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National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling
in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust
RIPON, CA -- May 8, 2014 -- If the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, but you thought you'd never be able to enjoy it because you use a wheelchair, or just get around a little slower, then pick up a copy of Barrier-Free Travel; The Grand Canyon for Wheelers and Slow Walkers ($6.99, C&C Creative Concepts) and prepare to visit one of America's most popular national parks.
The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center is Expanding to 10 Additional Counties
The Social Security Administration is pleased to announce the creation of
the new Center for Section 504 Compliance. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities,
and requires the federal government to provide individuals with meaningful
access to government facilities, programs, and services.
Office of the Governor Rick Perry
On December 6, 2012, the FCC announced that the four major wireless carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile – have agreed to accelerate the availability of text-to-911, with major deployments expected in 2013 and a commitment to nationwide availability by May 15, 2014.
On March 1, 2011, computer technology manufacturers, Tobii and Lenovo, publicly introduced the world's first integrated eye-controlled laptop. The fully functional prototype was manufactured by Lenovo, but uses Tobii technology. The Lenovo computer includes simple yet natural interfaces that should be easy for an average user to use. The Tobii technology allows the viewer to use his or her eyes to point, select, and scroll. The computer also can auto dim once through eye recognition to increase battery time.