• Month: August 2014

    Candidates with vision disabilities to get extra time in UPSC exam

    NEW DELHI: Students with vision disabilities appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday’s preliminary exam, an official statement said on Friday. “All the candidates in blind category appearing in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014, to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), will be… Continue Reading »

    Groups make case for inclusive education for children with disabilities

    NIGERIA: A cross section of civil society groups have charged stakeholders in the education sector to fashion out an inclusive educational system that would address the interest of children with disabilities. The groups have also decried the lack of support for this class of children in 31 inclusive primary and secondary schools in Lagos State… Continue Reading »

    DynaVox Unveils Dedicated Speech-generating Tablet

    PITTSBURGH, PA: DynaVox Systems, LLC, a Tobii Technology Company and the global leader in communication solutions for people with disabilities, unveiled the DynaVox T15, a powerful, 15-inch dynamic display tablet for individuals with advanced access needs, visual impairments or physical limitations. As the world’s largest dedicated speech-generating tablet, the T15 joins the DynaVox T10 as… Continue Reading »

    City of Baltimore required to adopt new policies and procedures under disabilities act

    The Justice Department today announced that it has reached an agreement with the city of Baltimore, Maryland, to end hiring practices that discriminate against people with disabilities.  The agreement, filed as a consent decree along with a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, resolves allegations by the department that the… Continue Reading »

    Sign language approved as first language in South Africa

    PRETORIA: The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow people with hearing disabilities to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the approval this month. According to PanSALB, this is a positive response to the hearing impaired community and to the entire country, particularly… Continue Reading »

    IDEAL Group Apps4Android Releases Innovative Knowledge Mining App for People with Print Disabilities

    HILLIARD, OH: IDEAL Group Apps4Android today announced the release of “Document Knowledge Miner,” an Android application that enables individuals with print disabilities to acquire knowledge from digital documents, even if the documents were not designed with accessibility in mind. Print disabilities are defined as a physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability that prevent someone… Continue Reading »

    Study on inclusive education highlights challenges faced by teachers

    Barely a fortnight after an 8-year-old disabled child was caned mercilessly by his teacher, a study by the Human Development College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, conducted in 2013 throws some light on the challenges faced by teachers regarding inclusive education. The study was a minor research project submitted by Priya Aranjo, a student pursuing… Continue Reading »

    VIA Rail launches new accessible cabin

    MONTREAL: VIA Rail Canada announces that the Canadian leaving Vancouver tonight will include, for the very first time, a newly renovated Park car featuring an accessible cabin designed for people with disabilities. This new cabin is a testament to VIA Rail’s continued commitment to improving the accessibility of its services in order to ensure the… Continue Reading »

    Remploy launches online advice service for jobseekers with disabilities

    UK: iRemploy, which was launched by Remploy in April this year, has already helped more than 1,900 people who were facing significant barriers to getting a job or were at risk of falling out of employment because of their disability or health condition. “One of the main features of iRemploy is that it gives candidates… Continue Reading »