Removal of Barriers to ICT in Arab World Urged
In the Arab world connectivity is dependent on computers, but in Qatar mobile phones are much more widely in use and are helping to connect people.
From Gulf Times, January 29, 2008
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