Clemson University WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clemson University researchers today showed lawmakers on Capitol Hill an electronic voting system they say will help resolve current technological challenges at the polls and restore voter confidence.
Apple’s Facetime technology used to connect remote interpreter with deaf student
CBC News Posted: Jun 18, 2013
A small, pilot study is examining how mobile technology might support deaf and hard-of-hearing college students when an interpreter can’t be present at the time the services are requested.
Jun 17, 2013
In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings.
By Victor Schwartzman
Weeks ago, the Ontario Government failed to meet a legislated deadline to appoint an Independent Review of AODA implementation. Since that failure, there has been silence from the Government on the issue. That silence has now been broken.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Disabilities and Human Rights Group has sent a letter to the Hon. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, outlining their concerns with the AODA review process. The group has asked the provincial government to move forward with the independent review to assess whether the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act is working effectively to meet the needs of Ontarians with disabilities.
Disability rights advocates and book publishers are pushing for federal regulations to ensure higher education technology is accessible to tens of thousands of students with visual impairments.
Roschaert says she was stunned. “I’ve been traveling around the world so many times and this is the first time I’ve ever been kicked out of a plane,” she says.
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June 12, 2013
You are a hero, whether you know it or not. Sure, you may think you lead a rather ordinary life, but the things you do and the ways you’re impacting the lives of people with disabilities are extraordinary.
Now, the progress made is all in jeopardy. Private interests have been hard at work to insert poison pills in the treaty, such as provisions that make the treaty either unpalatable for many countries to sign on to it or too complex to implement. It’s a terrible case of private interest trumping the public good.