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Celebrity & Hero Witnesses Support Equal Access to Communications and Video Technologies to Provide Critical Testimony Today
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2008 - The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) is pleased to announce that celebrity and hero witnesses will testify at a House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet hearing on draft legislation, "Enhancing Access to Broadband Technology and Services for Persons with Disabilities, on May 1, 2008.
From Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) News, May 01, 2008

AT&T Launches New Text Accessibility Plan for iPhone Customers With Disability
AT&T Inc., a global provider of telecommunications services, on Tuesday introduced a new Text Accessibility Plan for iPhone targeting iPhone customers with hearing or speech disabilities.
From Market Intelligence Center, April 29, 2008

Mediasurface Upgrades Content Management Software to Improve Web site Accessibility
Mediasurface, Europe’s leading content management solutions provider today launched Morello 5.7, its enterprise-level solution for web content management. Morello 5.7 features new enhancements to help create and maintain XHTML Transitional or Strict websites, allowing organizations to more easily adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
From webitpr, April 29, 2008

G3ict's Partner CIFAL Atlanta to Host H.E. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Global health will be the focus of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Atlanta, Georgia, next week, part of his ongoing tour of major cities in the United States.
From UN News Centre, April 29, 2008

Aged People Are Too Often Ignored and Denied Their Full Human Rights
The rights of old people are not being respected in many forms and this must not continue urges Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe as he discusses the needs for the elderly in Europe.
From eGov Monitor, April 28, 2008

When Disability Is Not Disabling
The UN's World Health Organisation estimates that at least 10 per cent of the world's population has some form of disability. To the advantage of the disabled, Victor Pineda is one of them.
From Al-Jazeera.net, April 25, 2008

Effective Usability and Accessibility Testing
Creating a usable and accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution should start at the design stage and continue through every phase of the life cycle, including the monitoring of the production systems.
From IT-Director.com, April 24, 2008

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ratified
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the first human rights treaty of the twenty-first century, is designed to protect the rights of the world's estimated 650 million people with disabilities. It has just been ratified by the requisite twenty countries and will come into force on 3 May 2008.
From Scoop Independent News, April 24, 2008

Baby Boomers' Segue to Better Future
In 2006 Jerry Kerr told a congressional committee that as the leading edge of the baby boomer generation moved toward retirement, 10,000 Americans a day were turning 60. It will happen every day through 2020, he said. And as they age, 40 percent will experience trouble walking.
From PNJ.com, April 23, 2008

Technologies for the "Differently Abled"
There is a wide range of hardware and software that assists the disabled to use computers for communication, productivity, and learning.
From MSN Technology, April 23, 2008

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