• Month: September 2013

    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 of educational products for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. The world-wide supplier of comprehensive solutions for the special needs community is unveiling… Continue Reading »

    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 (EIPR). In a statement released by the EIPR’s Social and Economic Justice Unit on Tuesday, the civil society organization said that the amendments do not adhere to the UN … Continue Reading »

    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 Madras denied her admission into their Counselling Psychology programme by offering a bizarre explanation: the Distance Education wing at the university does not have ramps and she can’t make… Continue Reading »

    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 fairness, impartiality, righteousness, reasonableness, even-handedness, honesty, integrity and uprightness. The list is endless. Suffice it to note that the inference of the term is largely general, but its application… Continue Reading »

    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 by Project Austismus, teaches children aged 4-8 how to distinguish between various human emotions. Data collected as autistic children play, combined with feedback from parents and teachers, has… Continue Reading »

    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 dreamed of – laptops, science labs, sports fields – and some will continue to wow the world on international test rankings. Others go to schools that lack basic resources… Continue Reading »

    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 becomes easier and faster to perform checks on HTML, CSS, and Internationalization (I18n) for an entire public site. The Validator Suite service scans an entire site to produce… Continue Reading »

    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 the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) visited the headquarters of the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, in Abu Dhabi. In a meeting held… Continue Reading »

    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 on the accessibility of a wide range of tourist attractions in the city, including 161 accommodations, 129 places of interest – such as museums, restaurants and theatres – along… Continue Reading »