• Month: December 2014

    IEC, ISO and ITU publish new international accessibility guide

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: With this in mind the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, ISO (International Organization for Standardization), and ITU (the International Telecommunication Union) have published a new Guide, ISO/IEC Guide 71:2014, entitled Guide for addressing accessibility in standards, to help ensure that standards take… Continue Reading »

    Technology helping people with disabilities: Minister

    NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand’s work with people with disabilities and look forward to what we can achieve in the future. “The IDPD is an opportunity to reflect on issues that affect surprisingly many New Zealanders. Almost… Continue Reading »

    Campaign encourages people with disabilities to try public transport

    NEW ZEALAND: It’s hoped Have A Go Day in Hamilton will encourage people with disabilities to get out and about on public transport. Buses are parked in the central city for the next few hours so people in wheelchairs or mobility scooters can practice getting on and off them. It’s all part of International Day… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Inclusive Education in Bangladesh

    DHAKA: The 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Education under the banner of Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) that is going to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9-11 January 2015. ACIE is a joint initiative of academics, scholars and researchers of universities and professional bodies. The aim of the conference is to get an… Continue Reading »

    December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (IDPD) comes as over a billion people live with some form of disability. This year’s theme, ‘Sustainable Development: The promise of technology’ seeks to harness technology to promote inclusion and accessibility to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. The promise… Continue Reading »

    India to launch awareness campaign on disabilities issues

    NEW DELHI: Centre is contemplating to launch a massive campaign to sensitize people on accessibility issues concerning persons with disabilities, besides creating an awareness on improving facilities for them. ‘Sugamya Bharat’ (Accessibility India), to be carried out by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, would highlight accessibility issues of persons with disabilities such as difficulty… Continue Reading »

    Government of Canada supports jobs and opportunities for youth and Canadians with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador

    The Government of Canada is helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made on November 28 by Senator Fabian Manning on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development. Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is receiving more than… Continue Reading »