UK: MedApps Remote Patient Biometric Monitoring Platform Chosen by ResCare
Home care company, ResCare has chosen MedApps solutions for providing remote patient biometric monitoring services. ResCare is a human services company that provides therapeutic and residential support for seniors requiring in-home care and for people with disabilities. It helps individuals to live independently.
From AZoSensors, April 26, 2012
USA: Easter Seals Houston Introduces Bridging Apps (TM)
BridgingApps(TM) is a community of Easter Seals Houston staff, parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information about how they are using mobile devices like iPads and Androids to help people with disabilities. Co-founders Cristen Reat and Sami Rahman launched an app review system focused on skills -- not age, diagnosis or development level.
From Market Watch, April 26, 2012
USA: State of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Named 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for 1,500-Desktop VDI Project Based on Unidesk
The State of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has been named a 2012 Laureate by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for its successful implementation of a 1,500-user Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project featuring virtual desktops created and managed by Unidesk® desktop layering software. Honoring visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, the Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented on June 4, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
From Virtual-Strategy Magazine, April 25, 2012
Apps and Technology for the Disabled
In the past, technology for the differently-abled centered around wheelchair accessible vans and Braille keyboards. As mobile technology has grown, so have the options for those who need more assistance. Today, iPhones and other mobile devices can be loaded with apps to help those with disabilities access the services and technologies they need. While mobility and the ability to read are still important for the disabled, technology can help people become more independent and interact more easily with the world.
From Hive Health Media, April 25, 2012
USA: Ability Online and WQNI to Combat Cyberbullying of Autistic Children with RatedSafe (TM) Child Protection and Parental-Notification Mobile Phone Application
WQN Inc. (otcpk:WQNI), a leading online security software provider of mobile phone applications protecting children from cyber-bullies, sexual predators, and texting-related threats, announced today a special partnership program for distributing WQNI's RatedSafe(TM) anti-cyberbullying mobile phone application through Ability Online, an acclaimed nonprofit online friendship and skill development network for thousands of children and young adults with disabilities, autism, and chronic illness, and their friends, family, caregivers, and health professionals.
From Market Watch, April 25, 2012
United Arab Emirates: Gulf Disability Society hosts 'Employment of People with Disabilities in GCC - Laws, Systems and Working Environments' Conference
Hosted by the Gulf Disability Society and supported by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Msheireb Properties, the conference theme is "Employment of People with Disabilities in GCC - Laws, Systems and Working Environments" and will examine ways to develop, create and maintain work opportunities for people with disabilities.
From AME Info FZ LLC, April 25, 2012
USA: Technology Bridges the Employment Gap for Feds with Disabilities
An interactive online portal has spawned new hope for people with disabilities exploring a career in the federal government -- and for managers looking to recruit them.
From Federal Computer Week, April 25, 2012
India: Now the Blind and Deaf Can ‘Read' and Send SMS
PocketSMS Application helps the visual and audial impaired 'read’ SMS by converting messages into morse code vibrations.
From The Hindu, April 24, 2012
USA: Technology Can Help Special-needs Children to Communicate, Play
An amazing IPad program helps Caden, a 6-year-old boy born with Down syndrome and who struggles to engage in verbal communication, to communicate with others.
From PennLive LLC, April 24, 2012
Zambia: ZICTA Committed to Protecting Consumer Rights for the Disabled and Aged
The Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority (ZICTA) has been empowered through the Information Communication and Technologies (ICT) Act of 2009 to regulate the provision of electronic communication services and products.
It has a mandate to monitor the performance of the ICT sector including levels of investment and the availability, quality, cost and standards of electronic communication services. This article looks at ZICTA’s regulatory role in protecting consumer rights for the disabled and aged.
From Zambia Daily Mail, April 23, 2012