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EU Parliament approves law ensuring Internet access as a fundamental right

In Ableism and design, Ableism and Law, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Design, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance on May 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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Bionic Contact Lens

In Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Design, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Body, Enhancement on May 2, 2009 at 3:14 pm

he University of Washington’s Parviz Research Group is actively developing a contact lens containing embedded circuitry to enhance vision. The technologies developed could be the building blocks of future products such as lenses that allow zoom capability, advanced video devices for use with cell phones, or even image enhancement overlays such the heat-maps shown in Predator…..

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ONCE International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired

In Ableism Ethics and Governance and Design, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Disability, nano, nanoscale, NBICS on October 6, 2008 at 9:17 pm

ONCE International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The aim of the International R&D Award in New Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired, held bi-annually by the ONCE (Spanish National Organisation for the Blind), is to distinguish and recompense those researches whose development, use or application represent a clear improvement in the quality of life, equality of opportunities or the process of social and working integration of the blind and visually impaired.
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Through this Award, ONCE seeks to stimulate the promotion of scientific technical research aimed at technological developments and innovations in the field of engineering, artificial intelligence, computing, telecommunications, microtechnology and nanoelectronics, with the ultimate purpose of correcting or overcoming the limitations suffered by the blind or the visually impaired on account of their disability.

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