Europe

App improves the safety of pedestrians with vision disabilities in cities

Siemens is developing a system that helps people who are blind or have low vision walk safely through cities. In cooperation with the Technical University of Braunschweig Continue reading the story...

New iPhone app lets you assist people with vision disabilities see via video chat

A new app helps you ‘lend’ your eyes to a person with vision disability and answer their questions over video chat to help them navigate or Continue reading the story...

Making the internet accessible to everyone

The ways in which we access the internet are expanding, placing hurdles in the way of those with sensory disabilities as they try to get the Continue reading the story...

EU gears up for disability inclusive WCDRR

RIGA: The new Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is pressing ahead with plans to strengthen measures across the 28 EU Member States Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop 3D headset to help people with vision disabilities navigate more safely and easily

EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help people who are blind or have low vision move around more safely and easily. The DIGIGLASSES project, Continue reading the story...

Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority launches consultation on draft accessibility code

MALTA: The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) launched a consultation process on a draft standard it has developed entitled “Accessibility for all in the Continue reading the story...

Alliance formed to improve access to digital services

The UK government has announced that a new alliance has been created to form solutions for issues that people with disabilities and older people face in Continue reading the story...

Malta Communications Authority introduces support program elnclusion

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA), supported by FITA, KNPD, Aġenzija Support and the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, recently Continue reading the story...

‘Fire Safety for All’ in Buildings – Reboot & Reload!

While building and fire safety codes and standards exist in almost every country, requirements addressing Fire Safety for People with Activity Limitations, if they exist at Continue reading the story...

Swedish city wins the Access City Award 2015

BRUSSELS: The European Commission (EC) has announced the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award. The Award recognizes Borås’s comprehensive Continue reading the story...