Month: September 2017

Registration Now Open for Fall ‘17 Technology Accessibility Training Workshops

Syracuse University seeks to ensure that all people, regardless of individual ability or disability, can effectively access University communications and technology. Information Technology Services (ITS) is accepting registrations for six training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of information communications and technologies: Creating Accessible… Continue Reading »

Thailand launches nine new routes to promote universal accessibility

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching new pilot routes in nine popular provinces to promote universal accessibility and ‘Tourism for All‘ concepts aimed at encouraging universal design catering to travellers with disabilities at facilities and tourism attractions across Thailand. The initiative is a direct result of last year’s highly successful 36th World Tourism Day, which was… Continue Reading »

Access for All Program Changes the Future of Online Disability Training

LOS ANGELES, CA: Human Solutions LLC, a leader in workforce development training, announces the launch of the Access for All (AFA) Online Disability Training program. The innovative new program is designed to address the current concerns that many job-placement providers face in today’s employment market. Launching this month, the AFA program ( is the first… Continue Reading »

Minister launches app for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has launched a mobile app which would provide persons with disabilities with information on a wide range of issues. Called ‘Divyang Sarathi’, the minister said the application would give details on subjects such as schemes, scholarships and institutional support systems at the click of a button. “This… Continue Reading »

EU Moves Toward Mandated Mobile App Accessibility

Building on the Web and Mobile Accessibility Directive of 2016, the European Commission is now working toward the establishment of a far-reaching list of accessibility guidelines for mobile applications. Released in April 2017, Mandate 554 is based within the parameters outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and so… Continue Reading »

HCR Exhibition 2017, the Asia’s Largest Event for Persons with Disabilities and Older People

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 44th International Home Care and Rehabilitation (HCR) Exhibition 2017 has been started at East Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight – 3 days exhibition started from September 27. Thousands of persons with disabilities, their families, caregivers, senior citizens, students and healthcare professionals are attending the HCR Exhibition 2017. HCR has become a… Continue Reading »

Jordanian programmer develops app interpreting online content into SL

AMMAN: In light of the high illiteracy rates globally and regionally among deaf people, a Jordanian programmer has invested his passion in programming to develop an application that interprets written texts into sign language. Mahmoud Drawsheh, a Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s (PSUT) computer engineering alumnus, has created “RAMZ”, an app that enables people who… Continue Reading »

Project creates cardboard adaptations for kids with disabilities

For 5-year-old Mark Ovington and his mom, Andrea Krajci, some of the simplest things in life can be a struggle. Mark, who has cerebral palsy, loves video games, but he doesn’t have the mobility to hold up a controller with both hands. Sitting with his family at the dinner table can present challenges, too: Mark… Continue Reading »

Web accessibility for universal access to information and SDGs

UNESCO has announced 28th of September as the ‘International Day for Universal Access to Information’ (IDUAI) adopting a resolution on 17 November 2015. By declaring the day, in keeping with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.10, WSIS, relevant initiatives of UNESCO, etc., it hoped for more countries with access to information legislation, diversity in the… Continue Reading »

Lagos introduces new policy for people with vision disabilities

LAGOS, NIGERIA: The Lagos State government at the weekend presented the Braille version of the state’s youth policy for people with vision disabilities. The document was prepared by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development with the assistance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The document was presented to representatives of Persons living With… Continue Reading »