Four days left to contribute to FTA’s Shared Mobility Online Dialogue

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 »

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ADA Kiosk Update – U.S. Access Board Publishes Updated ICT Requirements in the Federal Register

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 »

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Walmart settles disability-rights suit over payment machines

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.

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U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Briefing on Final Rules

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 »

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The December 2016 WordPress Attack Activity Report

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 …

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Support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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.

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A Wheelchair That Lets You Stand

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.

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ADA Kiosk – National Council on Disability Issues Report on Technology

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 »

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Miami University to Overhaul Critical Technologies

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 »

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The Democratization of Censorship — Krebs on Security

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

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