iPad Drawing Interest as Device for Disabled
Most people view the iPad as a slick multi-media entertainment platform, but Gregg Vanderheiden, a university professor, sees other potential uses for Apple's new touchscreen device.
From AFP, April 18, 2010
Kagawa University and Fujitsu Launch Mobile Phone Application Test for Children with Special Needs
Fujitsu and Kagawa University today announced the launch of a jointly-conducted test, which demonstrates the application of mobile phone technologies in lifestyle and educational support for children with special needs and their caretakers and guardians.
From Frontier Media, April 07, 2010
U.S. - United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas Helps Those with Disabilities Use Technology, Live Independently
Article exploring the many types of assistive technologies that United Cerebral Palsy uses to help people with disabilities go back to work, continue their educations or reconnect with friends and family.
From Dallas News, March 29, 2010
UK - Modern Banking for Older
New user-friendly technology needs to be developed to help older people access modern banking methods, argue the researchers behind a new government-sponsored project.
From The Engeneer, March 25, 2010
U.S. Access Board Updating Section 508 Disability Regulations
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Access Board is proposing an update to regulations covering access for disabled people for computer software, Web sites, cell phones and other IT products and devices.
From Federal Computer Week, March 19, 2010
J&R Launches Assistive Technology Boutique for Those with Disabilities
J&R has now designated a whole section of their website called the ‘Assistive Technology Boutique.‘ This section is geared towards people who have vision problems, hearing loss, or issues using standard computers or peripherals. So J&R is now offering an entire section dedicated to selling products that help those with disabilities improve their quality of life. For example – touchscreen computers, amplified telephones, and voice recognition software are just some of the items listed in this new boutique.
From Chip Chick, March 18, 2010
U.S. Access Board Releases Draft Refresh of Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines
The Board is undertaking an update of its standards for electronic and information technology in the Federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. As part of this effort, it is also updating guidelines for telecommunications products subject to Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act.
From Access Board, March 17, 2010
America's Broadband Revolution: Where We Go From Here
With the National Broadband Plan announced by the FCC this week, U.S. lawmakers now have an opportunity to do something that will truly and positively impact the lives and well-being of every American for decades to come.
From The Huffington Post, March 17, 2010
TIA Hails FCC's National Broadband Plan
TIA endorses the recommendations promoting broadband adoption and deployment using all available technology platforms, and looks forward to working with the FCC, Congress, and the Administration to implement the plan.
From Telecom TV, March 16, 2010
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