New Technology Watches Granny’s Step
We are not getting any younger. As Europe’s population grows older, the need for care is growing and we are spending more and more money to get it. A new mobile video assistance technology promises to put off the need for carers, improve the life of older people and cut the cost of assistance.
From Innovations Report, January 09, 2008
Technology Empowers Visually Impaired Voters
BARNSTABLE — Dorothy Nykiel stepped away from the polling machine set up at the Barnstable Unitarian Church satisfied with her choices: Strawberry ice cream, a Ferrari, Frank Sinatra and three-day weekends.
Nykiel, 88, who has limited vision and walks with the aid of a cane, took part in yesterday's demonstration of new voting machines for the disabled.
From CapeCodTimes.com, January 09, 2008
UN Chief Stresses Importance of Co-op to Lose Digital Divide
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted on Tuesday the importance of international cooperation to overcome the digital divide.
From People's Daily Online, January 09, 2008
New Mobile Video Assistance Technology to Improve the Life of Older People
We are not getting any younger. As Europe's population grows older, the need for care is growing and we are spending more and more money to get it.
From News-Medical.net, January 09, 2008
Improve Usability with Assistive Technology
IT companies have made fortunes on a philosophy of mass production and one size fits all. However, in a small but growing part of the industry, a band of companies has stood this model on its head.
From ComputerWeekly, January 09, 2008
Gates Hails Age of Digital Senses
The way people interact with computers is going to dramatically change in the next five years, Microsoft chief Bill Gates has told BBC News.
From BBC News, January 07, 2008
Access All Areas
Accessibility is key so all customers can benefit from the products and services on offer online. Yet poor websites are cutting off valuable customer satisfaction and spend.
From ITPro, January 04, 2008
COAT Press Release: Draft Legislative Measure of the “Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act”
COAT - The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology - hails the recently issued draft legislative measure, the “Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act” as a dramatic and comprehensive step forward for consumers with disabilities.
From COAT, December 22, 2007
Is Your Web Site Handicap-Accessible?
Business Week addresses the importance of web accessibility for businesses.
From Business Week, December 17, 2007
AAPD Lauds United Nations G3ict Initiative for Including Disability Perspectives at Digital Cities Wireless Roundtable
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest cross-disability membership organization in the U.S., is delighted that the United Nations Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT) included discussions focused on accessibility for people with disabilities at its Digital Cities Convention held December 11-12, 2007, in Washington, D.C.
From PR Newswire, December 17, 2007