• Month: November 2016

    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 disabilities, these apps are not designed for them to use. According to a study conducted by Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) last month, many of the most-commonly used… Continue Reading »

    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, counsellors and educators on ‘Intellectual Disability: Assessment and Management’ on Friday. The academic program shall be held in the Lecture Theatre Complex of PGIMER, Chandigarh. Prof. Ajit Avasthi, Head,… Continue Reading »

    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, these apps are not designed for them to use. According to a study conducted by Centre for Internet and Society last month, many of the most-commonly used mobile apps… Continue Reading »

    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 at the university. The books are one of four initiatives chosen for be granted funds from a project designed to help university students with disabilities to access education carried… Continue Reading »

    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 With Disabilities Bill in the winter session of Parliament. Persons with disabilities, caregivers and members of educational institutions walked to the Freedom Park carrying placards, seeking the passage of… Continue Reading »

    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 psychological disability. According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired compared to the usual… Continue Reading »

    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 persons with disabilities are able to utilize the facilities. APDM Chairperson Charles Khaula said there was need to shorten distances between water and also constructing disability friendly water and… Continue Reading »

    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 to enlist their support to the cause of differently abled persons including children. The two buses will be sent out every day to different places till December 3, stated… Continue Reading »

    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 vision disabilities Mr. Alexan Aharonyan told a press conference in ARMENPRESS. “This one school for visually impaired children is operating in Armenia, where 100 children are learning – from… Continue Reading »