Adaptive Technology: Changing Lives through Engineering
Some folks inside higher education think engineering students just don’t get it when it comes to the human side of the equation. Yet, the fact of the matter is that the human dimension thrives at a new breed of universities, which are now serving up state-of-the-art, adaptive technology courses for civically engaged engineering students who want to make the world a better place for the disabled. A somewhat well-kept secret, these New Age technical programs are becoming increasingly popular at highly regarded engineering schools such as UMass Lowell, MIT, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota.
From The Journal of New England Technology, April 16, 2009
Qatar - ICT Meeting Aims to Bridge Digital Divide
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD2009), which begins today, will help to bridge the digital divide in the Middle East, ictQATAR Secretary General Dr Hessa al-Jaber has said.
From Gulf Times, April 16, 2009
ISO/IEC e-Learning Standard Will Help Match User Needs with the Right Resources
An ISO/IEC International Standard on e-learning will make it easier to match individual user needs and preferences with the right educational resources.
From Finchannel.com, April 10, 2009
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