Month: February 2015

UNICEF/GAATES Assistive Devices/Technologies Questionnaire

UNICEF and the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) are seeking information on products (e.g. assistive devices and assistive technologies) that are important for reducing barriers to education for children living with disabilities. The products should support and enable children to excel, particularly in educational settings. Please note that we are especially interested… Continue Reading »

India hosts 'Raahgiri' for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, a ‘Raahgiri’ day for persons with disabilities was organized in the national capital by the government, which now plans to replicate the event in the major cities like Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. ‘Raahgiri’ day provides citizens with an opportunity to reclaim their streets, connect with their community and celebrate… Continue Reading »

Car rally for people with vision disabilities

NAGPUR, INDIA: The Blind Car Rally for people with vision disabilities began with much gusto in Nagpur on Sunday. At the rally, though the vehicle was driven by regular drivers, they were being guided on directions by people with vision disabilities using a navigator in Braille. Around 100 navigators with vision disabilities were selected to drive… Continue Reading »