Month: September 2016

Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism

In what’s believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in the software testing industry. The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) aims to provide training and employment opportunities for students with autism. AASQA’s deputy director, Associate Professor Tele… Continue Reading »

NGOs call for inclusive education for children with disabilities

A nonprofit educational project called Inclusive Education, which aims to create a more comprehensive and beneficial study environment for children with disabilities in the next two years, has been officially launched by Save the Children, along with UNESCO and other partners. Wang Chao, the representative of Save the Children in China, said at a news… Continue Reading »

RIT/NTID job fair connects students with hearing disabilities with employers in US

Representatives from more than 40 local and national corporations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations will meet with hundreds of students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing —who are also prospective employees—at the 16th annual job fair, 12:30–4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT NTID). The… Continue Reading »

ANSA Promotes Accessibility Law in Angola

LUANDA: The National Association of Deaf People (ANSA) has been working in the divulgence of the Accessibility Law, by pushing for its promotion in the media in their language. According to the interpreter of the institution, Adão Luciano, who spoke Wednesday to ANGOP in the ambit of the celebrations of the World Deaf Day, to… Continue Reading »

Accessible tourism has a long way to go in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme ‘Tourism for All — Promoting Universal Accessibility’ on Tuesday, the State is nowhere near the UNWTO goal of ‘Tourism for All’ agenda and in the development of accessible tourism infrastructure, products and services. Even after earning a name… Continue Reading »

Bolivia publishes sign language dictionary

LA PAZ: The Bolivian Deaf Federation published a dictionary, with 2, 300 local entries about typical food, clothing, and festivities, to facilitate communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The dictionary was presented in the capital La Paz ahead of the International Week of the Deaf scheduled for the last week of… Continue Reading »

Online travel portal to launch guide for persons with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: In keeping with the World Tourism Day 2016 theme – ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ – an online travel portal for persons with disabilities will unveil the first in a series of travel guides on Goa for wheelchair users. ‘The Emoja Guide to Goa – Best of Wheelchair Accessibility’ for 2016-17… Continue Reading »

New video relay service empowers people with hearing disabilities in Canada

GATINEAU, QC: A new service is launching today in Canada to empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate better and provide them with greater independence. SRV Canada VRS enables Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) to conduct calls… Continue Reading »

Obi Assistive Eating Device a Breakthrough for Persons with Disabilities

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.: The simple act of eating a meal will become more dignified and enjoyable for many people with mobility disabilities with the launch of Obi, a revolutionary robotic dining device. Obi blends cutting-edge robotics, elegant design, intuitive controls and a friendly personality to give individuals who are fed by others the ability to… Continue Reading »

Accessible tourism will benefit everyone: UN officials

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials today urged policy-makers, travel planners and companies that work with persons with disabilities to work together to make travel more accessible. “Everyone has the right to access leisure and… Continue Reading »