• Month: July 2017

    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 the Perception Change Project, a creative communications initiative of the United Nations Office in Geneva. The July 18 event in the Swiss Pavilion at EXPO 2017 focused on climate… Continue Reading »

    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 practice principles and family-centered holistic care. Founding CEO of Technopark and founder director of National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), G. Vijayaraghavan will be heading the Center for… Continue Reading »

    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 groups and individuals with disabilities in New York City, because Uber is 99.9% inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities. The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan,… Continue Reading »

    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 to improve their disabled access under the Dubai Disability Strategy 2020 (DDS). All private healthcare facilities in the emirate have been given six months to alter their facilities to… Continue Reading »

    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 event, making it the largest in history. As many as 294 Turkish athletes are also participating in the Deaflympics. With more than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries, the 23rd… Continue Reading »

    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, a consulting company specializing in providing disability inclusion strategies and solutions to global companies, has graced the runways of New York Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week and is… Continue Reading »

    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 statement said. The ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran- 2017’ is being organized in collaboration with  Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.… Continue Reading »

    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 Vice-Presidency, Alexia Manombe-Ncube, said this when she addressed a workshop in Windhoek. The workshop was on the proposed Centre for Disability Services that was held at the University… Continue Reading »

    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 City Persons with Disability (PWD) Affairs Office, Bong Comiling urged his fellow PWDs learn their rights and privileges and fight for them to prevent discrimination. “When we say to… Continue Reading »