Europeans target better web access for people with disabilities

Mar 17: For people around the world the Internet has become the first port of call for most information. However, researchers in Hungary believe that much of the information posted on the web does not meet the demands of users with disabilities. Writing in the International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, the research team… Continue Reading »

Gadgets help blind people to be independent

UK, Mar 05:  BLIND and partially sighted people have been trying out technology that could change their lives forever. Action for Blind People held a special open day in Sunderland to introduce those with sight impairments to the latest gadgets which could help them lead a more independent life. The impressive array of devices proved… Continue Reading »

German iPhone app guides wheelchair users to find accessibility

BERLIN: Raul Krauthausen, who has used a wheelchair since childhood, has always been uncomfortable with the services Germany provides for physically disabled people, like special taxis and grocery delivery — saying they feel patronizing and further isolate him from the able-bodied world. So Krauthausen took matters into his own hands and launched, an iPhone… Continue Reading »