Headline News

China’s first gallery for persons with disabilities opens in Beijing

CHINA’S first gallery for persons with disabilities in Beijing on Sunday, offering a place for them to showcase calligraphic work and paintings. The gallery was established by Continue reading the story...

Afghan Disability Rights Conference

WASHINGTON, DC:  The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, will host the “Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming” from 23-24 Continue reading the story...

New website launched to provide entrepreneurship opportunities for persons with disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft Malaysia has launched M-Powered – a unique employment and entrepreneurship portal for persons with disabilities. The portal was launched by YB Dato’ Seri Continue reading the story...

Program for Assistive Technology Conference Announced

RESNA’s 2017 Conference, AT Innovations Across the Lifespan, will offer over 50 workshop presentations on best practices in assistive technology over three days, June 28, 29, and 30. Workshop topics Continue reading the story...

New QualityRights guidance and training tools

The WHO QualityRights initiative has published guidance and training tools to align services and practices with the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

Move to make city more accessible for tourists with disabilities

SOUTH ARFICA: The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more accessible by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots. Raising awareness about Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities get the chance to access mainstream school in Ghana

GHANA: UNICEF, with funding support from USAID, is working with the Ghanaian Government through the Ghana Education Service to support 20 districts in the implementation of Continue reading the story...

Make public buildings more accessible to persons with disabilities: ECLAC

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD:  There are more than a million people in the Caribbean living with some form of disability and an estimated 250,000 who experience Continue reading the story...

Family making tiny wheelchairs for children with disabilities

A couple’s love for their niece inspired them to design and build tiny wheelchairs that can help children with disabilities. Watch the video below:

Amway India, Turnstone Global set up Braille Library

BHUBANESWAR: Amway India has partnered with Turnstone Global, earlier known as National Association for the Blind, to set up a braille library for students with vision Continue reading the story...

UN Women Factsheet on Leaving No One Behind

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality produced a Factsheet building on its seven-year experience working with civil society supporting the transformation of marginalized groups into agents Continue reading the story...

Montana State University and Moscow partnership improves transportation accessibility

BOZEMAN: The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University and Moscow State University for Transport Engineering (MIIT) in Russia have completed a unique, year-long collaboration designed to Continue reading the story...

People with autism join new online genetic study

Autism has a strong genetic component. To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and researchers estimate that Continue reading the story...

Toyota develops new robotic leg brace to help people with mobility disabilities walk

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corporation, which is known for cars, is joining the medical robotics field with the introduction of Welwalk WW-1000. The equipment is a motorized Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Egypt Launches New App for Customers with Vision Disabilities

CAIRO: Vodafone Egypt has launched a new mobile application called “E3rafli” for customers who are blind or have low vision, in an attempt to making its Continue reading the story...

New feature to help bank customers with hearing disabilities in Dubai

DUBAI: Earlier in the year, the bank also began distributing Braille currency for its customers with vision disabilities. Emirates NBD has introduced sign language system for Continue reading the story...

ESCWA Strengthening social protection for persons with disabilities

BEIRUT: The UN Economic and Social Commission (ESCWA) will hold an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 11-12 April in Beirut, Lebanon to discuss its forthcoming publication Continue reading the story...

Report on Mental Health and Human Rights

The report on Mental Health and Human Rights identifies some of the major challenges faced by users of mental health services, persons with mental health conditions Continue reading the story...

NatWest launches credit card for customers with vision disabilities

NatWest is launching the credit card in the UK which is designed for customers who are blind or have low vision and accredited by Royal National Continue reading the story...

Sharjah launches emergency preparedness tips in Braille

SHARJAH: The Sharjah Civil Defence Department on Wednesday launched a safety awareness system initiative for people with vision disabilities through Braille, to inform them about various Continue reading the story...

Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new global action plan – UN experts

Accessible social and health services, with dedicated human and financial resources must be addressed and made available for persons with disabilities in the new global framework Continue reading the story...

New guide addresses transporting children with disabilities to school in developing countries

The Access Exchange International has published a guide to promote affordable, safe, accessible transportation to get children with disabilities to school in developing countries. ““Bridging the Gap: Continue reading the story...

10th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

  NEW YORK: The 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP10) will take place from 13 to 15 June 2017 at UN Continue reading the story...

Qatar 2022 volunteer program to include persons with disabilities

DOHA: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has taken the first step towards the integration of people with disabilities in the Volunteer Programme of Continue reading the story...

Makeathon to develop prototypes for persons with disabilities

A makeathon to develop affordable assistive technology for people with disabilities will be held April 21-23 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s New Lab. The event is being presented Continue reading the story...

Expert meeting on monitoring and evaluation of disability-inclusive development

GENEVA: The Expert Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation for Disability-inclusive Development will be held from 10 to 11 May 2017 at ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Continue reading the story...

Maharashtra government to set up high schools, colleges for students with hearing disabilities

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Maharashtra Government decided to establish high schools and colleges for students with hearing disabilities in the state. The decision was taken at a Continue reading the story...

Mada launches e-accessibility program

DOHA: The Mada Centre has launched a comprehensive year-long project with the aim of increasing the e-accessibility of all government websites. The project includes training web Continue reading the story...

Startup Developing Educational Aids for Children with Vision Disabilities

CROATIA: Thanks to the startup’s projects, children who are blind or have low vision  can learn Braille and identify objects in the environment. A meeting with children Continue reading the story...

SWEB launches educational campaign for children with disabilities

ACCRA: The campaign for education of children with disabilities has taken off with more than 16 schools in Ghana expected to join the global crusade seeking Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities denied their right to basic education in South Africa

A reply to a DA parliamentary question by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has revealed that 9606 students with disabilities are not yet placed Continue reading the story...

Schools to accommodate inclusive education in Fiji

FIJI: The Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy says they have designated schools in urban areas that will accommodate children into the mainstream education system. He says Continue reading the story...

New App to Teach Kiwis Sign Language

NEW ZEALAND: An innovative online learning resource will help teach Kiwis New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Learn NZSL is an e-learning resource developed by the Deaf Studies Continue reading the story...

Astronaut study gives voice to persons with disabilities

When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping Continue reading the story...

New technology allows man with quadriplegia to move just by thinking

Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw.His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn’t Continue reading the story...

Pondicherry University gets Braille center

INDIA: The Louis Braille Centre was recently opened at the Library Annexe of Ananda Rangapillai Library in Pondicherry Central University. Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy inaugurated the Continue reading the story...

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make Continue reading the story...

Tokyo 2020 publish accessibility guide for Paralympic Games

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has published its Accessibility Guidelines which aim to ensure the Olympic and Paralympic Games in three years’ time are Continue reading the story...

MIT graduates develop tactile caliper for students with vision disabilities

Two MIT graduate students have developed a device, called tactile caliper, that provides better access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) materials for students who are Continue reading the story...

EC Central Police Services to Host Disability Awareness Training for 911 Operators and Dispatchers

The Erie County Department of Central Police Services (“CPS”) will host a training program for 911 Operators and Dispatchers designed to help these professionals appropriately and Continue reading the story...
escort girl france paris