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MS Society urges Members of Parliament to act to improve #LifeWithMS

TORONTO, ON: From May 1-3, 2017 representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and members of the MS community will meet with parliamentarians in Ottawa Continue reading the story...

Improving Social Skills in children with Autism

Waving goodbye and blowing kisses — no parent wants to miss out on those special moments. Among the 1 percent of the population of the United Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible

Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed today, April 27. Nova Scotia is only the third province Continue reading the story...

Disability Rights Activists Slam Indian Government’s Plan for Central University for Persons With Disabilities

NEW DELHI: Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar’s recent announcement  about the government’s decision to set up a special central university to cater to the needs Continue reading the story...

UN disability rights expert announces first visit to North Korea

GENEVA: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, will conduct an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic Continue reading the story...

Nigeria to support for persons with disabilities

LAGOS: Nigeria on Wednesday said it was committed to providing welfare support and dividends of democracy to persons with disabilities. Samuel Ankeli, the Senior Special Assistant to Continue reading the story...

Australian government announces working group to expand Audio Description service

The Turnbull Government has announced the formation of an Audio Description Working Group to examine options for increasing the availability of audio description services in Australia, Continue reading the story...

New drive to distribute books to children with vision disabilities

SHARJAH: The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF) has launched ‘Ara’, an initiative that aims to promote awareness about children who are blind or have low Continue reading the story...

Make city buses accessible for persons with disabilities: Minister

NAGPUR, INDIA: On May 6, 2016 NGO Pandit Deen Dayal Institute of Medical Science, Research and Human Resources, along with PN Andhare, an activist working for Continue reading the story...

Books to make classroom inclusive

NEW DELHI: To allow students with disabilities to read a book along with regular students in a classroom, the National Council of Educational Research and Training Continue reading the story...

Call for pro-disabilityeducation policy

HARARE: Students with disabilities have called for the formulation of an education policy tailored for their needs. According to the Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT), disabled students Continue reading the story...

Policies to support Vietnamese with disabilities

The Vietnamese State has adopted incentives and encouraged organizations and individuals to provide financial and technical support to the disabled. People with disabilities are allowed to be Continue reading the story...

World Book Day an occasion to raise awareness of people with vision disabilities: SIGI

AMMAN: World Book and Copyright Day, marked every year on April 23 should be an occasion to minimise hindrances facing people with vision disabilities, especially women, Continue reading the story...

Government buildings to be accessible for persons with disabilities

GURUGRAM, INDIA: The office of the state commissioner for persons with disabilities has written to the ministry of social justice and empowerment, seeking funds for renovating Continue reading the story...

New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities

Students in a new undergraduate course have this question to ponder: How would it feel to be a bright person with big goals and ideas, but Continue reading the story...

University opens new AccessAbility Center for students with disabilities

The opening of Princeton’s AccessAbility Center on April 13 marked a significant step in the University’s efforts to ensure equal access to its curricular and co-curricular Continue reading the story...

SWD to invite applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will invite application from today (April 24) until May 31 from eligible individuals and organisations for the Jockey Club Continue reading the story...

Access to data about persons with disabilities improves

NEW ZEALAND: Stats New Zealand launched a user-friendly online tool to make information about persons with disabilities more accessible. The interactive tool shows information on disability type, Continue reading the story...

China’s first gallery for persons with disabilities opens in Beijing

CHINA’S first gallery for persons with disabilities in Beijing on Sunday, offering a place for them to showcase calligraphic work and paintings. The gallery was established by Continue reading the story...

New website launched to provide entrepreneurship opportunities for persons with disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft Malaysia has launched M-Powered – a unique employment and entrepreneurship portal for persons with disabilities. The portal was launched by YB Dato’ Seri Continue reading the story...

Program for Assistive Technology Conference Announced

RESNA’s 2017 Conference, AT Innovations Across the Lifespan, will offer over 50 workshop presentations on best practices in assistive technology over three days, June 28, 29, and 30. Workshop topics Continue reading the story...

New QualityRights guidance and training tools

The WHO QualityRights initiative has published guidance and training tools to align services and practices with the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

Move to make city more accessible for tourists with disabilities

SOUTH ARFICA: The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more accessible by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots. Raising awareness about Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities get the chance to access mainstream school in Ghana

GHANA: UNICEF, with funding support from USAID, is working with the Ghanaian Government through the Ghana Education Service to support 20 districts in the implementation of Continue reading the story...

Make public buildings more accessible to persons with disabilities: ECLAC

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD:  There are more than a million people in the Caribbean living with some form of disability and an estimated 250,000 who experience Continue reading the story...

Family making tiny wheelchairs for children with disabilities

A couple’s love for their niece inspired them to design and build tiny wheelchairs that can help children with disabilities. Watch the video below:

Amway India, Turnstone Global set up Braille Library

BHUBANESWAR: Amway India has partnered with Turnstone Global, earlier known as National Association for the Blind, to set up a braille library for students with vision Continue reading the story...

UN Women Factsheet on Leaving No One Behind

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality produced a Factsheet building on its seven-year experience working with civil society supporting the transformation of marginalized groups into agents Continue reading the story...

Montana State University and Moscow partnership improves transportation accessibility

BOZEMAN: The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University and Moscow State University for Transport Engineering (MIIT) in Russia have completed a unique, year-long collaboration designed to Continue reading the story...

People with autism join new online genetic study

Autism has a strong genetic component. To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and researchers estimate that Continue reading the story...

Toyota develops new robotic leg brace to help people with mobility disabilities walk

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corporation, which is known for cars, is joining the medical robotics field with the introduction of Welwalk WW-1000. The equipment is a motorized Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Egypt Launches New App for Customers with Vision Disabilities

CAIRO: Vodafone Egypt has launched a new mobile application called “E3rafli” for customers who are blind or have low vision, in an attempt to making its Continue reading the story...

New feature to help bank customers with hearing disabilities in Dubai

DUBAI: Earlier in the year, the bank also began distributing Braille currency for its customers with vision disabilities. Emirates NBD has introduced sign language system for Continue reading the story...

ESCWA Strengthening social protection for persons with disabilities

BEIRUT: The UN Economic and Social Commission (ESCWA) will hold an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 11-12 April in Beirut, Lebanon to discuss its forthcoming publication Continue reading the story...

Report on Mental Health and Human Rights

The report on Mental Health and Human Rights identifies some of the major challenges faced by users of mental health services, persons with mental health conditions Continue reading the story...

NatWest launches credit card for customers with vision disabilities

NatWest is launching the credit card in the UK which is designed for customers who are blind or have low vision and accredited by Royal National Continue reading the story...

Sharjah launches emergency preparedness tips in Braille

SHARJAH: The Sharjah Civil Defence Department on Wednesday launched a safety awareness system initiative for people with vision disabilities through Braille, to inform them about various Continue reading the story...

Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new global action plan – UN experts

Accessible social and health services, with dedicated human and financial resources must be addressed and made available for persons with disabilities in the new global framework Continue reading the story...

New guide addresses transporting children with disabilities to school in developing countries

The Access Exchange International has published a guide to promote affordable, safe, accessible transportation to get children with disabilities to school in developing countries. ““Bridging the Gap: Continue reading the story...

Qatar 2022 volunteer program to include persons with disabilities

DOHA: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has taken the first step towards the integration of people with disabilities in the Volunteer Programme of Continue reading the story...
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