Apps4Android Announces Update to GuideDroid®, a Fully-Accessible, Mainstream GPS Application

Providing Walking, Biking, Driving, and Transit Directions for the Masses   Media Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE), March 10, 2014 – Apps4Android today announced an update to GuideDroid®, a fully-accessible, mainstream GPS application for use by everyone, including individuals with cognitive (and other) print disabilities. The update makes it possible for users [...]

IDEAL Group’s Wireless Device Donation Program

IDEAL Group, Inc. and Apps4Android, Inc. serve as “Pass-Through Agents (PTAs)” for wireless device manufacturers and wireless service providers from around the world wishing to donate devices to not-for-profit 501(C)(3) R&D organizations focused on developing mobile applications in support of people with disabilities. As PTAs, both IDEAL Group and Apps4Android assume full responsibility for receiving, [...]

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APPS4ANDROID RELEASES GUIDEDROID®, A NO-COST-TO-THE-USER, FULLY-ACCESSIBLE, MAINSTREAM ANDROID GPS NAVIGATION APPLICATION

Providing Walking, Biking, Driving, and Transit Directions for the Masses Media Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE), January 18, 2014 – Apps4Android today announced the release of GuideDroid®, a fully-accessible, mainstream GPS application for use by everyone, including individuals with cognitive (and other) print disabilities. Once a destination address is entered, GuideDroid® [...]

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August 2013 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

In August, the FCC issued a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise the rules for Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service ( IP CTS); addressing improper practices.  The new rules prohibit IP CTS providers from providing financial incentives or awards to entice customers to register for the service, while also requiring [...]

FCC Requires Mobile Phone Manufacturers and Service Providers to Make Internet Browsers Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired by October 2013

The FCC recently released a Second Report and Order addressing the accessibility requirements of Internet browsers on mobile phones for the blind and visually impaired that it failed to address in January 2012 when it released a Report and Order implementing provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”) to ensure that [...]

G3ict Releases Preliminary Findings from ICT Report

September 2013 – Disabled People International (DPI) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3ICT) have release preliminary findings from the upcoming third edition of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Progress Report on the accessibility of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The report outlines the actions taken [...]

Amazon, Sony Ask FCC to Waive E-Readers From Handicap Accessibility Rules

A coalition consisting of Amazon, Sony and Kobo has petitioned the FCC to waive e-readers from its rules governing access to advanced communications services (ACS) and equipment by people with disabilities. The coalition argues that although e-readers can be used for ACS, they are primarily designed for reading and should therefore be exempt from the law. [...]

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights from the Wireless RERC

September, 2013 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights reports on national and local public policy events and recent wireless technological advances and political activities; and tracks emerging issues of interest to individuals with disabilities.  Technology and Disability Policy Highlights is published monthly by the Wireless RERC. The Wireless RERC is a research center that promotes universal [...]

Upcoming Event: STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host the STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities on October 16, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference is intended to help foster an interest in STEM fields among students with disabilities in grades 3-12, by providing an [...]

Youth with Disabilities Key to Transforming the American Workforce

September 2013 — U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a report entitled, “High Expectations: Transforming the American Workforce as the ADA Generation Comes of Age.” The report highlights that the “ADA Generation,” described as youth with disabilities who have “come of age after the passage [...]