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Free Webinar on Accessible Transportation Facilities – August 1

Accessibility standards for transportation facilities apply to the construction and alteration of transportation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and became effective November Continue reading the story...

Law Fails to Guarantee Rights of Yemenis with Disabilities

Before Ahmed had reached his third birthday, his family knew that there was something unique about their child. They were confused by his continuous crying, his Continue reading the story...

Disability sports training course starts in Ghana

GHANA: The Association of Sports for the Disable (ASBOD) and the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) on Monday commenced a five day training course for stakeholders in Continue reading the story...

New Medical Alarm Service for People with Hearing Disabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA: Most medical alarm companies aren’t run by medical companies, but by security companies that automatically send an ambulance when a button is pressed. Without assessing a Continue reading the story...

UN survey focuses on how persons with disabilities cope during disasters

A United Nations online survey launched yesterday seeks to provide insight into how to reduce risk and help persons with disabilities around the world cope with and Continue reading the story...

IT ‘Australia Tax’ hits persons with disabilities hardest

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has urged both sides of federal politics to commit to a whole-of-government accessible IT procurement policy, which has been Continue reading the story...

UTSA launches new Americans with Disabilities Act website

To further support a diverse, inclusive culture by continually improving and expanding disability awareness and access in its campuses, programs and activities, The University of Texas Continue reading the story...

M-Enabling Australasia 2013

SYDNEY: M-Enabling Australasia 2013 will be held on 14-15 August at the Australian Technology Park Conference Centre, Sydney. It is the first conference of its kind Continue reading the story...

Australian Government to Appoint Ambassador for Disability Inclusive Development

Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, today announced the Government’s decision to establish a new Australian Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development. Minister Parke said the ambassador will advocate Continue reading the story...

Governor signs new legislation to help student athletes with disabilities

CHICAGO: Governor Pat Quinn on July 28 was joined by Chicago Hornets hockey player Tyler Woodworth to sign a new law that will help public school Continue reading the story...

FTC to hold webinar for people with vision disabilities – July 31

The Federal Trade Commission will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on July 31 for consumers who are blind or low vision with information on Continue reading the story...

Advocates rally for second chance on disability treaty

Washington, D.C.: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, speaks at a rally to support the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at a rally near Continue reading the story...

Ghana’s Disability Act: The State must set the pace

GHANA: The gorge between the promises, policy statements on one hand and the situation on the ground is perhaps the most explicit indicator of the state’s Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities appeal for inclusion in Civic Education Committee

MALAWI: People with vision disabilities in Likoma District have asked National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) to include them in civic education committees in the run Continue reading the story...

US: Expand Protections for Persons with Disabilities

NEW YORK: The United States should mark July 26, 2013, the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by strengthening legal protections for people with disabilities at home Continue reading the story...

Students with vision disabilities test technology of the future

NEWTON, MA: For the past two weeks, a Boston-based tech start-up, Visus Technology,  with help from the Verizon Innovation Program., has been testing a potentially life-altering Continue reading the story...

Call for Papers: 2014 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA: The Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge has announced they are seeking papers for the 29th International Technology and Persons with Continue reading the story...

University of Florida to develop model program to support students with learning disabilities

GAINESVILLE, FLA.: The University of Florida has received an $846,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a model program to help students with learning disabilities achieve Continue reading the story...

New device for kids with vision disabilities to learn Braille

INDIA: Imagine a young child with vision disability, who is too weak to hold a stylus in his hand, to punch holes on a sheet while Continue reading the story...

New housing to help people with disabilities to live independently

UK: Building projects given the green light to start producing homes that will support people with disabilities and older people to live independently. Building projects up and Continue reading the story...

UAE to Host First International Conference on Disabilities

DUBAI: The country will hold its first international disabilities conference next year to share expertise and discuss ways of increasing inclusion in schools and workplaces. ABILITIESme will Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities demand inclusion in development projects in Rwanda

RWANDA: People with vision disabilities can be assisted to achieve self-reliance instead of living dependent lives, the Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) has said. “There is Continue reading the story...

Mtel supports Summer Olympic Games for people with hearing disabilities

Bulgarian mobile operator Mtel will provide financial support for the 22 edition of the Summer Olympic Games for people with hearing disabilities which is taking place Continue reading the story...

Sprint brings real-time caption calling service to iOS devices

OVERLAND PARK, KAN.: Sprint announced the availability of Wireless CapTel by Sprint powered by Raketu, for all iOS-powered devices. The new app increases accessibility of mobile Continue reading the story...

Louisiana Tech University settles with Feds over inaccessible course materials

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has reached a settlement with Louisiana Tech University and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Continue reading the story...

Sonocent Introduces Audio Notetaker

MADISON, WI: Sonocent, Ltd (Leeds, UK) introduces Audio Notetaker, an assistive technology learning software solution, to the K12 and higher education markets in the United States. Audio Continue reading the story...

Gambia ratifies UNCRPD

Gambian lawmakers unanimously considered and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol at the National Assembly Chambers in Banjul Continue reading the story...

NGO to monitor schemes for people with disabilities in India

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Ability People, an NGO registered under the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, under Continue reading the story...

Israel to implement 2008 law requiring disability access to health facilities

ISRAEL: Patients with disabilities are usually examined by a doctor on the ground floor of health clinics – superseding the need to provide accessibility – but Continue reading the story...

UAB professor leveraging social networks to help children with vision disabilities in Bangladesh

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) professor Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., continues to reach out across the world to help children in need. Hasan, assistant professor of Computer Continue reading the story...

Commission Highlights Milestones in Effort to Ensure Access by Americans with Disabilities to Innovative Communications and Video Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C.: In recognition of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the FCC highlighted milestones in its efforts to bring the accessibility Continue reading the story...

USDOJ Files Lawsuit Against the State of Florida for Unnecessarily Segregating Children with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida alleging the state is in violation of the Americans with Continue reading the story...

GAATES Side Event – COSP6

With great interest from participants and receiving offers to coordinate work with other international organizations, the Global Alliance on Accessible Technology and Environments held a successful Continue reading the story...

Singapore ratifies UNCRPD

SINGAPORE: Singapore has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD). The Convention will come into effect for Singapore on 18 August 2013. This Continue reading the story...

FCC raises standards governing phone relay service for people with speech disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. : The Federal Communications Commission on July 19 raised the standards for providers of Speech-to-Speech (STS) Relay Service in order to improve the experience Continue reading the story...

Town of Poestenkill to improve access for persons with disabilities

The Justice Department announced an agreement with the town of Poestenkill, N.Y., to improve access to all aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Nominations Open for the ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific

Businesses that recognize the added value of diversity are now able to apply for the pioneering ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific. Nominations Continue reading the story...

JCPD registering persons with disabilities

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) will continue its island wide national registration to gather information for  an electronic database for  persons with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

New mobile app provides teaching on social rules and norms for children with autism

CHICAGO, IL: Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider in special technology applications and educational resources used in teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), announced Continue reading the story...

Disability rights advocates push Cebu to adopt accessible tourism program

CEBU: Advocates for the welfare of people with disabilities are pushing Cebu to adopt a “barrier-free tourism” program to provide more opportunities to people with disabilities. Adela Continue reading the story...
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