How ad-blocking software could revolutionise disabled people’s lives

The Guardian 30th September 2015 How ad-blocking software could revolutionise disabled people’s lives by Anna Bawden For blind, learning disabled or epileptic people, autoplaying videos and adverts make many websites inaccessible. So making it easier to block them can only be a good thing We’ve all been there: we want to shop online, find a… Continue Reading How ad-blocking software could revolutionise disabled people’s lives

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The island of colour blindness

BBC Magazine 29th September 2015 The island of colour blindness Many people have some level of colour deficiency but an island where a tenth of the population is totally colour-blind gives us some fascinating insights, writes Michael Mosley. When we were living in London my wife Clare, who is a GP, saw a patient who… Continue Reading The island of colour blindness

Moorfields doctors perform pioneering stem cell surgery to cure blindness

International Business News 28th September 2015 Moorfields doctors perform pioneering stem cell surgery to cure blindness By Jigmey Bhutia UK scientists have performed a pioneering stem cell treatment on a woman, who has become the country’s first patient to undergo the surgery to treat eyesight diseases caused by macular degeneration. The trial treatment by London… Continue Reading Moorfields doctors perform pioneering stem cell surgery to cure blindness

Visually impaired man sues Chinese bank for discrimination

Channel NewsAsia 28th September 2015 Visually impaired man sues Chinese bank for discrimination In China, a visually-impaired man is suing a bank after his application for a housing loan was rejected due to his disability. The case is the first of its kind in China. by Maria Siow For the past two decades, 42-year-old Zhan… Continue Reading Visually impaired man sues Chinese bank for discrimination

Guide-dog training available here now

Straits Times 26th September 2015 Guide-dog training available here now With accredited instructor here, new owners need not travel abroad to train with their dogs by Pearl Lee The process of getting a guide dog in Singapore for a person with visual disability has been made easier since the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind… Continue Reading Guide-dog training available here now

Somalia Introduces Persons with Disabilities Bill

Global Accessibility News 18th September 2015 Somalia Introduces Persons with Disabilities Bill Somalia’s Federal government on Thursday introduced a bill protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities, which will improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers. Source: Horseed Media Continue reading http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2015/09/18/somalia-introduces-persons-with-disabilities-bill/

New technology sees first braille tablet

Royal National Institute of Blind People NB 20th August 2015 New technology sees first braille tablet NB talks to Kristina Tsvetanova, a co-founder and CEO of Blitab about a possible ground breaking braille tablet. What is Blitab®? BLITAB® is the first ever braille tablet, which uses a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief outputting… Continue Reading New technology sees first braille tablet

Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

Disabled World 21st September 2015 Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic or inherited progressive condition that affects hearing, vision and balance. “Many of those affected use hearing aids or cochlear implants to access sound and are able to communicate with speech. Some use sign language.” First global Usher Syndrome awareness… Continue Reading Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

Braille exhibit showcases Sino-US services for visually impaired

Hong Kong Standard 22nd September 2015 Braille exhibit showcases Sino-US services for visually impaired (09-22 17:53) An exhibition in Seattle in the US is highlighting Braille publications in China and exchanges in the field between China and the United States. The Chinese and American Braille Publications Exchange Activity, opened on Monday at Washington Talking Book… Continue Reading Braille exhibit showcases Sino-US services for visually impaired