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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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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, Continue reading the story...

AFAD Launches Emergency Database for People with Disabilities

KUTAHYA, TURKEY: The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s (Turkish: Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, AFAD) Kütahya office launched Z-EVET, a project seeking to collect personal Continue reading the story...

Campus Group Works to Enhance Statewide Instructional Accessibility Goals

The  University of Tennessee (UT) System recently adopted a policy that reiterates its commitment to providing and supporting a teaching and learning environment that is accessible Continue reading the story...

Braille guides developed for voters with vision disabilities in Armenia

ARMENIA: “We attach importance to awareness of each citizen, each voter of the voting procedure. As before, the issue of providing people with disabilities with the Continue reading the story...

Census leaves out persons with disabilities, angers disability council

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Described as a “complete enumeration” of the entire Philippine population, the 2015 Census has ignored crucial data on a significant sector: persons with disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Government to increase expenditure for welfare of persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The government today announced to increase expenditure on the empowerment and welfare of Persons with Disabilities from the present 4.31 crore to 45 crore Continue reading the story...

Techies unveil app to help people with vision disabilities

BENGALURU, INDIA: Harshit Kumar, Stalin A, Akshay Tao and Shivaram Subbhaiah, techies with SAP Labs, Bengaluru, put their heads together. The bee in their bonnet was Continue reading the story...

Experts to create assistive devices for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Technology and design experts will create assistive products for persons with disabilities in the form of prototypes in a 60 day program organised Continue reading the story...

Call for Review: How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A customizable quick reference

A draft redesign of How to Meet WCAG 2.0: A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements (success criteria) and techniques was Continue reading the story...

Finnish rock band, sign-language rapper perform near Everest

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Finnish rock band Ancara and sign-language rapper Signmark performed in the foothills of Mount Everest over the weekend to raise funds for a music Continue reading the story...

Entrepreneur developing accessibility mapping app

TORONTO, CANADA: As someone who uses a wheelchair, Maayan Ziv was often unsure if city spaces would be accessible until she showed up at the entrance. Continue reading the story...

Hostel to be built for kids with hearing disabilities

DAMAULI, NEPAL: The foundation stone of a hostel building meant for students with hearing disabilities was laid at Buddha Dahal Primary School of Byas Municipality, Tanahun Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities provide inputs for Smart City project

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: People with vision disabilities, have mooted some ideas before the Smart City team of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to make the city accessible Continue reading the story...

Virtual reality could help people with autism learn social skills and develop employment opportunities

Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific and Optelec Join Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

ST. PETERSBURG, FL: Freedom Scientific and Optelec announced today that the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for people with Continue reading the story...

Overnight Emergency Shelter Simulation for People with Disabilities

HILLSBOROUGH: The Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) and the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting an emergency shelter overnight simulation for individuals with Continue reading the story...

Georgia to make tourist attractions accessible

GEORGIA: Within the next year Georgia’s oldest city, Mtskheta, one of the most attractive destinations for tourists, will fit ramps so people using wheelchairs can access Continue reading the story...

Qatar Computing Research Institute launches custom braille keyboard for people with vision disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), one of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) three specialized national research institutes, has developed a custom keyboard for iOS Continue reading the story...

Survey shown effective in helping states improve employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

LAWRENCE: The push to end segregated employment in which individuals with disabilities are limited to menial work for sub-minimum wage pay is gaining momentum. Researchers at Continue reading the story...

NGO urges equal opportunities for persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: A Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Disabled Persons Care Foundation, on Friday, called for equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the country. The Coordinator of the group, Continue reading the story...

Student creates mouse for persons with disabilities

COIMBATORE, INDIA: A 16-year-old student in Coimbatore city, of Tamil Nadu has developed a hands-free mouse for the people with mobility disabilities. Nisanth Kumar, a resident of Continue reading the story...

Expo brings high-tech devices for persons with disabilities

TOKYO: A trade fair showcasing the coolest cutting-edge technology to assist people with disabilities got under way in Tokyo’s hip Shibuya district on Nov. 10. Some of Continue reading the story...

ISCoS launches guide on spinal injury management in India

The textbook compiles works of 184 contributing authors from 25 countries. It aims to present the global scenario by including perspectives on spinal injury management as Continue reading the story...

Webinar: Social Media, Accessibility and Disability Inclusion

The final session of the 2015 Accessible Technology Webinar Series will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Central Standard Time). The webinar Continue reading the story...

New education program launched for children with disabilities in Pakistan

Muzaffargarh Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais said an education program had been launched to send children with minor disabilities to general schools by Continue reading the story...

SAGE announces launch of new Deaf Studies Encyclopedia

Since its start in the 1960s, Deaf Studies has been impacted by the political activism of Deaf communities, significant advancements in technologies and medicine, and broadened Continue reading the story...

CAA introduces new online resource for passengers with disabilities

Passengers with disabilities will be able to find out what special assistance is available from every major airline at every UK airport following the launch of Continue reading the story...

New Book Launched: Disability and Disaster: Exploration and Exchanges

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University has announced the release of the scholarly work, Disability and Disaster which includes disaster research to Continue reading the story...

UGA to launch inclusive, post-secondary education program in 2017

ATHENS, GA.: Students with intellectual or developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy the full University of Georgia experience with the launch of a new Continue reading the story...

Government buildings face disability access test

PUNE, INDIA: The state commissionerate for persons with disabilities has proposed an access audit in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Mumbai districts to check how many government Continue reading the story...

African Disability Forum (ADF) holds First General Assembly

NAIROBI: Delegates from 30 organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) in Africa, members of the African Disability Forum (ADF), held their first General Assembly meeting, 31 Continue reading the story...
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