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Gloomy Reality about the High Level of Ignorance Concerning Accessibility
Apr, 24 2013
Perusing the comments section of a recent article by the Wall Street Journal titled "Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping"* is reminiscent of the attitude toward women in the late 1800’s. How ridiculous was the feminist notion that they wanted to be treated equally to men and actually have the right to vote? (Full disclosure to those of you just skimming this article and who have already started...
South African Universities Denying Admission Due to Disabilities
Apr, 18 2013
South Africa have been turning down the admission of prospective students simply due to their disabilities. This is against the law, and the country's Deputy Minister of the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, has been visiting many universities since early 2012 in the hopes to ensure their compliance of disability access principles and to promote...
Eyetalk? For the Blind, Spy Gear meets Science Fiction
Apr, 15 2013
Who would have thought that a group of college students at Florida International University (FIU), vying for a chance to compete at the FIU Track of the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, would have potentially reinvented an industry and created a whole new market. That’s in essence what has happened. After being challenged by a faculty member, FIU students Maria Pia Celestino, Viurniel...
Giddyup! Horses can be used as service animals in Arizona.
Apr, 09 2013
Individuals living with disabilities in Arizona now have a new breed of beast that is considered service animals... miniature horses. The Federal Law already recognizes the work of these pint-sized ponies, so Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was simply making it official. Now, according to the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA), trained service animals of many varieties, including miniature...
TVs Can Read? They Can Now, With Dragon TV
Mar, 28 2013
Nuance Communications Inc. has created a voice and language interpretation platform that will be integrated into Smart TVs, devices and service operators. The company has announced a partnership with Panasonic, who will be rolling the feature out with its new lineup of SMART VIERA® HDTVs. “Dragon TV enables Smart TV manufacturers like Panasonic to deliver a differentiated and compelling...
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