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Scientists identify a memory suppressor that may play a role in autism

JUPITER, FL: Discovered only in the 1990s, microRNAs are short molecules that work within virtually all cells. Typically, each one functions as a “dimmer switch” for Continue reading the story...

Melbourne trams deny disability access to wheelchair user

A Melbourne man with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who uses a mobility scooter says a tram driver repeatedly refused to deploy a ramp to help him board Continue reading the story...

Disability rights activists protest seeking assistance

CHENNAI, INDIA: Four disability rights groups together staged a protest at Chepauk on Monday, asking the government to meet a number of their demands. About 700 Continue reading the story...

Meet two Dubai residents relying on RTA disability access initiative

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality have embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at turning Dubai into a disability friendly city. From detailed Continue reading the story...

Bookshare and Assistive Technologies Help Students with Disabilities Gain Authentic Work Experiences and Independent Living Skills

PALO ALTO, CALIF.: Bookshare, an online accessible library, free to U.S. students with qualifying print disabilities, is helping students at Riverview School in Massachusetts learn important Continue reading the story...

Department of Justice backs law expanding benefits for persons with disabilities

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: The Department of Justice has recommended to President Aquino that he approve and sign into a law a bill that the House and Senate Continue reading the story...

Ablegamers Launches “Expansion Packs” Initiative to Empower People with Disabilities Through Video Games

HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA: AbleGamers Foundation – the leading charity and organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities through the power of video Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest for job opportunities

CHENNAI, INDIA: A group of teachers with disabilities staged a protest on Saturday. This was the third day of their protest, said R. Sudhakar, president of Continue reading the story...

Students with Vision Disabilities Learn Through Technology

THIKA, KENYA: Until recently, students who are blind or have low vision in Kenya were still using Braille books for their studies. But Kenyan schools for Continue reading the story...

New smartphone app to audit accessibility

CHENNAI, INDIA: To find out if the polling stations for the upcoming State elections are accessible to persons with disabilities, the Disability Rights Alliance, Tamil Nadu Continue reading the story...

Disability Justice Celebrates One Year of Nationwide Advocacy for Workers with disabilities

PHILADELPHIA, PA: One year ago, Disability Justice launched as a nationwide Social Security disability advocacy group. Disability Justice is honored to have helped tens of thousands Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary released

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Sign Language for Beginners’, the Indian sign language dictionary was released on Friday. The book, written by Arun C. Rao, Editor of TheDeafWay.org, and released Continue reading the story...

Proposed Rulemaking Updates Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WASHINGTON: The workforce development system is the backbone of job training in the U.S. It provides millions of jobseekers and workers the opportunity to learn new Continue reading the story...

Travelers with disabilities sue Juneyao Airlines after being declined boarding

Two men with disabilities are suing Juneyao Airlines to fight for an equal right for ordinary people and people with disabilities to travel after they were Continue reading the story...

Wearable device with 3D camera to guide people with vision disabilities

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a low-power chip for processing 3-D camera data that could help people with vision disabilities navigate their environments. Continue reading the story...

UMMS to help community health centers improve emergency planning for persons with disabilities

UMass Medical School is developing a toolkit to help community health centers determine whether their emergency preparedness plans address the needs of individuals with disabilities and Continue reading the story...

Closed Captioning to Be Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems

Passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing will soon be able to use closed captioning on videos and other in-flight entertainment on some airlines. The Continue reading the story...

ILO Launches Red Sea Accessible Tourism Competition 2016

CAIRO: In order to attract visitors who have disabilities to the Red Sea and raise awareness on the value of employing persons with disabilities in the Continue reading the story...

Group of ministers to examine Disabilities Bill

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed a group of ministers (GoM) to examine the crucial Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which Continue reading the story...

Georgia Tech Partners with edX to Offer Online Courses

The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination, to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) for learners around Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities to get unique identity card in India

JAIPUR, INDIA: People with disabilities would get a unique identity card within one and half years, which would be valid throughout the country and would help Continue reading the story...

Students with learning disabilities to get writers in SSC, HSC exams

MUMBAI, INDIA: Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it has recently come out with a resolution allowing student writers for those with learning Continue reading the story...

Farming program a dream for persons with disabilities

JAPAN: Agriculture and welfare groups are joining hands to secure jobs for persons with disabilities as part of a program that is also providing support to Continue reading the story...

Research explores communication in human interaction

A major new €3.5million research initiative led by the University of East Anglia will aim to improve understanding of a fundamental part of communication in humans. Over Continue reading the story...

Modeling Success for People with Disabilities

MIAMI, FL: Stephanie Perkins, who has Down syndrome, has a dream, and she’s determined to make it come true. “My dream is to become a famous Continue reading the story...

RTC’s new mobility center provides free public transit training

LAS VEGAS: The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and local officials celebrated the grand opening of the RTC’s new Mobility Training Center (MTC). The Continue reading the story...

Jamaica to build inclusive school to facilitate children with disabilities

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has announced that the Government will be partnering with Rockhouse Foundation — the 13-year-old philanthropic arm of the Rockhouse Hotel — to Continue reading the story...

Florida Senate passes employment bill for persons with disabilities

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.:  The Florida Senate passed House Bill (HB) 7003, Individuals with Disabilities, by Representative Matt Caldwell (R-North Fort Myers) on January 15. The legislation expands Continue reading the story...

Now, ballot papers in Braille for people with vision disabilities

HYDERABAD, INDIA:  Voters with vision disabilities can exercise their franchise in the GHMC elections on February 2, with city-based Devnar School for the Blind printing ballot Continue reading the story...

Jakarta to provide accessible facilities for people with vision disabilities

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said that the city administration would provide facilities for people with vision disabilities in the city. “People with vision Continue reading the story...

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles Continue reading the story...

UCT Students with Disabilities Demand Access

Students with disabilities gathered at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to speak about the difficulties of operating in an environment built primarily for abled students. Continue reading the story...

12th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

A summit in Arizona in March promises to deliver an educational and memorable experience that will inspire and celebrate the power and spirit of resilience among Continue reading the story...

Grant Enables Study of Wearable Robots to Improve Mobility

WEST ORANGE, NJ: A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices Continue reading the story...

NEIT to Offer Bachelor Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences

EAST GREENWICH, RI: Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities demand own ministry in Zimbabwe

MARONDERA,ZIMBABWE: Persons with disabilities demanded a separate ministry that will cater for their own specific needs like in the case of the war veterans. Members of the Continue reading the story...

Minister launches Job Portal for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot launched an exclusive job portal for Persons with Disabilities here today. Persons with Continue reading the story...

Disability welfare to become 2016 election issue in Ghana

VOICE-Ghana, a disability interest think-tank based in Ho in the Volta Region, says it would make disability issues an important topic to be discussed in the Continue reading the story...

Students designers make spaces, products more accessible

From a wheelchair accessible home bathroom to computer equipment that’s easier on arthritic hands, student innovators from across California designed products and spaces to better serve Continue reading the story...

Doordarshan urged to telecast Republic Day for people with hearing disabilities

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has requested TV Channels telecasting live the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi to carry the signals Continue reading the story...
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