• Month: August 2017

    Myanmar to establish center for children with autism

    YANGON: Myanmar is planning to establish a special care center for children with autism in Mawlamyine town of southeastern Mon state early next year, an official report said Tuesday. At least dozens of children are suffering from autism in the town and the move is aimed at improving the lives of such children, organizer of… Continue Reading »

    New Delhi to host conference on inclusive education

    NEW DELHI: Co-partnered by Brotherhood Delhi and Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA); School of Social Work of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; and The Cradle, New Delhi; the conference is based on the premise that ‘all students can learn together in regular schools’. According to the organisers of the conference, children with… Continue Reading »

    GAATES paving the way for an accessible Dubai

    In 2016 the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) was selected as the world’s leading experts in accessibility of the built environment and transportation by the Emirate of Dubai. GAATES, a Canadian based NGO, assembled an international team of over 25 accessibility experts to implement a universally designed city in preparation for the… Continue Reading »

    Nigerians with disabilities demand full inclusion into electoral process

    NIGERIA: As the nation prepares for 2019 general election, Nigerians with disabilities have developed a demand charter for inclusion that will enable them participated fully in electoral processes in the country, in line with what is obtainable across all developed democracies. The Charter was said to have been developed as a frontal attack to the… Continue Reading »

    Researchers develop technology for self-driving electric wheelchairs

    TORONTO: A team of Canadian researchers and robotics experts say they’ve developed cost-effective technology that would allow electric wheelchairs to drive themselves. Its creators, from Cyberworks Robotics Inc, the University of Toronto and Université de Sherbrooke, say it will be a gamechanger for people with severe disabilities, giving them greater mobility and independence. The technology… Continue Reading »

    Nasscom launches Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities

    NOIDA, INDIA: Three candidates with disabilities from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels. The trainees, Chandan Mehta, a class XII pass out; Rahul Kumar, a B.Com student, and Sangita Rani, also a B.Com student, are all speach and hearing disability. The candidates were among 20 students who were given a… Continue Reading »

    Samsung launches ‘Relúmĭno’ visual aid application

    Samsung Electronics announced that it will launch ‘Relúmĭno,’ a visual aid application for people with low vision. Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR to enhance the vision of people with vision disabilities. Users with newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and… Continue Reading »

    Accessible Water Park Opens in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO, TX: San Antonio’s array of attractions and historic sites, partnered with its dedication to accessibility, is making the destination one of the leading options for vacationers with disabilities. While attractions like Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park, are a big draw for vacationers seeking accessible options, visitors also will find that… Continue Reading »

    ‘Dangal’ Adds Audio Description for Audiences with Vision Disabilities

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aamir Khan’s film ‘Dangal’ has become the first film to be aired on TV with an audio description for audiences who are blind or have low vision. The audio description of the film was completed by the NGO Saksham, which has been working in the field for around 14 years. It has… Continue Reading »