Dahua Technology Partners with Pepper to Bring Heightened Security to Its Video IoT Devices – Dahua North America

Dahua Technology Partners with Pepper to Bring Heightened Security to Its Video IoT Devices – Dahua North America

August 21, 2019

IRVINE, Calif., August 21, 2019 – Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer of video surveillance products, announced today a strategic partnership with Pepper, an IoT platform-as-a-service, to allow the integration of its intelligent solutions into Dahua hardware. Pepper’s U.S.-based platform powers connected devices around the world, delivering highly secure and private connected services via enterprise partnerships. […]

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WHO: 8.5 Million Nigerians Experiencing Hearing Impairment

August 19, 2019

Africa, News, August 19 2019 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that 8.5 million Nigerians have a disabling hearing loss. In the same vein, an audiologist, at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dele Owolawi, has revealed that most Nigerians are losing their hearing abilities gradually due to noise from power generating set. […]

Which DSS is Right for Me? – Dahua North America

Which DSS is Right for Me? – Dahua North America

August 16, 2019

Dahua’s DSS (Digital Surveillance System) is an all-in-one Central Management System (CMS) / Video Management System (VMS) that encompasses a wide range of features and functions within video surveillance. It manages IP cameras and recorders and is able to connect to third-party cameras via the standard ONVIF protocol. Here, we will discuss the differences between […]

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Greater Push to Accelerate Implementation of Accessible India Campaign

August 16, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Universal Design, August 16 2019 INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for introduction of a mobile application to help the disabled facing difficulty in accessing means of transport and government buildings upload pictures of their experiences. He has also asked officials to be “compassionate” towards the cause and to accelerate the […]

Disability Network Announces Nominees For Annual Ability Award

Disability Network Announces Nominees For Annual Ability Award

August 15, 2019

Europe, Events, August 15 2019 HOLLAND: Disability Network/Lakeshore (DNL) will present its ninth annual Ability Award, recognizing an individual within the Lakeshore region who promotes a spirit of inclusion and a community without barriers. All nominees will be recognized at the 2019 Ability Award celebration on October 28, 2019 at the Civic Center in Holland, Mich. Disability Network of Lakeshore logo (courtesy […]


Disability Organization Encourages Companies to Improve Accessible Travel Services

August 14, 2019

Europe, Tourism, August 14 2019 UNITED KINGDOM: A call to action has been issued to travel companies to support disabled clients and improve their service and sales through a public pledge. We Are Purple, a company set up to drive more companies to service the needs of disabled people, is urging travel businesses, including agents […]

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Gyms for Persons with Mobility Impairment Gain Traction

August 13, 2019

TOKYO, JAPAN: A little more than a year remains before the start of the Tokyo Paralympics, and sports facilities for the disabled are being built across Japan and competitions being held for para athletes. The Paralympics are expected to enhance the visibility of sports for the disabled and help improve their business viability. The Yomiuri […]

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European Commission Provides 20 Cities with Funding for Innovative Projects on Inclusion 

August 12, 2019

Built Environment, Europe, ICT, Universal Design, August 12 2019 The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy […]


India: Assistive Technology for All 2030 Conference Focuses in Infrastructure, Assistive Devices

August 9, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Transportation, Universal Design, August 9 2019 KARNATAKA, INDIA: Suggestions, including a university, for solutions such as assistive technologies and creating zones for the people with disabilities were made at the national conference on ‘Assistive Technology for All-2030’ which began here on Friday. At the inaugural event of a two-day conference by Mobility […]

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University Students Design Wheelchair Hand Warmer for Persons with Muscular Dystrophy

August 8, 2019

Americas, Assistive Technology, Universal Design, August 8 2019 MANITOBA, CANADA: Aiming to enhance patients’ lives, a team of University of Manitoba biomedical students has produced autonomous designs — including a wheelchair hand warmer for those living with muscular dystrophy (MD). The overarching goal during the University of Manitoba Biomedical Engineering Design (BMED) Team’s first year was to give students experience in design, public speaking, […]


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act

August 7, 2019

MARYLAND, US: The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3929) in the House of Representatives. The bill was introduced by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Mark […]

The Barcelona Metro to be Completely Accessible by 2024

The Barcelona Metro to be Completely Accessible by 2024

August 7, 2019

BARCELONA, SPAIN: As 92 per cent of the Metro is already accessible, the target of 100 per cent accessibility by 2024 seems more than possible, but what more needs to change? The infrastructural developments at Jaume I, a station along the Barcelona Metro line, have been completed, and as a result the station is entirely […]

Tips & Tricks for Perimeter Protection – Dahua North America

Tips & Tricks for Perimeter Protection – Dahua North America

July 31, 2019

Dahua’s Analytics+ technology introduces the latest innovations in highly accurate perimeter protection. The technology enhances the tripwire and intrusion detection functions by including an object filter, a highly accurate way to distinguish between people and vehicles. Objects that cross a defined line can be categorized as humans or motor vehicles, making incidents easier to search […]

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Researcher Works to Make City Streets Safer for Persons with Visual Impairment

July 29, 2019

Americas, Transportation, July 29 2019 A University of Minnesota researcher is trying to make streets safer for the visually impaired. Chen-Fu Liao, a researcher at the Center for Transportation Studies, is working to create an app that uses a Bluetooth system to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate city streets. Liao will be putting his work […]

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New Entrepreneurship Program for Persons with Disabilities

July 25, 2019

Are you, or someone you know a person with a disability age 18-64, who lives in the tri-state area, is an innovative self-starter, has a great idea for a business/start-up, or simply has a deep desire to run their own business? If so, we have a new and exciting program that provides extraordinary tools and […]

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Ability Foundation Invites Film-makers for Workshop on Audio Description

July 23, 2019

INDIA: Ability Foundation invites participation from film makers and aspiring film makers for a two-day landmark workshop on Audio Description, to be held on September 6 & 7, 2019. This is a first of its kind learning experience to be held in Chennai which will be conducted by an internationally known authority in the teaching of […]

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Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

July 23, 2019

          Representatives of stakeholders, government agencies and technology companies, as well as policymakers, are jointly discussing the accessibility and use of digital technologies. Other topics in the program include age-appropriate solutions for independent senior living at home and on the move, use of accessible workplace technologies and better employment opportunities, as well […]

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3 Things to Know About WDR – Dahua North America

July 22, 2019

Application: You need to install a camera in the lobby of a building to capture the entrance area. Problem: The application has a lot of windows which over exposes the image making it difficult to capture who is coming and going. Solution: A security camera with good Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) is a solution to […]


New Report: How Assistive Technology Can Support and Transform the Social Care Sector

July 22, 2019

Assistive Technology, Europe, July 22 2019 Learning disability charity Hft has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare, a specialist in connected healthcare solutions, to release a new report on how assistive technology can support and transform the social care sector. he report looks at the untapped potential of assistive technology and how it can support disabled people, […]

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United Nations Calls for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Climate Change Debate

July 19, 2019

In a new resolution, the organization urges governments to listen to those who are affected the most by natural disasters. A line of elderly citizens unable to board a bus to evacuate a senior home. People with limited mobility sitting helpless by the side of the road. Wheelchairs buried in mud after a flood. Scenes […]


Braille Books Get a Software Boost

July 19, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, July 19 2019 A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students access maps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print […]

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New Legislation Aims to Promote Safe, Accessible Transportation

July 19, 2019

A new piece of legislation has been introduced into Congress that aims to promote safety and more accessible transportation routes in all 50 states.  The bill would require states to use a portion of their federal highway money to create a grant program to fund safer and more accessible projects. Bus on a city street The Complete […]


Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

July 19, 2019

Africa, Assistive Technology, Europe, July 19 2019 Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide […]

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Concordia University Launches Inclusive Innovation Guide 

July 18, 2019

Americas, July 18 2019 When Enable Montreal wrapped up in June 2018, organizers knew they had to find a way to pass on the invaluable lessons gleaned from the project. The Concordia-hosted initiative challenged designers to find solutions for a more accessible and inclusive city. Two people facilitate a workshop at the 2018 Enable Montreal event. | […]

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Greater Push for Social Impact and Accessibility in Israel

July 18, 2019

Events, July 18 2019 ISRAEL: “If there is an idea in cyber, porn or crypto spaces, millions of dollars by investors are invested in it, but when we are dealing with people with disabilities, we are sent to philanthropy,” said Yoocan CEO, Moshe Gaon, last week at The Marker’s Social Innovation Conference in Jerusalem, Israel. […]

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Ministry of Tourism to Cooperate with Foundation and Increase Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

July 18, 2019

  LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg’s Ministry of Tourism hopes to expand its cooperation with the Kraizbierg foundation, which assists the physically and mentally disabled in the southern part of the Grand Duchy. More specially, the ministry wants to order its products from the foundation and consequently create more jobs for people with disabilities. Minister for Tourism Lex […]

May Mobility Makes e-Shuttle Accessible by Wheelchair

May Mobility Makes e-Shuttle Accessible by Wheelchair

July 16, 2019

Americas, Transportation, July 16 2019 UNITED STATES: May Mobility that partners with Magna and has select funders such as BMW iVentures or Toyota AI onboard is moving its autonomous electric vehicle concept forward. To be exact, the company is developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype of its self-driving electric shuttle. May Mobility Chief Operating Officer and co-founder Alisyn […]

Buildings will be required to provide larger accessible toilets on every floor, so that motorised wheelchairs can manoeuvre. PHOTO: ST FILE

New Building Rules to Improve Accessibility for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

July 15, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, July 15 2019 SINGAPORE: From Jan 6 next year, new buildings or buildings undergoing large-scale renovations will have to ensure that they fulfil new accessibility regulations. These include building more spacious changing rooms and toilets for the convenience of the elderly, their caregivers and the disabled to give them a more accessible […]

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Defining Facial Detection, Facial Attributes and Facial Recognition – Dahua North America

July 12, 2019

Summary Article Name Defining Facial Detection, Facial Attributes and Facial Recognition Description Facial detection and facial recognition are terms used to describe video surveillance analytics that aid in identifying and cataloging human faces. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Students in Singapore Work on Accessibility Project to Map Central Business District

July 12, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, July 12 2019 SINGAPORE: Lunch with colleagues is a simple affair for many, a little highlight of each workday. But for people with disabilities, it can be an ordeal they have to pass up because of the lack of accessibility where colleagues may be gathering. The public accessibility mapping exercise was held on […]


Accessibility Fund Set to Benefit Passengers with Disabilities

July 12, 2019

Europe, Transportation, July 12 2019 Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements following the opening of a £20m government fund on 8 July. This fund is open for applications from stations in need of accessibility improvements, leading to small-scale enhancements such as tactile paving or handrails. […]

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Japan Focuses on Innovation to Empower Elderly Drivers

July 10, 2019

Japan is turning to technology to help prevent traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers in the country, a growing problem as the population ages. Orix Auto Corp. offers a service that enables senior citizens to measure their abilities behind the wheel via personal computers and smartphones. With Ever Drive, the company collects data on driving […]

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