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Novartis Pharmaceuticals launches first smartwatch app for people with vision disabilities

BASEL: Novartis Pharmaceuticals announced the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches. The discreet, hands-free nature of Continue reading the story...

ZERO PROJECT 2016: Call for Nominations in Inclusive Education / ICT – Deadline: 10th July 2015

Once again, the Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices and innovative policies concerning this year’s topics: Inclusive Continue reading the story...

Computer vision and mobile technology could help people with vision disabilities ‘see’

UK: Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology which could enable people who are blind or have low vision to ‘see’ through their smartphone or Continue reading the story...

14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

LISBON: The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 28 to 31 July 2015. The Continue reading the story...

Swiss Scientists develop mind-controlled robot for people with disabilities

Using a telepresence system developed at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), 19 people—including nine quadriplegics—were able to remotely control a robot located in one of Continue reading the story...

Seminar to explore disability access and representation in museums

LONDON: The Museums Association (MA) is holding a one-day seminar exploring some of the practical ways that museums can address disabled access, participation and representation. Opening doors: Continue reading the story...

Device for children with autism launched in Italy

Mente, a device which is used to relax the minds of children with autism which has been designed by Malta-based AAT Research, has been launched in Continue reading the story...

Study reveals airline access fears for passengers with disabilities

UK: New research reveals passengers with disabilities are significantly less likely to fly than others, with many saying access worries are reasons not to fly. However research Continue reading the story...

Milan airports launch guide to accessible landmarks

MILAN: SEA Aeroporti Milano launched a complimentary guide (pdf) to Milan’s accessible landmarks and ways to get to EXPO 2015. Developed in collaboration with Where, a leading Continue reading the story...

Call for entries to CREATIVE FUTURE art competition

UK: People with autism are being given a chance to show off their many creative talents by entering a new national art competition. The competition is Continue reading the story...
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