Persons With Disabilities: Broadening Participation and Accessibility Research
It is startling to learn that approximately 16% of the US population of working age have disabilities. Some of these individuals are so cognitively or emotionally disabled that they cannot work, but most are capable of working and contributing to society.
From Computing Research News, February 12, 2010
Georgia Tech Arthritis Research Has Global Reach
As anyone with arthritis can attest, opening a pickle jar, a container of instant coffee or a medicine bottle can sometimes seem like a Herculean task. But manufacturers of the products don't always realize how difficult it can be.
From Global Atlanta, February 11, 2010
Delhi All Set to Host Europe’s Biggest Technology Event “Techshare India 2010”
In a joint statement, Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK), BarrierBreak Technologies and National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), today announced that Techshare India 2010, will be held in New Delhi on 15th and 16th February, 2010 at the India Habitat Centre. Techshare is Europe’s biggest technology event to promote assistive technology for people with disabilities.
From The Open Press, February 10, 2010
Ukraine Accedes to UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ukraine has handed over to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon a ratification instrument to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the UN News Center has reported.
From National Radio Company of Ukraine, February 09, 2010
Needs of Haiti’s Disabled Must Not Be Forgotten, Says UN Expert Body
A group of United Nations experts today stressed that the needs of Haitians with disabilities must be included in the relief, recovery and reconstruction processes following the earthquake that battered the small Caribbean nation last month.
From UN News Centre, February 09, 2010
WIPO Workshop Focuses on Improving Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
A workshop hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from February 2 to 5, 2010, brought together over 180 persons from some 32 organizations to promote awareness about accessibility for people with disabilities and to encourage webmasters within the United Nations system and other organizations to implement principles of accessibility in their daily work.
From ag-IP news, February 08, 2010
Internet Access for Visually Impaired is Focus of UN Workshop
Nearly 200 cyber experts and other stakeholders seeking access to the Web for scores of millions of people with visual and other disabilities wrapped up a four-day United Nations workshop in Geneva today, stressing the need for universal access despite handicaps.
From UN News Centre, February 05, 2010
Guide Helps Aid Travellers with Disabilities
In an effort to aid travellers with disabilities, the Canadian Transportation Agency has published Take Charge of Your Travel: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities.
From South West Booster, February 05, 2010
AT&T Convenes Advisory Panel on Access & Aging to Better Serve Customers
AT&T* will hold its first-quarter Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) discussion to announce its continued dedication in product and service offerings to keep its customers and employees, including seniors and those in the disability community, connected. The panel discussion will take place Thursday, February 4, and Friday, February 5, in Atlanta, Georgia.
From PR Newswire, February 04, 2010
USA: Court Rules in Favor of Visually-Impaired Grad
A U.S. district court in San Francisco ruled Friday in favor of Stephanie Enyart, a visually-impaired law school graduate, allowing her to use special reading assistance software on the next California bar examination in late February.
From The Daily Californian, February 01, 2010