• Month: August 2017

    HEART assists persons with intellectual disabilities

    KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Some 152 young persons with intellectual disabilities are being assisted with personal and professional development skills, through the Empowerment Programme of the Youth Services Division of the HEART Trust/NTA. The programme, which started in 2014, is a seven-month initiative consisting of a three week non-residential camp, followed by six months of supported work… Continue Reading »

    SCS gives encouragement to summer interns with disabilities

    HONG KONG: The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, on August 8 met with some of the undergraduate students with disabilities participating in a government summer internship scheme at the Central Government Offices to understand their experience. Mr Law encouraged them to unleash their potential and contribute to the community after graduation. Since… Continue Reading »

    Numerous Barriers to Education and Jobs for Persons with Disabilities in Armenia

    According to the Agency of Medical and Social Expertise of RA, at the beginning of this year 210 000 persons with disabilities were registered in Armenia, while at the moment the number is below 200 000, Panorama reports. Where did those 10 000 people disappear, the head of the “Unison” NGO Armen Alaverdyan asked today… Continue Reading »

    Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

    MELBOURNE: Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations that make a difference in the lives of people with disability and who champion equality for all Victorians. Presenting the awards, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin… Continue Reading »

    Team Wins Award for Armenian Sign Language App

    YEREVAN: Students from the Vahan Tekeyan School in the Karbi village of Aragatsotn Province were selected as finalists of the 2017 Technovation Challenge, an all-girls international competition, winning the People’s Choice Award for an app to help people learn Armenian Sign Language. The competition was held from August 7 to 11 in Silicon Valley. The… Continue Reading »

    Mobilizing Global Commitments to Accessibility, Perspectives from Governments

    August 9th, 2017 marked the third meeting of the Disability Inclusive and Accessibility in Urban Development (DIAUD) Network.  This meeting focused upon the expansion of the DIAUD Network and the use of its member base to influence change in the urban development realm, and featured a presentation by the former Ambassador to the United Nations… Continue Reading »

    NASA paves a way for people who are blind to experience a Total Solar Eclipse

    On August 21, 2017, just a few days away, the United States of America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse. Said to be an unforgettable experience, many people plan to descend upon this path of totality and view complete darkness. But what about those who will not be able to “see”… Continue Reading »

    Hungarian government to support NGOs serving persons with disabilities

    The government is supporting NGOs that help people living with disabilities and their families by a total of 171.5 million forints (EUR 560,000) available through tender, the human resources ministry state secretary for social affairs and inclusion said on Monday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported. The tenders are open until Wednesday to organisations that… Continue Reading »

    Committee on the Rights of persons with disabilities opens eighteenth session in Geneva

    GENEVA: The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its eighteenth session, during which it will review measures taken by Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Committee listened to an address by Orest Nowosad, Chief,… Continue Reading »