Month: August 2017

Archaeological sites inaccessible for persons with disabilities in Jordan

AMMAN: Most archaeological sites in Jordan are inaccessible for people with disabilities and facilitating the access to those locations is a “persistent demand” from their part, activists said. Hala Abu Mahfouz, a student with physical disability, said that she is an independent person who has the right to enter archaeological and tourist places without asking others… Continue Reading »

NISH invites applications for diploma in ISL and interpretation course

National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has invited applications from students with plus two qualifications for a one-year Diploma in Indian sign language (ISL) and interpretation course. The aspirants can fill the applications online through on or before September 2. There are a total number of 15 seats in this course As per an official… Continue Reading »

Accessibility Innovation Showcase Coming to Toronto

The Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science is hosting an Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) in Toronto, from September 25-26, 2017. Now in its third year, the showcase provides an opportunity for Ontario-based companies and entrepreneurs to profile innovations and advances in accessibility technologies, and increase awareness for this emerging sector. This high-profile event will… Continue Reading »

Seoul to make tourism accessible for persons with disabilities

The Seoul Metropolitan Government vowed Tuesday to make tourism resources in the capital equally accessible to people with physical disabilities. During a press conference, the city announced it will spend 15.2 billion won ($13.3 million) over the next five years starting from next year to improve infrastructure and communication and train personnel to accommodate them.… Continue Reading »

Egypt gets its first magazine in Braille

CAIRO: In a long-awaited achievement, Egypt now has its first magazine in Arabic Braille, offering people with vision disabilities an opportunity to work in journalism. Akhbar Braille is published by Akhbar El-Youm, a semi-official daily newspaper in Arabic, and has columns on culture, art, sports, technology and politics. The Braille reading and writing system represents… Continue Reading »

Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 – September 3

CHENNEI, INDIA: Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 is set to be held in Chennai on September 3 and the organisers are hoping to create positive social impact through this event. The main aim is to create awareness regarding the necessity of the wheelchair for people with disabilities and to focus on disability due to spinal cord… Continue Reading »

Red Cross rescues children with disabilities in Chikwawa

MALAWI: Over 300 children with various forms of disabilities in Chikwawa, can breathe a sigh of relief after the Malawi Red Cross Society this week, came to their aid with different interventions. The Malawi Red Cross in Chikwawa is implementing a 4-year resilient project with the support from Danish, Finish, Islandic and Italian Red Cross Societies.… Continue Reading »

HC orders exclusive Delhi University entrance test for people with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: The case of Vaibhav Shukla who could not board a train from Unnao to Delhi to appear for MPhil exams at Delhi University again came up before the Delhi High Court on August 17. The High Court asked the University to conduct a separate entrance test exclusively for Shukla, who has vision disability.… Continue Reading »

The 2017 Disability Equality Index names the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are proud to release the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI) – the third year measured by the Index, revealing the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”. 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI, with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental,… Continue Reading »

Google introduces new accessibility features with the release of Android 9.0 Oreo

Marshmallow, Nougat and now finally the Oreo. Google recently unveiled its latest software update in line with its dessert naming tradition for the world’s most popular smartphone operating system. The Android 8.0 Oreo comes with some exciting new features and improvements over the Android Nougat. Over the last few versions, Android has produced a decent… Continue Reading »