Americas

EEOC Sues McLane Foodservice for Disability Discrimination

MEMPHIS, TENN.: McLane Foodservice, Inc., which supplies foodservice deliveries to fast-food chain restaurants, violated federal law by discriminating against an employee it believed to be disabled, Continue reading the story...

HUD, Missouri Housing Authority Agreements Increase Access to Housing for Persons With Disabilities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has reached two Voluntary Compliance Agreements (VCAs) with the Housing Authority of Independence Continue reading the story...

Reading Systems Supporting Accessible EPUB 3 Bring New Opportunities to Customers with Print Disabilities

The Consortium is also a member of the Readium Foundation which promotes and develops technologies accelerating the adoption of EPUB 3 and the Open Web Platform Continue reading the story...

OPP launches Text911 for people with hearing and speech disabilities

ORILLIA, ON: Ontarians with hearing and speech disabilities living in areas policed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be able to text calls to 911 Continue reading the story...

Netflix adds audio description to ‘Daredevil’ for people with vision disabilities

Netflix announced Tuesday that audio descriptions will be added to certain programming, starting with Marvel’s Daredevil for people who are blind or have low vision. Marvel’s Daredevil Continue reading the story...

Webinar on Guardianship for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities – April 29

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is hosting “Guardianship for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: Trends and Issues” on April 29, 2015 from 3 – Continue reading the story...

Perkins voices add momentum to UN’s push to ratify accessible book treaty

WATERTOWN, MA: In keeping with its education and advocacy work for people who are blind all around the world, Perkins has joined with other global leaders Continue reading the story...

IPC Announce 2015 Paralympic Scientific Award Winner

OTTAWA: Professor Jennifer Mactavish is to receive the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) 2015 Paralympic Scientific Award in recognition of the role she played in the re-inclusion Continue reading the story...

University of Limerick researchers developing assistive exoskeletons for older people

Researchers at the Design Factors Research Group at the University of Limerick have been awarded €250,000 funding to develop an exoskeleton to assist older people. The Continue reading the story...

RIC Hosts Event on ADA Online Accessibility Best Practices

The R.I. Governor’s Commission on Disabilities’ Employment Committee and RIC’s Disability Services Center partnered to present “Why Your Institution Might Violate the ADA and What You Continue reading the story...
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