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Apple Introduces New Website to Promote Accessibility Features

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a redesigned accessibility website and played a video focused on the features Apple products offer to persons with disabilities, sharing a Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

‘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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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. Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

India to host international conference on disaster risk reduction

NEW DELHI: India will host the Asian ministerial conference for disaster risk reduction next month which will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe Continue reading the story...

Disabilities Ministries pushes new resource on becoming Accessible to All

In response to a growing need for United Church of Christ churches to become accessible to all people with disabilities, the UCC Disabilities Ministries Board of Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities must benefit from – and contribute to – development, says UN expert

Persons with disabilities should have a leading say on the policies that impact them, a United Nations human rights expert told the General Assembly, while stressing Continue reading the story...

Fiji to ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Fiji is well on its way to ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The statement was made by Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Continue reading the story...

RIAI launches UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) recently launched the UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards. The UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards are being Continue reading the story...

Puerto Rico to improve public housing accessibility for persons with disabilities

SAN JUAN: Puerto Rico has agreed to invest $65 million to make thousands of public housing units more accessible for residents with disabilities across the U.S. Continue reading the story...

New research could help build better hearing aids

Scientists at Binghamton University want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. With a three-year, $359,958 grant from the National Science Continue reading the story...

Ericsson, EBU and BBC demonstrate new standard for creating live captioning

Ericsson announced it is to support the creation of live captions using the new EBU Timed Text (EBU-TT) Live standard, which facilitates live subtitling and also Continue reading the story...

RESNA 2017 Conference Issues Call for Workshop and Instructional Course Proposals

RESNA 2017 is now accepting submissions workshop and instructional course proposals. Submissions are due November 30, 2016. The conference will include: Clinically-focused workshop sessions Scientific research platform and poster Continue reading the story...

Training Sessions to Focus on Disability Access and Accommodations

Two training sessions on Syracuse University policies and procedures relating to disability access and accommodations have been scheduled for November 1 and 2 in Room 114 Continue reading the story...

Partnership Drives Social Inclusion Through Sport

A unique partnership between UK employment charity Shaw Trust and international sports technology business Ottobock, is calling for greater access to sport and assistive technology to Continue reading the story...

Free online course enabling improved digital accessibility

Academics from the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group within Electronics and Computer Science are lead educators on a new, free online course that aims Continue reading the story...

Move to upgrade school for students with hearing disabilities

TIRUCHIRAPALLI, INDIA: Though Tiruchi is known for its educational institutions, it is yet to a get a higher secondary school for people with hearing disabilities either Continue reading the story...

Miami University reaches U.S. Department of Justice consent decree to improve technology access for students with disabilities

The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by using Continue reading the story...

Jordan hosts meeting on disability

AMMAN: Ambassadors and representatives of donor countries discussed future projects with the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) at the Ministry of Continue reading the story...

Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping people with vision disabilities ‘read’

CHICAGO: A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind “read” and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday Continue reading the story...

Government to issue ID cards for persons with disabilities

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Union Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) will provide Universal Disability Identity (UDID) card to persons with disabilities. The cards will Continue reading the story...

Nepalese Parliament Endorses Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the parliament yesterday unanimously endorsed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2072 BS. Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak Continue reading the story...

Railways to make stations accessible for persons with disabilities, Bombay High Court told

MUMBAI, INDIA: An assessment of all suburban railway stations will be conducted to examine shortcomings in providing access to persons with disabilities, the Bombay High Court Continue reading the story...

Pennsylvania to Host Fifth Annual Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit

HARRISBURG, PA: The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities with the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Labor & Industry yesterday kicked off the fifth Pennsylvania Continue reading the story...

Ajman Tourism launches visitor guide in Braille

The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has announced the launch of Ajman Visitors’ Guide in Braille, the tactile writing system used by people who are blind Continue reading the story...

Chicago Disability Rights Group Sues Uber Over Lack of Wheelchair Accessible Rides

CHICAGO: Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, along with Michelle Garcia, Rahnee Patrick and Justin Cooper,  asserted a claim in federal court against Uber Technologies, Inc., for Continue reading the story...

Increased accessibility for tourists with disabilities pushed

PHILIPPINES: Advocates  said the government and the private sector need to invest more on accessibility for the country to become a preferred destination for persons with Continue reading the story...

Half of world’s children with disabilities are kept out of schools: Report

LONDON: At least half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted Continue reading the story...

Fort Kochi to become accessible heritage site in Kerala

INDIA: Kerala is one destination which is there in almost every traveller’s bucket list. Right from its backwaters to its verdant slopes, the state attracts travellers Continue reading the story...

Delhi government plans to evaluate school students with learning disabilities

NEW DELHI: The government is planning to test children for dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Delhi government’s efforts to ensure all government school students can read Continue reading the story...

Singapore hosts Asia event for people with hearing disabilities

SINGAPORE: Seventy young people from around the region who are deaf have been in Singapore over the past two weeks to attend a youth camp and Continue reading the story...

NCD Report Calls for Technology Bill of Rights for Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC: The National Council on Disability (NCD)—an independent federal agency—calls on Congress to establish a Technology Bill of Rights for Americans with Disabilities in its Continue reading the story...

New Autism Documentary to Promote Inclusion for Families with Disabilities

NEW YORK: Easterseals, the country’s indispensable resource for people facing today’s disabilities, and the filmmakers behind the forthcoming documentary film SWIM TEAM, announced that they will Continue reading the story...

Dubai wins right to host World Down Syndrome Congress

DUBAI: The World Down Syndrome Congress in 2020 will be hosted in Dubai after the emirate’s winning bid was selected from other strong candidates. Down Syndrome International, Continue reading the story...
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