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Austin Startup Launches World’s Largest Hearing Provider Directory

AUSTIN, TX: Local internet startup company, Hearing Tracker, Inc., has introduced HearingTracker.com at the 2014 Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention. HearingTracker.com publishes an online directory Continue reading the story...

Make public transport accessible for persons with disabilities

MUMBAI, INDIA: Twelve years ago, this paper did a proactive story in which a reporter on a wheelchair checked how accessible the city’s public transport was. Continue reading the story...

SingTel expands CSR program

SINGAPORE: SingTel expands its Corporate Social Responsibility Community Program with the launch of a mobile plan that specially caters to the needs of persons with disabilities. Named Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities get a new Braille library

NASHIK, INDIA: Marathi litterateur Kavita Mahajan inaugurated the library for people with vision disabilities in the city on Friday on the occasion of the birth anniversary Continue reading the story...

UQ provides grassroots support to children with disabilities in Vietnam

University of Queensland students have helped children with disabilities in Vietnam enhance their motor skills by building an outdoor play area. The team of students and staff from Continue reading the story...

University to help students with vision disabilities in NET preps

MEERUT, INDIA: Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) is all set to help students with vision disabilities prepare for the National Eligibility Test (NET). Under recent UGC approval, Continue reading the story...

Call for Nominations for the 2015 EBU “Vision For Equality” Award

The European Blind Union (EBU), as the European NGO representing people with vision disabilities in Europe, invites nominations for the third edition of the “Vision for Continue reading the story...

Dubai launches floating wheelchairs for beachgoers with disabilities

Dubai Municipality launched a community initiative for older people and people with disabilities, providing 15 swimming wheelchairs in Al Mamzar and Jumeirah beaches to help people Continue reading the story...

AMI-audio special focuses on the accessibility of some of the USA’s most famous monuments

TORONTO: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced that it will air a two-part documentary exploring the accessibility of some of the most recognizable attractions in the capital Continue reading the story...

Research team creates 3D picture books for children with vision disabilities

“Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…” A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” Continue reading the story...

Panel to make province more accessible, inclusive

HALIFAX: Government is acting on its promise to make Nova Scotia a more accessible and inclusive place to live and work by creating the Minister’s Advisory Continue reading the story...

Expert Outlines Challenges of Accessibility for People with Low Vision

New approaches and tools are needed to improve visual accessibility for people with low vision in the “real world,” according to a special article in the Continue reading the story...

US Education Dept. issues new special ed rules

WASHINGTON: The Education Department announced Tuesday that it will begin to look at graduation rates, test scores and other measures of academic performance to help determine Continue reading the story...

SETDA Publishes Brief on Accessibility of Instructional Materials in a Digital Age for State and District Leaders

WASHINGTON, DC: The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) recently released a policy brief for state and district education leaders focused on considerations and strategies regarding Continue reading the story...

6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

BANGKOK: Some 3,000 experts including government ministers from 50 Asian
countries are to meet in Bangkok, to discuss the disaster-prone region’s final inputs into a new global
agreement Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop smart gloves to help people with vision disabilities learn braille

LONDON: Researchers have created smart gloves that can help people who are blind learn braille through vibrations. The gloves created by researchers at Georgia Tech in Continue reading the story...

Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals for the Enabling Accessibility Fund

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA: The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects was launched today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State Continue reading the story...

Side Event on Accessibility in Maputo

MAPUTO: The Delegation of Austria & the Zero Project cordially invite you to a Side Event on Accessibility at the Third Review Conference of the Anti-Personnel Mine Continue reading the story...

Emergency preparedness training for persons with disabilities offered – June 23

Clatsop County Emergency Management and Oregon Health and Science University are offering a training course “Resiliency through Preparedness: Disaster Training for People with Disabilities and Service Continue reading the story...

International Urban Design Conference in Australia

The 7th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Intercontinental, Adelaide from Monday the 1st to Wednesday 3rd of September 2014. The conference “Designing Productive Continue reading the story...

New OHRC Policy addresses human rights for people with intellectual disabilities

TORONTO: A new policy, released today, aims to provide user-friendly guidance on how to define, assess, handle and resolve human rights issues related to mental health Continue reading the story...

EAC Conference on Persons With Disabilities Opens in Nairobi

ARUSHA: The President of the Republic of Kenya and the Chair of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta said Persons Continue reading the story...

GAATES Partners with the Zero Project

The Zero Project Report 2014 revealed “dispiriting results on emergency issues.” In recognition of this fact, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) in Continue reading the story...

Amazon Unveils New Fire Smartphone with Accessibility Features

Amazon has revealed its first smartphone Fire Phone, and yes, it has accessibility options. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the device in front of hundreds of Continue reading the story...

Sprint Launches Neurodiversity ID Pack, Offers Mobile Solutions for Customers with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

OVERLAND PARK, KAN.: Sprint launched the Neurodiversity ID pack, a unique bundle of best-in-class mobile applications targeted at helping individuals with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such Continue reading the story...

Findings highlight role of Arts Access Aotearoa

NEW ZEALAND: An ageing population and an increase in people living with a disability in New Zealand highlights the important role that Arts Access Aotearoa plays Continue reading the story...

Increasing opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity

The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living Continue reading the story...

United Spinal Calls for Wheelchair Accessibility of Entire Taxi Fleet in Nation’s Capital

United Spinal Association urged the DC Taxi Commission and the DC City Council to more effectively address wheelchair access to taxis and other public transportation in Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika calls for University course on sign language

MALTA: Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the University of Malta to develop a course that specifically caters for sign language interpreters. In a statement, the Green party said Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest outside Parliament

SOUTH AFRICA: A group of persons with disabilities belonging to the Disabled People of South Africa (DPSA) are staging a protest outside Parliament ahead of the Continue reading the story...

Auckland Theatre Company launches accessibility program

NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Theatre Company is set to extend its accessibility, kicking off with a sign interpreted and audio described performance of the Maurice Shadbolt classic, Continue reading the story...

Game Accessibility Guidelines wins FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility

LONDON: As part of the M:Enabling conference in Washington DC, Game Accessibility Guidelines – a free web-based resource created to help developers create games which are more inclusive Continue reading the story...

Disability survey release welcomed

NEW ZEALAND: Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming today’s release of the 2013 Disability Survey results by Statistics New Zealand. The results provide a comprehensive source of Continue reading the story...

United Arab Emirates to support disability-inclusive development agenda

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has re-affirmed its support to the efforts of a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond, thereby contributing to the achievement Continue reading the story...

Kansas State University engineers design systems to help children with disabilities

A group of Kansas State University engineers and students is developing technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities. Engineering Continue reading the story...

Polling places not accessible, audit shows

PHILIPPINES: It’s not so much how the classrooms are built but how persons with disabilities would reach the school where they’re supposed to vote during elections. This Continue reading the story...

Bus stops inaccessible for people with disabilities

A lack of disability access at Tasmanian bus stops prevents some people from catching buses, the Tasmanian Anti- Discrimination Commission says. The TADC’s submission to the Review Continue reading the story...

Disability rights council to be formed in Burma

Burma’s premier national-level body for disability rights is soon to be formed, following a national conference on disability held in Rangoon on 12 June. The 21-member Myanmar Continue reading the story...

Banking to be more accessible for people with disabilities

MUMBAI, INDIA: Banking services for the 70 million people with disabilities in the country will be more accessible with the recent revision in banking norms by the Continue reading the story...

IndiGo Introduces Stair Lifts to Access Aircrafts for Passengers with Disabilities

India’s biggest budget airline IndiGo announced the rollout of stair lifts for passengers with disabilities at airports where ramps are not available. Indigo Stairlifts “This is no doubt Continue reading the story...
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