Not Blind to the Internet
Do the sight-impaired use the Internet? You better believe it. In fact, they are so savvy they can tell you what’s wrong with your website.
From The New Strait Times Online, April 01, 2008
UN Vows to Ensure Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the General Assembly in December 2006 along with its Optional Protocol, is only three ratifications short of the 20 needed to enter into force and become an internationally legally binding document.
From AHN, March 31, 2008
What Is the Use of a Signing Avatar?
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has just run a week-long Festival of Social Science. One of the events was an afternoon discussion on signing avatars (avatars that have been animated to produce British Sign Language to help communication with the deaf community).
From IT-Director.com, March 20, 2008
New EagleEyes Technology Assists Special Needs Students
Utah schools use technology called EagleEyes, which detects eye movement, to help enable students with special needs to use computers for educational purposes.
From BYU NewsNet, March 19, 2008
Close Relationship Is Vital to Patient Safety and Innovation
Doctors and medical technology firms need to work together.
From The Age, March 18, 2008
Virtual Reality Used for Stroke Rehabilitation
Israeli researchers are using virtual reality and computer technology to improve stroke rehabilitation. Their new software can identify different types of brain injuries, ‘calculate the probability of recovery and recommend the most effective ways to treat the patient.’ This VR system will facilitate the design of new clinical tools.
From ZDNet.com, March 17, 2008
Deaf Have Lots to Offer to Hearing Community
Marguerite Constable began volunteering at the Canadian Cancer Society two years ago. Today, the 59-year-old cancer survivor is credited with helping break down a considerable communication barrier between the organization and her own deaf community.
From The Intelligencer, March 15, 2008
Indian's First Web Portal Launched for the Disabled
India’s first interactive web portal for the disabled, was launched here Wednesday, along with a screen reading software that will enable the visually challenged to use computers.
From Thaindian News, March 12, 2008
Firm Invests £850,000 in Tools for e-Learning
The business, with headquarters in Swansea, develops and sells interactive eLearning tools and a virtual learning environment to schools, colleges and public sector learning organisations, and is looking ahead to 2010 when the Welsh Assembly Government will make investment decisions in this area.
From icWales.co.uk, March 12, 2008
Special Program that Scans and Reads Books Helps Those with Dyslexia
Having a disability such as dyslexia or having trouble reading a book is no excuse to keep you from learning. The Kurzweil 3000, a program found at the DSPS center, is making education easier for those with these disabilities.
From The Channels Online, March 12, 2008