Physically Disabled Can Be Abled Indeed
Americans with disabilities are, in one sense, just like everybody else: They come from varied backgrounds and cope with the challenges life presents them in many different ways. But living a full, satisfying life with a physical or mental handicap is no ordinary struggle.
From VOA News, April 06, 2009
Open for Questions Follow-up: Kareem Dale
During the online town hall last week, the President answered quite a few of the top questions submitted through our Open for Questions tool. In addition to the fact that every question he answered during the internet-based section of the town hall was the top vote-getter in its category, he was also asked questions by the audience that closely resembled the top questions in other categories he hadn’t gotten to, including the auto category and small business category.
From The White House Blog, April 03, 2009
Honda Success in Brain-Machine Interface
Car boots that pop up when a user thinks “open” came a step closer to reality on Tuesday after Honda showed off technology for using human thoughts to control machines.
From Financial Times, March 31, 2009
A New Era for Accessibility
An impressive wave of computer-based technologies will soon help millions of people with disabilities communicate, learn, and become more productive workers. Learning professionals are invited to catch this global tide.
From T+D, March 31, 2009
Bill Gates to be Keynote Speaker at IT Conference
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker during the global conference on Information and Communication Technologies Development (ICTD) to held at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar from April 17 to 19.
From The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's Leading English Daily, March 29, 2009
AbledBody Helps Disabled Navigate Gadget World
Assistive tech for the disabled is an important topic people may not give much thought to, even though an estimated 54 million Americans are considered to be physically or mentally disabled. That's about 19 percent of the U.S. population.
From CNET News, March 27, 2009
Noted Disability Columnist Suzanne Robitaille Launches Abledbody.com
Former BusinessWeek.com writer introduces first consumer website to focus on technology and innovations for the 54 million Americans with disabilities, their family, friends, marketers and employers.
From Newswire, March 26, 2009
Braille Silver Dollar Goes on Sale
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders Thursday for the first coin to feature readable Braille.
The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system of reading and writing used by the blind.
From CNN.com, March 26, 2009
India - Blind Can Vote without Help at the Polls
It is aimed at giving the blind voters dignity and secrecy. For the first time, Braille-facilitated electronic voting machines (EVMs) are being introduced on a large scale for the 15th Lok Sabha polls.
From The Hindu, March 25, 2009
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: (...) Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor; (...)
From The White House, Press Release, March 20, 2009