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Archive for January, 2007

1 Million Signatures to Combat Disability Discrimination

The European Disability Forum (EDF) kicked off a campaign this week to further their drive to combat discrimination in all aspects of the lives of people with disabilities. The campaign aims to collect over 1 million signatures from European residents.


Italian Government To Explore Route Finder Technology.

A handheld device for blind people to independently reach their destination on foot is to go on trial this month in Turin, Italy.


Accessibility taken seriously in prestigious educational technology awards

The winners of the prestigious BETT Awards 2007 were announced on January 10, 2007 at the BETT Awards Dinner held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane,


UN Report on Web Accessibility

2006 was an interesting year for web accessibility, not least because the initial findings from the first global look at web accessibility were published last month.

Working on the United Nations (UN) commissioned report was a wonderful experience for the team at Nomensa. Launching the research on the International Day of Disabled Persons was a poignant moment, and being present at UN headquarters whilst the last meeting of the Ad Hoc committee responsible for drawing up the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, was a wonderful opportunity.