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DESA Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development

NAIROBI, KENYA: On the occasion of the 2015 World Cities Day (Designed to Live Together), the UN Division for Social Policy and Development of Department of Economic Continue reading the story...

CBR vital for persons with disabilities in the Pacific

FIJI: Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services in the Pacific have been part of the life’s journey of persons with disabilities in the region. The 5 components (education, health, Continue reading the story...

Ghana Education Service to expand inclusive education program

GHANA: The Ghana Education Service (GES) with the Ministry of Education (MoE), would this year expand the Inclusive Education (IE) policy from fourteen 14 Metropolitan, Municipal Continue reading the story...

Math App for Children with Disabilities Wins Platinum App Award

Atlanta GA: Zyrobotics, a leading assistive technology company, continues to demonstrate its ability to develop award-winning technologies with its newest addition ZyroMath, which received the best Continue reading the story...

AbilityFest 2015: India International Disability Film Festival

Ability  Foundation  presents  AbilityFEST  2015,  India  International  Disability  Film Festival, from Monday 28  September  to Thursday  1 October 2015  at Sathyam Cinemas. Ability Foundation is a national Continue reading the story...

F123 Access software launched

F123 Access (pronounced F 1 2 3 Access), is software that reformats web pages to make them more accessible and convenient for people who are blind Continue reading the story...

GAATES Releases Toolkit on Accessibility Indicators

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is pleased to announce the release of its Toolkit: Key Indicators of Accessibility. Funding provided by The Delta Continue reading the story...

International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 42nd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition 2015 will be held on October 7 – 9, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tokyo Continue reading the story...

People with hearing disabilities demand equal rights for empowerment

PANAJI, INDIA: Eighty individuals with hearing disabilities participated in a rally-cum-meet to commemorate the International Week of the Deaf in Panaji on Sunday. In an effort Continue reading the story...

CMRL to Make Underground and Elevated Stations Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will be taking initiatives to make the currently-running and the upcoming underground and elevated stations more accessible for Continue reading the story...

Webinar on Improving Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) made significant changes to the workforce programs administered by the Employment & Training Administration as well as Continue reading the story...

Mumbai among 4 cities to develop accessible public facilities

MUMBAI, INDIA: Four cities in Maharashtra – Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik – will be part of the national accessibility campaign to develop accessible transport and Continue reading the story...

Project ASCEND offering scholarships for students with disabilities

2016 Project ASCEND Scholars Program which is a scholarship initiative that will provide five $1,000 college scholarships to students with disabilities living in the Washington, DC Continue reading the story...

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0. ATAG 2.0 provides guidelines for designing web Continue reading the story...

OAS to Provide Technical Assistance to Teleton Mexico on Social and Human Rights Model of Disability

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, and the President of the Teleton Mexico Foundation, Fernando Landeros, signed on Monday, September Continue reading the story...

NHS Trust launches British Sign Language self-help guides

UK: A partnership between a deaf health charity and the NHS in the North East has led to the creation of a series of innovative new Continue reading the story...

National Electoral Commission called on to empower voters with disabilities

DARES SALAAM, TANZANIA: The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has been called upon to ensure that sign language interpreters are available at various ongoing campaign rallies by Continue reading the story...

Research institute on sign language to be set up in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The government yesterday approved setting up of a national-level institute for research and training on sign language to provide increased accessibility in education, workplace Continue reading the story...

IDPP Co-Hosts International Special Education Conference in Thailand

Associate Professor Derrick Cogburn presented at the inaugural International Conference on Special Education held from July 28-31, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-organized by the Southeast Asian Continue reading the story...

GAATES Welcomes LoriAnn Girvan as New Executive Director

The Board of Directors and Council of Trustees of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) are pleased to announce the hiring of LoriAnn Continue reading the story...

Reserve Bank of India to issue bank notes with braille features

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes with additional features to aid people with vision disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Free Webinars: Accessibility and Mobility: the Human Scale of Urban Interventions

ACCEPLAN is hosting a group of three free webinars  under the common heading ACCESIBILIDAD Y MOVILIDAD: LA ESCALA HUMANA DE LAS INTERVENCIONES URBANAS (Accessibility and mobility: Continue reading the story...

India Opens Insurance to People with Disabilities

The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and the New India Assurance Company Limited have launched a Group Mediclaim Policy for persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Making Universities More Inclusive

MALAYSIA: The country’s public universities should come up with more facilities and programmes that include and cater to people with disabilities. Meeting Lim Tien Hong at the Continue reading the story...

Cabinet to consider proposal for national sign language institute

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss a proposal for setting up of a national institute for sign language, which would focus on Continue reading the story...

Organizations Partner to Make Digital Job Postings Accessible to Individuals With Disabilities

AudioEye has entered into agreements with Chief People Officer, LLC and Linkages to create accessible job boards designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities and help organizations Continue reading the story...

Strengthen Inclusive Education, UMU Official Urges

LIBERIA: The Chairman for Social Affairs of the United Methodist University (UMU) is calling for the strengthening of inclusive education in schools to empower children with Continue reading the story...

Labor Department grants to expand employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in six states

WASHINGTON: Six states will receive grants totaling $14,911,243 to improve employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor announced. The grants Continue reading the story...

Government buildings still inaccessible for persons with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: The directorate of social welfare on Monday in a reply before the Goa Human Rights Commission ( GHRC) stated that 45 public buildings in Continue reading the story...

Justice Department Settles with Oregon’s Developmental Disabilities System over Americans with Disabilities Act Violations

The U.S. Justice Department announced on September 8, along with private plaintiffs, that it has entered into a proposed settlement agreement with the state of Oregon Continue reading the story...

Brainstorming to make India accessible for persons with disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Central government officials and over 250 representatives of state-based advocacy NGOs gathered at Ahmedabad Management Association on Tuesday to discuss Accessible India campaign for Continue reading the story...

IBM Launches New Cloud-Based Accessibility Services

To make it easier for organizations to create accessible applications and content, IBM has released two new cloud-based accessibility services on IBM Bluemix. The services, Digital Continue reading the story...

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously

The British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill was passed unanimously by all Parties in the Chamber in Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh on September 17. The British Deaf Association Continue reading the story...

VisitEngland launches Access for All campaign

VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is launching a new Access for All campaign, aimed to raise awareness of accessible destinations and businesses in England, informing people Continue reading the story...

Somalia Introduces Persons with disabilities Bill

Somalia’s Federal government on Thursday introduced a bill protecting the rights of Persons with Disabilities, which will improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families Continue reading the story...

Child Care Centre to Hold Learning Disability Workshop

KOCHI, INDIA: Child Care Centre (CCC), a joint project of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Cochin Branch and District Council for Child Welfare will conduct a two-day Continue reading the story...

Municipal corporation makes offices accessible for persons with disabilities

PUNE, INDIA: Electronic wheelchairs, specially-designed vehicles, disabled-friendly chairs, communication systems, audio instruction kits and Braille-enabled computing systems, among other benefits, will be provided to  350 employees Continue reading the story...

GAATES Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda Named to US Access Board

GAATES is pleased to offer our congratulations and share the news that our board member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda has been named to the Architectural and Continue reading the story...

Abilities Expo Boston to Feature Latest Products and Services for People with Disabilities

BOSTON, MA: Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on September 18-20, 2015 at Boston Convention Continue reading the story...

Researchers to develop robotic device to help people with vision disabilities

A project at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that could help millions of people with vision disabilities will move forward thanks to funding from Continue reading the story...
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