Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple’s iPad using nothing more than their eyes. Tobii Dynavox said this week that it is launching an add-on device that will bring its eye-tracking technology to the iPad.
November 19, 2021
ISAAC invites people who use AAC to meet online on a regular basis for informal chats.
October 4, 2021
“It’s been my long time aim to challenge the perception of people who use wheelchairs and encourage people to look beyond the chair.” says Ailbhe Keane, CEO and Creative Director of Izzy Wheels, an Irish based company that is partnering with Disney on a fashionable collection of wheelchair covers.
September 29, 2021
Di kebanyakan negara maju, pembabitan orang kurang upaya (OKU) dengan aktiviti pertanian secara kecil-kecilan dan komersial adalah dinamik. Latihan berbentuk Pendidikan dan Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET) diberikan secara berterusan bagi membantu OKU dalam pertanian.
May 3, 2021
A lack of people who understand sign language has left many who have hearing and speaking impediments adrift with no way of communicating with the rest of society.
March 18, 2021
Kellie Larkin says lockdown has improved her quality of life. The 20-year-old from Country Tyrone has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and is a permanent wheelchair user.
January 31, 2021
The Johor government will ensure that no one, including the disabled (OKU) community, will be left behind in the state’s Budget 2021.
November 2, 2020
Charity organisations are facing financial constraints since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18, to contain the spread of Covid-19.
October 31, 2020
The physically disabled and visually impaired lament that although they have the necessary academic qualifications, they are not recognised and not offered a stable job to secure their future.
October 29, 2020
Long-jumper Sayaka Murakami is hoping not just for a medal at the postponed Tokyo Paralympics, but also for lasting acceptance in a Japanese society where disabled people can feel pressured to stay out of the public eye.
October 22, 2020
Myiesha, a retail store in Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, aims to make a difference. The store’s name means “life’s blessings” in Arabic and it sells pre-loved items in aid of Yokuk — A Foundation for the Disabled and Underprivileged, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kelantan.
October 19, 2020
We all suffer from fatigue once in a while; so did Tan Shu Hua. Back in 2014, the interior designer was juggling work and raising two young children, then aged two and four.
October 14, 2020
A law reform group is calling for the setting up of a national commission to champion the rights of disabled persons.
October 13, 2020
Blake, who has a genetic bone and muscle disorder and stands a little under 4ft (1.2m) tall, couldn’t find jeans or dresses in her size. Paging through Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines, she didn’t see a single person who looked like her.
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A group of physically challenged entrepreneurs who make furniture to eke out a living are resolved to overcome even greater odds with floods twice destroying their factory.
October 9, 2020
Music is said to be a universal language. But for Chase Burton, a deaf filmmaker from Texas, music has always been a profoundly different experience.
September 8, 2020
Over the years, actress Marilee Talkington, who is legally blind, has repeatedly auditioned for television shows featuring a character who is also blind. Several times, however, the same thing happened: The part went to an actress who was not blind.
September 6, 2020
From afar, Rollen Marakim and Asri Arshad look like two ordinary footballers having a kickabout on the field. Get closer, however, and you’ll find out that they are hardly ordinary, but rather, quite extraordinary.
August 20, 2020
As part of her Master’s thesis in integrated design, Dorothee Clasen has created an intra-oral wearable that allows a tongue-based interaction between human and machine.
July 29, 2020