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In this Issue
*Advocates for Blind, Deaf Want More From Apple
*Lack of Accessible Tourism Costing EU Economy Billions in Lost Potential Revenue
*National Federation of the Blind Urges Obama Administration to Issue ADA Internet Regulations
*High-Tech FingerReader Reads to the Blind in Real Time
*Blind Man Wins Human Rights Case After Restaurant Bars Guide Dog
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Advocates for Blind, Deaf Want More From Apple
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in a 2013 speech at Auburn University described people with disabilities in a struggle to have their human dignity acknowledged. He said, Theyre frequently left in the shadows of technological advancements that are a source of empowerment and attainment for others.
Lack of Accessible Tourism Costing EU Economy Billions in Lost Potential Revenue
The worry of many small and medium-sized businesses has been recouping the cost of adapting for special access needs. This research shows that this cost will not only be recovered, but will result in market growth. In the long-term, commitment is required from both the public and private sectors. However, even small changes in the meantime will reap massive rewards.
National Federation of the Blind Urges Obama Administration to Issue ADA Internet Regulations
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nations leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration to issue regulations requiring websites that are public accommodations to be accessible to the blind.
High-Tech FingerReader Reads to the Blind in Real Time
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Media Lab have designed and developed the FingerReader ring, which enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices.
Blind Man Wins Human Rights Case After Restaurant Bars Guide Dog
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal fines Ali Babas Restaurant $5,000, orders staff to take Human Rights 101? course.
Marta Londono and Gregory Scott Hill just wanted to get out of the cold and have lunch one day in February 2013, but were told Hills guide dog Mara wasnt welcome.
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