Don’t miss your chance to contribute to FTA’s Shared Mobility Online Dialogue, which closes Friday, January 27. This is your chance to offer suggestions for guidance, best practices and other ways we can support the public transportation industry’s efforts to explore shared mobility options that improve and expand transit service. Advancements in smart phones, web applications and related public… Read More »
The decision to standardise toilet pictography is the latest attempt to make Japan’s toilets more user friendly. Last month, “toilet paper” for germ-infested smartphone screens was installed in dozens of cubicles in the arrivals hall at Narita international airport.
Columnist Paula Hardin draws similarities between the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ABLE Act, both important to MS patients, among others.
In today’s Federal Resister, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. The Board released an advance copy of the rule on its website last week. The rule jointly updates and reorganizes the… Read More »
Walmart has agreed to settle a disability-rights suit by installing equipment in its stores in California that will enable people in wheelchairs to read the screens at checkout display terminals and make credit card purchases on their own. The proposed settlement in federal court in San Francisco is intended to make the point-of-sale machines at Walmart’s more than 200 stores in the state accessible to the more than 300,000 Californians who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters. The suit, filed by disability-rights groups in July 2012, said the machines at many Walmart stores were positioned so high that disabled customers had to “stretch and strain” to see the screens, or simply were unable to view them from their wheelchairs. “I can’t reach the payment device on my own, read the display screen, enter my PIN or sign the screen to complete the transaction,” one plaintiff, Janet Brown of Pittsburg, said in a statement released by her lawyers when the case was filed.
“Disabled people are too busy trying to dispel assumptions of inability and fight for access to life”
Please join the U.S. Access Board members and staff for a public briefing on three recent final rules: Updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans (published December 14) Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (to be published January 9) Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines (to be published soon) The briefing will be held on Tuesday,… Read More »
This week we are introducing something new. At the beginning of each month we will be doing a monthly WordPress security report. We will look at the attack data for the previous month from the 1st to the end of the month and provide a report and analysis on the attack activity we have seen on …
Patent Watch – Using a Mobile Phone to Read Codes – Kiosk Scanner
NEW YORK — Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach…
Quest Diagnostics says personal health information of about 34,000 customers hacked
Viewers react to Anderson Cooper’s story about lawyers who exploit laws meant to help the disabled
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has filed a 20-page motion to dismiss more than 1,000 civil lawsuits filed by a foundation that accuses East Valley businesses of widespread violations of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and a…
our system opened up the possibility of an enjoyable drive-thru experience to a community whose access had historically been limited. Our Touchscreen Drive Thru creates the opportunity for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to place, pay for, and receive their orders in a fast, efficient, hassle-free way.
The so-called Gooligan hackers are infecting phones with malware-laced Android apps in a lucrative ad fraud scheme.
The IRS could help 387,000 disabled and insolvent student loan borrowers with the stroke of a pen. Why the delay?
Source: www.hhs.gov They didn’t have a firewall in place. Basic security 101
The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court by Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates, follows a wave of litigation by individual inmates and the Prison Law Office against the jails since the fa…
UPnRIDE is a wheeled robotic device, providing upright and seated mobility both for wheelchair users, and for anyone who is unable to, or has difficulty standing or walking. UPnRIDE offers numerous medical, psychological, and economic benefits, ensuring safety while standing, sitting, and shifting between positions, in practically any urban environment.
Millions of Americans are disabled, so why aren’t candidates talking about them more on the campaign trail?
Maria Pallante is now the former Register of Copyrights. Critics believe this an attempt by Silicon Valley to assert influence over policy in th
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has issued a report on measures to ensure access to information and communication technologies for people with disabilities. The document provides recommendations to the President, Congress, and federal agencies, as well as to the technology industry, the private sector, and state and local governments. NCD provided a briefing on the report at… Read More »
Good list of 10 most common violations.
HIPAA controls don’t do enough for privacy or security, and that’s okay. Here’s a look at the gaps in HIPAA and how to fill them.
The Justice Department announced that it filed a joint motion today for entry of a consent decree to resolve allegations that Miami University violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, Miami will make significant improvements to ensure that technologies across all of its campuses are accessible to individuals with disabilities and will pay… Read More »
“DressCode” apps turned phones into listening posts that could bypass firewalls.
Archive of three As webinar
To address the threat from the mass-proliferation of hardware devices such as Internet routers, DVRs and IP cameras that ship with default-insecure settings, we probably need an industry security association, with published standards that all members adhere to and are audited against periodically.Click here to edit the content
Andrew Savala lays out the differences between EMV compliance which regulates Chip & Pin versus PCI which is the ultimate umbrella.