Technology Gets Disabled-Friendly
Manufacturers of handheld devices seem to be more eager to accommodate customers with various disabilities - particularly those with impaired vision.
From BBC News, June 30, 2010
Bangladesh: Call to Ensure Rights of Sight Impaired thru ICT
State Minister for Science and Information and Communication Technology Yeafesh Osman called upon all to come forward for helping establish the rights of the visually impaired people through utilizing Information Communication Technology (ICT).
From The New Nation, June 29, 2010
Uganda: ICT Accessibility for Persons With Disability (PWDs)
Article on ITU-G3ict workshop on ICT accessibility in Uganda.
From Women of Uganda Network, June 29, 2010
Australia: Victorian App My State winners
Contest Overall idea winner – Disability Access Information Victoria – tool that brings together information regarding disability access to buildings, transport systems and tourism areas ($1,000)’
From Computerworld Australia, June 22, 2010
Dyslexia Assistive Technology Delivers Writing Independence to Children and Adults
Ghotit, a leading provider of text correction technology has released its new and improved spelling and grammar checker.
From 1888 Press Release, June 16, 2010
This feature was written between 6 March and 30 April 2010 as part of the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition. It highlights issues on disabilities and development.
From The Guardian, June 14, 2010
UNDP Launches New Project for the Disabled
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched the Early Learning and Disability Challenges project (ELDC) yesterday at its headquarters in Mishref. This project is part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG). Strengthening universal primary education, the (ELDC) was initiated by UNDP as one if its projects that fall under the Country Program (2009-2013).
From Kuwait Times, June 10, 2010
U.S.- Partisan Bickering Erupts at Online Accessibility Hearing
Sparks flew at a hearing June 9 on HR 3101, The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, a bill that would update communications accessibility provisions in the 1996 Communications Act and apply them to access to broadband.
From B&C, June 10, 2010
Mada a Boon for People with Disabilities
The Qatar Assistive Technology Center, Mada, which opened on June 1, strives to connect people with disabilities to information and communications technologies.
From Gulf Times - Qatar's English daily newspaper, June 09, 2010
Innovative Center for Assistive Technology Opens in Qatar
People living with disabilities in Qatar now have access to a valuable new Center for Assistive Technology, Mada, which opened to the public on June 1, 2010. Mada is an innovative center that strives to connect people with disabilities to the information and communications technologies (ICT) that can empower them to excel in all aspects of their life.
From AMEInfo.com, June 09, 2010