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City of Vancouver accepting nominations for Access and Inclusion Awards

Nominations for the City of Vancouver Access and Inclusion Awards are now being accepted. The Access and Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership and Continue reading the story...

Dell tablets to feature Tobii eye-tracking technology

BRACKNELL, UK: Tobii Technology, a world leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction, has partnered with Dell OEM Solutions to launch the Tobii EyeMobile, an integration of its Continue reading the story...

Learn Baby Signing With New ASL App

SAN MATEO, CA: Babies can learn to communicate using hand signs before they can speak, but parents need the right tools to teach their children. Now, Continue reading the story...

New Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Areas

WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas developed by the federal government on September 26. The Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines provide detailed Continue reading the story...

GAATES Attends UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development

NEW YORK: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) took part in the United Nations General Assembly’s High-level Meeting on Disability and Development held Continue reading the story...

During UN week, a voice for children with disabilities is heard in corridors of power

NEW YORK: She calls herself Crystal, because of her brittle bones, but Nguyen Phuong Anh is fast becoming known for her sparkling voice and for shattering Continue reading the story...

UN report highlights ICT’s potential to foster inclusion of persons with disabilities

A report released today by the United Nations and its partners illustrates how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help give access to resources to persons Continue reading the story...

Young people with disabilities have high internet access levels

New research by UK regulator Ofcom shows that young people with disabilities are taking advantage of the benefits of being online. The study shows that levels of Continue reading the story...

At UN week, abilities before disabilities – pushing for a world of inclusion

Watch how Nguyen Phuong Anh – ‘Crystal’ – is making her voice heard in the corridors of power at the United Nations and harmonizing messages with Continue reading the story...

Venezuela signs UN CRPD

In a move praised by disability advocates, the Venezuelan government signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations on Tuesday. Flags Continue reading the story...

Vietnamese girl uses her talent and determination to inspire others

Nguyen Phuong Anh, or ‘Crystal’, has inspired millions with her singing. Here, she talks about living with an inherited condition that makes her bones brittle.   For more Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities: A power for change not a burden

BANGKOK: Chaiyaphon Phupharat knows what he is talking about when he speaks about disability and how people with disabilities are more vulnerable when disasters happen. In 1995, Continue reading the story...

New development agenda must be disability-inclusive – UN high-level meeting

NEW YORK: The rights of persons with disabilities must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda, United Nations officials today urged a High-level meeting of Continue reading the story...

UN High-Level Meeting: Millennium Development Goals Must Include Persons With Disabilities

NEW YORK: World leaders will gather together at a High-level Meeting on Disability and Development on 23 September to consider and adopt a resolution that calls Continue reading the story...

Press Conference on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Development Agenda

For too long, persons with disabilities had been excluded from development planning and it was time to recognize their enormous potential to create a more inclusive Continue reading the story...

EEOC to Hold Disability Symposium on Sept. 26 in Washington

WASHINGTON: On Thursday, Sept. 26, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public symposium from 12-5 p.m. entitled “The Past, Present, and Future Continue reading the story...

UN to spotlight disability inclusive development at high-level meeting

NEW YORK: UN high-level meeting to discuss the role of persons with disabilities in contributing to overall development, senior United Nations officials on September 20 urged Continue reading the story...

Vietnam to include persons with disabilities in climate change action plan

HANOI: With its long coastline and large deltas, Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the growing hazards of climate change, Continue reading the story...

New award for making accessible computer games

The Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) has included an inaugural Accessibility Award for this year’s Australian Game Developers Awards. The new award seeks to reward games Continue reading the story...

Tobii Brings Gaze Interaction to Tablet Devices

Tobii Technology, the global market leader in eye tracking and Gaze Interaction, announced yesterday the launch of Tobii EyeMobile — a lightweight, highly portable peripheral that brings true Continue reading the story...

Program aids inclusive education

CHENNAI, INDIA: While the resistance to encourage children with learning disabilities/dyslexia and autism is still prevalent in Indian society — Sankalp, the Open School Learning Centre Continue reading the story...

Special Learning launches new teaching kits for people with disabilities

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced yesterday its newest line Continue reading the story...

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemns constitutional articles on disability rights

EGYPT: Amendments to the 2012 constitution drafted by the 10-member legal experts’ committee fail to preserve disability rights, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Continue reading the story...

University denies admission to woman with disabilities in India

CHENNAI: She broke her spine in an accident when she was 18. Paralysed down her neck, nothing has dented Preethi Srinivasan’s spirit. Until the University of Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities need access to justice in Uganda

UGANDA: Have you ever taken time to reflect on what the term justice means in its real sense? Ordinarily, one would imagine that it refers to Continue reading the story...

New game to help students with autism

A free iPad and Android game is delivering fresh observations about children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Nurfland, the first in a series of games being developed Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities denied access to education in China

CHINA: Millions of children across China have just begun a new school year. Some are going to schools equipped with resources their parents could only have Continue reading the story...

W3C Launches Website Validation Suite

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on September 10 announced a premium W3C Validator Suite to help people improve the quality of Web pages. With the Validator Suite, it Continue reading the story...

UAE organizations explore ways to produce tactile books for children with visions disabilities

ABU DHABI: Two UAE based organizations are looking at ways to produce books for children with vision disabilities. The subject was discussed when a delegation from Continue reading the story...

Spain promotes accessible tourism

MADRID: Madrid has a standing commitment to tourism for all, as illustrated by the 6th Accessible Tourism Guide to Madrid. This publication offers up-to-date, detailed information Continue reading the story...

Four UPSC candidates with vision disabilities continue to battle for justice in India

NEW DELHI: The wait is almost endless. In 2008, four UPSC candidates with vision disabilities hopefuls — Shiwam Kumar, Pankaj Srivastava, Abhishek Kumar and Rahul Mittal — got Continue reading the story...

Lifestyle magazine in Braille for people with vision disabilities

A Mumbai-based young woman entrepreneur is seeking to a make a difference to the lives of people with vision disabilities in India by launching the country’s Continue reading the story...

USDOJ Files Lawsuit Against Owners and Builders of Apartment Complex for Fair Housing Act Violations

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit yesterday against the owners, builders and designers of an eight unit apartment complex at 175 and 195 Silsbee Avenue in Continue reading the story...

UN expert urges greater social inclusion of persons with disabilities

A United Nations independent human rights expert yesterday urged Moldovan authorities to urgently adopt measures for greater social inclusion and take more efforts to integrate people Continue reading the story...

Nigeria holds workshop on sign language

The Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA) held a three-day workshop at the Wesley School for The Hearing Impaired to teach primary health workers sign Continue reading the story...

Lack of accessibility for people with disabilities in Russia

MOSCOW: Millions of people with disabilities in Russia continue to face significant barriers to participation in society. In 177 days, Russia will host the March 2014 Continue reading the story...

UNWTO approves accessible tourism recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on “ for All” (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations Continue reading the story...

Commission call for explanation of progress for New Zealanders with learning, intellectual disabilities

NEW ZEALAND: The Human Rights Commission joins the IHC and People First New Zealand in calling for an explanation of progress for people with learning/intellectual disabilities. Continue reading the story...

New map makes Hamilton CBD more accessible

NEW ZEALAND: A new map developed by Hamilton City Council will help people with disabilities find their way around the CBD more easily. Hamilton CBD Accessible Continue reading the story...

Sprint launches new cellphone for customers with vision disabilities

OVERLAND PARK, KAN.: For people with vision disabilities, using a mobile device hasn’t always been easy. Kyocera Kona from Sprint  helps to solve that problem by providing Continue reading the story...
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