COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25 /PRNewswire/ — A series of tests by Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC) has confirmed that they are the first and only major hosted (Software as a Service, or SaaS) notification vendor to provide true TDD/TTY delivery of emergency notification and messages without pre-registration.Continue Reading A Breakthrough in Rapid Emergency Alerts for the Hearing Impaired
From: CRI Online (China)
China has improved its official Olympic website to serve the blind and deaf, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) announced in Beijing on Wednesday.
Both the BOCOG website, www.olympic.cn, and the China Disabled Person’s Federation (CDPF) website, www.cdpf.org.cn, were updated to enable the blind, those with low vision and the deaf to get information.
Continue Reading China Updates Olympic Website to Serve Blind, Deaf
(AP) When Coke bottle glasses just won’t cut it for safe driving, a futuristic windshield might do the trick.
General Motors Corp. researchers are working on a windshield that combines lasers, infrared sensors and a camera to take what’s happening on the road and enhance it, so aging drivers with vision problems are able to see a little more clearly.Continue Reading New Windshield An Improved Set Of Eyes
By Alexis Madrigal for Wired Science
Quadriplegics may gain a new degree of freedom via their tongues, if a new control system becomes widely available.Continue Reading ‘Tongue Drive System’ Controls Wheelchair, Computer
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE – Blind people generally use computers with the help of screen-reader software, but those products can cost more than $1,000, so they’re not exactly common on public PCs at libraries or Internet cafes. Now a free new web-based program for the blind aims to improve the situation.Continue Reading Web-based program gives the blind Internet access