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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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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, Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (IDPD) comes as over a billion people live with some form of disability. Since 1992, the United Nations Continue reading the story...

For millions of Indians with disabilities, making payments online is tough call

BANGALORE, INDIA: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with Continue reading the story...

Workshop on intellectual disability

 CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is organizing a one day continuing medical education-cum-Workshop for psychiatrists, psychologists, Continue reading the story...

Most popular apps inaccessible to persons with disabilities, says study

BENGALURU: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Ho Chi Minh City to help students with vision disabilities with Braille book

Library staff at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities plan to develop audio and Braille books for students with vision disabilities Continue reading the story...

Indian government urged to pass disabilities bill during winter session

BENGALURU, INDIA: The members of the Joint Action Committee for People with Disabilities staged a protest on Monday, demanding the passage of  the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

Dutch government to support companies hiring persons with disabilities

Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs and Employment has announced that there will be more support available to companies that hire people with a mobility or Continue reading the story...

APDM Launches Sanitation Project for Persons with Disabilities in Malawi

SALIMA: Association for the Physically Disabled people in Malawi (APDM) launched a one-year access to water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) project in salima aimed at ensuring Continue reading the story...

NGO plans 12-day Disability Day celebration

JAIPUR, INDIA: Two well decorated and canvas clad buses will go to various educational institutes and organisations where people will put their signatures on the canvas Continue reading the story...

More than 6000 people with vision disabilities live in Armenia

YEREVAN: More than 6000 people with vision disabilities are living in Armenia, 500 of whom are children, director of the #14 special school for children with Continue reading the story...

Australian embassy organizes ‘Education for All’ workshop in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Australia Awards Regional Alumni Workshop: Education for All Australian Ambassador Glenn White on Thursday inaugurated the Australia Awards South and West Asia Regional Alumni Workshop Continue reading the story...

BHU introduces audio textbooks for students with vision disabilities

VARANASI, INDIA: In a move to assist students with vision disabilities and those with learning disabilities to read without being assisted by other people owing to Continue reading the story...

USAID supports inclusive education

KARAGA: The Ghana Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr Andrew Karas, has handed over equipment including hearing aids, wheelchairs, and Braille Continue reading the story...

Unemployment higher among persons with disabilities in Bangladesh: Study

BANGLADESH: The study, titled ‘Inclusion of Young Persons with Disability in Skills and Employment’ done by Albert Mollah, executive director of Access Bangladesh, was unveiled on Continue reading the story...

UB student develops smartphone app for early autism detection

BUFFALO, N.Y.: What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 2 years old? Could Continue reading the story...

App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior

A Vanderbilt special education researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by The Institute of Education Sciences to develop an app for use by parents Continue reading the story...

India to host T20 Cricket World Cup for people with vision disabilities

MUMBAI: India are to host the T20 Cricket World Cup for People who are Blind at nine different centres from January 31 to February 12 and Continue reading the story...

Disability Access for Online Students

Oregon State University Extended Campus can not only provide an education that is within reach, but understands the kind of degree program that best fits your Continue reading the story...

Guide Dogs Association aims to help people with vision disabilities in Turkey

Guide dogs, commonly used by people with vision disabilities around the world, making their lives easier, are now set to help out people with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Call for films for the UN Enable Film Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the UN Enable Film Festival that is held each year at UN Headquarters on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Ontario Helping Protect People with Developmental Disabilities

The Government of Ontario is expanding ReportON, a new service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities. The 24/7phone line and email service Continue reading the story...

Enable Ireland and Disability Federation Ireland Launch Discussion Paper on the Future of Assistive Technology

Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) launched a discussion paper on Assistive Technology (AT) for People with Disabilities and Older People. Ireland has Continue reading the story...

PGA High-level panel discussion on IDPD at UN Headquarters in New York

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/145 of 17 December 2015, a high-level panel meeting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention Continue reading the story...

Women and persons with disabilities being left behind on CPP expansion

OTTAWA, ONTARIO: Women and persons with disabilities will face a significant and unfair disadvantage under proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan. Canada’s largest union is Continue reading the story...

Seminar on accessible tourism

PHILIPPINES: Stakeholders in the tourism industry, transport sector, tour guides and other concerned sectors in the region will convene on Tuesday, November 15, in Zamboanga City Continue reading the story...

ADIB to launch talking ATMs for people with vision disabilities

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) will install voice-activation technology on its ATMs to enable customers with vision disabilities to use their voice to easily Continue reading the story...

Inspiring stories to mark disability month

SOUTH AFRICA: As the country observes national disability month, SABC takes a look at some of the inspiring stories of triumph. Walking is a physical activity often Continue reading the story...

‘Enact laws to protect people with vision disabilities’

There need to be specific laws to protect citizens with vision disabilities from victimisation.This according to executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association Continue reading the story...

AT Fair Demonstrates Options for Persons with Disabilities

DUBOIS: Hosted by the campus Occupational Therapy Club in conjunction with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), an Assistive Technology Fair was recently held at Penn Continue reading the story...

Braille books distributed in India

IMPHAL: Under the initiative of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, State Mission Authority, Manipur, 313 braille books were distributed to the students of Government Ideal Blind School, Takyelpat Continue reading the story...
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