• Month: June 2017

    New University-wide web accessibility testing tool to be adopted July 1

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.: On July 1, the Penn State enterprise accessibility testing application will change from Compliance Sheriff to the Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE), a web-based application developed by the University of Illinois. FAE, and a companion product, AInspector toolbar, will be available to all University staff, faculty, and students who wish to test the… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities demand accessible public infrastructure in Georgia

    Persons with disabilities held a protest rally on Saturday asking for proper infrastructure in the streets and in public transport, as well as for more involvement in social processes and decision-making. The protesters gathered at Rustaveli Metro station and marched in the direction of the old Parliament building. The demonstrators claim that their rights are… Continue Reading »

    iHEAR Introduces Eva, the First Hearing Aid Designed for Women with Hearing Disabilities

    SAN LEANDRO, CALIF.: iHEAR Medical announces the launch of Eva, the first hearing aid designed specifically to address hearing disability of women. Over 20 million women in the U.S., 150 million women globally, with hearing disabilities of 40 decibels or more. Eva will be available to order online on July 1, 2017. Orders will ship… Continue Reading »

    ‘Denying education to children with disabilities is injustice’

    PANAJI: While the government has proposed to increase reservations in government service for persons with disabilities, minister for social welfare, Pandurang Madkaikar, said that schools will encourage inclusive education only once it is made mandatory for them to not reject admission to any such students. Madkaikar said he has come across instances where parents and… Continue Reading »

    NCERT issues guidelines to test school-kids with disabilities

    NEWDELHI: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is going to emphasise on education of the children of disabilities. The NCERT has released a 128-page document in three languages— Hindi, English and Urdu for teachers instructing them how to test students and what to expect out of them. The document has different sections… Continue Reading »

    Vodafone launches service line for people with hearing disabilities

    GHANA: The service will enable people with hearing disabilities to have access to services provided by the network without any hindrances. In line with the initiative, registered members of the Ghana National Association for the Deaf and close families will have the opportunity to use data that is highly subsidised and SMS bundle packages designed… Continue Reading »

    Conference promotes rights of persons with disabilities

    HANOI: International cooperation is crucial to successfully realising the rights of people with disabilities, heard a conference jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and Caritas – a Catholic charitable organisation in Hanoi on June 23. This is part of the activities in preparation for the country’s first report onthe… Continue Reading »

    New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty

    The NZ Government will join an international treaty to improve access to written materials for New Zealanders who are blind and low vision , Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or… Continue Reading »

    Armenian emergency ministry launches ‘911 SOS’ for persons with disabilities

    YEREVAN: Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations has  launched a free mobile application “911 SOS,” designed specifically for people with disabilities. In a press release the ministry said the application operates on iOS  and Android operating systems and described it as the best way for people with disabilities who get in difficult situations to send alarm… Continue Reading »