Nigeria - Senate, NCC Assure Physically Challenged on Telecoms
The Senate Committee Chairman on Communications, Senator Sylvester Anyanwu, yesterday in Abuja, declared that the physically challenged people in Nigeria are entitled to relevant telecom tools and that the Senate and other arms of government will ensure that the relevant policies and regulations will be put in place to address them.
From Vanguard, November 05, 2009
Nigeria - Persons with Disabilities Demand Access to Computer Education
Persons with disabilities have asked governments at all levels in the country to be more sensitive to their affairs by ensuring that they are allowed access to the knowledge of information, computer and technology (ICT).
From 234next.com, November 05, 2009
European Parliament to Revisit Telecom Regulations
The Members of the European Parliament (MEP) are to convene once more on November 4 to discuss Internet access, along with new rules that are currently being tabled and will be the sole topic up for discussion. At the last meeting on October 6, the Council of EU Telecommunications Ministers formally rejected Parliament’s second-reading amendment on internet access, which dealt with access freedom, indirectly pointed to file sharing and creating a law on disconnecting users that do so illegally.
From ZDNet, November 04, 2009
NFC-based Services Open up New Global Dimension in Payment and Ticketing Areas
NFC is a recent technology offering short-range wireless connectivity which enables smart mobile consumer devices to interact quickly and easily when brought close together or touching. Set up is fast and systems can be intuitively easy to use.
From The Medical News, November 04, 2009
ictQATAR Highlights Progress towards a Networked Nation in 2008 Annual Report
The year 2008 was marked by momentum on many fronts for ictQATAR, the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology.
From AME info.com, November 02, 2009
Tech Robotics Laboratory Puts Blind Drivers Behind the Wheel
Attaining a driver’s license for most teenagers is a must, but for some groups of people such as the blind, this adolescent rite of passage never comes. However, the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory at Virginia Tech, or RoMeLa, is working on a way to fix this.
From Virginia Tech CollegiateTimes.com, November 02, 2009
Asian Nations Find Ways to Web-enable PWDs
The United Nations is looking to find new ways for some 400 million disabled people in the Asia Pacific to get access to the Internet and mobile phone technologies.
From Inquirer.net, October 29, 2009
New Kindle May Assist Some Visually Impaired (video)
This summer Kindle DX came out with adaptable textbooks for everyone, including people with visual impairment.
From ABC Chicago News, October 29, 2009
Digital Britain: Barriers and Solutions to Internet Use By Persons with Disabilities
The Consumer Expert Group (CEG) was asked in the Digital Britain Report to report on the specific issues facing disabled people using the Internet.
From The Gov Monitor, October 25, 2009
UN Meeting Calls for New Technology Policies for Disabled in Asia-Pacific
A United Nations-backed gathering in the Republic of Korea wrapped up today calling for improved access to Internet and mobile phone technologies, among others, for some 400 million persons with disabilities living in the Asia-Pacific region.
From SperoNews, October 15, 2009