Month: November 2016

Disability Access Audit on Marina beach

CHENNAI, INDIA: Disability rights activists, along with officials from the corporation and the traffic department, conducted an accessibility audit of the Marina beach on Tuesday. It is to be submitted to Greater Chennai Corporation. Ahead of World Disability Day, which fall on December 3, the civic body has promised to make Elliot’s beach and Marina… Continue Reading »

CTA Foundation Announces CES Eureka Park Accessibility Contest Winners

ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, a national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Eureka Park Accessibility Contest: ActiveProtective, Aira, Bansen Labs, BLITAB and KinTrans. The CTA Foundation partnered with Extreme Tech… Continue Reading »

Justice Department Revises Regulations to Require Closed Captioning and Audio Description for People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III regulation to further clarify a public accommodation’s obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for people with disabilities on November 22.  The final rule provides that public accommodations that own, operate or lease movie theaters are required to provide closed movie captioning… Continue Reading »

FIFA 2022 Accessibility Forum Launched

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) launched its first Accessibility Forum in Doha, an initiative that will regularly bring together private organisations, NGO’s, Government representatives and people with disabilities in Qatar to discuss what needs to be done to ensure a seamless fan experience is delivered for people with disabilities attending the 2022… Continue Reading »

College and career-ready expectations for students with disabilities

WASHIGTON, DC: Achieve and the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) today released “Diplomas that Matter: Ensuring Equity of Opportunity for Students with Disabilities,” a new report analyzing the diplomas available to students with disabilities in each state for the graduating class of 2015. The report also compares the course and assessment requirements for earning… Continue Reading »

Government to Introduce Disability Act and Building Rules

The Government of Gibraltar will shortly introduce new disabilities legislation in the form of the Disability Act, modelled on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. In addition, Government will also be introducing specific legislation in the context of the Building Rules that will require that all new buildings are accessible and… Continue Reading »

Computer training center for people with learning disabilities launched

TRICHY, INDIA: C Surya, 26, a woman with learning disabilities, from Trichy, will now have the opportunity to add value to her hand-made purse, which is her source of income. As of now, she sells her purse in the market for Rs20 a piece. She will soon be trained in embroidery so that she would… Continue Reading »

Advancing the rights for women and girls with disabilities

NEW YORK:  According to the World Report on Disability, an estimated one in five women around the world live with some form of disability. For them, systemic barriers such as being denied access to jobs and services mean living a life with limited participation and inclusion in society. They also happen to represent a disproportionate… Continue Reading »

Make Public Transport, Government Offices Accessible for Persons with Disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of persons with disabilities at government offices, public transport and metro services in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice V K Rao also said that it had already ordered civic agencies to… Continue Reading »

Banking smartphone app to aid people with vision disabilities in Thailand

BANGKOK: A man with vision disability uses a mobile app, designed specially for people with low vision by Beacon Interface, KBank’s new fintech subsidary. The bank received two awards at last week’s FinTech Festival 2016 in Singapore. People with vision disabilities in Thailand will be able to take advantage of a new mobile app, developed… Continue Reading »