Americas

Ebook for children with vision disabilities

NEW YORK: Here comes the first ebook for children with vision disabilities which would soon be available at Apple’s iBook store and can be downloaded for Continue reading the story...

Mount Vernon Makes History More Accessible

HOUSTON, TX: For visitors with hearing and vision disabilities, the nation’s most popular historic location, Mount Vernon, now offers more accessibility options. The estate of the President Continue reading the story...

Universities Breaking Distance Barriers with Fuze Video Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO: Students with hearing disabilities in disparate locations learning together through a rich visual experience. Nursing school students interning at hospitals able to remotely attend Continue reading the story...

Disney violates Americans with Disabilities Act

ORLANDO, FLA.: Sixteen families are suing the Walt Disney Corporation, claiming it does not provide adequate access to rides for theme park visitors with autism. The families Continue reading the story...

New Communications Technology Reconnecting People who are Deaf-Blind

Gayle Aamold, a 72-year-old grandmother from Hartford, South Dakota, is computer savvy.  She’s a whiz on email, surfing the internet, posting on Facebook and calling with Continue reading the story...

Google Glass to Assist People with Parkinson’s

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are Continue reading the story...

FDM Announces New Text-to-911 Standard

CANADA: For Canadians with hearing or speech disabilities, calling 911 in an emergency hasn’t been possible. Until now. An enhancement to FDM Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Continue reading the story...

DOJ Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately Continue reading the story...

Webinar on Emergency Management for People with Disabilities

SPRINGFIELD: In the past 12 months, Illinois residents have endured flooding, tornadoes, snow storms, a Polar Vortex and other public safety emergencies.  While these and other Continue reading the story...

Transportation West Receives New Accessible Buses

ALBERTON, CANADA: Officials gathered on April 4 to announce the delivery of two new buses to Transportation West. Thanks to federal investments, the new twelve-passenger, wheelchair-accessible Continue reading the story...