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Banking awareness forum for people with vision disabilities held in Jeddah

JEDDAH: An awareness seminar on banking fraud was held recently for people with vision disabilities in Jeddah. The Media and Banking Awareness Committee of Saudi Banks, in Continue reading the story...

Brighton University students design website for people with hearing disabilities

UK: Two students have designed a new website to enable people who are deaf or hard of hearing to find trusted traders who can communicate with Continue reading the story...

India to launch sports scheme for persons with disabilities

GUWAHATI: Assam government on November 25 said it will launch a special sports scheme for persons with disabilities, especially children. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said his government Continue reading the story...

Board for the National Council for Persons With Disability Inaugurated in Ghana

ACCRA: A 14-member Board of the Council of Persons with Disability was, yesterday, inaugurated in Accra. This is to broaden the mandate of the ministry to Continue reading the story...

Project to improve web and cloud computing accessibility

The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a five-year, $3.7 million project led by Carnegie Mellon University to develop methods that enable people with disabilities to Continue reading the story...

USDOJ Seeks to Intervene in Lawsuit Alleging H&R Block’s Tax Preparation Website is Inaccessible to Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC: The Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced yesterday that they have moved to intervene in National Federation of the Blind et Continue reading the story...

Minister calls for amendment of Disability Act

GHANA: Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called for amendment of the Disability Act 2006 to conform to international obligations under Continue reading the story...

Braille newspaper launched in Namibia

WINDHOEK: New Era Publication Corporation on Friday witnessed a new dawn of inclusiveness when it launched Namibia’s first weekly Braille newspaper. Published courtesy of the New Era newspaper’s content, Continue reading the story...

Sport offers new hope to Vietnamese with disabilities

Central Quang Tri is home to about 80 per cent of the country’s people with mobility disabilities, but its sports program has been a “magical wand” Continue reading the story...

Meeting to promote disability-inclusive development agenda

UNESCO will be hosting the 8th meeting of the UN Inter-Agency Support Group for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Continue reading the story...

Disability rights advocates urge government to adopt UN CRPD

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: The League of Welfare Organizations for the Disabled and 10 other groups representing people with disabilities yesterday urged the legislature to adopt the UN Continue reading the story...

Citibank to Support Teleton USA Campaign to Aid Children with Disabilities

NEW YORK: In an effort to provide aid to children with disabilities, cancer, and autism in the United States, Citibank on November 21 announced that it Continue reading the story...

Conference for people with vision disabilities held in India

CHENNAI: Students with vision disabilities, from across the State, learnt about career opportunities in various sectors at a two-day conference that concluded on Saturday. Organised by Nethrodaya, Continue reading the story...

Canada introduces important measures to support Canadians with disabilities

VANCOUVER: Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today announced that children and Continue reading the story...

Minister welcomes reforms made to disability act

GHANA: The Ghana Federation of the Disabled on Thursday presented a Gap Analysis Report on the Persons With Disability Act, (Act 715, 2006) to the Ministry Continue reading the story...

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in the Peel Region gain job skills

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in the Peel Region develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to find jobs. Continue reading the story...

Most complaints received by KNPD relate to physical accessibility in Malta

MALTA: Contrary to previous years, the National Commission Persons with Disability this year received a greater number of complaints related to instances of discrimination in the Continue reading the story...

US Defense Secretary Urges Senate Approval of Treaty on Disability Rights

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is urging the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of people with disabilities and extends to Continue reading the story...

Advancing Equal Technology Access Rights to People with Disabilities

Frances West testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday, Nov. 21 to discuss IBM’s point of view on the proposed U.S. ratification Continue reading the story...

Tajikistan to improve services for persons with disabilities

The WHO Country Office, Tajikistan is working with the Government to improve disability rehabilitation services and increase the numbers of trained rehabilitation professionals in the country. Continue reading the story...

Bid to empower persons with disabilities through employment

LUCKNOW, INDIA: People with disabilities in the state are deprived of the benefits given through the National Disability Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) due to lack of Continue reading the story...

University of Alabama students build app for children with autism

Three University of Alabama undergraduate students have developed an app that aids in teaching children with autism to recognize facial emotions and are receiving national recognition Continue reading the story...

Sudan unveils national strategy for education of children with disabilities

KHARTOUM: The Federal Ministry of Education launched a National Strategy for the Education of Children with Disabilities, covering 2013-2016. UNICEF is very pleased to see that the Ministry Continue reading the story...

Synaesthesia more common in people with autism

People with autism are more likely to also have synaesthesia, suggests new research in the journal Molecular Autism. Synesthetic number form. (Credit: University of Cambridge/Richard E. Cytowic) Synaesthesia Continue reading the story...

Egyptians with disabilities demand employment rights

CAIRO: Dozens of people with physical disabilities held a protest on Wednesday in front of the National Council for Disabled People in Cairo’s Sray El-Quba to Continue reading the story...

Philippines strengthens monitoring of establishments compliance to Accessibility Law

TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office as the lead agency in the implementation of the Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 has Continue reading the story...

UM Researchers to study how technology may help youths with disabilities

A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to study how technology — including apps for smartphones and tablets, cloud devices and a U-M-developed video Continue reading the story...

Smartphone travel app for people with vision disabilities

SINGAPORE: A team of Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturers and students have designed a smartphone application to help people who are blind and low vision navigate and Continue reading the story...

NVDA 2013.3rc2 Released

NVDA 2013.3rc2 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the Continue reading the story...

Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing aid technology

COLUMBUS, OHIO: Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how Continue reading the story...

Delhi High Court directs ICAI to provide writers for students with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Delhi High Court Monday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to prepare a panel of writers to assist students Continue reading the story...

Philippines to hold forum on accessible tourism for persons with disabilities

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES: In line with the Government’s thrust of promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the tourism industry and other Tourism-related programs of Continue reading the story...

Canadian researchers call for changes to help adults with developmental disabilities

CANADA: Adults with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome in Ontario are having a harder time accessing health care even though they have more Continue reading the story...

Microsoft and the European Disability Forum Host Discussion on E-Government

BRUSSELS: Microsoft co-hosted an important policy discussion with the European Disability Forum (EDF) at the European Parliament here in Brussels, Belgium on November 13. EDF is Continue reading the story...

W3C Invites Implementations of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG) invites implementations of the Candidate Recommendation Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0, and comments on a Working Draft Continue reading the story...

Nearly 90% of persons with disabilities unemployed in Kazakhstan

ASTANA: Employment of persons with disabilities of working age is still a big problem in Kazakhstan, according to the Kazakh prosecutor general’s office (PGO). “About 70% of Continue reading the story...

Utah Valley University professor plans first deaf culture digital library

Each semester, Utah Valley University professor and Director of American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Bryan Eldredge assigns his students projects that require extensive research of Continue reading the story...

Korea makes accessibility standards for consumer electronics

Korea will make global accessibility standards for consumer electronics. The consensus was formed at an international conference. It seems to reflect the global status of the Continue reading the story...

Blind passenger allegedly kicked off US Airways flight over guide dog

US Airways passengers revolted in support of a man with a vision disability who was kicked off a flight with his service dog by a flight Continue reading the story...

Transportation issues for people with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: A recent report shows public transport users in Victoria who have accessibility issues can easily be mitigated by a few operator improvements. The report by the Victoria Continue reading the story...
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