EU Acts to Remove Web Barriers for Disabled
The hurdles faced by disabled citizens every day are not just infrastructure-related. Despite the disabled being the most frequent users of media, just 5% of websites in Europe are accessible to the blind and an even smaller proportion of TV programmes are deaf-friendly.
From EurActiv.com, February 08, 2008
Access to Public Spaces and Amenities for People with Disabilities
A recent report from the Counci of Europe Standing Committee on Social Cohesion reflects on the issue of accessibility to public buildings and infrastruction.
From theMatureMarket, January 31, 2008
Committee Supports 2008 Joint Accessibility Plan
The finance and corporate services committee adopted the 2008 Joint Accessibility Plan during its meeting earlier today, setting the standard for how the city and its partners will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in the coming year.
From Kitchener, January 29, 2008
Assistive Technology Lab for Disabled Community
A half-day closure seminar is being organized by Razzett tal-Hbiberija on Friday to publicly share work and experience from the 'Inclusive ICT Training and Development Programme' that has been running at Razzett since December 2006.
From MaltaMedia, January 29, 2008
AbleNet, the World Leader in Assistive Technology Showcases New Products
AbleNet will demonstrate their new line of computer access tools, new personal communicator, an automatic pager turner, a wireless switch, and curriculum for special education students.
From PRWeb, January 29, 2008
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