UN Convention: Guidance on use of Human Rights Monitoring
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has produced a document entitled, Effective Use of International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
From Disability Awareness in Action, August 01, 2010
Deaf, Blind Promised a Better Film Experience
New technology allows the deaf to read captions projected onto a reflecting device they can screw into a cup holder.
From Boston.com, July 30, 2010
Malaysia: ‘Time to pay serious attention to the disabled’
Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datin Fatimah Abdullah stressed that the nation must now ensure that all development efforts include the needs and well-being of those with disabilities.
From Borneo Post Online, July 29, 2010
USA: Americans with Disabilities Act Marks 20 Years
And as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Justice Department is exploring how the law could apply more to Web sites, movie theaters, office furniture and equipment, and 9-1-1 call centers.
From The Washington Post, July 26, 2010
Yahoo Extends Accessibilty to Display Ads
Article discusses how Yahoo has made its house display ads for its search product accessible for the hearing and visually impaired.
From Adotas, July 26, 2010
USA: Disabled May Vote By Phone
Oklahoma voters who have visual or physical disabilities may be able to vote using technology available for the 2010 state and federal elections, according to State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
From The Countywide News, July 26, 2010
Scientists Use Noses to Help Disabled Write, Move
Severely disabled people may soon be able to use their noses to write, drive a wheelchair or surf the Internet, thanks to a device developed and tested by doctors in Israel.
From The Times of India, July 26, 2010
August 15 Entry Deadline for 2010 da Vinci® Awards Honoring Individuals, Organizations and Corporations Whose Innovations Enhance Mobility for All
Entry deadline approaching for international forum celebrating new assistive and adaptive technologies that enable equal access and opportunity for all people, regardless of ability. The 2010 da Vinci Awards benefit the Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society and support its mission to create a world free of MS
From PR Web, July 26, 2010
USA: CTIA-The Wireless Association Comments on Mark-Up of 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
After the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved an amended version of the 21st Century Communications
and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101), CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent released a statement.
From TradingMarkets.com, July 26, 2010
USA: Celebrating 20 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Twenty years ago today the United States ushered in a new era of opportunity for our citizens with passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking legislation has played a critical role in combating disability discrimination and promoting the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in our society.
From U.S. Department of State - Press releases, July 26, 2010