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What Is the Use of a Signing Avatar?
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has just run a week-long Festival of Social Science. One of the events was an afternoon discussion on signing avatars (avatars that have been animated to produce British Sign Language to help communication with the deaf community).
From IT-Director.com, March 20, 2008

New EagleEyes Technology Assists Special Needs Students
Utah schools use technology called EagleEyes, which detects eye movement, to help enable students with special needs to use computers for educational purposes.
From BYU NewsNet, March 19, 2008

Close Relationship Is Vital to Patient Safety and Innovation
Doctors and medical technology firms need to work together.
From The Age, March 18, 2008

Virtual Reality Used for Stroke Rehabilitation
Israeli researchers are using virtual reality and computer technology to improve stroke rehabilitation. Their new software can identify different types of brain injuries, ‘calculate the probability of recovery and recommend the most effective ways to treat the patient.’ This VR system will facilitate the design of new clinical tools.
From ZDNet.com, March 17, 2008

Deaf Have Lots to Offer to Hearing Community
Marguerite Constable began volunteering at the Canadian Cancer Society two years ago. Today, the 59-year-old cancer survivor is credited with helping break down a considerable communication barrier between the organization and her own deaf community.
From The Intelligencer, March 15, 2008

Indian's First Web Portal Launched for the Disabled
India’s first interactive web portal for the disabled, was launched here Wednesday, along with a screen reading software that will enable the visually challenged to use computers.
From Thaindian News, March 12, 2008

Firm Invests £850,000 in Tools for e-Learning
The business, with headquarters in Swansea, develops and sells interactive eLearning tools and a virtual learning environment to schools, colleges and public sector learning organisations, and is looking ahead to 2010 when the Welsh Assembly Government will make investment decisions in this area.
From icWales.co.uk, March 12, 2008

Special Program that Scans and Reads Books Helps Those with Dyslexia
Having a disability such as dyslexia or having trouble reading a book is no excuse to keep you from learning. The Kurzweil 3000, a program found at the DSPS center, is making education easier for those with these disabilities.
From The Channels Online, March 12, 2008

Deque CEO Published in New United Nations Book "Accessibility Imperative"
Deque CEO Published in New United Nations Book "Accessibility Imperative" Deque CEO, Preety Kumar, has been given the distinct honor of being published in "The Accessibility Imperative", the first publication offering a comprehensive overview of the many implications of the dispositions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies).
From PRWeb, March 11, 2008

Enabling Information Technology for All
Experience tells us that accessible technology is neither difficult nor expensive to achieve, but it is dependent on the activity of campaigning organisations and individuals.
From WhatPC?, March 06, 2008

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