• Month: July 2014

    SSC candidates with vision disabilities denied scribes

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: At least five candidates with vision disabilities had to return disappointed without attending a Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination here on Sunday after they were denied scribes. “What is shocking is that this was a re-test and the first time we sat for the same exam in 2013, we had been provided assistance,”… Continue Reading »

    Emergency Preparedness Seminar to Be Held for People with Disabilities

    RIO GRANDE: An interactive training seminar to help people with disabilities prepare in the case of an emergency is set for July 28. The seminar entitled Emergency Preparedness: What You Should Know will focus on preparing people with disabilities to have a plan and be ready in the event of an emergency or disaster. The… Continue Reading »

    Dubai Municipality to make all parks accessible

    DUBAI: Public parks in the emirate are to be refurbished to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The Dubai Municipality project will start in October and take two years to complete. It will cover all major public and residential parks, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director general of Dubai Municipality. Mr Lootah said… Continue Reading »

    English-Gujarati dictionary now in braille

    AHMEDABAD: The Braille Press at Blind People’s Association (BPA) has come up with the braille version of Oxford English-Gujarati Dictionary in 2013-14. The dictionaries are now being distributed to 26 schools and resource centers for people who are blind in the state where 10,000-odd study. While braille in Gujarati is available, there are comparatively fewer… Continue Reading »

    Accessibility to Mammograms for Women With Disabilities

    BILLINGS: A group of women took a tour of Billings hospitals to increase awareness of mammography accessibility for women with disabilities. Data shows women with disabilities have an increased risk of breast cancer as they are less likely to get breast exams. But Project Accessibility is a grant program that helps communities provide quality services… Continue Reading »

    Dutch organizations form alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal

    KATHMANDU: Six Dutch organizations working for disability rights have formed an alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal. The ‘Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development: Leading the Way to Inclusion’ is expected to pave ways for disability rights movement in Nepal. These organizations have earlier worked in Nepal either directly or indirectly. Members of… Continue Reading »

    Ghana Education Service takes steps to improve inclusive education

    GHANA: Inadequate support for Inclusive Education (under the Ghana Education Service) by the government and citizenry has affected the human resource capacity of the country, according to the Ghana Education Service (GES). According to the Special Education Division, persons with disabilities are denied quality education, because just two percent of the teacher population has in-depth… Continue Reading »

    TIA Submits Comments to FCC in Support of CVAA Communications Accessibility Requirements

    ARLINGTON, VA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to inform its second Congressionally-mandated Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) biennial report. The FCC sought comment on the level of compliance for the… Continue Reading »

    DSWD leads event for persons with disabilities

    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its attached agency, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), will lead the celebration of the 36th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week from July 17-23. With the theme, “NDPR 2014: Talino at Paninindigan: Pasaporte sa Kaunlaran,” the NDPR Week highlights government’s efforts to… Continue Reading »