All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Disabilities’

Uber Has a New Option for the Elderly and Disabled

Uber is testing a new ride option that caters to the elderly and the disabled. It’s called UberASSIST, and it’s launching in Los Angeles. “At Uber, we strive to create transportation options that fit everyone’s needs. Today we are announcing a new option that will allow riders needing an extra hand to request safe and reliable rides at the tap …

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Rhode Island Settles Mental Disability Segregation Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the state of Rhode Island has agreed to the terms of a settlement meant to tackle the issue of discrimination in the state. The U.S. had claimed that Rhode Island was violating the rights of the mentally disabled in the state. According to the terms of the agreement, 2,000 Rhode Islanders with …

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Computer Scientists Developing Sign Language Translator

Computer scientists in Scotland are developing technology that can translate sign language into text through a simple webcam. The technology, which has the potential to run on variety of camera-enabled digital devices, could be a big help to speech-impaired users trying to communicate, especially with members of the non-signing world. A full-fledged version of the software, called Portable Sign Language …

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