Europe

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...

New Intel-Created System Offers Professor Stephen Hawking Ability to Better Communicate with the World

LONDON: Intel demonstrated for the first time with Professor Stephen Hawking a new Intel-created communications platform to replace his decades-old system, dramatically improving his ability to Continue reading the story...

IEC, ISO and ITU publish new international accessibility guide

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: With this in mind the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, ISO (International Organization Continue reading the story...

Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 Continue reading the story...

Gaming technology makes its way into headsets for people with vision disabilities

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...

Romanian telecom regulator wants accessible services for people with disabilities

The Romanian National Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANCOM) has presented a set of measures for people with disabilities access to telephony and internet services adapted to their Continue reading the story...

Sendai WCDRR will be disability-inclusive

GENEVA: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Nippon Foundation today signed an agreement that will make the 3rd UN World Conference Continue reading the story...