[accessbangla] Fw: GAATES - Global Accessibility News January 28

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Global Accessibility News – January 28, 2013

Indian designer creates smartphone for people with vision disabilities

Asia-Pacific Jan 28, 2013

NEW DELHI: An Indian designer is developing a smartphone with tactile text that 
can be used by people who are blind or low vision. Sumit Dagar’s prototype Read 

Free webinar on health care reform for people with disabilities – January 30

Americas Jan 28, 2013

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord 
Injury Association (NSCIA), will host a free webinar on January 30ththat 
provides a detailed overview of health care Read More... 

New Construction Regulations Enhance Accessibility

Americas Jan 28, 2013

SACRAMENTO:  The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Division of the State 
Architect has announced the adoption of updated accessibility standards for the 
2013 California Building Code

U.S. Department of Education orders sports access for students with disabilities

Americas Jan 28, 2013

The Department’s Office for Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying school 
districts’ existing legal obligations to provide equal access to 
extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. In addition 

Ministry to introduce accessible taxi service

Asia-Pacific Jan 28, 2013

TAIPEI: The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday said it 
will introduce wheelchair-accessible taxi service for persons with disabilities 
or elderly people as well as for

New home enhances life for young people with a disability in Australia

Asia-Pacific Jan 27, 2013

A high-tech, fully accessible home for up to six young people with high and 
complex disability support needs officially opened in Tewantin on January 24. 
Minister for

Amazon buys text-to-speech technology

Americas Jan 26, 2013

SEATTLE: Amazon announced that it has acquired leading text-to-speech 
technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers world-class technologies that 
power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” Read More...

Manitoba to Introduce Accessibility Legislation in 2013

Americas Jan 24, 2013

To ensure Manitobans continue to benefit from the removal of accessibility 
barriers and to prevent new barriers from being introduced, Family Services and 
Labour Minister Jennifer

Ontario employers have a new tool to improve accessibility for people with 

Americas Jan 24, 2013

OTTAWA: The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Government of 
Ontario’s EnAbling Change program have released a new free resource to help 
employers make

Singapore to spend S$700 million to improve transport accessibility

Asia-Pacific Jan 24, 2013

SINGAPORE: The Government will spend close to S$700 million to make transport 
nodes more accessible, elderly friendly and conducive for commuters. The plans 
mapped out in the

Indian Railways to introduce Braille stickers in trains for passengers with 
vision disabilities

Asia-Pacific Jan 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: In a first initiative of its kind, Indian Railways is likely to 
introduce Braille stickers in trains for passengers with vision disabilities to 
facilitate their

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in Dufferin develop job 

Americas Jan 23, 2013

ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada will help people with 
disabilities in Dufferin develop the skills they need to find jobs, today 
announced David Tilson, Member

Foundation publishes website accessibility guide

Europe Jan 23, 2013

Under the aegis of the Polish regulator UKE, the Foundation Widzialni published 
the Good Practice Guide – WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). The 
guide includes information

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