmental disabilities in California, today unveiled a Continue reading the story...

Sorenson Communications Presents Annual Celebration of Deaf Awareness Month

SALT LAKE CITY, UT: During September, Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service for people who are deaf who use sign language to communicate, Continue reading the story...

GAATES Award of Recognition

It was with great praise and thanks that the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) presented Betty Dion with a special Award of Recognition Continue reading the story...