Target to Make Web Site Accessible to Blind in $6 Million Settlement
The Target retail chain will make its Web site accessible to the blind and pay $6 million to visually impaired Californians who have tried unsuccessfully to use the site, under a settlement announced Wednesday. The nationwide settlement, filed with a federal judge in San Francisco, is intended as a model for the retail industry, said a lawyer for the National Federation of the Blind, which sued Target in 2006.
From San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2008
National Federation of the Blind and Target Agree to Class Action Settlement
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Target (NYSE: TGT) announced today that they have settled a class action lawsuit regarding access to the Target.com Web site by blind people.
From National Federation of the Blind, August 27, 2008
91% of People with Disabilities Believe They Receive Less Attention from Presidential Candidates than Other Groups
People With Disabilities Seek Additional Political Dialogue on Topics Such as Healthcare, Accessibility and Unemployment
From CNNMoney.com, August 27, 2008
Quality of Life of Older People through the Use of New Information and Communication Technologies - AAL Joint Programme
Decription and objective of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme
From Euroalert.net, August 22, 2008
Access Denied: Downing Street's Website Fails Those with Disabilities
Downing Street's glossy new website to promote a high-tech image is turning into an online joke, reports Benjamin Cohen.
From Channel 4 News, August 20, 2008
Des Cartes Sonores et en Relief pour les Aveugles
Des Genevois ont mis au point ABAplans, un système de cartes qui pourrait révolutionner la mobilité des malvoyants.
From Tribune de Geneve, August 19, 2008
Therapy, Assistive Technology Go Hand-in-Hand in Schools
Easily handling everyday tasks — such as telling a friend about your day, sharing your wishes with a parent or placing your order at a restaurant — are taken for granted by most people.
From Indystar.com, August 18, 2008
Jordan - HBCBF Making Corporate Social Responsibility Work...
It was a learning experience for both Bashar Al Azab and the staff of HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. when they hired him as an office boy last year.
From The Jordan Times, August 18, 2008
India to Host Next UN Global Internet Meet
The 3rd United Nations Meet on Internet Governance, to be held in Hyderabad later this year, will be on the theme of ‘Internet for All’.
From Indiantelevision.com, August 16, 2008
Canada - Company Takes Special Needs Technology to New Heights
Ten years ago, Kevin Huber, an avid hockey fan, kept tabs on his heroes on ice by tuning into multiple stations for every scrap of information.
His blindness severely restricted his ability to find information. Back then, Huber didn't think he would ever be able to read newspapers, or check his e-mails. But a gamut of state-of-the-art devices, such as those available at Mississauga-based Microcomputer Science Centre Inc., has made the impossible, possible.
From The Mississauga News, August 14, 2008