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    Month: March 2014

    ‘Boycott tourist places not accessible for people with disabilities’

    JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has called on domestic tourists to boycott hotels, apartments and recreational facilities not fully equipped with facilities for people with disabilities. 
“I will not enter a hotel or any other tourist establishment that does not have special arrangements in place… Continue Reading »

    Ghana education minister advocates for more resources for people with disabilities

    ACCRA: Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, has urged higher educational institutions to spend more of their resources for people with disabilities. She said this was important, as it would make the admission forms sensitive to their needs for proper planning. Prof. Opoku-Agyemang made this remarks at the Higher Education Dialogue on Graduates Employability… Continue Reading »

    Partnership to Provide Voice-Driven Website Technology for Federal Government Healthcare IT Sector

    BrownIT Corporation and AudioEye, Inc have formed a strategic teaming relationship to provide voice technology solutions to the federal government healthcare IT market. This teaming agreement provides significant value for both organizations. AudioEye has created a proprietary Audio Internet Accessibility platform that allows people with disabilities to interact with websites like never before. Additionally, AudioEye’s… Continue Reading »

    Autism center to open in Dubai

    DUBAI, UAE: A multimillion-dirham center to help hundreds of adults and children with autism is due to open next week. The Doris Duan-Young Autism Centre aims to provide early intervention, speech and behavioural therapy, and vocational training for people with autism. The center in Dubai, which cost more than US$1 million (Dh3.67m) to set up,… Continue Reading »

    Council approves new disability access policy

    AUSTRALIA: A new disability access policy approved by Port Stephens councillors seeks to end the ‘‘neglect’’ of the region’s population with disabilities. Councillors voted to adopt the new policy, which will see the council introduce disability policies between now and 2018. It also adopted an amendment moved by deputy mayor Sally Dover that will see… Continue Reading »

    Nigeria Passes Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Bill

    ABUJA: The Senate in Abuja on Thursday passed a bill that will legally protect persons with disabilities from discrimination.
 Sponsored by Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman (PDP-Kogi), the bill seeks to integrate such persons into the society and establish a commission for persons with disabilities. The bill, titled “Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill, 2014”, prescribes… Continue Reading »

    Ban urges inclusion, equality for persons with Down syndrome

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for better access and equality to health services for persons with Down syndrome. “Too often, persons with disabilities – including those with Down syndrome – face stigma, discrimination and exclusion,” said Mr. Ban in a message for World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March, with a special focus this year… Continue Reading »

    Voters with disabilities can register on Election Commission website

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: The office of the chief electoral officer is working overtime to protect the rights of voters with disabilities. After the lapses revealed by replies to RTI queries, its website launched a new facility for registration of voters with disabilities, on Monday. This was done in consultation with NGOs, the Ministry of Social… Continue Reading »

    Limmex Swiss Emergency Watch for Persons with Disabilities

    The Limmex Emergency Watch is worn on the body. Thus, the user can call for assistance anytime and anywhere. At the push of a button the watch calls up to 10 contacts in sequence until someone answers and arranges assistance. The user can choose which telephone numbers are saved: friends, family members and/or an emergency… Continue Reading »