Americas

Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society partner to promote accessibility

TORONTO: Uber Canada and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have announced a formal partnership to expand employment opportunities and accessibility for people who are Deaf or Continue reading the story...

FCC Seeks Comment on the Commissions Compliance with Section 504 Accessibility Requirements – Deadline October 3

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules require that every three years it performs a review of its policies and practices under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Continue reading the story...

Course Cluster Challenges Thinking on Disability

The Georgetown University Disabilities Studies Course Cluster is thriving in its second year, with seven classes offered this fall. It’s a broad and important field, but Continue reading the story...

Canada launches call for proposals to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

GATINEAU, QUEBEC:  The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. To this end, Continue reading the story...

Access Board Approves Rules on ICT Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The Access Board approved updated requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) and new standards for medical diagnostic equipment at its meeting on September 14. The Continue reading the story...

BioTalent Canada to Assist Ontario Biotech Companies with Accessibility-Compliance Reporting

OTTAWA: OntarioBioTalent Canada announced the launch of an employer-awareness campaign. In support of the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program, BioTalent Canada’s EnAbling Change campaign aims Continue reading the story...

Benetech Delivers 10 Million Accessible Ebooks

PALO ALTO, CA: Benetech, the leading nonprofit empowering communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, today announced that over 10 million accessible ebooks have been Continue reading the story...

NIH Funds to Spur Development of Technology for People with Hearing Disabilities

A team of University of Texas Dallas researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an open-source platform that will Continue reading the story...

Stanford researchers develop technology that allows typing based on brain signals

That technology, developed by Stanford Bio-X scientists Krishna Shenoy, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, and postdoctoral fellow Paul Nuyujukian, directly reads brain signals to Continue reading the story...

White House showcases inclusive design, assistive technology and prosthetics

The White House hosted a Design For All Showcase that celebrated inclusive design, assistive technology, and prosthetics by recognizing the work and experiences of designers, engineers, Continue reading the story...

Registration Open for Pennsylvania Disability Summit

HARRISBURG, PA.: The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities announced the opening of registration for the Pennsylvania Disability Employment & Empowerment Summit (PADES) on October 17 Continue reading the story...

Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility

KINGSTON, JAMAICA:  The Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the role Jamaica is playing in promoting responsible, Continue reading the story...

CTA Foundation Launches Contest for Startups Improving Lives Persons with Disabilities

ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, partnering with Extreme Tech Challenge, yesterday announced the second annual video contest focused on startup companies with technologies Continue reading the story...

Apply for the 2017 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award – Deadline Sept. 30

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards recognize outstanding leaders and advocates in the disability community. Two individuals will each receive Continue reading the story...

Columbia lacks accessible transportation

COLUMBIA: Columbia citizens who use a wheelchair have a difficult time finding a ride outside of normal business hours. In fact, there isn’t a single wheelchair-accessible Continue reading the story...

Library to open assisitive technology center for people with vision disabilities

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the East Brunswick Public Library, Jean Walling Civic Center, to mark the Continue reading the story...

USBLN Technology HUB to Connect Certified Disability-Owned Businesses to Corporate Buyers

WASHINGTON: The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is launching its new Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP) technology tool, which will provide certified disability-owned and service-disabled veteran Continue reading the story...

‘Life is extremely difficult for persons with disabilities in Rio’

RIO DE JANEIRO: For sports fan Heitor Luiz de Menezes, the 2016 Olympics should have been a dream come true. The 44-year-old from Rio had tickets Continue reading the story...

Brazil Introduces Guide for Tourists With Disabilities

RIO DE JANEIRO:  The Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled a guide to help welcome tourists with disabilities to Brazil, titled Dicas Para Atender Bem Turistas com Continue reading the story...

New Video: FC Barcelona and Spain’s 5-a-side Paralympic team celebrate the power of inclusive sport

RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL: A new video featuring star-football players from FC Barcelona and the Spanish National 5-a-side football team with vision disabilities was released today Continue reading the story...

UN officials highlight how Paralympic Games show that ability, not disability, defines a person’s accomplishments

RIO DE JANEIRO: Welcoming the start of the 2016 summer Paralympic Games, which got underway in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Awards: Nominate someone who improves the quality of life for people with disabilities

Do you know an individual, group or organization whose work or services improves access for Calgarians with disabilities? If so, the City of Calgary want to Continue reading the story...

Countdown to HABITAT III and an inclusive New Urban Agenda

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – HABITAT III, will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016. At the Continue reading the story...

Paralympic Games Open in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons, and loud booing of Brazil’s president at a Continue reading the story...

DOT seeks comment on accessibility plan

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced Thursday that the draft update to the Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan is Continue reading the story...

Access for All: Making Voting Easier for Persons with Disabilities

RALEIGH, N.C.: Three million votes are enough to affect the outcome of elections, including the presidential race – and that’s the number of people nationwide who Continue reading the story...

Brazil unveils actions to promote accessible tourism

RIO DE JANEIRO: Interim Tourism Minister, Alberto Alves, and Embratur president, Vinícius Lummertz, will join a press conference this Thursday (8 September) at 10 am at Continue reading the story...

CDC grant to improve access to health programs for persons with disabilities

LAWRENCE: Researchers at the University of Kansas have landed a grant to help improve the health of individuals with disabilities by increasing accessibility to programs and Continue reading the story...

DESA Publication on Good Practices of Accessible Urban Development

In light of the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III) and the imminent launch of the New Urban Agenda, DESA Continue reading the story...

Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities

SAN JOSE, CALIF.: The Mineta Transportation Institute of San Jose State University just released a study in which researchers from universities in California, New Jersey, Florida Continue reading the story...

DESA – High-level forum on disability-inclusion and accessible urban development

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MIDUVI) in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education vital for all, including persons with disabilities: UN rights experts

Inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities, and for the development of inclusive, peaceful and fair societies, Continue reading the story...

‘Through My Lens’ new movement that helps people with disabilities create films

LOS ANGELES, CA: Reid Davenport and Dan Lee are proud to announce their new film-based movement called “Through my Lens.” The project was started by Reid and Continue reading the story...

Entrepreneur follows heart with sign language interpretation business

INDIANAPOLIS: Armed with an ASL/English interpreting degree and a passion for sign language that goes back to her youth, a former Purdue University student is creating Continue reading the story...

Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

As an education development specialist, Indrani Singh often hears from teachers who aren’t sure how to accommodate students with disabilities. What the teachers don’t realize, Singh Continue reading the story...

Office 365 makes digital environments more accessible for persons with disabilities

Office 365 is even more accessible now for persons with disabilities, with several key improvements released. Narrator, the built-in screen reader, has new voices that can speak Continue reading the story...

Niagara University Bringing Disability Awareness Training to First Responders in Missouri, Montana

Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana. Contracts with the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and the Montana Department Continue reading the story...

Uruguay, UNICEF Launch First Inclusive Education Program for Teachers

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguayan education authorities, UNICEF and the Latin American Social Sciences School, or FLACSO, on Wednesday launched the first one-year training course for traveling teacher’s assistants, Continue reading the story...

US Paralympic cyclist aided by 3D printed device

Titan Robotics is known for our industrial large-format 3D printers, but another arm of the business is helping others through 3D printing. 3D printing prosthetics for Continue reading the story...

How accessibility is driving innovation in Canada

WHITBY, ONTARIO: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario, and hosted a panel with three Continue reading the story...
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