• Month: June 2016

    Education for children with disabilities improved

    The Intergenerational Deaf Education Outreach (IDEO) project has enabled children with disabilities from underprivileged families to access essential early education that boost their full growth. The IDEO project is funded by the Japanese Social Development Fund, administered by the World Bank, and implemented by World Concern Development Organisation. From 2011 to 2016, it provided home-based… Continue Reading »

    Misericordia University introduces certificate program in autism

    The Misericordia University College of Health Sciences is introducing a post-graduate and post-credentialed online certification program in Autism for health care providers beginning with the fall semester. The academic program in the Department of Health Sciences will prepare health care professionals in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, speech-language pathology and… Continue Reading »

    Zero Project Accepting Nominations of Innovative Practices and Policies – Deadline Extended

    Once again, the Zero Project (www.zeroproject.org ) team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics: Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training (VET) The “Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2016” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multi-step process, and will… Continue Reading »

    GameTime’s Heritage of Inclusive Play on Display at Accessibility Conference

    DENVER, COLORADO: GameTime, a leading manufacturer of inclusive playground equipment, is an exhibitor this week at the 20th Annual ADA Symposium in Denver, Colorado. The four day event is a comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and is designed to provide the latest information on ADA regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best… Continue Reading »

    Uttarakhand to get India's first Commission for protection of rights of persons with disabilities

    DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand will become India’s first state to form Commission for protection of rights of persons with disabilities as state cabinet gave its nod today. The proposal was forwarded by over 30,000 disabled person who went on strike from June 19 onward with their top most demand to create commission along with 18 additional demands… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities in the quake-hit districts still at risk: NHRC

    KATHMANDU: Having no land to their names, as many as 102 earthquake-affected families in Naubise of Rasuwa district have been forced to set up temporary shelters in a rented land since last year’s devastating earthquake. The families of daily wage earners have been paying monthly rent ranging from Rs 1,000 up to Rs 2700 just… Continue Reading »

    Deadline looms for disability access to public spaces

    NASSAU: Proprietors of all buildings which the public is permitted to enter – banks, supermarkets, churches, schools, sporting complexes, government facilities and medical centers, for example – have until June 30, 2016 to ensure there are adequate accessible parking spaces for persons with disabilities. That according to Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin, who has… Continue Reading »

    Inventor showcases Braille pen in South Korea

    Kuwaiti inventor Shaikha Al-Majid took part in an international women inventions fair currently held in South Korea from 16 to 19 June. Al-Majid stressed the significance of her participation in the international invention event, which is one of the most important and largest world specialised exhibitions. Elaborating about her invention, she said it is a… Continue Reading »

    Students design tricycle for people with mobility disabilities

    MADANAPALLE, INDIA: Students of final year mechanical engineering K Sreepathi Naidu, K Raja Reddy, P  Pavani and T Nagarajuna of Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) have taken up a pioneering project work under the guidance of Assistasnt Professor M Subba Rao on ‘Design and fabrication of tricycle that works on kinetic energy recovery… Continue Reading »