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Turkmenistan explores international experience of social inclusion of persons with disabilities

The delegation of Turkmenistan, including members of the Mejlis, representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and Continue reading the story...

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:   Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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,  Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities on the rise in Uganda

Uganda has registered an increase in the number of people who are classified as disabled, according to Edison Ngirabakunzi, the executive director of the National Union Continue reading the story...

U.S. Board Issues Supplemental Rule to Address Access to Shared Use Paths

The Board has released for public comment proposed requirements for accessible shared use paths used by pedestrians, bicyclists, and others for transportation or recreation. These requirements Continue reading the story...

UTSA hosts workshop on workplace accessibility for people with disabilities

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Student Disability Services in collaboration with San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind will present an hour of interactive learning about disability Continue reading the story...

MyVoice launches new AAC-RocketKeys App

MyVoice Inc, the creator of award winning app TalkRocket Go has just launched a new augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) keyboard app called RocketKeys. It can be any configuration or Continue reading the story...

Microsoft rolls out IT tools for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a bid to empower people with disabilities with computer education and heighten their employment prospects, Microsoft India on Wednesday showcased several IT tools that promise to Continue reading the story...

Amovil website helps persons with disabilities find accessible mobile phones and applications

MADRID, SPAIN: The Amóvil website has been revamped to offer a more dynamic and user friendly experience. The new design comes as a result of an Continue reading the story...

Council Approves Mississauga’s 10th Annual Accessibility Plan

CANADA: Mississauga’s focus on transforming into an accessible city reached a milestone this week after Council approved the City’s 10th Annual Accessibility Plan.  The plan outlines new Continue reading the story...

Elcom v8.1 delivers new collaborative features and Level AA accessibility compliance

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Elcom has announced the availability of elcomCMS 8.1, the latest release of its market leading enterprise web content management system. This latest version builds Continue reading the story...

State government to make website accessible for persons with disabilities

INDIA: The Madhya Pradesh government has initiated a step to make government’s websites accessible for persons with disabilities. By the end of February, the website of Continue reading the story...

UNWTO and Italy advance accessibility in Tourism

Ensuring that tourism facilities and sites meet the needs of persons with disabilities, both as a key means of promoting tourism for all and as an Continue reading the story...

Courseload releases first eText platform with accessible collaborative features

INDIANAPOLIS: Courseload, the leading innovator in the aggregation, delivery and use of digital course materials in higher education, has announced the release of Courseload Version 2.3 Continue reading the story...

Australian NGO continues to promote accessible elections

ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES: A bigger percentage from the sector of people with disabilities will be given a higher chance to participate in the forthcoming midterm elections Continue reading the story...

1st International Conference on Technology for Helping People with Special Needs Starts Today

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The three-day international conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013) organized by Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, started in Riyadh, Saudi Continue reading the story...

KNPD files judicial protest against MFA on lack of accessibility

MALTA: The Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabilita (KNPD) filed a judicial protest against the Malta Football Association (MFA) for failing to provide adequate access to the Ta’ Continue reading the story...

Disability access study in Northern Ireland

A major new study into disability access across Northern Ireland will be held in the coming weeks. People with disabilities are being urged to take part in Continue reading the story...

Maltese with hearing disabilities want a fair hearing on film and TV subtitles

The quality of life of people who are dear or hard of hearing would dramatically improve if subtitles were introduced on TV and in cinemas, according Continue reading the story...

CSUN 2013: 28th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

SAN DIEGO: California State University, Northridge (CSUN) 28th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference—the world’s largest and only university-sponsored tech event dedicated to persons Continue reading the story...

HHS enforces equal access for people with hearing disabilities in New York and DC

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has taken two important enforcement actions to ensure people who are deaf Continue reading the story...

Philippines DPWH official reiterates strict implementation of Accessibility Law

BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cordillera is reminding building officials to strictly implement the Batas Pambansa 344 otherwise known as the Continue reading the story...

NAB to collaborate with Perkins to educate people with vision disabilities in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Perkins and the National Association for the Blind, India (NAB) have announced a new and dynamic collaboration that will help to accelerate growth of Continue reading the story...

University of York student develops 3D crossword puzzles for gamers with vision disabilities

A University of York student has successfully completed a challenge that will allow people who are blind or low vision to complete 3D crosswords. Sam Twidale, an Continue reading the story...

Google Lime Scholarship for Computer Science & Engineering Students with Disabilities

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Continue reading the story...

Better Vision app magnifies and reads text out loud

AMSTERDAM: To support people with vision disabilities and dyslectic people in their efforts to read, the ‘Better Vision’ app has been developed: a functional and handy all-in-one  app that Continue reading the story...

Qatar Ministry of Interior wins award for emergency service for people with hearing disabilities

DOHA: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has won the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility (AOSR) award for its ‘Emergency Service for the Deaf’. The Ministry bagged the Continue reading the story...

Forum on international higher education opportunities and the challenges for people with disabilities – February 12

WASHINGTON, DC: The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will host The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities, a public forum on international higher education opportunities and Continue reading the story...

Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Conference in Singapore

RehabTech Asia, the trade event for assistive technology, integrated care and rehabilitation engineering, will take place at the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre from Feb Continue reading the story...

Chinese scientists develop affordable e-notebook for people with vision disabilities

BEIJING: Chinese scientists have developed and tested a prototype electronic notebook for people who are blind that is designed to be cheap to manufacture. The e-notebook, called B-Notes, Continue reading the story...

New construction regulations enhance accessibility

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Division of the State Architect has announced the adoption of updated accessibility standards for the 2013 California Building Continue reading the story...

Apple new patents show next step to improve accessibility

The first filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week reveals a new unlock method that could offer personalized security. The system would require a Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education for children with disabilities can transform lives, says UNICEF

NEW YORK: Progressive policies in inclusive education have made positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Continue reading the story...
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