Americas

IBM helps developers design mobile apps for people with disabilities

BARCELONA: IBM researchers have created a new tool for iOS and Android mobile applications expected to potentially benefit as many as one billion people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Wireless technology helps people with vision disabilities

People who are blind or have low vision often have to rely on others for help with basic life tasks such as matching clothing, distinguishing bills Continue reading the story...

Disability Services Company Sued by EEOC

PHOENIX:  ValleyLife, a disability support services company, unlawfully discriminated against disabled employees by refusing to provide them with reasonable accommodations in violation of federal law, the Continue reading the story...

GAATES Presents Award of Recognition to the Zero Project

GAATES is pleased to announce that the Zero Project is this year’s recipient of the GAATES Award of Recognition, with special recognition given to Mr. Martin Continue reading the story...

University of Montana to Host MonTECH Assistive Technology Open House

MISSOULA: The University of Montana will host MonTECH’s Assistive Technology Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Curry Health Services Continue reading the story...

Mongolian leaders visit US to advance new disability rights legislation

Seven Mongolian leaders, including the Minister of Population Development and Social Protection, members of Parliament, and leaders of disability rights organizations, will spend two weeks in Continue reading the story...

Rights of persons with disabilities cannot be ignored in development agenda, UN experts

“One billion people – 15 per cent of the world’s population – are persons with disabilities, and their rights cannot be ignored,” a group of United Continue reading the story...

Canadian government improves accessibility for people with disabilities in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO: The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area, and Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, Continue reading the story...

GAATES is seeking a dynamic Executive Director

GAATES is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to provide strategic management of GAATES for its operations, international development work, and information roles. This is an exciting Continue reading the story...

US Access Board Proposes Updated ICT Accessibility Requirements

The Board has released for public comment a proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section Continue reading the story...