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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

Remarks of Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
Town Hall Meeting - Remarks of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
From Media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com, February 04, 2009

Ontario May Enact Assistive Technologies Standard
By now we’re used to the fact that most buildings with stairs have a ramp that allows those in wheelchairs to gain access, but the same isn’t true of our Web sites and other software. The Ontario government is thinking about closing that gap.
From IT World Canada, February 03, 2009

World's Largest Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities Offers More Accessibility and Ease of Use - Benetech Launches New Bookshare Library
Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities, has been completely rebuilt to make it significantly easier for individuals with print disabilities to access the books they want and need.
From PRWeb, February 01, 2009

Hotels' Disability Accessibility Will Show on Web sites
A disability rights class-action lawsuit filed against two of the nation's largest Internet-based travel agencies was settled this week, giving disabled travelers a way to search and book rooms accommodating their needs.
From Oakland Tribune, January 28, 2009

NEC Foundation of America Announces New Grants
NEC Foundation of America today announced grants totaling $230,150 to five organizations that advance the independence and full participation in society of people with disabilities through the use of innovative technology.
From Nec Foundation / Press Release, January 26, 2009

NEC Foundation of America Announces New Grants
NEC Foundation of America today announced grants totaling $230,150 to five organizations that advance the independence and full participation in society of people with disabilities through the use of innovative technology.
From NEC Foundation News, January 26, 2009

Digital Accessibility Trends Analysis (DATA) Offers Global Disability Policy, Legal and Marketplace Drivers
TecAccess, a leader in accessibility solutions, has partnered with the law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC (www.ppsv.com), with the goal of offering a highly anticipated new product known as Digital Accessibility Trends Analysis (DATA) to the business community and governmental agencies around the globe.
From PR Newswire, January 16, 2009

China Invests 150M Yuan in Information Accessibility for Disabled People
A three-year, 150 million yuan (about 22M U.S. dollars) program to improve information accessibility for China's disabled population was launched here on Monday.
From Xinhua News Agency, January 13, 2009

Market Barriers to ICT for Independent Living and Active Ageing - Preliminary Findings
An ICT & Ageing study, launched by the European Commission in the beginning of 2008, has issued its preliminary findings. The main goal of the study is to identify and understand the market barriers which currently hinder uptake of ICT for independent living and active ageing in Europe.
From Europe's Information Society, January 12, 2009

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