• Month: January 2015

    Management course on disability and social development launched

    The Institutional Development Program of the World Blind Union in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the South African National Council for the Blind announce the 2015 Senior Management Institute (SMI), a management course on disability and social development. The 2015 SMI will be an eight-week residential course to be offered from 4th May… Continue Reading »

    ODFW creates interactive map for anglers with disabilities

    CLACKAMAS, ORE.: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today unveiled a Google-based map that highlights 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. This is the latest in a suite of interactive maps designed to help anglers find places to fish. When users click on the map’s icons they… Continue Reading »

    Zambia to undertake disability survey

    ZAMBIA: Government will undertake a national disability survey in an effort to systematically and interpretively meet aspirations of persons with disabilities, Community Development Mother and Child Health Permanent Secretary Elwyn Chomba has said. The survey is expected to provide the ministry with vital information and statistics on the prevalence rates of persons with disabilities in… Continue Reading »

    Inclusive education training for teachers

    DIMAPUR, INDIA:  Organized by the Department of Education, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH) Mumbai in collaboration with SSA Nagaland, a 3-day Continued Rehabilitation Education (CRE) program for resource teachers is underway at Life Spring Corner, Dimapur under the theme, “Facilitating Inclusive Practices.” During the three days, four resource persons from… Continue Reading »

    Government to set up school for children with vision disabilities

    SRINAGAR, INDIA: Taking cognizance of Rising Kashmir report on lack of school for children with vision disabilities, government today decided to set up a special school for students with vision disabilities in summer capital Srinagar. In a meeting held under the chairmanship of Director Social Welfare Gazzanfar Ali, it was decided that a school will… Continue Reading »

    New Mac word processor makes reading and writing accessible for everyone

    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS:  AssistiveWare today announced the release of its latest Mac OS X application Wrise, which will be introduced at this week’s Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Orlando, Florida. This new addition to the AssistiveWare suite of assistive technology solutions is a word processor for Mac that makes reading and writing accessible for… Continue Reading »

    Cebu Pacific seeks training on handling passengers with disabilities

    PHILIPPINES: Following complaints, budget carrier Cebu Pacific now aims to be more sensitive to the needs of passengers with disabilities. At the company’s request, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Acting Executive Director Carmen Zubiagalast week led in the orientation of flight cabin staff and reservation officers of the airline. “Discussed during the seminar workshops… Continue Reading »

    Nigerians with disabilities seek participation in polls

    OSOGBO: With a few days to February general elections, the people with disabilities in Osun State have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other relevant organs of government not to disenfranchise them. A cross section of people with disabilities who spoke at an election awareness program organized by an NGO, Hope for… Continue Reading »

    Sign Language Interpretation for Republic Day Broadcast on Doordarshan

    NEW DELHI: Improved images and special sign language commentary for people with hearing disabilities – national broadcaster Doordarshan’s live coverage of the Republic Day parade was impressive this year. Senior Doordarshan officials said that apart from providing sign language interpretation on DD News and DD Bharati, the national broadcaster had also ensured that an increased… Continue Reading »