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Accessibility Innovation Showcase

TORONTO: Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is thrilled to announce that applications for the third annual Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) and the Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition are now open.n partnership with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and...

Amazon Echo Voice Commands Offer Big Benefits to Persons with Disabilities

“It’s definitely not a toy,” says Nate Higgins. “I really depend on it a lot.” The “it” is his Alexa-powered Amazon Echo smart speaker, and Higgins, who lives in Chatsworth, Georgia, is a quadriplegic who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2001. Most of those who...

New Era for Disability Rights. By Carl Straumsheim

As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures — and an attentive Justice Department — to address the challenges facing students with disabilities. Miami University in Ohio last month became the latest...

Workshops on Accessible Technology

Syracuse University seeks to ensure that all people, regardless of individual ability or disability, can effectively access University communications and technology. Information Technology Services (ITS) is accepting registrations for five training workshops—two of...