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World's Largest Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities Offers More Accessibility and Ease of Use - Benetech Launches New Bookshare Library
Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities, has been completely rebuilt to make it significantly easier for individuals with print disabilities to access the books they want and need.
From PRWeb, February 01, 2009

Hotels' Disability Accessibility Will Show on Web sites
A disability rights class-action lawsuit filed against two of the nation's largest Internet-based travel agencies was settled this week, giving disabled travelers a way to search and book rooms accommodating their needs.
From Oakland Tribune, January 28, 2009

NEC Foundation of America Announces New Grants
NEC Foundation of America today announced grants totaling $230,150 to five organizations that advance the independence and full participation in society of people with disabilities through the use of innovative technology.
From Nec Foundation / Press Release, January 26, 2009

NEC Foundation of America Announces New Grants
NEC Foundation of America today announced grants totaling $230,150 to five organizations that advance the independence and full participation in society of people with disabilities through the use of innovative technology.
From NEC Foundation News, January 26, 2009

Digital Accessibility Trends Analysis (DATA) Offers Global Disability Policy, Legal and Marketplace Drivers
TecAccess, a leader in accessibility solutions, has partnered with the law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC (www.ppsv.com), with the goal of offering a highly anticipated new product known as Digital Accessibility Trends Analysis (DATA) to the business community and governmental agencies around the globe.
From PR Newswire, January 16, 2009

China Invests 150M Yuan in Information Accessibility for Disabled People
A three-year, 150 million yuan (about 22M U.S. dollars) program to improve information accessibility for China's disabled population was launched here on Monday.
From Xinhua News Agency, January 13, 2009

Market Barriers to ICT for Independent Living and Active Ageing - Preliminary Findings
An ICT & Ageing study, launched by the European Commission in the beginning of 2008, has issued its preliminary findings. The main goal of the study is to identify and understand the market barriers which currently hinder uptake of ICT for independent living and active ageing in Europe.
From Europe's Information Society, January 12, 2009

For the Blind, Technology Does What a Guide Dog Can’t
T. V. RAMAN was a bookish child who developed a love of math and puzzles at an early age. That passion didn’t change after glaucoma took his eyesight at the age of 14. What changed is the role that technology — and his own innovations — played in helping him pursue his interests.
From The New York Times, January 03, 2009

Ecuador to Invest in Internet at Schools for Sight-Disabled (in Spanish)
Ecuadorian telecommunications regulator Senatel announced that it would deploy internet connectivity at around 60 schools for the visually disabled in 24 provinces across the country The military's polytechnic university will provide 18,500 educational digital books and programs for the equipment that will be supplied by Senatel. It will also be in charge of training students to use IT equipment. Senatel will invest around USD 400 million in the digital library project.
From CONATEL - SENATEL, January 02, 2009

For the Disabled, More Power for Play
GPS devices and airport videophones are just some of the latest gadgets that can help people with disabilities enjoy travel and leisure
From Businessweek, December 23, 2008

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