Electronic Implant Allows the Blind to See
Groups in Germany and the US have been testing electronic implants aimed at restoring vision to people with retinal dystrophy. The condition is hereditary or age-related, and causes degeneration of the photoreceptors – light-sensitive cells in the retina – leading to blindness. It affects 15 million people worldwide.
From Gizmodo, November 02, 2010
How the iPad Changed This Disabled 7 Year Old Boy's Life
The iPad, and other tablets like it, may actually be a magic and revolutionary device after all. Because at least in this instance, it's given a disabled 7-year old boy the ability to communicate with the world.
From Gizmodo, November 01, 2010
Want to Reach a Trillion-Dollar Market? Don't Ignore People with Disabilities
Is your company missing out on a trillion-dollar market? It is if it ignores people with disabilities. With $1 trillion, including $220 billion in discretionary income, people with disabilities have the most buying power of any traditionally underrepresented group, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
From Diversity Inc., October 28, 2010
Open Source Community Paves Way for Developers to Improve Internet Access for the Aging, Disabled
New technologies from OpenAjax Alliance greatly simplify, speed Web 2.0 application development
From IBM Press Room, October 04, 2010
Past Present and Future of ICT Accessibility
ICT Accessibility is important today. But will it be important in 5 years time and what will it look like? What should organisations that are involved, interested or dependent on ICT Accessibility be planning for over the next 5 years?
From IT Analysis, September 29, 2010
What Kills Accessibility?
Article on the issues that can prevent a user from accessing information on a web site.
From Even Grounds, September 26, 2010
Stevie Wonder calls for International Action to Enhance Accessibility for Visually Impaired Persons
World-famous singer-songwriter and UN Messenger for Peace Stevie Wonder called on the international community to take action to enhance accessibility for all those with physical disabilities. Speaking at the opening of the annual meetings of WIPO Assemblies on September 20, 2010, he challenged delegates to conclude an agreement on improved accessibility to copyright protected works by visually impaired persons (VIPs) within a year.
From WIPO News, September 20, 2010
eBay and National Federation of the Blind Partner to Increase Ecommerce Job Opportunities
Innovative Partnership aims to empower blind Americans
to gain employment, start businesses while buying and selling on eBay
From National Federation for the Blind News, September 15, 2010
What S.3304 Does for Us
Explanation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
From COAT News, September 15, 2010
Remote Control: A Blind Man Goes Sailing with Help From Afar
When Ed Gallagher goes sailing, he wears a webcam on his head, straps a netbook computer to his hip and hops onto a boat with his dog. Then he relies on Herb Meyer, a skipper back on land, to watch the live, streaming webcam video and give him instructions.
From The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2010