Tech Robotics Laboratory Puts Blind Drivers Behind the Wheel
Attaining a driver’s license for most teenagers is a must, but for some groups of people such as the blind, this adolescent rite of passage never comes. However, the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory at Virginia Tech, or RoMeLa, is working on a way to fix this.
From Virginia Tech CollegiateTimes.com, November 02, 2009
Asian Nations Find Ways to Web-enable PWDs
The United Nations is looking to find new ways for some 400 million disabled people in the Asia Pacific to get access to the Internet and mobile phone technologies.
From Inquirer.net, October 29, 2009
New Kindle May Assist Some Visually Impaired (video)
This summer Kindle DX came out with adaptable textbooks for everyone, including people with visual impairment.
From ABC Chicago News, October 29, 2009
Digital Britain: Barriers and Solutions to Internet Use By Persons with Disabilities
The Consumer Expert Group (CEG) was asked in the Digital Britain Report to report on the specific issues facing disabled people using the Internet.
From The Gov Monitor, October 25, 2009
UN Meeting Calls for New Technology Policies for Disabled in Asia-Pacific
A United Nations-backed gathering in the Republic of Korea wrapped up today calling for improved access to Internet and mobile phone technologies, among others, for some 400 million persons with disabilities living in the Asia-Pacific region.
From SperoNews, October 15, 2009
Does Technology Make it Easier or Harder for Disabled Entrepreneurs?
This house believes that technology makes it harder for disabled entrepreneurs. The motion was narrowly defeated when debated at the event organised by WCIT on the 7th October.
From IT-Director.com, October 14, 2009
Singapore, Thailand Renew Commitment to Boost Cooperation under CSEP
Singapore and Thailand have renewed their commitment to boost cooperation under the Civil Service Exchange Programme (CSEP) to ensure the process remains relevant to new challenges arising from a rapidly evolving strategic environment.
From channelnewsasia.com, October 14, 2009
ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 Reflects New Industry Needs and Realities
Over 2,250 VIPs, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, Ambassadors, heads of regulatory agencies, and CEOs from around the world, came together for the week-long event, which featured a series of top-level roundtables, meetings and lively debate on the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in addressing many of the most pressing issues of our time, such as climate change, global economic recovery and cybersecurity.
From TMC News, October 09, 2009
Art-Reach Offers Hearing and Sight Impaired to Get Full Theater Experience
A new program is setting out to make theaters and other arts-and-cultural attractions more accessible to people who have impaired hearing and sight.
From Philadelphia Business Journal, October 09, 2009
4.6 billion mobile subscriptions by the end of 2009
Latest ITU statistics reveal a thriving global ICT industry, driven by the mobile sector, but also highlight the digital divide
From ITU Newsroom, October 09, 2009