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    Month: October 2015

    University of Texas at Arlington Libraries launch first Texas History of Disability website

    The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries announced a new website showcasing the Texas Disability History Collection on October 26. Documents, videos, images and oral histories emphasizing

    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 more published material available for people with print disabilities. The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled,… Continue Reading »

    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 U.S. judicial system. In its sixth year, UNC’s Mid-America Regional Educational Center (MARIE) provides professional development for working American Sign Language-English interpreters throughout the country. MARIE also serves as… Continue Reading »

    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 door to a specialised tourism which is undoubtedly a big market, while also complying with Cyprus’ obligations as a member of the European Union. Addressing the conference, CTO Deputy… Continue Reading »

    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 as “not only just a good moral cause” but also “good for business.” In an announcement, ILO said that Accenture, AccorHotels, Adecco Group, AXA Group, Carrefour Group, Dow Chemical,… Continue Reading »

    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 door to a specialised tourism which is undoubtedly a big market, while also complying with Cyprus’ obligations as a member of the European Union. In a conference on accessible… Continue Reading »

    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 women and children, in 12 provinces and in Phnom Penh. The six new grants are part of the Cambodia Disability Inclusive Development Fund (CDIDF), an NGO grant scheme supported… Continue Reading »

    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. People around the world are working hard to provide better education for children  with disabilities, either as part of regular schools or in separate schools just for children with… Continue Reading »

    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 limited vision to either magnify small printed text to a larger, contrasting readable format or have a full page of printed text read back to you in a clear… Continue Reading »