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2014-08-14 23:06:13

CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess™, now available, is a fast, powerful and comprehensive PDF accessibility remediation tool that allows government and enterprise organizations to create PDF documents in compliance with international accessibility standards. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 NetCentric Technologies, makers of the popular CommonLook® suite of software and services for accessible electronic documents, today announced the release of CommonLook PDF GlobalAccess™, the...

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....

2014-08-05 23:06:53

Bussani Mobility Team has opened a new location in Queens (41-43 39th Street, Sunnyside) to help NYC and its 5 boroughs comply with the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission’s (TLC) plan to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the city provided by leading conversion manufacturer BraunAbility. Sunnyside, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bussani Mobility Team has opened a new location in Queens (41-43 39th Street, Sunnyside) to help NYC and its 5 boroughs comply with the NYC Taxi...

2014-08-05 23:01:36

More than 300,000 members can download and read over a quarter million ebooks for education, research, vocation, news, and recreation. Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bookshare, the world’s largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for individuals with print disabilities, has reached two major milestones in its work to bring reading equality to disadvantaged populations. First, Bookshare’s collection now surpasses a quarter of a million titles, thanks to...

2014-08-05 23:00:15

The event will provide day-long training for accessibility coordinators, web developers, and anyone implementing web accessibility. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will co-host Web Accessibility Training Day on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. During the morning sessions of this all-day event, representatives from a range of different governmental, educational, and...

2014-07-31 23:22:47

Mobility and the use of Walking Cane. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Walking-Canes.Net has recently added new articles about the use of walking canes when a person has a disease that requires the use of a mobility aid on a daily basis. The articles are written by a medical doctor and have important information about using a mobility device when the gait of a person is being hindered by the disease. The new informational articles are included in the new Mobility Research Project...

2014-07-31 23:02:08

Sunday’s All Things Health radio show features Jeff Franklin of 101 Mobility Columbus and Chad Doiron of Pride Mobility Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 WHAT: This Sunday, Jeff Franklin, owner of 101 Mobility Columbus will be on air with the fifth installment of his monthly radio segment on 98.9 The Answer’s All Things Health program. 101 Mobility is a national retailer, installer, and resource for mobility solutions including stair lifts, auto lifts, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair...

2014-07-31 08:23:17

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signed into Law New Symbol of Accessibility on Friday, July 25 NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MyParkingSign.com is the first company to sell signage featuring the updated International Symbol of Accessibility. Originally created in the 1960s, the symbol was recently redesigned to feature a more active human figure. On Friday, July 25(th), the updated logo was adopted as the state of New York's official symbol of accessibility....

2014-07-30 23:14:06

Executive Chairman of Cool Group, Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Business guru Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. Joe Issa’s statement comes in light of his personal experience in July 2014, when he was severely challenged...

2014-07-28 23:03:25

Schindler Elevator Corporation has partnered with the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco (ILRCSF) to pilot the next generation of features for PORT Technology. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Schindler Elevator Corporation, a pioneer in building mobility, has partnered with the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco (ILRCSF) to pilot the next generation of features for PORT Technology, an innovative destination-dispatching system that revolutionized...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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