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
Does Technology Make it Easier or Harder for Disabled Entrepreneurs?
This house believes that technology makes it harder for disabled entrepreneurs. The motion was narrowly defeated when debated at the event organised by WCIT on the 7th October.
From IT-Director.com, October 14, 2009
Singapore, Thailand Renew Commitment to Boost Cooperation under CSEP
Singapore and Thailand have renewed their commitment to boost cooperation under the Civil Service Exchange Programme (CSEP) to ensure the process remains relevant to new challenges arising from a rapidly evolving strategic environment.
From channelnewsasia.com, October 14, 2009