• Month: October 2016

    ASEAN Launches Social Enterprises Collaborative Projects

    JAKARTA: Three collaborative projects between social enterprises in ASEAN were launched on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, during the Project Showcase of ASEAN Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2016 in Jakarta. The event was attended by over 100 people from ASEAN member states, Japan and Australia, as well as social enterprises, business incubators, investors, development agencies, and… Continue Reading »

    Make schools, colleges accessible for students with disabilities

    As Zimbabweans we stand proud of the massive expansion of our educational sector since independence in 1980. The country has seen reforms in the education system in line with the Government policy of “Education for All”. Primary and secondary schools have been built in marginalised areas and disadvantaged urban centres, while training of teachers and… Continue Reading »

    ‘Cabinet’s failure to approve inclusive education policy costing the nation’

    KAMPALA, UGANDA: Lack of a national policy on inclusive education has kept many children with disabilities out of school, Eng. Patrick Mutenga, the chairperson of the Committee on management of Uganda Society for Disabled Children [USDC] has said. Inclusive education means that all learners irrespective of disability attend schools in age-appropriate, have regular classes and… Continue Reading »

    Alwaleed Philanthropies launches center for people with hearing disabilities

    RIYADH: Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has launched the “Esma’ani” project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. The project will see the establishment of a first of its kind center in the Kingdom, dedicated to providing round-the-clock services for people with hearing disabilities. In an effort to give… Continue Reading »

    Goa film screened for kids with vision disabilities

    PANAJI, INDIA: In a first-of-its-kind-screening, Milind Dhaimade’s debut feature film titled Yeh Hai Mera Sunday was screened for kids with vision disabilities in Mumbai on Saturday. This took everyone by a surprise as it allowed people to experience cinema differently. Dhaimade, who has his roots in Goa, had pitched this film to distributors at the… Continue Reading »

    Nar introduces training school project for persons with disabilities

    BAKU, AZERBAIJAN: Nar launched one more social project in order to support persons with disabilities. Main aim of the Training School project is successful continuation of the mobile operator’s social responsibility strategy, carried out for integration of  youths with hearting disabilities into society. To support vocational trainings for people who are deaf, or hard of… Continue Reading »

    New project to improve museum experience for people with vision disabilities

    A new joint project between the Oxford e-Research Centre and Oxford University Museums will develop multisensory tools to help enable people who are blind or have low vision to engage in a more accessible and meaningful way with the collections in Oxford University’s museums. The project, which began in September 2016, is working with local… Continue Reading »

    University of Texas at Arlington Libraries launch first Texas History of Disability website

    The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries announced a new website showcasing the Texas Disability History Collection on October 26. Documents, videos, images and oral histories emphasizing the work of various disability advocates who were students, faculty or staff at UTA are featured. The site also reaches beyond the University’s walls to include images and… Continue Reading »

    IIT researchers enable web access for persons with disabilities

    KOLKOTA, INDIA:  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have designed a software that enables those with neuro-motor disorders to access the web, play games and participate in social networking with ease. The application converts interfaces of social media platforms such as Facebook and re-organises them in a way that can be used by… Continue Reading »