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Social protection systems should be more inclusive of persons with disabilities – UN rights expert

States should make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence Continue reading the story...

Feedback sought on better access to books for people with vision disabilities

NEW ZEALAND: Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a discussion document which seeks feedback on whether New Zealand should join an international treaty aimed at making Continue reading the story...

University of Northern Colorado retains grant for ASL program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded $300,000 to continue an existing grant for a University of Northern Colorado interpreter education program focused on working in the Continue reading the story...

Eleven major companies agree to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities

GENEVA: Eleven major international companies  agreed to promote and include persons with disabilities throughout their operations worldwide in a move the International Labour Organization (ILO) hailed Continue reading the story...

Cyprus focuses on accessible tourism

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is preparing an action plan aimed at providing accessibility to people with disabilities to enjoy their holidays in Cyprus, opening the Continue reading the story...

Six NGOs receive grants to support Cambodian children and families with disabilities

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: UNICEF announced six new NGO partners who will receive grants totalling US$400,000 to deliver quality community-based services to persons with disabilities, in particular Continue reading the story...

Transportation to School for Children with Disabilities – Survey

Access Exchange International in coordination with Missouri State Universtiy are pleased to launch this important survey on transportation needs of children with disabilities in developing countries. Continue reading the story...

New DaVinci Pro HD/OCR with Full PageText-to-Speech brings the Joy of Reading back to Millions of Americans with Vision Disabilities

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.: Enhanced Vision has launched a powerful new full high definition desktop electronic magnifier featuring full page text-to-speech. This allows a person with very Continue reading the story...

JCPD to Host Inclusive Education Conference

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) will host the eighth staging of the Jamaica Inclusive Education Conference and Accessibility Exposition from October 28 to Continue reading the story...

HRW calls on Morocco to amend draft law on persons with disabilities

RABAT: A draft law before Morocco’s parliament on disability rights conflicts with Morocco’s obligations under an international treaty, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Continue reading the story...

Mysuru to be the first to make rail travel easier for people with vision disabilities in India

MYSURU, INDIA: The Mysuru railway station is set to become the first accessible station for people with vision disabilities in the country. Rajkumar Lal, Divisional Railway Manager of Continue reading the story...

3D printing creates major breakthrough for people with vision disabilities

CHATHAM, N.Y.: 3DPhotoWorks LLC, with support from the National Federation of the Blind, announces a 3D printing process that allows people who are blind to “see” Continue reading the story...

People With Disabilities Abused, Neglected in Somaliland

People with intellectual disabilities in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for Continue reading the story...

New research explains why disaster law lags behind

While countries have been increasingly moving toward transnational legal norms in areas such as public health, financial stability, and health policy, a new book chapter by Continue reading the story...

Man with cerebral palsy crawls off United Airlines plane after no one assists him

United Airlines has come under fire after a man with cerebral palsy was forced to crawl off of a plane after the airline attendants wouldn’t assist Continue reading the story...

IBM, Carnegie Mellon University create open platform to help people with vision disabilities navigate better

Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University announced the first open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable people who Continue reading the story...

AIOU sets up e-Learning Accessibility Center

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: E-learning “Accessibility Center” for students with vision disabilities has started working at the national library of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). It is the first-ever Continue reading the story...

Persons with Disabilities Demand Sign Language Interpreters

NEBBI, UGANDA: Lack of sign language interpreters in Nebbi District is affecting the wellbeing of people who are deaf in the district. The executive director National Union Continue reading the story...

Changes and Celebrations at Disability Law Colorado

DENVER: Disability Law Colorado celebrates 20 years on the Western Slope with a community celebration on Thursday, October 22 in Grand Junction. Founded in 1976, Disability Law Continue reading the story...

Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge

TORONTO, ON:  “How can we accelerate the dialogue on accessibility with the goal of helping to shift attitudes and change behavior?” The answer to that question is Continue reading the story...

ITS Offers Workshops on Improving Accessibility of Documents, Web Pages

Information Technology Services (ITS) is accepting registrations for two series of training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to and proficiency in Continue reading the story...

CSU faculty support more inclusive learning environments

Three Colorado State University (CSU) faculty have published their research on more inclusive learning environments in a new book chapter in the highly respected Universal Design Continue reading the story...

Malta opens its first residential home for persons with disabilities

MALTA: The first residential home in the community for persons with disabilities was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this afternoon. Nestled in a quiet square in Continue reading the story...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

LANSING, MICH.: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Peckham, Inc. an award-winning organization recognized as one of the Best Places to Work, is Continue reading the story...

Northamptonshire police officers learning sign language to improve communication with people who are deaf

UK: A group of officers are learning sign language, to help improve how they communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 16 officers have Continue reading the story...

Uber launches uberASSIST service for passengers with disabilities

LONDON: Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised uberASSIST service for passengers with disabilities. The service allows passenger with a disability to call on Continue reading the story...

Call for Abstracts: Conference on “Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy”

The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University, is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming conference “Our Future is Continue reading the story...

EU to showcase Scandic as an example of good practice within accessibility

Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic Hotels, has been invited by the European Union to present Scandic’s award-wining accessibility training at The EU’s Tourism Education Continue reading the story...

Researchers to work with state agencies to improve services for persons with disabilities

Two researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education are collaborating with partners from across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives designed to provide Continue reading the story...

Universal Design Center to make clothing for persons with disabilities

TURKEY: Istanbul Technical University’s (ITU) Universal Textile Design Center was recently inaugurated with a ceremony overseen by Emine Erdoğan, the First Lady of Turkey, and ITU Continue reading the story...

India to host Asia Partnership meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction next month

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN International Strategy for Disaster Continue reading the story...

NDOT seeks public feedback on Transportation Accessibility Plans

LAS VEGAS, NEV.: The Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting public feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility plans for Nevada roadways and transportation infrastructure. New NDOT Continue reading the story...

New database launched to help people with autism find work

ST. JOHN’s, NL: The Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador, officially launched a job seekers database, in partnership with Ready, Willing and Able (RWA). The database will be Continue reading the story...

Stanford researchers using Google Glass to help children with autism

STANFORD, Calif.: Stanford University on Monday begins the second phase of trials in an experiment to help children with autism use Google Glass to better interpret Continue reading the story...

Government’s mobile therapy unit for children with disabilities a boon

CHENNAI, INDIA: The State government’s proposal to launch mobile therapy units for the benefit of children with disabilities below six years of age has many takers. The Continue reading the story...

‘No support system for people with vision disabilities in India’

TELANGANA: People with vision disabilities in India don’t have it easy. Apart from not having much infrastructure to assist their commute in public, their lack of Continue reading the story...

UAE issues stamps in Braille

UAE: For the first time in its history, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage on the occasion of the International White Cane Day, Continue reading the story...

Barrier Free campaign launched

IMPHAL, INDIA: The 8th Fortnight Barrier Free Campaign 2015 was launched on October 17 at the Manipur Press Club by the Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation, Manipur Continue reading the story...

National Library releases publications in Braille

ABU DHABI, UAE: The National Library, a Division of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), has released four books in Braille. Launched in coordination Continue reading the story...

Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA: Apple has announced that ResearchKit is enabling new research studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical Continue reading the story...
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