• Month: September 2015

    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, livelihood, social and empowerment) of the CBR matrix provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to the development of persons with disabilities in our Pacific communities. Mr Setareki Macanawai… Continue Reading »

    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 and District Assembles (MMDAs) to twenty across the country. The policy would enable both children with and without disabilities to sit in the same classroom to learn. This would promote… Continue Reading »

    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 mobile app award for children and toddlers. Zyrobotics earned the platinum award for ZyroMath, the highest honor in the category. The Best Mobile App Awards (BMAA) is dedicated to… Continue Reading »

    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 cross disability organization based in Chennai, working towards the empowerment of persons with disabilities. Changing public attitudes and perceptions about disability is an integral part of its endeavor.… Continue Reading »

    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 and use screen-reading software. The technology is being demonstrated on a Mozilla Firefox extension that makes WhatsApp on the web accessible and easy to use for people who are… Continue Reading »

    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 Centre of the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs enabled GAATES to analyze accessibility & universal design indicators that have been reported on by signatories to… Continue Reading »

    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 Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan. The event is organized by Health and Welfare Information Association. The Home Care Rehabilitation (HCR) is the… Continue Reading »

    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 to provide equal rights, the Goa association of the deaf stressed on the need to recognize people with hearing disabilities as those with a linguistic issue and called for… Continue Reading »

    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 persons with disabilities. Despite recommendations submitted by the Disability Rights Alliance (DRA) in 2012, there have been issues of access in the currently running stations from Alandur to Koyambedu.… Continue Reading »