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    Month: April 2017

    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 the cause of persons with disabilities submitted a plan to ease the commute of persons with disabilities on Nagpur’s red city buses to union minister for road transport and… Continue Reading »

    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 (NCERT) unveiled a series of 40 booklets on Friday. The council will study the impact of these books to determine if the technology used in these booklets can be… Continue Reading »

    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 are “the most neglected and forgotten”, and public schools must offer a special education program sensitive to their requirements, which enables their academic progress. DZT official Barbra Nyangairi said… Continue Reading »

    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 enrolled to school at an older age than others, exempt from several subjects and school fees, and provided with scholarships and learning kits. The State ensures that people… Continue Reading »

    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, SIGI said in a statement released on Sunday. Initiated in 1996 by UNESCO, World Book Day seeks to acknowledge the fundamental role of books in promoting cultural heritage and… Continue Reading »

    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 a number of government buildings so that persons with disabilities can easily access them. Sources at the department claimed that an estimate for renovation of 20 government buildings —… Continue Reading »

    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 live in a world that’s not designed for you? The new course, called Dare to Care: Compassionate Design, spurs students to consider how to engage and address the needs… Continue Reading »

    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 opportunities for students with disabilities. Some 100 students, faculty and staff joined in celebrating the AccessAbility Center, housed at 242 Frist Campus Center. The center will “provide opportunities for… Continue Reading »

    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 IT Scheme for People with Vision Disabilities (24th Round) and the Central Fund for Personal Computers (36th Round). The objectives of the Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with… Continue Reading »