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Iraqi campaign raises election awareness among persons with disabilities

IRAQ: Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) on November 29th kicked off a large-scale campaign across the country to encourage persons with disabilities to take part in Continue reading the story...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3

Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities, “the world’s largest minority”, often Continue reading the story...

NP team invents new device for persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE: A team from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) has invented a new device to help those unable to use their limbs, control their television sets remotely Continue reading the story...

Nigerians with disabilities lack access to education

NIGERIA: The Centre for Citizens with Disability has said over 80% of Nigerians with disabilities lack access to formal education. The Executive Director, CCD, Mr. David Anyaele, Continue reading the story...

NFB urges senate to ratify convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the Continue reading the story...

Barnes & Noble Nook app for iOS now supports VoiceOver & Screen Magnification feature

The Bernes & Noble Nook releases new version of its Nook application will give users access to over 2.5 million titles and is available for both Android and iOS devices. Bernes Continue reading the story...

UAE to host World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012

DUBAI: The UAE, through the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, will be hosting for the first time in the Middle East the World Conference Continue reading the story...

Renault launches accessible mapping of its French sites

For World Disability Day on December 3, 2012, Renault is calling on its employees to test access to its sites for people with mobility disabilities.  The company Continue reading the story...

Seminar for persons with disabilities opens in Liberia

GBARNGA: A week-long seminar of people with disabilities kicked-off Sunday in Gbarnga, Bong County. The seminar is assembling hundreds of  persons with disabilities affected by the Liberian Continue reading the story...

Residents needed for accessibility advisory committee

BROCK TWP.: Brock Township is looking for local residents to serve on its accessibility advisory committee. The group recently helped develop a multi-year accessibility plan to Continue reading the story...

New world-class accessibility show home will open to the public

ENGLEWOOD, CO: Accessible Systems, the leader in accessibility products and services for persons with disabilities, the aging in place population and recuperating individuals will open the Continue reading the story...

Emergency Access Advisory Committee Meeting – December 14

The Federal Communications Commission will hold the next Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) meeting at the Commission headquarters, 445 12th St., SW,  Commission Meeting Room, Washington, Continue reading the story...

Free Webinar on the Role of Vocational Rehabilitation & the Americans with Disabilities Act – November 28

The webinar is hosted by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) – Southeast, a partnership between the Southeast ADA Center and Southeast TACE Region IV. This session will Continue reading the story...

Nepal Telecommunications Authority to implement ICT project for persons with disabilities

KATHMANDU: With growing use of information and communication technology (ICT) and telecommunications services, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is implementing a project which will allow persons with Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Map project wins Russian Internet OSCAR

The unique Internet project “Accessibility Map”, implemented by the “United Country” Foundation for People with Disabilities in conjunction with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has won Continue reading the story...

Vietnam government starts ICT training for young people with disabilities

HCM City: Nearly 500 children with disabilities will be given an educational boost thanks to a pioneering scheme aiming to improve access to information technology. The two-year Continue reading the story...

Accessible buses for persons with disabilities launched in Tobago

TOBAGO: Persons with disabilities in Tobago have been provided with two buses specially designed for persons with disabilities. The buses were launched in Scarborough on Wednesday by Continue reading the story...

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in the Brantford area develop job skills

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in the Brantford area develop the skills they need to find jobs, on November 23 Continue reading the story...

UN human rights office to launch online “Google+ Hangout” series

Make your voice count for human rights. Ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, the UN Human Rights Office is launching its first ever Google+ Continue reading the story...

Lazio fan with disabilities denied access into Juventus Stadium

ITALY: Twenty five year old Lazio fan with disabilities Claudio Palmulli has written an open letter of disgust at being denied access to watch his team play against Continue reading the story...

Callas launches pdfGoHTML

BERLIN: Callas software releases pdfGoHTML, a free Adobe Acrobat plug-in converting tagged PDF files into HTML supporting the ISO PDF/UA standard for universally accessible PDF documents Continue reading the story...

Government committed to providing ICT skills to persons with disabilities: Mahama

ACCRA, GHANA: President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said his government was committed to providing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to people with disabilities so Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches new resource tools for accessible transportation complaints

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency launched yesterday two new resource tools for travellers with disabilities and for transportation service providers to improve their access to and Continue reading the story...

Focus on inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: In a bid to provide a platform to ensure inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the mainstream of the society, the Continue reading the story...

Assessment to determine best reading medium for students with vision disabilities

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States and the leading advocate for Continue reading the story...

Nepal Telecommunications Authority releases draft report on making ICT accessible for persons with disabilities

NEPAL: The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has released its draft report on making Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and mobile phone accessible to persons with disabilities. Stakeholders can Continue reading the story...

Ottawa Hosting Accessibility Day 2012 – November 29

The City of Ottawa is hosting AccessAbility Day 2012 with the theme, “Building People Places by Designing Accessible Spaces.” This year’s event is in partnership with Canada Continue reading the story...

Malta aims to boost tourism for persons with disabilities

Malta will be trying to lure elderly tourists and people with disabilities from European countries to boost the tourism low season between November and March. Social tourism Continue reading the story...

Ghanaian with disabilities face difficulties accessing polling stations

BOLGATANGA: Persons with disabilities have expressed worry about the disability unfriendliness of some polling stations and this make it difficult for them to reach such areas Continue reading the story...

467000 children with disabilities not attending school in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: At least 467 000 children with disabilities are not attending school, Deputy Minister for Children Hendriette Bagopane-Zulu said on Wednesday. “This year alone, we have 467 000 children Continue reading the story...

Learning Ally launches new services for people with dyslexia and vision disabilities

PRINCETON, NJ: Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization serving 300,000 children and adults across the U.S. who have vision, learning and reading-based disabilities, has transformed its website Continue reading the story...

Irish with disabilities ‘ignored’ by government

IRELAND: Some 600,000 people in Ireland have disabilities, however their rights continue to be ignored by the government, the Disability Rights Coalition (DRC) has claimed. It has Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop new algorithm to help persons with disabilities operate computer cursors with their thoughts

Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate mathematical algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help persons with disabilities maneuver computer cursors with their Continue reading the story...

Syracuse University’s Project ENABLE launches training website for school librarians to better serve students with disabilities

SYRACUSE, NY: Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) has launched a training website, made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Continue reading the story...

Texas A&M University provides resources for families and children with disabilities

The Family Support Network at Texas A&M University provides information, training, and resources for families with children who have disabilities. For families raising a child with a Continue reading the story...

United Spinal hosts free webinar for veterans with disabilities seeking employment

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association’s program, VetsFirst, will offer a free webinar on Wednesday, November 28th; from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST to provide tools for disabled veterans returning to work. The webinar will Continue reading the story...

Angola joins UNCRPD

LUANDA: Angola’s adhesion to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is intended to fulful another goal of the Executive’s Governance Programme, Continue reading the story...

Fiji lacks progress in improving accessibility of public transport systems

FIJI: Having public transport systems that are accessible for persons with disabilities can offer wide sustainable transportation in the country. Director for Transport, Lui Naisara says discussions Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Electoral Commission seeks public input on improving accessibility at elections

The Electoral Commission is seeking input from the public on how services for persons with disabilities might be improved for parliamentary elections. “This is a chance to Continue reading the story...

NFB partners with Santa to promote Braille literacy

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND:  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to Continue reading the story...
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