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Cell Phone Software Reads to the Blind
K-NFB Reading Technology's text-to-speech program will be available starting on the Nokia N82 handset.
From InformationWeek, January 28, 2008

Assistive Technology for the Disabled
Disablement, needless to say, significantly reduces the life quality of a person as it substantially diminishes their work ability. Assistive or adaptive technology, however, can bring back the individual's employability at an acceptable level.
From The Daily Star, January 26, 2008

Microsoft Looks to Extend Accessibility Push
Last month Microsoft helped form an industry association focused on helping developers make hardware and software more accessible. On Thursday, Microsoft announced more tangible steps to help that effort along.
From InternetNews.com, January 17, 2008

BBC My Web My Way Partnership
My Web, My Way is a new Web site which aims to help equip the BBC's audience with the tools and understanding to enable them to make the most of the world-wide web (not just bbc.co.uk), regardless of their ability or disability.
From The BBC, January 15, 2008

Applied Sciences, UB Spin-off in Deal
A Cheektowaga technology firm is expanding its focus by marketing specialty devices to people with disabilities.
From Buffalo Business First, January 11, 2008

Manville Resident to Present Workshop at National Conference
Lori Bujalski of Manville has been selected to present a workshop at the Assistive Technology Industry Association 2008 Conference, scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Orlando, Fla.
From The Reporter, January 10, 2008

Thailand's Tools of Expression
Aten cannot control his muscles, nor can he speak as well as other children do. Suffering from cerebral palsy, the three-and-a-half-year-old boy can hardly articulate to his parents what he wants to do, wants to eat or where he would like to go.
From ZD Net Asia, January 10, 2008

New Technology Watches Granny’s Step
We are not getting any younger. As Europe’s population grows older, the need for care is growing and we are spending more and more money to get it. A new mobile video assistance technology promises to put off the need for carers, improve the life of older people and cut the cost of assistance.
From Innovations Report, January 09, 2008

Technology Empowers Visually Impaired Voters
BARNSTABLE — Dorothy Nykiel stepped away from the polling machine set up at the Barnstable Unitarian Church satisfied with her choices: Strawberry ice cream, a Ferrari, Frank Sinatra and three-day weekends. Nykiel, 88, who has limited vision and walks with the aid of a cane, took part in yesterday's demonstration of new voting machines for the disabled.
From CapeCodTimes.com, January 09, 2008

UN Chief Stresses Importance of Co-op to Lose Digital Divide
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted on Tuesday the importance of international cooperation to overcome the digital divide.
From People's Daily Online, January 09, 2008

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