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    Month: May 2015

    Making tourism accessible to people with disabilities

    SANTO DOMINGO: The first annual Congress on Accessible Tourism in Dominican Republic opened Thursday to publicize the need to increase the number of foreign visitors with disabilities, where local and international public and private entities analyze business opportunities and the niche market’s challenges. This event which promotes the creation of a National Tourism Strategic Plan… Continue Reading »

    India's Airlines asked to reserve two window seats for passengers with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: The civil aviation ministry has ordered airlines to reserve two window seats for passengers with disabilities , but not the ones next to the emergency exits, in a move that will make air travel for such people easier and hassle free. “The airlines have been asked to block two window seats till 24… Continue Reading »

    Making tourism accessible to people with disabilities

    SANTO DOMINGO: The first annual Congress on Accessible Tourism in Dominican Republic opened Thursday to publicize the need to increase the number of foreign visitors with disabilities, where local and international public and private entities analyze business opportunities and the niche market’s challenges. This event which promotes the creation of a National Tourism Strategic Plan… Continue Reading »

    Egyptians with disabilities seek fair representation in parliament

    CAIRO: Article 244 of Egypt’s 2014 constitution grants Egyptians with disabilities the right to appropriate representation in the next parliament. This representation has been set by the People’s Assembly Law — which was considered unconstitutional in March and is currently being amended — at eight seats, out of a total of 120 seats of the… Continue Reading »

    American Sign Language Workshop – June 22

    Have you ever wanted to learn sign language, but never had the chance? The American Sign Language (ASL) faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science invite Arizona State University faculty and staff to the ASL in Higher Ed workshop. This workshop is for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the challenges… Continue Reading »

    Sparks Marina to host accessible Adventure Day

    SPARKS, NV: Persons with disabilities and their friends and family members are invited to explore summertime sports at the City of Sparks Adventure Day event at the Sparks Marina on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hand-cycling, kayaking, sailing, and adapted rock climbing in a… Continue Reading »

    National Electoral Commission develops policy for Persons With Disabilities in elections operations

    SIERRA LEONE: The National Electoral Commission (NEC) recently in a workshop developed a NEC Disability Policy ( NECDiP) that is designed to ensure the right to election participation for Persons with Disabilities. The NECDiP was developed 2015 and for effective an effective implementation of the NECDiP, the Commission has developed the NECDiP training manual as… Continue Reading »

    Bus routes open for passengers with vision disabilities

    AUSTRALIA: A new-generation audible information system is being trialled on the Brisbane bus network to improve accessibility for passengers with vision disabilities. Minister for Disability Services, Coralee O’Rourke said King George Square bus station had been fitted with the easy-to-use Step-Hear system as part of a $50,000 trial of the new technology in a busy… Continue Reading »

    Delhi University College promotes inclusive education for students with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: Lakhs of college aspirants across the country are forwarding their applications to Delhi University with admission season at its peak. Meanwhile, in a review of Delhi University (DU) colleges, iamin has found that Satyawati College in Ashok Vihar Phase-III that promotes inclusive education can be preferred by students with disabilities. Last year, more… Continue Reading »