Category Archives: Disability

Major First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges Censorship of Dietary Advice

WEB RELEASE: May 30, 2012 CONTACT: Bob Ewing (703) 682-9320 Arlington, Va USA.—Can the government throw you in jail for offering advice on the Internet about what people should buy at the grocery store? That is exactly the claim made by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. And that is why today diabetic blogger Steve […]

Vinux 3.2, just released!

Note: Directly from Tony’s Email: **** I am happy to announce the release of Vinux 3.2 based on Ubuntu 11.04 – this is a cutting edge release featuring the latest versions of Orca (3.1.2-xdesktop) and Speech-Dispatcher (0.8~2784+13~maverick1) from the daily build repos. This version is available as CD and DVD in both 32 and 64 […]

Algae genes could restore sight in the blind – By Richard Alleyne

Originally published on 14 April, 2011. Blind people may have their sight returned thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae, claims scientists. Researchers believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the retina with similar ones found in algae. The technique has worked in mice and now scientists believe they can […]

The Nokia N97 Mini, Speaking phone

Since Vodacom has just launched the Nokia N97 Mini as an option to consumers with special needs, I’ve decided to look a bit at this device. Let’s start out with the Key Features. Lifecasting with Ovi: Facebook widget on the home screen that detects your location, and lets you update your status or profile, add […]