Global Accessibility News – April 29, 2013

Japan to introduce smartphone app for people with vision disabilities to read currency

Asia-Pacific Apr 29, 2013

TOKYO: Japan will be releasing a free smartphone app that can read the denomination of money for people who are blind and low vision. The new Continue reading the story…
Computer game could improve sight of children with vision disabilities

Europe Apr 29, 2013

UK: Children with disabilities could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers. Academics from the University of Continue reading the story…
Orbit and APH introduce accessible graphing calculator

Americas Apr 29, 2013

WILMINGTON, DE: Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announced the introduction of the Orion TI-84 Plus, the world’s first fully accessible Continue reading the story…
ICT for people with disabilities

Africa Apr 29, 2013

NIGERIA: One area where Nigeria has had its greatest leap in its transition to democracy is in the telecoms sector. Between 1975 and 1998, the then Continue reading the story…
NeoSpeech now online with speedy cloud text-to-speech

Americas Apr 29, 2013

SANTA CLARA, CA: NeoSpeech, an innovative text-to-speech (TTS) and speech technology solution provider, is now live with the upgraded TTS Web Services. The NeoSpeech TTS WebContinue reading the story…
2-3 children with learning disabilities in every classroom

Asia-Pacific Apr 28, 2013

MUMBAI, INDIA: Fifty years ago in the month of April, the movement to sensitize people about learning disability began. Despite this passage of time, there still isn’t enough Continue reading the story…
MouthStick Stylus makes touchscreen devices accessible for people with disabilities

Americas Apr 26, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN: Griffin Technology introducs the Griffin MouthStick Stylus. Engineered for people with motor disabilities, to provide manipulation of both touchscreens and buttons, Griffin’s MouthStick Stylus Continue reading the story…
Manitoba government introduces legislation to remove barriers for persons with disabilities

Americas Apr 26, 2013

The government of Manitoba has introduced new legislation that would help governments, private-sector businesses and advocacy groups work together to make more places and services barrier Continue reading the story…
W3C Workshop on Referencing and Applying WCAG 2.0 in Different Contexts – May 23

Europe Apr 26, 2013

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Registration is now open for the W3C Workshop on Referencing and Applying WCAG 2.0 in Different Contexts on 23 May 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. This Workshop will Continue reading the story…
Window-Eyes 8.2 is now available

Americas Apr 25, 2013

GW Micro announces the release of Window-Eyes 8.2. This maintenance update addresses stability problems that were discovered after the release of Window-Eyes 8.1. All Window-Eyes 8 Continue reading the story…
Registration Open for Mobile Web Training Course

Americas Apr 25, 2013

Registration is open for a new session of the W3C mobile Web best practices training course, to start on 13 May 2013. In this course, you will learn how Continue reading the story…
Conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to published works by persons with print disabilities in Morocco

Africa Apr 25, 2013

MARRAKESH: Further to the decision of the WIPO General Assembly which met in extraordinary session on December 17 and 18, 2012 and the Preparatory Committee that followed, the Diplomatic Conference Continue reading the story…
City of Jacksonville to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

Americas Apr 25, 2013

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the city of Jacksonville, Fla., to improve access for people with disabilities to civic life in Jacksonville.    The agreementContinue reading the story…
Portable talking companion for people with vision disabilities

Europe Apr 24, 2013

Innovative yet simple and all-in-one product for seamless access to written information, no matter where the user is, at home, in the office or on the Continue reading the story…
Serbian telecom operator to provide information in sign language

Europe Apr 24, 2013

SERBIA: To meet the demands of all its customers, including people with hearing disabilities, Serbian operator Telekom Srbija has begun training their employees in Serbian signContinue reading the story…

UNESCO Global Report: opening new avenues for empowerment: ICTs to access information and knowledge for persons with disabilities

Europe Apr 24, 2013

Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, this Global Report addresses strong recommendations to all stakeholders – from decision-makers toContinue reading the story…

Bangalore University offers sign language diploma

Asia-Pacific Apr 24, 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA: A diploma course in Indian Sign Language Interpreters is in the offing at Bangalore University from the following academic year 2013-14. The course is being Continue reading the story…

Florida Blue Served as Host to 2013 Disability Matters Conference

Americas Apr 24, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.: Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, hosted the seventh annual U.S. Disability Matters Award Banquet and Conference on its corporate campus Continue reading the story…

Students create phone apps and devices for persons with disabilities

Americas Apr 23, 2013

Lindsay, a 23-year-old Somerville resident and researcher at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is a coffee lover. She has a Keurig brewer, which allows her Continue reading the story…


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