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Numerous Barriers to Education and Jobs for Persons with Disabilities in Armenia

According to the Agency of Medical and Social Expertise of RA, at the beginning of this year 210 000 persons with disabilities were registered in Armenia, Continue reading the story...

Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

MELBOURNE: Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations Continue reading the story...

Team Wins Award for Armenian Sign Language App

YEREVAN: Students from the Vahan Tekeyan School in the Karbi village of Aragatsotn Province were selected as finalists of the 2017 Technovation Challenge, an all-girls international Continue reading the story...

Mobilizing Global Commitments to Accessibility, Perspectives from Governments

August 9th, 2017 marked the third meeting of the Disability Inclusive and Accessibility in Urban Development (DIAUD) Network.  This meeting focused upon the expansion of the Continue reading the story...

NASA paves a way for people who are blind to experience a Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, just a few days away, the United States of America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse. Said to Continue reading the story...

Hungarian government to support NGOs serving persons with disabilities

The government is supporting NGOs that help people living with disabilities and their families by a total of 171.5 million forints (EUR 560,000) available through tender, Continue reading the story...

Committee on the Rights of persons with disabilities opens eighteenth session in Geneva

GENEVA: The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its eighteenth session, during which it will review measures taken by Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Continue reading the story...

New hearing aid dispensing initiative at UNM

This month The University of New Mexico Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) is launching a new campaign to help get hearing aids to those who need Continue reading the story...

10 million persons with disabilities being forcibly displaced in 2016: UN

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday that among the over 65 million persons being forcibly displaced in 2016, almost 10 million were persons Continue reading the story...

UKPD Receives Police Autism Community Training

LEXINGTON, KY.: The University of Kentucky Police Departmentreceived Police Autism Community Training (PACT) yesterday by Abbey Love, an educational psychology doctoral student at UK and creator of PACT.  The Continue reading the story...

Helping retailers in Ontario improve accessibility

TORONTO: As part of an EnAbling Change project with the Government of Ontario, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has developed a retail-specific Workshop and Webinar series Continue reading the story...

UK aviation encouraging more persons with disabilities to fly but four airports told they must improve

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers Continue reading the story...

MnDOT calls for grant applications to aid bus stop access in rural, small urban areas

ST. PAUL, MINN.: The Minnesota Department of Transportation is taking grant applications to improve access for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities to bus stops and Continue reading the story...

Braille project in offing for people with vision disabilities to learn Odissi

Spreading harmony through Odissi dance form in two states Chhattisgarh and Odisha, Purnashree Raut is among the few artists, who made efforts to Odissi alive in Continue reading the story...

New pathways to leadership for victorians with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today Continue reading the story...

Dubai Police organize Taekwondo course for persons with disabilities

Some 150 trainees have joined the para-Taekwondo self-defence course organised by the People of Determination Council at Dubai Police. The course is part of the council’s summer Continue reading the story...

UN disability rights committee to review Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Luxembourg, and the UK

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is meeting in Geneva from 14 to 31 August 2017 to review the following countries: Continue reading the story...

UH helping California national parks become more accessible for people who are blind

In their continuing efforts to “audio describe the world,” researchers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will collaborate with Google, the American Council of the Continue reading the story...

OAS and ORITEL to Promote Inclusive Education in the Americas

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Organization of Telethons (ORITEL) presented the Program for the Promotion of Inclusive Education in the Americas, by Continue reading the story...

Lack of Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Ghana

GHANA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations is threatening to sue public organisations for their failure to comply with the country’s disability act. Per the disability act Continue reading the story...

Ministry Launches Indian National Anthem Video in Sign Language

NEW DELHI: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring people with disabilities. Directed by veteran filmmaker Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities struggle with schooling in South Korea

Children with disabilities struggle at regular schools, at which they often find themselves unsupervised. Although most children with disabilities attend regular schools as part of the Continue reading the story...

First bar for people with hearing disabilities opens in Colombia

It is not yet dark, but the two girls sitting at a table in a Bogota bar flick on the lamp on their wooden table. It Continue reading the story...

Nigerian group wants government support for people with vision disabilities

NIGERIA: The Federal Nigerian Society for the Blind has expressed displeasure over the inhumane treatment meted out to people with vision disabilities in the country. Speaking at Continue reading the story...

Transforming lives in Ghana, as more children with disabilities go to school

GHANA: “The answer is four,” said Patricia, 10, smiling brightly before she walked to the chalk board with confidence to write the answer to the maths Continue reading the story...

Enhanced Vision Introduces New Wearable Low-Vision Technology at an Affordable Price

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.: Enhanced Vision introduces Jordy, the latest in wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as Continue reading the story...

Workshop on Robotic-Mediated Behavior Intervention

The organizers of the First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robotic-Mediated Behavior Intervention today announced that a workshop focused on robots and autism will be held on September Continue reading the story...

Conference on disability opens in Ghana

KUMASHI, GHANA: A two-day international conference to identify effective ways to mainstream disability issues into the nation’s development agenda has opened in Kumasi. Hosted by the Kwame Continue reading the story...

Moving Forward Together Towards Inclusive and Accessible Cities For All

On July 26th, the DIAUD network held the second of a series of virtual meetings intended to bring together diverse partners for the advancement of the Continue reading the story...

New Android app lets people with vision disabilities in India listen to texts in local language

Millions of people with vision disabilities in India may benefit from free, open-source software for Android devices that converts electronic text written in Indian languages into Continue reading the story...

Persons with Disabilities Lack University Education in Namibia

WINDHOEK: The National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN) wants the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to investigate why the majority of persons Continue reading the story...

Number of people with vision disabilities to triple by 2050: Study

New research from Anglia Ruskin University suggests by the middle of the century 115 million people worldwide could be blind, compared to 36 million people in Continue reading the story...

China to raise public awareness on disability

BEIJING: Chinese authorities called for the raising of people’s awareness of disabilities ahead of the country’s first disability prevention day which falls on Aug. 25, according Continue reading the story...

Optimized360 Introduces ADApt, the Web Accessibility Engine for Medical Websites

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.: No one wants to get on the wrong side of the law and its regulations. Dentists and physicians rightly go to great lengths Continue reading the story...

Tactile printing market poised for steady growth according to new research report

SAN JOSE, CALIF.: According to a new market report published by Credence Research Inc “Tactile Printing Market Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 – Continue reading the story...

UCL boosts recognition of and access to sign language

University College London (UCL), the only UK university with a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) requirement for all UK undergraduates, has set a precedent by recognising British Continue reading the story...

JICA assists to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in Sudan

KHARTOUM: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with National Council for Persons with Disabilities conducts a seminar on “Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities” from 31st Continue reading the story...

Coming face-to-face with disability could end supernatural myth-making in Africa

Many people in rural African communities still believe that disability is caused by supernatural forces, curses and as ‘punishment’ for wrongdoings – according to University of Continue reading the story...

Website Accessibility Lawsuits Expected to Rise From Trump Administration

PROVIDENCE, RI: Under the guidance of President Trump, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has deprioritized the monitoring and regulation of web accessibility standards. This Continue reading the story...

University of Manitoba Begins Largest Built Environment Accessibility Audit

Aligning with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and the University of Manitoba’s commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment, the University will be embarking on a Continue reading the story...
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