• Month: September 2014

    Blue Jeans Network adds key features to enhance video conferencing accessibility to customers with disabilities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.: Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today announced it has added key features to enhance its video conferencing service to make it more accessible to customers with disabilities such as vision and hearing disabilities. The first cloud-based video collaboration solution to make strides towards greater accessibility for… Continue Reading »

    New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ issued by EEOC

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/xxv-2.cfm. This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest.… Continue Reading »

    New round of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme opens for application

    HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme is open for application from today (September 28) until December 31. All local enterprises and organizations including companies, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and public sector organizations are welcome to join. Now in its third year the recognition scheme, jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information… Continue Reading »

    Round Table discussion on Inclusive Education in Malaysia

    MALAYSIA: Deputy Education Minister I, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching highlighted Malaysia’s delivery of education services to children with disabilities, at the IDPP Multi-stakeholder Roundtable on Inclusive Education Policy. She said though the Education Ministry’s Special Education Department holds the primary responsibility to provide education for children with disabilities in Malaysia, the Performance Management and… Continue Reading »

    Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC: eSSENTIAL Accessibility announces its partnership with Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. Through the partnership, Aeroplan now offers a desktop app that empowers people with mobility disabilities to access aeroplan.com. People who cannot browse the web using conventional methods due to conditions such as arthritis, paralysis or amputation, can use this app to… Continue Reading »

    People with hearing disabilities to carry out rally in India

    RAJKOT: Over 1500 people who are deaf or hard of hearing from across the Saurashtra region will carry out a peace rally named ‘strengthening Human diversity’ today in city on occasion of the World Deaf Week-2014. The rally will start from Indira Circle at 3pm and will end at Jubilee chowk in city. Badhir Mandal… Continue Reading »

    Inclusive education should be the new paradigm

    ZIMBABWE: Education is a basic human right as firmly established in several international human rights documents that have global endorsement. International conventions state that primary education should be free and compulsory for all children without discrimination. Unfortunately, a huge number of children with disabilities are denied access to education due to inadequate facilities to enhance… Continue Reading »

    Education minister promises a college to students with hearing disabilities

    JAIPUR, INDIA: As a major respite for students with hearing disabilities here, state government has decided to make arrangements for them in some colleges across the state on Wednesday. State education minister Kalicharan Saraf has also assured of opening a college for them very soon. The move came after students with hearing disabilities protested for the… Continue Reading »

    Braille signs on EVMs for people with vision disabilities

    CHANDIGARH: People with mobility disabilities will not have to wait in the queue for casting their vote on October 15 legislative assembly elections because the election commission has made special arrangements made for them. Haryana chief electoral officer Shrikant Walgad said on Tuesday that polling booth staff would assist people with mobility and vision disabilities … Continue Reading »