Georgia Tech Scientists Develop Use of Tongue as Joystick for the Disabled
Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant professor at the university, reportedly is leading a team who believes that a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person’s mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard – “and tongue into the key that manipulates it all.”
From Robotics Technology, August 28, 2008
Techshare India 2008 Will be Held in Bangalore on August 29
In a joint statement, Royal National Institute of the Blind (UK) and BarrierBreak Technologies today announced to bring to Bangalore Techshare - Europe’s biggest technology event to promote accessible technology for people with disabilities. Techshare India 2008, will be held in Bangalore on 29th August, 2008 on the premises of Mobilty India, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.
From Moneycontrol, August 27, 2008
For the Advanced in Age, Easy-to-Use Technology
IN the 1960s, baby boomers, like most young people, could not wait to leave home.
Today, those boomers are trying to figure out how to stay at home, even if they are past the age when their parents made the passage to senior living. Companies that have long profited from the transformation of the counterculture into the over-the-counter culture are creating products that they hope will help them do that.
From The New York Times, August 27, 2008
Target to Make Web Site Accessible to Blind in $6 Million Settlement
The Target retail chain will make its Web site accessible to the blind and pay $6 million to visually impaired Californians who have tried unsuccessfully to use the site, under a settlement announced Wednesday. The nationwide settlement, filed with a federal judge in San Francisco, is intended as a model for the retail industry, said a lawyer for the National Federation of the Blind, which sued Target in 2006.
From San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2008
National Federation of the Blind and Target Agree to Class Action Settlement
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Target (NYSE: TGT) announced today that they have settled a class action lawsuit regarding access to the Target.com Web site by blind people.
From National Federation of the Blind, August 27, 2008
91% of People with Disabilities Believe They Receive Less Attention from Presidential Candidates than Other Groups
People With Disabilities Seek Additional Political Dialogue on Topics Such as Healthcare, Accessibility and Unemployment
From CNNMoney.com, August 27, 2008
Quality of Life of Older People through the Use of New Information and Communication Technologies - AAL Joint Programme
Decription and objective of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme
From Euroalert.net, August 22, 2008
Access Denied: Downing Street's Website Fails Those with Disabilities
Downing Street's glossy new website to promote a high-tech image is turning into an online joke, reports Benjamin Cohen.
From Channel 4 News, August 20, 2008
Des Cartes Sonores et en Relief pour les Aveugles
Des Genevois ont mis au point ABAplans, un système de cartes qui pourrait révolutionner la mobilité des malvoyants.
From Tribune de Geneve, August 19, 2008
Therapy, Assistive Technology Go Hand-in-Hand in Schools
Easily handling everyday tasks — such as telling a friend about your day, sharing your wishes with a parent or placing your order at a restaurant — are taken for granted by most people.
From Indystar.com, August 18, 2008