• Month: May 2013

    Philippines’s OCD orients persons with disabilities on disaster risk reduction management

    CALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A in partnership with Tahanan na Walang Hagdanan Inc., recently conducted a two-day orientation on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) for Persons with Disabilities. Vicente F. Tomazar, OCD IV-A regional director and chair of regional DRRMC describe the activity as… Continue Reading »

    Good360 joins coalition to better serve people with disabilities

    ALEXANDRIA, VA.: Good360 announced it has joined a coalition of leading brands seeking to reach more people with disabilities, led by eSSENTIAL Accessibility. As part of its efforts, Good360 is hosting an assistive technology application on its website, good360.org, and launched a branded communications channel to directly engage people with disabilities, including nonprofits, partners and donors. eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s… Continue Reading »

    New Smartphone Navigation App Launched for People with Vision Disabilities

    SeeingAssistant-Move is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support people who are blind blind and low vision in everyday life. Application provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports. SeeingAssistant-Move has been developed in close co-operation with visually impaired people in order to address their needs as… Continue Reading »

    Including persons with disabilities in community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

    A video describing the story of a woman with disabilities who is a member of the disaster management committee in her village in Bangladesh, followed by a discussion around the positive contribution persons with disabilities can make in reducing disasters, but also the negative impacts of disasters on their community and family. View video Global… Continue Reading »

    Project to improve accessibility of STEM fields for people with vision disabilities

    Open an engineering textbook, and you’re sure to find charts, graphs, and complex equations. Hard enough to decipher, imagine parsing that information if you were blind or low vision. Conveying the detailed visual information that goes hand-in-hand with disciplines in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields isn’t necessarily impossible. But, according to Cris… Continue Reading »

    Best Practices Through Universal Design for Learning

    Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles and techniques for creating inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. At its core is the assertion that all students benefit when they are given multiples ways to take in new information, express their comprehension, and become engaged in learning. Below video features faculty and students… Continue Reading »

    Center helps children with disabilities learn new skills in Mongolia

    MONGOLIA: Like all children, those with disabilities have many abilities, but are often excluded from society by discrimination and lack of support, leaving them among the most invisible and vulnerable children in the world. UNICEF launches its flagship report The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities on 30 May 2013. The report… Continue Reading »

    Vodafone Launches Mobile for Good Europe Awards App Competition

    Vodafone Foundation today announces the launch of the first Mobile for Good Europe Awards to search for iOS and Android apps designed to improve people’s lives and deliver substantial public benefit. Creators of the winning apps, in categories including accessibility, mobilizing public services, health and education, will receive a shared prize fund of €200,000 to be used… Continue Reading »

    University of New Brunswick committee makes learning more accessible

    May 26 to June 1 is Disability Awareness Week and a new committee at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is ensuring that accessible learning is available to all students. Out of 100 University of New Brunswick students, between three and four have a diagnosed disability and are registered with UNB Fredericton’s Student Accessibility Centre. Large classes are… Continue Reading »