• Month: December 2016

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

    NEPAL: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Saturday expressed his commitment to take necessary initiatives to endorse the act related to persons with disabilities. Speaking during a programme organised to mark the 25the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Minister Thapa said a committee would be formed under the ministry soon to work in the… Continue Reading »

    UM Showcases Assistive Technology to International Fellows

    MISSOULA: Nine fellows from Laos, as part of SportsUnited, learned about assistive technology during their visit to the University of Montana in November. MonTECH, housed in UM’s Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, hosted the visit in partnership with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM. As part of their on-campus experience, the fellows toured… Continue Reading »

    Ministry launches Ghana Accessibility Design Standards

    ACCRA: Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) on Wednesday said one vital elements of empowering Persons With Disabilities is by ensuring that all public spaces and facilities are accessible to all. This, she noted, would help reduce stigma and enhance integration measures for persons with disabilities. The Gender Minister said… Continue Reading »

    Canada makes further commitment to support rights of persons with disabilities

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO: The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced that the Government of Canada has begun a consultation process on Canada’s accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Optional Protocol).… Continue Reading »

    New program to boost presence of persons with disabilities in the job market

    JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has set up an eight-point program to evaluate companies employing persons with disabilities. Saudi Gazette has learned that the eight standards will be the basis of a program called “Mowaama,” which means making the job market equipped and accessible for persons with disabilities. The move is in… Continue Reading »

    CRTC Supports Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day

    OTTAWA, GATINEAU: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is pleased to participate in the Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day. Text with 9-1-1 is now available throughout most of Canada to Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI). During an emergency, 9-1-1 call centres now have the ability to communicate via… Continue Reading »

    Improving access to justice for people with disabilities

    AUSTRALIA: The Judicial College of Victoria and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Disability Access Bench Book, a new resource to promote access to justice for people with disabilities. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said physical and communication access barriers in court can make it… Continue Reading »