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COVID-19: CCD calls for more support for PWDs in Lagos

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for more expansion of the covid -19 palliatives in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano and Kaduna State to include more People’s Living with Disabilities (PWDs).

Carroll Center for the Blind Publishes New Guide to Zoom Meetings for Screen Reader Users

The cover for "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users." The book title and written by Heather Thomas appears above the Carroll Center for the Blind logo. On the right side features a pair of headphones and an iPhone displaying the Zoom app resting on top of a laptop keyboard.

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The Carroll Center for the Blind has announced that it has published a new book, Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users, by Heather Thomas. The book is expected to serve as an invaluable resource for people have vision loss, wanting to participate in and host Zoom meetings in the workplace, for educational purposes, and for personal use. The publication is timely as so many people are now required to work and stay at home.

This App Helps Deaf, Blind People Access TV Programming and Emergency Alerts

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Please shareTweetThe DiCapta Foundation, an organization that’s part of the University of Central Florida’s Incubator, created an app to help the blind-deaf community tune into television. Maria Diaz, a board member for the nonprofit, said she helped start the foundation and created GoCC4All to help the deaf-blind community. “Being hard of hearing is what got my curious

Poor, Vulnerable, PWDs Left Behind As States Adopt Online Teaching

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Children with disabilities, CWDs are faced with a double challenge during times like this because of their accessibility and inclusivity needs. The online platforms are not accessible to children with visual impairment and teachers do not take cognizance of the various learning dispositions of learners with intellectual disabilities.

Haptic Speaker Lets Blind and Visually Impaired People Read Braille in Midair

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Please shareTweetGerman researchers have developed an ultrasonic haptic speaker that allows them to display Braille numbers without contact. Researchers at Germany’s Bayreuth University have been working to develop a special speaker system that emits ultrasound waves with the purpose of letting people read braille in midair. It does this by using acoustic force to stand