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Zambia to improve ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities

LUSAKA: Zambia’s information and technology regulator on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with an agency representing people with disabilities aimed at enhancing access to Information Continue reading the story...

Cab operators discriminating against persons with disabilities, says advocate

CHENNAI, INDIA: Earlier this month, when disability rights activist Rajiv Rajan booked a shared ride on an app-based cab service, the driver arrived at his home Continue reading the story...

Political participation of persons with disabilities vital

KUALA LUMPUR: A non-governmental organisation of people who are blind wants more political participation from Persons with Disabilities  ahead of the next general election. The National Council Continue reading the story...

GAATES OTI Wins DFAF Award

On May 18, 2017 in Barcelona Spain, the On Thin Ice Project : Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Canada’s North project (2013-2016), Continue reading the story...

Re-Igniting the Global Network on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD)

On July 12, the Global Network on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) kicked off a series of virtual meetings to enhance the participation of Continue reading the story...

Robot to help children with vision disabilities find their way

Alexandre Foucqueteau has taught Cellulo, a little hand-sized robot, how to help children with vision disabilities find their bearings and avoid obstacles in the classroom. Photo Credit: Continue reading the story...

Disability rights campaigners aim for accessible toilets across Dubai

DUBAI: Disability rights campaigners have backed plans to improve access to private health centres in Dubai within six months. While most hospitals have adequate provisions for patients Continue reading the story...

New app to help find accessible places for persons with disabilities

BillionAbles has announced the launch of a new app called BillionAbles, aimed at finding accessible places across India for people with disabilities. The app will serve Continue reading the story...

New guidelines to help persons with disabilities in Malaysia

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will come up with new guidelines to address issues that persons with disabilities face in obtaining a driving licence. Department director-general Datuk Continue reading the story...

FSU researcher develops art therapy best practices for children with autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism. Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art Continue reading the story...

ATMIA releases new ATM Accessibility Guide

SIOUX FALLS, SD: ATMIA has published “Maximizing ATM Accessibility” a new guide for incorporating greater access for all users, including those with disabilities. Building on previous publications, Continue reading the story...

Student to unveil education system for children with disabilities

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN: Fifteen-year-old Taraz resident Isaac Mustopulo, who is committed to helping Kazakh children with disabilities receive a full-fledged education, participated in the Human Library under Continue reading the story...

Autism center to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: A state-of-the-art institute for children with autism will open here in Kerala with a vision to transform the lives of such children through best Continue reading the story...

Uber sued again over discriminating riders with disabilities

NEW YORK: Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a major class action against Uber on behalf of a broad coalition of disability Continue reading the story...

Dubai hospitals must improve accessibility within six months

DUBAI: The dream of a city with access for all has moved closer to reality with public hospitals the latest buildings to be given an ultimatum Continue reading the story...

Summer Deaflympics kick off in Samsun

ISTANBUL: With a magnificent opening ceremony, the 23rd Summer Deaflympics kicked off in Samsun, Turkey. Some 3,000 athletes from 97 countries are participating in this year’s Continue reading the story...

Model Breaking Barriers in Fashion While Shattering the Stigma of Disability

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA.: Following in the footsteps of model Ashley Graham, amputee model Shaholly Ayers is breaking beauty barriers. The brand ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion, Continue reading the story...

Film competition to raise awareness on accessibility

NEW DELHI: The Social Justice Ministry will organize a short film competition to raise awareness on making public places accessible for persons with disabilties, an official Continue reading the story...

Namibia recognizes disability as a human rights issue: minister

WINDHOEK: Namibia is now recognizing disability as a developmental and human rights issue, a deputy minister said Tuesday. The deputy minister responsible for Disability Affairs in the Continue reading the story...

Filipinos with disabilities urged to assert their rights

DAVAO CITY: Persons with disabilities should assert their rights to fight discrimination. In commemorating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, Officer-in-charge of Davao Continue reading the story...

Summit on Global Research, Innovation and Education in Assistive Technology

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Assistive technology – which groups together assistive products spanning from eye glasses and wheelchairs to sophisticated automated systems – is a critical and cost-effective Continue reading the story...

Only 20% of firms complied with accessibility law

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES: Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in Davao City said only 20 percent of all government and non-government firms complied with the Accessibility Ordinance Continue reading the story...

AU offering PG diploma in multiple disabilities

CHENNAI: With more schools promoting inclusive classrooms, there is an increasing demand for trained special educators. So V-Excel Educational Trust has tied up with Annamalai University Continue reading the story...

City to have major center for children with autism

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: A Centre for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE) is being set up in Thiruvananthapuram with the vision to transform the Continue reading the story...

Survey to reach out to persons with disabilities

PANAJI: The state commissioner for disabilities, together with the directorate of panchayats, has begun undertaking a survey to bridge the gap between persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Entrepreneurs lead the way in accessible travel

CNN Business Traveller meets two British entrepreneurs whose own disabilities have helped inspire business opportunities and reshape the travel experience. Watch the video below: Source: CNN

Cafes hiring people with hearing disabilities in India

JAIPUR: Cafes run wholly and solely by people with disabilities are now becoming a trend in Pink City. These restaurants have unique and interesting ways in Continue reading the story...

First park for persons with disabilities to open in Nalgonda crossroads soon

HYDERABAD: The city is all set to take its first steps towards becoming a tad more accessible for persons with disabilities with Telangana’s first-of-its-kind park for Continue reading the story...

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signs law on development of inclusive education

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law “On Amendments to the Law “On Education” on the Specifics of Access of Persons with Special Educational Continue reading the story...

Low-cost smart glove wirelessly translates ASL alphabet into text

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a Continue reading the story...

Microsoft releases iPhone app that narrates the world for people who are blind

Microsoft has released a new Seeing AI app for iPhone that uses computer vision to describe the world for people who are blind or have low Continue reading the story...

Do people with vision disabilities express their emotions similar to sighted individuals?

Facial expressions play a powerful role in social interactions from birth to adulthood. Fear, joy, anger — all our emotions are articulated and understood thanks to Continue reading the story...

Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment

The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat invite submissions to the 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The Dubai International Award is recognizing Continue reading the story...

Survey on disability and climate resilience

UK: A survey has been launched by a group conducting research on disability and climate resilience for a project funded by the UK Department for International Continue reading the story...

Auckland Design Manual launches design tool to encourage accessibility

The Auckland Design Manual has introduced a new tool to support architects and designers incorporate ways to cater for people of all physical abilities and stages Continue reading the story...

Government urged to make implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act effective

The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has urged government to implement the Persons with Disability Act, Act 715 to ensure that their rights are Continue reading the story...

Iran to launch online database of accessible historical and cultural places

TEHRAN: An online database of historical and cultural places that have disability access will be launched in two weeks, according to the head of Iran’s Cultural Continue reading the story...

New lanyards launched to assist passengers with hidden disabilities

ABERDEEN, UK: Aberdeen International Airport launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access last week with an aim to make air travel more Continue reading the story...

Why Railway facilities beyond access for persons with disabilities, asks High Court

NEW DELHI: Friday’s TOI report on how a student with disability was unable to board the train and, as a result, missed his entrance examination at Continue reading the story...

Ongoing job growth reflects persons with disabilities striving to work

EAST HANOVER, NJ: Americans with disabilities continued to engage in the labor market, reaching 15 months of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Continue reading the story...
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