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Conference promotes rights of persons with disabilities

HANOI: International cooperation is crucial to successfully realising the rights of people with disabilities, heard a conference jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Continue reading the story...

New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty

The NZ Government will join an international treaty to improve access to written materials for New Zealanders who are blind and low vision , Disability Issues Continue reading the story...

Armenian emergency ministry launches ‘911 SOS’ for persons with disabilities

YEREVAN: Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations has  launched a free mobile application “911 SOS,” designed specifically for people with disabilities. In a press release the ministry Continue reading the story...

New Zealand appoints new Disability Rights Commissioner

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The Continue reading the story...

Improving Access to Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

Ontario is improving access to services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families by finding better ways to connect them to supports available in their Continue reading the story...

Telia Lithuania adapts smartphones for use by people with vision disabilities

Operator Telia Lithuania, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Union of the Blind, has launched a project to offer mobile phones adapted for use by people with Continue reading the story...

New Access Guide Highlights Central California National Parks

RIPON, CA: If you’ve always wanted to explore Yosemite, Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks, but thought the trip was out of reach because you use Continue reading the story...

Managed care programs must have digital information comply with modern accessibility standards

PROVIDENCE, RI: New regulations are soon coming into effect that will further impact website accessibility for health care organizations. Beginning July 1, 2017, all managed care Continue reading the story...

Vision for Accessible Transportation in Canada

GATINEAU, QC: Scott Streiner, the Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, today shared his vision of a national transportation system that is the most Continue reading the story...

Tanzanian government apologises to ‘manhandled’ protesters with disabilities

The Tanzanian government has apologised to protesters with disabilities who were manhandled by the police last Friday in the capital Dar es Salaam. Local media The Citizen Continue reading the story...

State order to permit students with vision disabilities in Science stream of Higher Secondary courses

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: The State Government issued an order allowing students with vision disabilities to study in science stream of higher secondary courses. The GO was issued Continue reading the story...

URI students redesign toy cars to benefit children with disabilities

KINGSTON, R.I.: Who doesn’t remember the simple joy of zipping around the yard in a toy car? Every kid should have that experience, and thanks to Continue reading the story...

Smart devices, apps help children with disabities to overcome challenges

KUWAIT: Smart electronic devices and applications could be a curse for children, but they are a blessing for peers with disabilities. Numerous studies have shed lights Continue reading the story...

UAE emphasises No One is Left Behind motto at COSP

NEW YORK:  The United Arab Emirates has organised two panel discussions at the United Nations during its participation in the 10th Conference of State Parties to Continue reading the story...

China’s college English test adopts papers in Braille

CHANGCHUN: Five students who are blind joined their peers Saturday to sit the national college English test in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province, where Continue reading the story...

Indian tech startups hope to change the world for people with vision disabilities

MUMBAI: An afternoon at the Blind People Association in the sweltering heat of Ahmedabad four years ago changed Gunjan Gupta’s life – and may potentially change Continue reading the story...

Fiji ratifies UNCRPD

SUVA: UNICEF welcomes Fiji’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), making Fiji the eleventh country in the Pacific to Continue reading the story...

Still Left Behind — Pathways to Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities

Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing Continue reading the story...

Azusa Pacific University Hosts Summer Institute on Theology and Disability

“A vision of a place where everyone is welcome, everyone believes, and everyone belongs.” These words capture the vision of Erik Carter, Ph.D., vice chair of the Collaborative Continue reading the story...

Bangladesh wins international accolades for DAISY Standard Accessible Reading Materials

Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious IT award called the “World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prize-2017”. On 13 June 2017, in a grand ceremony Continue reading the story...

HCM City hosts national sports tournament for persons with disabilities

VIETNAM: The national sports competition for people with disabilities officially kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14, drawing the participation of more than Continue reading the story...

New Stanford graduate empowering people with disabilities in Thailand

Disability significantly affected the lives of many of Oranicha “Natty” Jumreornvong’s loved ones, but the topic was rarely discussed. That’s because Jumreornvong, who graduates this week, Continue reading the story...

New Scorecard Shows Where Pennsylvania Needs Improvement to Serve Older Adults and People with Disabilities

HARRISBURG, PA.: Pennsylvania ranks 36th among all states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, according to Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities invited to apply for scholarship

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is now inviting applications for its Margaret Moody Scholarship for persons with disabilities. Applicants must be fully registered with Continue reading the story...

Armenian Sign Language App Wins International Contest

YEREVAN: An application called Armenian Sign Language, created by One Step Ahead by a team of female high school students, won Technovation Challenge international competition in Continue reading the story...

Grants to Give People With Disabilities More Access

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2 million in new accessible bathrooms across the state, to boost access and equality for Victorians with a disability. Minister for Continue reading the story...

Canada endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

MONTREAL: The Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, made the announcement at the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to Continue reading the story...

Department of Education Launches New IDEA Website

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on June 1, 2017. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Continue reading the story...

Experts urge support for most marginalized persons with disabilities, as UN forum begins

NEW YORK: As the largest and most diverse international disability meeting in the world kicks off at the United Nations in New York, leading experts in Continue reading the story...

High Court asks railways why coaches for passengers with disabilities were removed

MADURAI, INDIA: The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday gave a final chance to Southern Railway to file its counter-affidavit to a public interest litigation Continue reading the story...

More Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Jamaica is seeking to increase access and coverage for persons with disabilities, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This was noted by Continue reading the story...

Vietnam prioritizes protecting rights of persons with disabilities

NEW YORK: The promotion and protection of rights of persons with disabilities is always high on Vietnam’s agenda, said Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, permanent representative of Continue reading the story...

‘Unprecedented’ conference on rights of persons with disabilities gets under way at UN

NEW YORK: A major intergovernmental meeting got underway at the United Nations today, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the full implementation of Continue reading the story...

Thais with Disabilities Call for Accessible Voting

BANGKOK: People with disabilities called for equal-access to the polls come election day, saying it is difficult for them to exercise their right to vote. The Election Continue reading the story...

Girl born without hand receives 3-D-printed prosthesis to play violin

A 10-year-old girl’s musical dreams have come true, thanks to university students and cutting-edge technology. Isabella Cabrera of Virginia was born without a left hand. She received a Continue reading the story...

Amway India, Turnstone Global to set up a Braille Library in Kolkata

KOLKOTA, INDIA: This Braille library in Kolkata is one of the five such libraries being set up by Amway in partnership with Turnstone Global across East. Continue reading the story...

Social Robots Improving the lives of People with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disabilities in which communication can be hindered in social interactions both verbal and non-verbal. There is a wide spectrum within the effects Continue reading the story...

Moving Toward Disability Access in Morocco

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO: The Program-for-Results Urban Transport Program Project is strengthening infrastructure in Morocco, while promoting competitive and inclusive growth by linking citizens with limited mobility to Continue reading the story...

International Symposium: “Art and Disability: The cases from Africa and Asia”

TOKYO: The international symposium “Art and Disability”, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, June 25, 2017 at The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Continue reading the story...

Sennheiser to boost cine experience for people with disabilities

DUBAI: For the first time in the UAE, Sennheiser will be offering its personal assistive hearing and translation tool, CinemaConnect to audiences at dedicated screening destination. Dubai Continue reading the story...
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