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Emergency Preparedness Seminar to Be Held for People with Disabilities

RIO GRANDE: An interactive training seminar to help people with disabilities prepare in the case of an emergency is set for July 28. The seminar entitled Continue reading the story...

Accessibility to Mammograms for Women With Disabilities

BILLINGS: A group of women took a tour of Billings hospitals to increase awareness of mammography accessibility for women with disabilities. Data shows women with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

TIA Submits Comments to FCC in Support of CVAA Communications Accessibility Requirements

ARLINGTON, VA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission Continue reading the story...

Deadline extended for accessibility survey

The citywide survey on Somerville’s accessibility needs is being extended to a new deadline of Friday, Aug. 29. The online survey is available at www.HumanCenteredDesign.org/IHCD-Studio/Somerville-Survey and hard Continue reading the story...

Kurzweil Education Announces Enhanced Version of Kurzweil 3000-firefly

DALLAS: Kurzweil Education, Inc., a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced the launch of the newest Kurzweil 3000 firefly award-winning literacy software, which helps learners Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop navigation app for people with vision disabilities

MINNEAPOLIS: Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app that would tell people with vision disabilities not only when to cross Continue reading the story...

Chicago Regional Transit System Offers Variety of Accessibility Features

CHICAGO: The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) joins the more than 37 million Americans with disabilities in celebrating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue reading the story...

New rules require closed captioning of online video clips

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules that will require closed captioning of video clips that are posted online.  The new rules further the Continue reading the story...

International Deaf-Blind Expo in Las Vegas

The first International Deaf-Blind Expo will be held at the Riviera Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Wednesday, July 30, to Sunday, August 3, 2014. The Expo Continue reading the story...

New law to improve educational opportunities for students with dyslexia

CHICAGO: Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to improve educational opportunities for students with dyslexia in Illinois. The law identifies dyslexia as a learning disability and Continue reading the story...