• Month: April 2017

    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 the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and China Braille Library and will be used for fine art exhibition and training for persons with disabilities. More than 150 paintings… Continue Reading »

    Afghan Disability Rights Conference

    WASHINGTON, DC:  The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, will host the “Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming” from 23-24 May 2017 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  This conference is being held in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the United States International Council on Disabilities. The… Continue Reading »

    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 Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II. Also present at the launch were Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan of Dewan Negara and Dr Astrid Tuminez, Senior Regional Director,… Continue Reading »

    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 include: Cognitive and Sensory Impairments Computer Applications and Communications Emerging Technology International Appropriate Technology Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics Public Policy and Advocacy Seating and Mobility, including… Continue Reading »

    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 with Disabilities (CRPD) in order to promote the rights of people with psychosocial, cognitive and intellectual disabilities. The tools can be used to strengthen capacity on mental health and… Continue Reading »

    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 the struggle of persons with disabilities, the metro has trained tour guides to be sensitive to the needs of those with disabilities and avoid marginalising them. There are… Continue Reading »

    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 Inclusive Education Thousands of children with mild to moderate disabilities in Ghana now have greater access to mainstream schools thanks to a recently established Inclusive Education Policy. UNICEF, with… Continue Reading »

    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 significant disabilities. With populations ageing and an increasing number of people with disabilities, this number is expected to rise in coming years. The prevalence of disability could increase by… Continue Reading »

    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: