• Month: July 2017

    New Act roots for inclusive eduation for children with disabilities

    PANAJI, INDIA: The new central Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, yet to be brought into force in the state, has reinforced the importance of inclusive education for children with disabilities. The act calls for all educational institutions funded or recognised by the government to provide inclusive education by admitting children with disabilities without… Continue Reading »

    Human rights seminar opens in Amsterdam

    AMSTERDAM: The 2017 edition of the Europe-China Seminar on Human Rights opened here Sunday, gathering over 50 researchers to discuss various topics on protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. “When delivering a speech at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva this January, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the concept of building a human community… Continue Reading »

    Robots to help children with autism

    New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with Autism spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child’s social interaction skills, such as turn-taking,… Continue Reading »

    Turkish Airlines trains staff on sign language

    ISTANBUL: Flight attendants working for the national carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) took classes on sign language as the airline seeks to expand its services to passengers. Thirty flight attendants completed classes in the last stage of the program. Nevin Çolak, director of THY flight services, said at a press conference where the program was introduced… Continue Reading »

    Spotlight on research: Moves to strengthen deaf education in Ireland

    This week’s Spotlight on Research is with Dr Elizabeth Mathews Lecturer in Dublin City University (DCU) School of Inclusive & Special Education Your research looks at deaf education in Ireland. What inspired your interest in that? “It’s a professional interest, I have no one in my family who is deaf. I think it started when… Continue Reading »

    90% of wheelchairs used by people with disabilities in state inappropriate: Study

    BENGALURU, INDIA: Only 10% of the wheelchairs used by 66.8 lakh people with disabilities of the state are appropriate, user-specific and manufactured as per World Health Organisation (WHO) stipulations, says a recent study by Mobility India Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre, an institute that works with WHO in training professionals across diverse rehabilitation programs for… Continue Reading »

    University of Cape Coast to offer Diploma Program in Sign Language

    BOLGATANGA:  The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in partnership with the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) is slated to start a Diploma course in Sign Language Interpretation to provide essential support services to people who are deaf in various institutions. Mr James Mokinyabit Sambian, the Executive Director of GNAD, who dropped the hint… Continue Reading »