Month: March 2015

Supreme Court issues notice to Central and State governments for enforcement of disability law

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the central and State governments and union territory administrations for enforcement of law to support the people with disabilities including intellectual disabilities so that they can live with “dignity and respect”. Noting that people with disabilities were living in pathetic conditions, a bench of Justice Dipak… Continue Reading »

Braille book on disaster management released

TIRUNELVELI, INDIA: A Braille book on disaster management to educate students with vision disabilities on protecting themselves during natural calamity was released. Collector M. Karunakaran released the book during the weekly grievance day meeting and it was received by J.J. Christdoss, Bishop of Tirunelveli CSI Diocese, in the presence of industrialist Gunasingh Chelladurai. “Since the… Continue Reading »

Rwanda Launches National Partnership on Children with Disabilities

RWANDA: Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the ministry of local government, has launched the National Partnership on Children with Disabilities. This partnership is linked to the Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities which brings together more than 220 organizations, including governments, United Nations agencies, international and local NGOs,… Continue Reading »

Inclusive education under introduction in Azerbaijan

BAKU: Azerbaijani Education Minister Mikayil Jabbarov has signed an order on the introduction of inclusive basic education. The Ministry of Education informs that inclusive education implies attraction of children with disabilities to primary education. “The minister tasked making of an action plan on the execution of the project. Schools #220 of Nizami district and #138… Continue Reading »

State government committed for welfare of persons with disabilities: Minister

NAGPUR, INDIA: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that a suitable land will be allotted to the Social Justice Department within a month for starting Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Persons with Disabilities in Nagpur. The CRC will start functioning within a year and benefit persons with disabilities residing in Central and West India. “State Government… Continue Reading »

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation releases new strategic plan

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has released its newest Strategic Plan for review by its membership and stakeholders. This is the third strategic plan for the IWRF, and will serve as a key document that will direct the future growth and administration of the sport though 2018. The plan was drafted following recent IWRF… Continue Reading »

Ahlibank to sponsor Gulf Disability Society Forum

DOHA: In line with Ahlibank’s commitment to “be at the heart of the community”, the Bank is sponsoring the 15th Gulf Disability Society Forum, which will take place in Doha from March 30 to April 2. Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the… Continue Reading »

State sports meet for people with disabilities poorly organized, claim athletes

MUMBAI, INDIA: Athletes with disabilities who arrived from across Maharashtra for a state championship in Dharavi on Saturday, alleged that the organizers had failed to provide basic facilities like food and accommodation. Around 460 participants, some of them in wheelchairs , others blind or on crutches, flocked to Rajiv Gandhi Sports Club in Dharavi for… Continue Reading »

Somalis with disabilities face abuse, discrimination: Rights Group

NAIROBI, KENYA: An international human-rights group said decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable to forced marriage, violence and rape, among other abuses. Amnesty International called on the Somali Federal Government to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are protected in law and in practice. Gemma Davies, Amnesty… Continue Reading »

EEOC to Hold Twitter Chat on Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a live Twitter chat on Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT).  This is an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how technology impacts federal workers with disabilities. Federal employees and members of the public are encouraged to participate by submitting questions and comments… Continue Reading »