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International conference on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation in Israel

The Access Israel’s 4th Annual International Convention on Accessibility as a Leverage for Businesses and Organizations focusing on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation will be held Continue reading the story...

Arabic app gives voice to children with autism

DUBAI: The Arabic phrase ‘bab noor’ loosely translates to ‘door of light’ in English. It is also the name of the world’s first Arabic cloud-based application Continue reading the story...

Provide accessible environment for students with disabilities: AICTE

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, INDIA: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to provide students with disabilities barrier-free environment Continue reading the story...

Global Robotic Prosthetics, Exoskeletons and Assistive Rehabilitation Technologies Market Assessment & Forecast: 2015-2019

LONDON: The global microprocessor controlled (MPC) prosthetics market is forecast to reach US$ 434.4 million in 2015 according to the new report “Global Robotic Prosthetics, Exoskeletons Continue reading the story...

Election Commission plans poll booths for voters with disabilities

INDIA: For the first time, the Tamil Nadu elections will have exclusive polling booths allocated for voters with mobility disabilities, including people with vision disabilities. The new Continue reading the story...

Agreement to Ensure Accessibility For People With Disabilities at New York’s Largest Shopping Malls

NEW YORK: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Pyramid Management Group LLC, the largest privately owned shopping center owner and developer in Continue reading the story...

New service launched to help companies, colleges and nonprofits comply with ADA web regulations

Perkins School for the Blind announced the rollout of Perkins Access digital accessibility services. The new service will help educational institutions, nonprofits, companies and other organizations Continue reading the story...

Braille Maps for People with Vision Disabilities Created with 3-D Printing Technology

Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help people who are blind or have low vision navigate Continue reading the story...

Indian Railways should be made accessible for persons with disabilities: NGO

Every Indian railway station should be made fully accessible for persons with disabilities by incorporating measures as per universal accessibility standards, a NGO run by an Continue reading the story...

LabArchives Releases First Accessibility Compliant Electronic Laboratory Notebook

CARLSBAD, CA: LabArchives the leading electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), announced compliance with major accessibility standards. LabArchives products are in use by more than than 100,000 scientists Continue reading the story...

Sounds can help develop speech and gestures in children with autism

Children with autism and other similar conditions often have difficulties in several areas of communication. A new doctoral thesis in linguistics from the University of Gothenburg Continue reading the story...

Sarawak to host Deaf Games 2016

KUCHING, MALAYSIA: The Malaysian Deaf Sports Association (MSDeaf) and Sarawak Deaf Sports Association (SSDeaf) will jointly run the 19th National Deaf Games 2016 (Sopma). The event will Continue reading the story...

Nigeria introduces national draft policy on inclusive education

NIGERIA: The Federal Government on Monday unveiled a national draft policy on inclusive education in Nigeria. Mrs Anne Okonkwo, Director Basic and Secondary Education, Federal Ministry of Continue reading the story...

Access to justice for children with intellectual disabilities

The research project, called Access to Justice for Children with Mental Disabilities, was designed to address a large gap in this area with the goal of Continue reading the story...

Kenya to Host All Africa Deaf Games in April

Kenya will host the first All Africa Games for People who are Deaf between April 18 and April 26, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing this yesterday, the Kenya Continue reading the story...

Free training in Maltese sign language for people with hearing disabilities

MALTA: People with hearing disabilities in Gozo will now be trained in Maltese sign language following an agreement between the Parliamentary Secretary for the Disabled and Continue reading the story...

AMC Theatres sued for discrimination against people with vision disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Several blind individuals, the California Council of the Blind (CCB), and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (LightHouse) filed a nationwide Continue reading the story...

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2016

NEW ZEALAND: Do you want to see an outstanding artist with a disability recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people Continue reading the story...

Chief Minister approves measures for persons with disabilities

PAKISTAN: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting here on Monday which gave approval to various measures for the welfare of persons with disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

FCC Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking nominations for the Fifth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility, beginning January 11, 2016 through March 31, 2016 Continue reading the story...

Microsoft wants to make Windows 10 and Office 365 more accessible

Microsoft wants to make both Windows 10 and Office 365 more accessbile for people with disabilities. The company has outlined how it plans to improve accessibility Continue reading the story...

Pacific Disability Forum to launch Indicators for Effective Inclusive Education in the Region

Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) in partnership with our member organisations in Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu will be launching the Pacific Indicators for Disability Inclusive Continue reading the story...

Ottawa Police unveil text-to-911 service for people with hearing disabilities

OTTAWA: The Ottawa Police Service in cooperation with the City of Ottawa’s Security and Emergency Management Branch is pleased to announce that Texting to 911 for Continue reading the story...

Swedish Telecoms Regulator sponsors hackathon on web accessibility

Swedish regulator PTS announced it will hold a hackathon on 15 March aimed at coming up with new ways to make the web more accessible. The event Continue reading the story...

W3C accelerates efforts to build a more secure web

W3C Announced the launch of the Web Authentication Working Group whose goal is to develop standards using strong cryptographic operations in place of password exchange. This Continue reading the story...

Call for Abstracts: Cybathlon Symposium 2016

The Cybathlon Symposium 2016 will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, October 6, 2016. The Cybathlon Symposium will bring together leading experts and junior researchers to present Continue reading the story...

Webinars on ADA Regulations for Transportation Providers

The Federal Transit Administration is hosting a series of six webinars to help transportation providers understand Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for accessible transportation. These hour-long Continue reading the story...

Minister promises accessible airports, railway stations, hospitals

AMRAVATI, INDIA: “Artificial limbs with total flexibility, which would enable people with disabilities to walk, write or even play normally, would be manufactured in Kanpur in Continue reading the story...

Scientists identify a memory suppressor that may play a role in autism

JUPITER, FL: Discovered only in the 1990s, microRNAs are short molecules that work within virtually all cells. Typically, each one functions as a “dimmer switch” for Continue reading the story...

Melbourne trams deny disability access to wheelchair user

A Melbourne man with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who uses a mobility scooter says a tram driver repeatedly refused to deploy a ramp to help him board Continue reading the story...

Disability rights activists protest seeking assistance

CHENNAI, INDIA: Four disability rights groups together staged a protest at Chepauk on Monday, asking the government to meet a number of their demands. About 700 Continue reading the story...

Meet two Dubai residents relying on RTA disability access initiative

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality have embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at turning Dubai into a disability friendly city. From detailed Continue reading the story...

Bookshare and Assistive Technologies Help Students with Disabilities Gain Authentic Work Experiences and Independent Living Skills

PALO ALTO, CALIF.: Bookshare, an online accessible library, free to U.S. students with qualifying print disabilities, is helping students at Riverview School in Massachusetts learn important Continue reading the story...

Department of Justice backs law expanding benefits for persons with disabilities

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: The Department of Justice has recommended to President Aquino that he approve and sign into a law a bill that the House and Senate Continue reading the story...

Ablegamers Launches “Expansion Packs” Initiative to Empower People with Disabilities Through Video Games

HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA: AbleGamers Foundation – the leading charity and organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities through the power of video Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest for job opportunities

CHENNAI, INDIA: A group of teachers with disabilities staged a protest on Saturday. This was the third day of their protest, said R. Sudhakar, president of Continue reading the story...

Students with Vision Disabilities Learn Through Technology

THIKA, KENYA: Until recently, students who are blind or have low vision in Kenya were still using Braille books for their studies. But Kenyan schools for Continue reading the story...

New smartphone app to audit accessibility

CHENNAI, INDIA: To find out if the polling stations for the upcoming State elections are accessible to persons with disabilities, the Disability Rights Alliance, Tamil Nadu Continue reading the story...

Disability Justice Celebrates One Year of Nationwide Advocacy for Workers with disabilities

PHILADELPHIA, PA: One year ago, Disability Justice launched as a nationwide Social Security disability advocacy group. Disability Justice is honored to have helped tens of thousands Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary released

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Sign Language for Beginners’, the Indian sign language dictionary was released on Friday. The book, written by Arun C. Rao, Editor of TheDeafWay.org, and released Continue reading the story...
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