• Month: February 2013

    Blind Maps: Concept for a Braille Interface – Navigation System for the iPhone

    The concept focuses on people with vision disabilities, and explores a device to improve their ability to discover and navigate through a city. Watch the video below:  

    UN CRPD – It’s Time For Ireland

    DUBLIN: The European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) call on the Irish Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the implementation plan for the National Disability Strategy without any further delay. At the EDF board meeting, which took place on 23-24 February… Continue Reading »

    TV Worldwide's 'WebAble TV' Internet TV Channel for Community of People with Disabilities, Celebrates First Year with Webcast at CSUN 2013

    CHANTILLY, VA.: TV Worldwide, since 1999, a pioneering web-based global TV network, announced that its Internet TV Channel for the Community of People with Disabilities, WebAble TV,  had been selected to webcast the CSUN 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, February 27-March 1, 2013 in San Diego. The event marks the one year anniversary of… Continue Reading »

    Persons with Disabilities demand estate developers to make accessible buildings

    RWANDA: The Director-General of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), Osward Tuyizere, has urged estate developers to include facilities for persons with disabilities in their buildings. By doing this, he said, they would minimize the trouble persons with disabilities go through to access services. Tuyizere said many buildings, countrywide, do not have requirements for persons… Continue Reading »

    Workshop Promotes Accessible Agribusiness in Thailand

    BANGKOK: A regional workshop opened on February 21 in Bangkok to promote disability-inclusive agribusiness, bringing together the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the Nippon Foundation in a joint effort to work towards a disability-inclusive private sector engagement. According to the “World Report on Disability”, a joint… Continue Reading »

    U.S. Access Board to Form Advisory Committee on Rail Vehicle ADA Accessibility Guidelines

    The Board is organizing an advisory committee to assist in the review and update of its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles and seeks nominations for membership. The Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee will develop consensus recommendations for the Board’s use in updating sections of the guidelines that cover vehicles of fixed guideway systems, including… Continue Reading »

    Nigerian with disabilities seek participation in electoral process

    The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities has inaugurated a committee to ensure the participation of its members in the electoral process towards 2015.  The Chairman of the committee, Mr. Augustine Onwuamegbu, said on Thursday that the association had observed that persons with disabilities had been sidelined from the electoral process for too long.… Continue Reading »

    OPM Issues Final Rule to Remove Barriers to Hiring Persons with Disabilities

    WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued final regulations pertaining to a special hiring authority for the appointment of persons with disabilities.  The final rule for “Excepted Service – Appointment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Severe Physical Disabilities, and Psychiatric Disabilities,” also known as “Schedule A Hiring Authority,” simplifies the hiring process… Continue Reading »

    Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in Regina develop job skills

    REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN: The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will help people with disabilities in Regina develop the skills they need to find jobs.  The announcement was made today by Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre, on behalf of Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd.… Continue Reading »