• Month: November 2016

    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 absence of Braille textbooks, Saiyaji Rao Gaekwad Central Library of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has started the process of converting books into audio textbooks that can be heard with… Continue Reading »

    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 materials to the staff of Ishadia Kindergarten and Primary School at Tamale in the Northern Region. Mr Karas made the presentation during a five-day official trip to the northern… Continue Reading »

    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 Saturday at a seminar in the capital’s Daily Star building. The study said persons with disabilities are facing lower pay, fewer promotion prospects and less job security at the… Continue Reading »

    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 it lead to earlier detection and therefore better treatment? A study co-authored by a University at Buffalo (UB) undergraduate and presented at the IEEE Wireless Health conference at the… Continue Reading »

    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 who have young children with disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviors. Erin Barton, assistant professor of special education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, is principal… Continue Reading »

    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 Pakistan is among the competing teams. The opening game between hosts India and the West Indiesis to be held at Delhi, while the final is to be conducted in… Continue Reading »

    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 lifestyle, educational needs and goals for the future. OSU is a nationally-recognized premier teaching, research and service outreach institution located in Corvallis, Oregon. Through Ecampus, OSU brings quality contemporary… Continue Reading »

    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 Turkey. The Guide Dogs Association is a Turkish organization founded back in October 2014 that aims to help people with vision disabilities find a faithful friend. It provides specially-trained… Continue Reading »

    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 Festival presents short disability-related films selected on the basis of their content and message that can help raise awareness of disability issues to promote equality and the full… Continue Reading »