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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...

ATTENTION – All Researchers, Scientists and Health Professionals

​Upcoming Webcast: Finding and Using International Research Resources December 13, 2016 (3-3:30 Eastern) Rescheduled from Sept. 29 ​ Please join us for the upcoming webcast, Finding and Using International Research Resources. This webcast will guide users through the...

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...

New Research Could Help Build Better Hearing Aids

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. With a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, they will start by making a high-performance sensor and...