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Verizon Wireless Re-launching Motorola Q9c with TALKS Assistive Tech
Well what do you know? The Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Wireless Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Q9c isn’t dead after all. Following on rumors that the Motorola Q9c would reach the end of its product life cycle, we’re seeing Verizon Wireless re-launching the Moto Q9c with TALKS assistive listening technology on-board.
From IntoMobile.com, March 16, 2009

Google Turns Voicemail Into E-mail
Google is seeking to blur the line between the telephone and the computer even further with the introduction of Google Voice on Thursday.
From Reuters, March 12, 2009

Google Introduces Phone Services
Google has strengthened its mobile services with the debut of a service called Voice that could be a challenge to Skype and other phone firms.
From BBC News, March 12, 2009

Landmark Disability Pact Provides Road Map to Improve Lives of Millions - UN official
People with disabilities suffer some of the worst violations of their human rights, but a groundbreaking United Nations treaty that entered into force last year provides a road map to improve this situation, the world body’s top rights official said today.
From UN News Centre, March 06, 2009

Bangladesh - Persons With Disabilities Introduce Rights-Based Dev Programmes
Speakers at the inaugural function of the 5th national leadership training workshop yesterday underscored the need for introducing rights-based development programmes in the country.
From The Daily Star, February 16, 2009

Chicagoan Kareem Dale Tapped to be Obama White House Disability Policy Advisor
Vice President Biden on Thursday announced the appointment of Chicagoan Kareem Dale as Special assistant to the President for Disability Policy. Dale, who is partly blind, was the Disability Vote Director for the Obama presidential campaign.
From Chicago Sun-Times, February 13, 2009

Biden Honors a Movement at the Special Olympics
Yesterday Vice President Biden honored what he called the "movement" for the rights of the disabled.
From The White House Blog post, February 13, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden Announces Kareem Dale As Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
Vice President Joe Biden today announced Kareem Dale as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. The Vice President, who was leading a Presidential Delegation at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, made the announcement during a stop at the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Event, a worldwide program in which athletes receive a variety of health screenings and services.
From The White House Press Release, February 12, 2009

Literacy Bridge Launches Pilot Program in Ghana
New technology provides children and adults with access to critical information such as farming best practices and disease prevention techniques, while helping to boost literacy skills
From Business Wire, February 11, 2009

VIDEO INTERVIEW with Axel Leblois, G3ict Executive Director - U.N. Program in Atlanta Promotes Digital Access for Disabled
It is a statistic that simply does not make sense to Axel Leblois. In many countries, including the United States, the unemployment rate for blind persons of working age tops 70 percent.
From Global Atlanta, February 10, 2009

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