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Organizations want Disability Bill tabled in Parliament soon

LUCKNOW, INDIA: Different organizations working for welfare and rights of people with disabilities in the state have alleged apathy on the part of Union government towards Continue reading the story...

Accessible transport for persons with disabilities sought in India

KOLKOTA: Blaming government apathy for the harassment they are forced to face while availing public conveyance, persons with disabilities in West Bengal Saturday demanded an accessible Continue reading the story...

Braille books launched in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Early Rehabilitation Centre (ERC) launched three Braille books with the message that every people with vision disabilities has the right to read and write like Continue reading the story...

University of Missouri students create specialized apparel for people with disabilities

COLUMBIA, Mo.: Dress is something that individuals may take for granted; yet, those with disabilities may have difficulties shopping for clothes that are fashionable and adapt Continue reading the story...

70% people with disabilities live in rural India: Census

India is home to 2.68 crore people with disabilities with a whopping 70% residing in rural areas, according to the latest Census figures. 

The statistics for Continue reading the story...

New bill for a more inclusive society in Australia

AUSTRALIA: Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka has invited the public to have their say on the draft Disability Inclusion Bill 2014  before it is introduced into Continue reading the story...

High Court directs UGC to provide Braille questionnaire in NET

CHENNAI, INDIA: In a major relief to people with vision disabilities, the Madras High Court on Friday directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to furnish Braille Continue reading the story...

Workshop to highlight employment issues of persons with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Karnataka State Government Disabled Employees’ Association will celebrate its silver jubilee year on December 28, with a workshop for government employees with disabilities. Chief Continue reading the story...

Bahrain launches Braille signboards

MANAMA: Minister of Education Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi has directed the launching of safe pathways for students with vision disabilities in schools. Safe walkways will be Continue reading the story...

Low-cost assistive technology a boon for persons with disabilities

INDIA: The low-cost assistive technology is very helpful for designing devices needed for persons with disabilities, Prof. Therese Willkomm has observed. Participating in a workshop on Assistive Continue reading the story...

Protecting the Rights of Persons with disabilities

KOCHI, INDIA: Times are changing. The disability rights movement has sunk deep roots in many countries including India, especially over the past decade. It is in Continue reading the story...

Demand for accessible housing skyrockets

The Health Department’s latest progress chart shows the waiting list for disability accommodation in Tasmania has skyrocketed. The quarterly report by the Department of Health and Human Continue reading the story...

Ban appoints former vice-president of Ecuador as envoy on disability, accessibility

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on December 19 announced the appointment of Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garces of Ecuador as his Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility. In his new Continue reading the story...

Universal Design and Assistive Technology Conference

NEW DELHI: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) will be organizing UniDAT to be held on 19 to 21 December 2013. Under the theme Universal Design and Continue reading the story...

Canada helps people with disabilities in the Winkler area gain job skills

WINKLER, MANITOBA: The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in the Winkler area develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to find jobs. Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi launches reading campaign for people with hearing disabilities

Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched a campaign to encourage people with hearing disabilities to read books. It has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Disability Equality and Accessibility

CHENNAI, INDIA: Choice International in partnership with many local and international organizations is hosting the second Annual International Conference on Disability Equality and Accessibility on the Continue reading the story...

India approves Persons with Disabilities Bill 2011

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on 12 December 2013 approved the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2011. The Bill is a comprehensive measure that covers Continue reading the story...

CHRC urges Canada Post not to leave people with disabilities out in the cold

OTTAWA: Canada Post’s decision to phase out front door mail delivery has raised concerns about adverse impacts on people with disabilities as well as older people. Continue reading the story...

NID student designs wristwatch for people with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: In a bid to make watches universal to all, a student of National Institute of Design (NID) has developed a tactile wristwatch that will Continue reading the story...

Bahamas unveils Inclusive Education Manual

NASSAU: Officers of the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology presented the Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald with the manual for National Standards Continue reading the story...

City plans benefits for people with disabilities

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: In a bid to protect and advance the rights and privileges of people with disabilities, the Caloocan City government revealed plans to create an Continue reading the story...

Al Jalila Foundation wants to empower children with disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: Jalal Bin Thaneya’s 5,000km cycling expedition across the Gulf countries has a single purpose — to raise awareness about Al Jalila Foundation, a Dubai-based Continue reading the story...

Increasing accessibility to computer science education in US

A student in a wheelchair holds a small wooden stick and types into the computer using an adaptive keyboard.
Credit: DO-IT Center, University of Washington, Seattle. Grace Hopper-computer Continue reading the story...

Fujitsu establishes subsidiary to promote employment of people with disabilities

TOKYO: Fujitsu announced the establishment of Fujitsu Harmony Limited, a subsidiary that aims to further promote the employment of people with disabilities. Once it is up Continue reading the story...

Brunei to ensure people with disabilities given high priority in national agendas

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: As members of society, people with disabilities are entitled to civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights on an equal basis with others. In Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop new screening tool to facilitate diagnosis of autism in adults

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new screening tool to facilitate the diagnosis of Autism in adults. The test is presented in the scientific journal Continue reading the story...

Chennai to get accessible toilets soon

CHENNAI, INDIA: The city is expected to get more accessible soon as Chennai corporation proposes to construct 348 public toilets in a accessible manner. The civic body will Continue reading the story...

Nigeria to redesign public infrastructure for people with disabilities

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN)  has announced plans to redesign all public infrastructures to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities   in the state. In his Continue reading the story...

Access for all campaign held in India

CHENNAI: The civic body, in association with NGO Vidya Sagar, organized ‘solidarity booths’ to promote access for all in every part of the city, on Tuesday. Persons Continue reading the story...

Information center set up for children with disabilities in Indonesia

A number of people who have children with disabilities have established a special information center and shelter for children hidden by their parents. Wayan Sujana, head of Continue reading the story...

Newseum to improve access for persons with disabilities

The Department of Justice announced on December 6 that it has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc., which owns and operates the Newseum, to address alleged Continue reading the story...

Wipro receives award for empowerment of persons with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro today announced that it has been recognized with the National award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2013 under the category – Continue reading the story...

European Commission Announces Access City Award Winner 2014

BRUSSELS: On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December) the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access Continue reading the story...

Institutions develop databases of sign language in Hong Kong

People with hearing disabilities have fought to preserve sign language in the past. Fifty deaf students protested a ban on sign language with a strike in Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi International Airport Now More Accessible

ABU DHABI, UAE: As part of Abu Dhabi Airports commitment to delivering world-class services for all passengers, Abu Dhabi Airports is further enhancing Abu Dhabi International Continue reading the story...

New Award recognizes disability-inclusive businesses in Asia-Pacific

BANGKOK: The inaugural ceremony for the ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific presented its first Winners on December 3. Three companies were Continue reading the story...

Experts urge better services for persons with disabilities

TAIPEI: More than three decades after the passage of the People with Disabilities Rights Protection Act, care and services for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities Continue reading the story...

Saudi observes World Disabled Day

JEDDAH: The World Disabled Day was observed on Friday under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Nasir bin Abdul Aziz as part of a campaign to Continue reading the story...

Report on persons with intellectual disabilities released

GHANA: A research report, which investigated the access to health care for persons with intellectual disabilities, has revealed that persons with intellectual disabilities continue to face discrimination Continue reading the story...
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