Americas

Wheelchair users protest Uber over lack of accessible cars

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association, Taxis For All Campaign and other wheelchair user advocates held a “roll-in” outside Uber’s West Side headquarters in Manhattan on July Continue reading the story...

University of Toledo creates innovative disability studies degree program

As the country celebrates the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week, The University of Toledo is working to advance the conversation beyond Continue reading the story...

New technology helps students with vision disabilities navigate Penn State Campus

Walking around Penn State University Park is not the easiest thing to do for any student. There are hundreds of people around you at any time, Continue reading the story...

DOJ Reaches Agreement with Robeson County, North Carolina, to Improve Accessibility

As part of the Justice Department’s celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act this year, the department announced on July the signing Continue reading the story...

AT&T, NYU announce winners for Connect Ability Challenge; competition to help develop technology for people with disabilities

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Charles Schumer joined AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab have announced more than $100,000 Continue reading the story...

Florida State University Unveils Campus Accessibility Map

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.: Florida State University is marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by expanding its efforts to provide an accessible environment for Continue reading the story...

New PSA Focused on People with Disabilities Preparing for Emergencies Launched

WASHINGTON: The Ad Council and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the launch of a new public service advertisement (PSA) to Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific Offers Enterprise Accessibility Training

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: Freedom Scientific has announced a collaboration with IBM to offer training modules to enable organizations to manage accessibility compliance and to ensure its Continue reading the story...

Job services lacking for young people with autism

EAST LANSING, MICH.: As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new Continue reading the story...

Google Glass may help improve social skills in people with autism

WASHINGTON: A new technology has been developed which uses Google Glass to help people with autism make eye contact, engage in conversations and be able to Continue reading the story...
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