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Improving Web and Cloud Computing Accessibility

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Photo: Woman in front of a laptop [27/11/2013] The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a five-year, $3.7 million project led by Carnegie Mellon University to develop methods that enable people with disabilities to take full advantage of the resources available on the Internet. Improving Web and Cloud Computing Accessibility - Read more

Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities

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Photo: Wheelchair in a subway [30/10/2013] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities - Read more

Yoga Accessible for the Blind with New Program

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Photo: Color-coded map [18/10/2013] In a typical yoga class, students watch an instructor to learn how to properly hold a position. But for people who are blind or can't see well, it can be frustrating to participate in these types of exercises. Now, a team of computer scientists has created a software program that watches a user's movements and gives spoken feedback on what to change to accurately complete a yoga pose.Yoga Accessible for the Blind with New Program - Read more

Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons

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Photo: New Device [11/09/2013] The project “A Mobility and Navigational Aid for Visually Impaired Persons” wants to help visually impaired persons to orient themselves in new environments by means of computer-aided vision. For development of a smartphone software solution, the research group around Rainer Stiefelhagen at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is awarded the US$ 83,000 Google Faculty Research Award.Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons - Read more

Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal”

Whether beach or culture – vacation is for relaxing and recovering. That’s why you want to avoid needless uproar because of missing accessibility on site. In order to make it possible for vacationers to know in advance what they can expect at their destination, the National Coordination Office Tourism for All (NatKo) has invented a new test seal.Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal” - Read more

Blind People Have an ‘Inner Bat’ to Locate Objects

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Photo: Blind person with a dog [28/06/2013] New research from the University of Southampton has shown that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.Blind People Have an ‘Inner Bat’ to Locate Objects - Read more

June 2013: A Look Beyond the Horizon

Horses in the jungle? Sea stars in Turkey? Exemplary projects for people with disabilities abroad sometimes go apparently unusual ways. What they can achieve for the particular population by doing so, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: For REHACARE.de has A Look Beyond the Horizon.June 2013: A Look Beyond the Horizon - Read more

Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible

Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more

Over Hedge and Ditch: Wheelchair Travelling Abroad

When wheelchair users travel, they want to be far away more and more. By now, this is possible in many countries because they are widely accessible. But Andreas Pröve does not need any accessibility. On his journeys he prefers looking for the real big challenges.Over Hedge and Ditch: Wheelchair Travelling Abroad - Read more

e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone

It is really not difficult for us to be online nowadays with a laptop, smart phone or tablet computer. But this does not hold true for everyone: people with disabilities encounter barriers online, too. The project Di-Ji (German “Digital informiert – im Job integriert”) is the first place to go for all those who want to remove digital barriers in the work world.e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone - Read more

 
 

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