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New wearable device help people with vision disabilities see

TORONTO, ON: eSight Corporation, the world-leader in the development of electronic glasses that enable people who are blind to actually see, is pleased to announce the Continue reading the story...

Braille smartwatch finally hits shelves

SEOUL: After almost three years, the Dot smartwatch is ready to hit the market, offering a sleek timepiece for people who are blind or have low Continue reading the story...

Japan’s Adoption of Universal Design Ahead of Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

TOKYO: In a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe on Wednesday afternoon (22 February) in Tokyo, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven praised the Continue reading the story...

High-tech tools help children with disabilities learn

DUBAI: Children with disabilities fixed solar panels on the roofs of toy homes, used robots to mirror their movements, smart pens to connect to the internet Continue reading the story...

WVU-sponsored youth programs funded to enhance recreational opportunities for children with disabilities

For the third consecutive year, the National Inclusion Project has partnered with West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to continue a program Continue reading the story...

Ensuring opportunities for children with disabilities in Bolivia

BOLIVIA: End of year reporting can have its perks. It means I get to travel to distant parts of Bolivia, where I would never otherwise go Continue reading the story...

Universal Design 2017 Conference in New York

NEW YORK: The Universal Design Conference 2017, which will take place in New York, USA, March 9, 2017 at the Center for Architecture, aims to propagate Continue reading the story...

Italy funds project for persons with disabilities

ROME: The Italian government has approved a €1.5 million project of inclusion for persons with disabilities in Burkina Faso. Italy’s move has the goal to help Continue reading the story...

Arts Access Victoria launches three major resources for arts and disability

NEW ZEALAND: Arts Access has launched three major capacity building resources for the arts, disability and mental health sectors under the banner Art Matters. Art and You Continue reading the story...

Expo Connects People with Vision Disabilities with Resources to Maintain Independence

A vision expo Saturday, March 4 at the University of Houston will offer exhibits, programming and workshops for Houston’s visually impaired community on maintaining independence. The Continue reading the story...

Bank improves service for customers with hearing disabilities

MANAMA, BAHRAIN: Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, organised sign language training sessions for branch employees to help them better communicate with customers with hearing Continue reading the story...

Officials must be sensitized about Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Telanagna Women, Child and Disabled Welfare Department Secretary M Jagadeeshwar said that the Central and State Government officials must be sensitized about the advantages Continue reading the story...

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

NEW ZEALAND: Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Continue reading the story...

Universities to improve access for students with disabilities

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested a landmark R175.6 million in infrastructure to ensure students and staff with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Delta proposes law to protect persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: The Delta State Government is to sponsor a bill of law that will protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Continue reading the story...

Art and You: A Planning Guide

AUSTRALIA: Arts Access has launched Art and You: A Planning Guide capacity building resource for the arts, disability and mental health sectors. Art & You: A Planning Continue reading the story...

Feedback Sought on Draft Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Policy

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to offer their thoughts on the draft Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy at two upcoming public comment sessions Continue reading the story...

AgrAbility to host training workshop on disabilities in agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: The 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) will take place March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Chris Bell sits next to his tractor that has Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities face obstacles to education, conference participants say

AMMAN, JORDAN: Quality education for all children, regardless of gender, financial situation or disability, should be the primary aim of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities struggle to open bank account in Nepal

NEPAL: People with vision disabilities in Dhankuta are facing hardships to open bank account to receive the social security allowances. THe Nepal Rastra Bank rule stipulates that Continue reading the story...

Student invents device for people with vision disabilities

INDIA: In a bid to make the life of people with vision disabilities easy, Anang Tadar—a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh has come out with a Continue reading the story...

Supreme Court asked to ensure inclusion of disability data in census

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: The Supreme Court has been asked to direct the federal government to ensure that information about persons with disabilities is collected in the upcoming Continue reading the story...

32nd Annual Conference on Assistive Technology

Thousands of people from around the globe are expected to return to San Diego later this month to participate in the world’s largest event dedicated to Continue reading the story...

Broadcasters, disability organisation draw up recommendation on future EU rules for audiovisual access

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the European Disability Forum (EDF), and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) have made a common proposal to improve Continue reading the story...

DU students app helps people with hearing disabilities enjoy heritage tours

NEW DELHI: A group of Delhi University (DU) students have created a mobile app to help people with hearing disabilities enjoy personalised tours of historical monuments Continue reading the story...

Netherlands to host UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters

BEMMEL: The ITF has announced that Netherlands will stage two of wheelchair tennis’s major events in 2017 and 2018. The UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters will be Continue reading the story...

City to host awareness workshop on Disability Act – Feb 18

HYDERABAD, INDIA: A State-level awareness workshop is being organised on 18th February 2017 at C.G.O Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad on the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which Continue reading the story...

Revised National Building Code should bring down barriers for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: It struck a disparate note with the country’s 26.8 million persons with disabilities. On February 12, the very day the Indian cricket team was Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities seek an improved eSpeak

KANNUR, INDIA: eSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) software is one that works well for people with vision disabilities speaking many Indian languages, including Malayalam. Those who now largely Continue reading the story...

Conference on Transition Planning for Life after High School for Students with Disabilities

The Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC), the Mid-State Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) and Onondaga Community College (OCC) will host a free Continue reading the story...

9th Annual Boating and Beach Bash Event for Persons with Disabilities

The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, which is sponsored by the American Disabilities Foundation, Inc. (ADF), is the largest, free, fun-day event in Continue reading the story...

School launches picture-based app for people with disabilities

NOIDA, INDIA: A school for persons with disabilities has launched a picture-based application for the speech impaired and also an e-commerce portal that sells products made Continue reading the story...

Online campaign seeks accessibility measures in Railways

MUMBAI: A wheelchair user young woman from the city has launched an online campaign seeking disability access measures in Indian railways. Virali Modi, the first runner-up at Continue reading the story...

Accessible airports are key priorities: Aviation Minister

GHANA: Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has assured that her ministry will formulate policies to guarantee all buildings are re-structured to ensure easy movement for Continue reading the story...

New guide opens tourism opportunities for persons with disabilities

The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new guide to help grow Queensland’s accessible tourism market and break down barriers preventing persons with disabilities from enjoying a Continue reading the story...

DCAS releases Braille book on first aid in UAE

DUBAI: A book on first aid in Braille language has been published by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), it was announced on Sunday. The book Continue reading the story...

CSUN Center Opens Up the World of Possibilities for Children with Disabilities

Marina Forain admits she can get emotional when she thinks about the progress her 6-year-old daughter Isabella has made in the two years she has taken Continue reading the story...

Affordable video calling a boon for people with hearing disabilities

LUDHIANA, INDIA: Mobile revolution may have swept the country long time ago, but for people with hearing disabilities, the real benefit of mobile communication technology had Continue reading the story...

Software opens up new job opportunities for persons with disabilities

MALTA: Jader Pelligra, a ICT student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s University College, has designed and de­veloped a computer-based telephony solution that Continue reading the story...

Minister launches Braille atlas to let people with vision disabilities study maps

NEW DELHI: In a first, the Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a comprehensive Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh people with vision Continue reading the story...
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