IBM Research on Mobile Devices for Illiterate, Blind, Deaf, and Elderly People
IBM has launched a research project to develop mobile devices for disabled people or people who cannot read. This mobile device will be easier to use. Big Blue cooperate with the Indian National Institute of Design and the Japan Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology are working on this project.
From New Live, March 11, 2010
HR 3101 is Top Mention at National Broadband Plan Forums
March 10, 2010, at the "National Broadband Plan and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Conference," held in Washington, DC numerous speakers mentioned H.R. 3101 and its provisions as critical to ensuring broadband is accessible and affordable to people with disabilities.
From COAT News, March 10, 2010
AbleNet International Business VP, Adam Wing is Presenting Latest Assistive Technology Solutions at REHAB Dubai 2010 Conference and Dubai Autism Center
USA's Vice President of International Business, Adam Wing, will be making two presentations in Dubai. The Dubai Autism Center and the Dubai International Rehabilitation Forum have Wing presenting on March 16, 2010 on assistive technology solutions for those with a broad range of disability.
From Market Watch, March 09, 2010
Ireland - Enabled and Well Connected
The high-tech world is gradually catching up with those who have disabilities by providing assistive technology that delivers results
From The Irish Times, March 09, 2010
Lip-Reading Could Come to Mobile Phones
German invention means 'silent communication' could end commuters' irritation with mobile phone conversations
From Telegraph UK, March 08, 2010
Microsoft Showcases Assistive Technology for Seniors
New York and other cities are working with Microsoft to bring computers, Webcams, and other high-tech gear to the homebound elderly
From Business Week, March 07, 2010
EU Impact Project: Survey on ICT and Assistive Technology in Europe
The project partnership of the 'Improving Person Centred Technology (ImPaCT) in Europe' project is carrying out a research to map the current situation in the provision of Person Centered Technology (PCT) in Europe. To this end, it is inviting interested persons to take its online survey at http://easpd.hft.org.uk/.
From e-Gov monitor, March 05, 2010
Google's Smart Captioning Move
Google’s captioning initiative has now expanded to all uploaded English-speaking videos, with more languages to be added later this year.
From Business Week, March 05, 2010
YouTube Adds Video Captions for Deaf
YouTube is making the tens of millions of videos it hosts more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing by putting automatic captions on them.
From BBC News, March 05, 2010
UN DESA - Identifying ICT solutions for MDGs advancement
On 8 February, Mr. Sha Zukang, USG of DESA and Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) met with the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, to discuss GAID’s progress and the path ahead. (...) The Secretary-General accepted the role of a “Honorary Chair” of GAID.
From UN DESA News, March 03, 2010