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UNICEF Releases the State of the World’s Children 2014 In Numbers: Every Child Counts

UNICEF releases The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts – Revealing disparities, advancing children’s rights. The report marks the thirtieth anniversary of Continue reading the story...

FCC sets path for widespread text-to-911 deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission said today that text providers should enable the public to text 911 in an emergency, encouraging providers that have not Continue reading the story...

DOJ Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking yesterday intended to revise the department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and Title III Continue reading the story...

EEOC sues nursing home operator for refusing to hire applicant with hearing disabilities

NEW YORK: Genesis HealthCare, LLC, the owner of Holly Manor Center nursing facility in Mendham, N.J., violated federal anti-discrimination law when it refused to hire an Continue reading the story...

Winners announced for 2013 Accessibility Awards

AUSTIN, TX: The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), in partnership with the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA), has announced the winners of the 2013 Accessibility Continue reading the story...

Broadway theaters to improve accessibility

NEW YORK: Nine historic Broadway theaters will be more accessible for people with disabilities under an agreement signed by a major theater chain and the federal Continue reading the story...

Braille promotion initiative launched

MONROVIA: The Liberia Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) has launched a Braille promotion initiative. CAB was founded by a group of people with vision disabilities with Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop robots to diagnose autism

AGREB: CROATIA: Four-year-old Luka is enthusiastic about his new friend. “He can write. He can sit down. And he can drink water,” he says.The two also Continue reading the story...

Madrid taxis now provide Braille sticker

MADRID, SPAIN: 2014 brought good news for people with visual disabilities in Madrid. Madrid Taxi. Photo: Flickr Appleando From the start of the year, taxis in the Spanish Continue reading the story...

Mississauga to review achievements and goals for future accessibility improvements

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting the public to its meeting on February 3, 2014 to review the City of Mississauga’s 2013 accessibility achievements, as well Continue reading the story...

NGO working to ensure people with disabilities get to vote

BANGALORE, INDIA: Enabling people with disabilities to vote in the Lok Sabha elections, which is just three months away, a host of committed individuals, NGOs and Continue reading the story...

Transaero Airlines undertakes Disability Awareness and Assistance training in Sochi

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: On January 20, 2014 Transaero Airlines in partnership  with Perspektiva, the Russian society of people with disabilities, held a training  course for its employees Continue reading the story...

Sign Language Interpretation for Republic Day Broadcast on Doordarshan

NEW DELHI, INDIA: On the country’s 65th Republic Day, National Broadcaster Doordarshan for the first time, broadcast the Republic Day parade on TV with simultaneous sign Continue reading the story...

Malta exploring new technology to safeguard voters with vision disabilities privacy

Representatives of people with vision disabilities in Malta have renewed their appeal to the government to amend electoral laws, and allow voters who are blind or Continue reading the story...

Workshop on accessibility in Guam

GUAM: Calling all architects, engineers, contractors, and building developers a technical workshop on accessible parking and beyond the accessible route with a focus on the ADA Continue reading the story...

India not prepared to safeguard electoral rights of voters with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Even as India celebrates “National Voters’ Day” last Saturday, the world’s largest democracy is ill-prepared to safeguard electoral rights of voters with disabilities. The general Continue reading the story...

Universal Design Seminar – Feb 13

Illinois-Iowa Center for Independent Living will host a free Universal Design Seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13, at Community Health Care in the Community Continue reading the story...

GW Micro Announces Window-Eyes Certification

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: GW Micro announces the Window-Eyes Certification Program.  The Window-Eyes Certification Program is a professional certification that enables individuals to test their Window-Eyes knowledge Continue reading the story...

Samsung and CCB Team Up to Test Television Accessibility

NEWTON, MA: The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB), a rehabilitation training facility that in 1984 offered the country’s first computer classes for individuals who are Continue reading the story...

Regulations on Access to Kiosks Violate Federal Law, Organization Says

WASHIGTON, DC: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of people with vision disabilities, filed suit in the United States Continue reading the story...

Art Exhibition held for people with vision disabilities

BEIJING: The “Spirit Vision – Visually Impaired Art Exhibition” was held in Beijing from January 17 to 19, to show the flourishing life of people with Continue reading the story...

Vietnam to ratify CRPD

Vietnam is striving to perfect its laws and policies to foster the rights of people with disabilities and plans to ratify the UN Convention on the Continue reading the story...

InnerVoice app uses 3D animated avatars to improve communication for children with disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: InnerVoice app is unlike any other Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app with never-before-seen features such as 3D animated photo avatars and remote Continue reading the story...

Researchers developing first Arabic symbol dictionary

Researchers from the University of Southampton are part of an international collaboration that will develop the world’s first culturally specific Arabic symbol dictionary. The Qatar National Research Continue reading the story...

Tajikistan hosts workshops on disability

As part of a 3-year disability and rehabilitation project, the WHO Country Office in Tajikistan organized workshops for health care practitioners and stakeholders related to improving Continue reading the story...

Best communication for children with autism

NEW ZEALAND: Many children with autism fail to develop sufficient speech to enable them to communicate their needs, a University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student says. Llyween Continue reading the story...

Chinese government to boost education for children with disabilities

BEIJING: The Chinese government has vowed to ensure that at least 90 percent of children with vision, hearing and intellectual disabilities receive primary and middle school Continue reading the story...

Japan revises disaster preparedness plan

TOKYO: The government’s disaster prevention panel Friday revised its basic preparedness plan in hopes of ensuring that older people, people with disabilities and other vulnerable people can Continue reading the story...

ABTA announces updated accessibility guidance

New guidance and checklist helps Members understand requirements, and how best to meet customers with disabilities needs. ABTA announces that it has produced updated guidance to Continue reading the story...

Braille mobile phone soon

BANGALORE, INDIA: An Android-based braille phone with tactile features, targeted at people with vision disabilities, is set for launch next month. Working prototype of the smartphone for Continue reading the story...

Panel Discusses New Federal Rules Affecting Hiring & Recruitment of People with Disabilities

PHILADELPHIA: Government contractors’ compliance with new federal affirmative action rules governing the hiring and recruitment of individuals with disabilities was the focus of a time sensitive Continue reading the story...

‘Role of people with disabilities vital for India’s development’

NEW DELHI: A refined and developed society makes policies and schemes for the uplift and welfare of its people with disabilities and gives them an environment Continue reading the story...

Australian, New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held at the QT Gold Coast, 5th – 7th May 2014. This international event Continue reading the story...

OrCam and IVONA Text-to-Speech Improve the Quality of Life

During the last couple of years we have witnessed the development of a variety of new mainstream devices and software that allow people with vision disabilities Continue reading the story...

More independence for New Zealanders with disabilities

New Zealanders who have a long-term disability that isn’t covered by ACC may be eligible to receive funding for housing modifications through the Ministry of Health. Health Continue reading the story...

Five day seminar on Braille in India

VARANASI: A five-day seminar on learning of Braille teaching; reading and writing, sponsored by Rehabilitation Council of India under the Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) program began Continue reading the story...

New website launched for disability industry

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: A new website has been launched which is meant to be a platform for disability manufacturers and distributors at www.NewDisability.com. The website is intended to Continue reading the story...

Disabilities Bill to be passed in Parliament next month

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A bill that seeks to provide persons with disabilities five per cent reservation in public sector jobs will be brought for passage in Continue reading the story...

Study reveals senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism

Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Continue reading the story...

Microsoft makes office more accessible for people with vision disabilities

Microsoft is making it easier for consumers to access its Office suite of products. Microsoft announces that Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people Continue reading the story...
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