Month: November 2015

Qatar National Bank organizes sign language training course

DOHA: As part of its ongoing activities to better serve people with special needs and the elderly, Qatar National Bank (QNB) organised a sign language training course titled ‘Methods of Communicating With the Hearing Impaired – Sign Language, the Mother Tongue’ at QNB’s Mathaf tower. The course was dedicated to increasing awareness of and improving… Continue Reading »

Education plans for persons with disabilities

FIJI: Persons with disabilities now have the opportunity to pursue higher education through the Government’s Tertiary Education Loan and Scholarship scheme. This was revealed by Acting Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Speaking at the Lautoka Special School last Saturday, he said this would increase access for persons with disabilities who were not… Continue Reading »

Sign language gets status of separate language in MP

INDIA: Sign language will be recognised as a separate language in Madhya Pradesh and 10 industrial training institutes will be set up at divisional headquarters to give vocational training to people with hearing disabilities in the next one year. These and other announcements were made by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday to mark… Continue Reading »

Children with hearing disabilities need schooling in Botswana

MAUN, BOTSWANA:  Love Botswana Outreach Mission co-founder, Ms Jana Lackey has urged parents to take their children with hearing disabilities to school instead of neglecting them. Speaking at a basic sign language workshop in Maun Saturday, Ms Lackey said it was worrying that a good number of adults with hearing disabilities had never been school.… Continue Reading »

DC Metro Abilities Expo – December 4-6

DULLES, VA.: Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on December 4-6, 2015 at the Dulles Expo Center. Admission and parking are free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday… Continue Reading »

94% of Children with Hearing Disabilities Out of School in Zimbabwe

HARARE: Deaf Zimbabwe says more than 94 percent of children who are deaf in Zimbabwe are out school due to lack of qualified teachers and resources. A representative of the organization, Barbra Nyangairi, told the National Assembly’s education committee Wednesday that only a small fraction of the 85,965 children who are deaf are attending primary… Continue Reading »

PM to launch Accessible India Campaign on December 3

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign), on December 3, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot announced on November 26. The Minister was addressing a program on the launching of new / revised schemes of National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism,… Continue Reading »

Accessible tourism industry in Central Luzon sought

ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES: The National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) and Department of Tourism (DOT) pitched for a tourism industry in Central Luzon that caters to the needs of persons with disabilities. “The first step towards the realization of the Accessible Tourism for All goal is for everyone to know, understand, respect, and advocate persons… Continue Reading »

New project to address needs of children with disabilities in Rwanda

RWANDA: The Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) has rolled out a project that seeks to help children with disabilities to access education and healthcare. The ‘Special Needs Education Activities’ project is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Literacy, Language and Learning (L3) Plus Initiative, which has been running in mainstream schools during… Continue Reading »

Malta's opposition to move amendments to law on Maltese sign language

The Opposition will today be moving three amendments to the Maltese Sign Language Recognition Act. The amendments are aimed to ensure that deaf people have more facilities, services, and professional help. They are in addition to another two amendments already submitted by the Opposition in favour of people with disabilities: one proposing autonomy for the… Continue Reading »