• Month: June 2016

    Lack of affordable, accessible adaptive clothing creates barriers for people with disabilities

    The U.S. clothing industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, but for the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, a lack of options in the apparel industry presents daily challenges. Now researchers from the University of Missouri are looking at the relationship between apparel and marginalization for people with disabilities. Allison Kabel, assistant professor… Continue Reading »

    UNESCO promotes universal access to digital information for persons with disabilities

    On 15 June 2016, UNESCO, in collaboration with UNDESA and OHCHR organized a side event entitled “Universal Access to Information using ICTs with Disabilities: Digital Empowerment for Inclusive Development” during the ninth session of the Conference of States to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP9) at United Nations Headquarters in New… Continue Reading »

    New module developed for teaching English to people with hearing disabilities

    VADODARA, INDIA: In a bid to promote literacy among people with hearing disabilities , city-based Mook Baadhir Mandal and Ishara Foundation hosted a conference on Saturday. The meeting was held to replicate the teaching method used during a research undertaken by English literacy specialists at the University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University in the… Continue Reading »

    Legislation will improve access to copyrighted materials for Canadians vision with disabilities

    Canadians who are blind or have low vision will have better access to books and other copyrighted materials. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today announced that the Act to Amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) has received royal assent.… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities face significant obstacles to voting in America’s political system, Stanford expert finds

    “Persons with disabilities are the ticking time bomb of the electorate.” So says Stanford law researcher Rabia Belt, who has new research on the disenfranchisement of Americans with disabilities. The intersection of disability and citizenship – in history and in the here-and-now – is, in Belt’s view, part of a great unseen in law and… Continue Reading »

    Mobile van to provide children with disabilities home-based education

    CHANDIGARH, INDIA: UT administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki on Thursday flagged off a mobile van to provide home-based education to children with disabilities. Named Kalam Express, the van will work six days in a week and will have an educator and a physiotherapist. Deputy commissioner and chairman of Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh, Ajit Balaji Joshi… Continue Reading »

    Canada launches consultation on planned new accessibility legislation

    The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities announced the launch of a national consultation process to inform the development of planned legislation that will transform how the Government of Canada… Continue Reading »

    Dublin Airport Wins European Accessibility Award

    Dublin Airport has won a major European award for the way in which it deals with passengers with disabilities. Dublin Airport won the inaugural Accessible Airport Award at ACI EUROPE’s Best Airport Awards in Athens last night. Separately Dublin Airport was also short-listed in the best large airport category, which was won by Heathrow Airport.… Continue Reading »

    Move to protect persons with disabilities: 2016-2017 Budget

    The Fijian government a whopping 300 per cent tax deduction on wages paid to employees with disabilities for the first three years of employment. Attorney-General and Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Government needed to ensure that all persons with disabilities were protected. “We need to ensure that they are employed and this will encourage employers… Continue Reading »