Ban Urges Greater Use of Digital Technology to Improve Living Conditions
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to harness the power of telecommunications and information technologies to improve life-saving services, promote sustainable development and foster international peace.
From UN News Centre, May 17, 2010
Interactive session on ICT and Persons with Disabilities at WSIS Forum 2010
UNESCO, in partnership with the Sindbad Mediterranean without Disabilities, organized an interactive session on Information and Communication Technologies and Persons with Disabilities on 11 May 2010 at WSIS Forum 2010 in Geneva (Switzerland).
From UNECO News, May 12, 2010
New Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Regs: COAT Affiliates, Friends Turn Out at Access Board Hearing
On May 12, 2010, COAT affiliate representatives participated in the U.S. Access Board's Public Hearing on the proposed "ICT Rules/Section 508 Refresh" held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Washington, DC.
From COAT News, May 12, 2010
Neil Squire Society: Study Reveals Digital Divide in New Generation of Mobile Phone Based Payment System
A study just released by the Neil Squire Society finds that the "Digital Divide" has widened with the creation of the new generation of mobile phone based payment (M-Payment) systems.
From PR-Canada.net, May 06, 2010
Radio Broadcast: BBC World Service Programmes - Digital Planet on Accessibility
Arun Mehta discusses software for people suffering disabilities
From BBC Radio World Service, April 27, 2010
U.K.: Son's Autism Leads to Innovation
The father of a child with severe autism has developed technology to help him communicate.
From BBC News, April 23, 2010
iPad for Disabled
iPad for disabled could be a new market in favor of Apple. Most people view it as just a slick multi-media technology gadget. However, there are other potential uses for the new touch screen device.
From Newsoxy, April 19, 2010
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