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U.S. Access Board Releases Draft Refresh of Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines
The Board is undertaking an update of its standards for electronic and information technology in the Federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. As part of this effort, it is also updating guidelines for telecommunications products subject to Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act.
From Access Board, March 17, 2010

America's Broadband Revolution: Where We Go From Here
With the National Broadband Plan announced by the FCC this week, U.S. lawmakers now have an opportunity to do something that will truly and positively impact the lives and well-being of every American for decades to come.
From The Huffington Post, March 17, 2010

TIA Hails FCC's National Broadband Plan
TIA endorses the recommendations promoting broadband adoption and deployment using all available technology platforms, and looks forward to working with the FCC, Congress, and the Administration to implement the plan.
From Telecom TV, March 16, 2010

IBM Research on Mobile Devices for Illiterate, Blind, Deaf, and Elderly People
IBM has launched a research project to develop mobile devices for disabled people or people who cannot read. This mobile device will be easier to use. Big Blue cooperate with the Indian National Institute of Design and the Japan Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology are working on this project.
From New Live, March 11, 2010

HR 3101 is Top Mention at National Broadband Plan Forums
March 10, 2010, at the "National Broadband Plan and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Conference," held in Washington, DC numerous speakers mentioned H.R. 3101 and its provisions as critical to ensuring broadband is accessible and affordable to people with disabilities.
From COAT News, March 10, 2010

AbleNet International Business VP, Adam Wing is Presenting Latest Assistive Technology Solutions at REHAB Dubai 2010 Conference and Dubai Autism Center
USA's Vice President of International Business, Adam Wing, will be making two presentations in Dubai. The Dubai Autism Center and the Dubai International Rehabilitation Forum have Wing presenting on March 16, 2010 on assistive technology solutions for those with a broad range of disability.
From Market Watch, March 09, 2010

Ireland - Enabled and Well Connected
The high-tech world is gradually catching up with those who have disabilities by providing assistive technology that delivers results
From The Irish Times, March 09, 2010

Lip-Reading Could Come to Mobile Phones
German invention means 'silent communication' could end commuters' irritation with mobile phone conversations
From Telegraph UK, March 08, 2010

Microsoft Showcases Assistive Technology for Seniors
New York and other cities are working with Microsoft to bring computers, Webcams, and other high-tech gear to the homebound elderly
From Business Week, March 07, 2010

EU Impact Project: Survey on ICT and Assistive Technology in Europe
The project partnership of the 'Improving Person Centred Technology (ImPaCT) in Europe' project is carrying out a research to map the current situation in the provision of Person Centered Technology (PCT) in Europe. To this end, it is inviting interested persons to take its online survey at http://easpd.hft.org.uk/.
From e-Gov monitor, March 05, 2010

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