Daisy Makes Disabilities Not So Challenging
National e-content and ICT4D Award 2010 winner
From Bangladesh: The Daily Star, August 27, 2010
Thought-Controlled Computers on the Way: Intel
Computers controlled by the mind are going a step further with Intel's development of mind-controlled computers. Existing computers operated by brain power require the user to mentally move a cursor on the screen, but the new computers will be designed to directly read the words thought by the user.
From PhysOrg.com, August 25, 2010
Giz Explains: How Blind People See the Internet
Review on the most common ways for the vision-impaired user to access the Internet.
From Gizmodo, August 24, 2010
USA: Bill in Congress Would Improve Technology Access for Blind, Deaf
Legislation under review in the U.S. Congress could lift the barriers deaf and blind people face when using the Internet and other online innovations like YouTube.
From Statepress.com, August 24, 2010
The Role of International Cooperation in Support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
International cooperation is widely recognized as vital for ensuring that persons with disabilities can fully enjoy their human rights.
From Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights News, August 23, 2010
Blinding Technology of Online Learning
Online learning is often heralded as a way to make college an option for people who would not otherwise have the money or mobility to access it. But for blind students, online learning can present more obstacles than opportunities — especially as e-learning materials become more technologically sophisticated.
From Inside Higher Ed, August 23, 2010
Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students Perform First Test of Sign Language by Cell Phone
University of Washington engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks.
From Science Daily, August 18, 2010
USA: University of Illinois Opens State-of-the-Art Dorm for Students with Disabilities
Facility marks new milestone for university, already a leader in disability services
From Chicago Tribune, August 18, 2010
Sierra Leone: UN-HABITAT Gives $ 20,000 Grant for Disability Project in Sierra Leone
A DISABLED YOUTH-led centre in Sierra Leone that almost had to close its doors is celebrating a new lease of life with the help of a UN-HABITAT grant from its Urban Youth Fund which awards grants worth in total close to USD one million annually.
From Standard Times Press News Sierra Leone, August 18, 2010
MobileASL: The First Mobile Phone for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
And it doesn't require users to wear a crazy looking glove. MobileASL incorporates compressed video signals, increased image quality around the face and hands, and motion detection to make it a better option than other mobile video conferencing services.
From Gizmodo, August 17, 2010