USA: Math App for Children with Disabilities Wins Platinum App Award
Zyrobotics, a leading assistive technology company, continues to demonstrate its ability to develop award-winning technologies with its newest addition ZyroMath, which received the best mobile app award for children and toddlers. Zyrobotics earned the platinum award for ZyroMath, the highest honor in the category. The Best Mobile App Awards (BMAA) is dedicated to discovering and sharing the best mobile apps on the market.
From http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/29/math-app-for-children-with-disabilities-wins-platinum-app-award/, September 29, 2015
Telecoms Trends for 2016: Big Data, M2M, Wearables
This report provides a valuable insight into the developments and trends taking place in the worldwide telecoms market. It presents a snapshot of the overall global telecoms market including key statistics such as overall telecoms capital expenditure (CAPEX) and telecoms revenue. Statistics and information on the overall number of fixed lines; Internet users; mobile subscribers (worldwide and by region); text messages; top carriers’; outsourcing; MVNO and telecoms M&A market statistics are also provided on a global level.
From http://www.machinetomachinemagazine.com/2015/09/28/telecoms-trends-for-2016-big-data-m2m-wearables/, September 29, 2015
Japan: International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo
The Home Care Rehabilitation (HCR) is the largest International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Asia. Last year 585 exhibitors from 15 countries & 1 territory participated, and more than 20,000 cutting-edge welfare and rehabilitation products along with the latest information were introduced.
From http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/28/international-home-care-and-rehabilitation-exhibition-in-tokyo/, September 28, 2015
GAATES Releases Toolkit on Accessibility Indicators
The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is pleased to announce the release of its Toolkit: Key Indicators of Accessibility.
From http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/28/gaates-releases-toolkit-on-accessibility-indicators/, September 28, 2015
UK: Health App Wins ARM IoT Product Design Competition
A new device to help tackle sleep apnea has claimed first prize in the ARM® Smart Product Design Competition. The Apnea Observer was designed by developer Clemente di Caprio from Rome, Italy, who has been awarded $5,000 to help advance his prototype.
From http://www.machinetomachinemagazine.com/2015/09/24/health-app-wins-arm-iot-product-design-competition/, September 28, 2015
UK: SHELL to Present at IoT World Forum 2015 on “Exploring the Future of Connected Cars"
SHELL today confirmed its participation in the annual IoT WORLD FORUM 2015 (http://iotinternetofthingsconference.com) taking place in London on November 18 and 19, 2015. David Bunch, Vice President, SHELL (ROYAL DUTCH SHELL), will be presenting on “Exploring The Future of Connected Cars with Retail and Infotainment!”.
From http://www.machinetomachinemagazine.com/2015/09/22/shell-to-present-at-iot-world-forum-2015, September 28, 2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Advocates Universal Internet Access Policy at United Nations
Speaking at the United Nations (UN), Facebook founder issued a ‘connectivity declaration’ seeking support from philanthropists (Bill and Melinda Gates), TV celebrities, singers and dignitaries like German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an effort to ensure Internet access for everyone globally by 2020. According to the declaration signed by Mark Zuckerberg when people have access to the tools and internet knowledge, they have access to opportunities that make their life better as well as others.
From http://www.pc-tablet.co.in/2015/09/27/15163/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-advocates-universal-internet-access-policy-united-nations/, September 28, 2015
Health and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Leaving No One with Disability Behind
On the eve of the UN summit on Sustainable Development goals, Alarcos Cieza of the WHO reminds us that disability is part of the human experience contributing to human diversity. On September 25-27 the United Nations Member States will meet in New York to agree on an ambitious post-2015 Development Agenda as the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals. For health professionals, the natural focus will be on Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
From http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2015/09/23/health-and-the-sustainable-development-agenda-leaving-no-one-with-disability-behind/, September 24, 2015
UK: NHS Trust Launches British Sign Language Self-Help Guides
A partnership between a deaf health charity and the NHS in the North East has led to the creation of a series of innovative new sign language guides to mental health issues. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) worked in partnership with deaf health charity SignHealth to produce 14 mental health self-help guides in British Sign Language (BSL). The project was supported by NHS England’s Regional Innovation Fund.
From http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/24/nhs-trust-launches-british-sign-language-self-help-guides/, September 24, 2015
Tanzania: National Electoral Commission Called on to Empower Voters with Disabilities
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has been called upon to ensure that sign language interpreters are available at various ongoing campaign rallies by politicians in the country. This was revealed by the Secretary General of the Disabled Women’s Organization in Tanzania (Swauta), Stella Jairos, during a one-day symposium held in Dar es Salaam recently. She cautioned that if the issue is not be taken seriously and the solution not found by the government, there might be a possibility of people with disabilities not being able to understand the promises made by presidential hopefuls leaving them incapable of making the right decision when the time to cast their ballad comes.
From http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/24/national-electoral-commission-called-on-to-empower-voters-with-disabilities/, September 24, 2015