More Technology to Assist Care
At an event held yesterday in the House of Commons to launch the Assistive Technology Design and Development Centre, host Dr Howard Stoate MP pointed out that “One in three people in the UK suffer from a chronic illness of one sort or another.”
From Eureka Magazine, March 06, 2008
Two-Day Accessible Convention in Philippines
The Association of Disabled Persons- Antique (ADP) in partnership with Handicap International (HI) locally known as HILWAI, conducted a two-day Accessibility Convention here recently, with the theme " Moving Toward A Barrier- free Antique".
From Philippine Information Agency, March 05, 2008
Making Workplaces Fit for All Willing Workers
For a firm to employ disabled people does not require extensive and expensive alterations. A little thought and consideration goes a long way. Alex Hardy explains
From The Times Online, March 04, 2008
Primer Foro LatinoAmericano G3ict (Spanish)
La Vicepresidencia de la República del Ecuador, el Ministerio de Coordinación de Desarrollo Social y G3ict, con el auspicio de GAID (United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development), organizaron el Primer Foro Latinoamericano G3ict “Soluciones Accesibles de Tecnologías para la Información y Comunicación (TIC´s) en Ecuador y la Región Andina”.
From Ministerio de Coordinacion de Desarollo Social, March 04, 2008
Fujitsu Accessibility Assistance Software Achieves Milestone of 200,000 Downloads Worldwide
Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu Accessibility Assistance, a set of three software tools for diagnosing and improving web accessibility, has passed the milestone of 200,000 downloads worldwide.
From JCN Newswire, March 03, 2008
Disabled-Friendly Technology a Necessity
Finance Adviser Dr M M Azizul Islam yesterday said disabled-friendly technology would have to be introduced to incorporate people with disabilities into the mainstream of development. "Disabled-friendly technology is essential for people with disabilities. Such technology has to be made available at an affordable price for effective participation of people with disabilities."
From The Daily Star, March 01, 2008
Wireless Devices Increasingly Helping People with Disabilities
Mirroring a trend among the general public, an increasing number of people with disabilities regularly use wireless technologies, including cell phones - and find them easier to use.
From News-Medical.net, February 24, 2008
Disabled Seek Better Cell Phone Features
While people with disabilities are increasingly using mobile devices, they want new and improved capabilities that address their specific needs, according to survey results released this week by Shepherd Center, a nonprofit Atlanta hospital.
From InformationWeek, February 21, 2008
Importance of Wireless Devices in Daily Lives of People with Disabilities
Mirroring a trend among the general public, an increasing number of people with disabilities regularly use wireless technologies, including cell phones – and find them easier to use. But a number of people with disabilities cite a need for improved functionality of wireless devices, such as a feature to enable service dogs to call for help in an emergency, according to the initial results of a survey funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
From Newswise, February 21, 2008
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Research to ‘measure the market’ for accessibility technology and present findings about computer users who could benefit from it. The results were surprising. One quarter had a visual impairment, nearly the same percentage had dexterity difficulties, and one fifth had hearing problems.
From ITWeek, February 19, 2008