• Month: October 2017

    Persons with disabilities still face difficulties at university

    HCM CITY: After graduating from high school, Le Minh Tu, who has a hearing disability, enrolled in college in Ho Chi Minh City and paid an interpreter to help her study. “But I really couldn’t afford to pay,” Tu said via an interpreter at a conference held on October 23 in HCM City that discussed… Continue Reading »

    SWD invites applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities

    HONG KONG: The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has invited applications from eligible individuals and organisations for the Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Disability (25th Round) and the Central Fund for Personal Computers (37th Round). The objectives of the Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment are to support non-governmental and… Continue Reading »

    Three multinationals join UN global network on disability inclusion

    Three multinational enterprises – Capgemini, Legrand and the Savola Group – became the latest members of a United Nations global network that promotes equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the workplace. “People with disabilities constitute some 15 per cent of the world’s population,” pointed out Guy Ryder, Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization… Continue Reading »

    German cable operator starts innovation challenge for apps to help persons with disabilities

    German cable operator Unitymedia announced the Digital Imagination Challenge, to find new ideas to make it easier for persons with disabilities to use ICT. The project is part of a broader European initiative launched by Unitymedia’s parent company Liberty Global. According to Unitymedia, one in ten people in Germany have a disability. The company is… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities around B.C. to benefit from new accessibility programs

    Accessible, inclusive communities for people with disabilities are the main goals behind two provincially funded programs designed to improve universal access in British Columbia. Through $9 million in provincial funding, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched  two new programs to improve accessibility for British Columbians. “When we remove the physical barriers, we create communities… Continue Reading »

    Selhurst Park Accessibility Improvements for Fans with Disabilities

    Crystal Palace FC is committed to improving accessibility and facilities for fans with disabilities, and ensuring an exceptional matchday experience for all fans attending matches at Selhurst Park. Major works were completed throughout the 2017 summer following consultation with the club’s Disabled Supporters Association, the Premier League and independent experts. Improvements include: Wheelchair capacity has… Continue Reading »

    New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University

    A new policy at Ohio University is one of several recent steps in making OHIO’s online presence more accessible, ensuring an equal opportunity for all students to access technology and online tools related to their educational experience. In addition, the policy will enable the University to establish an information technology infrastructure that makes its online programs and… Continue Reading »

    Youth with hearing disabilities shapes own destiny with art in Vietnam

    A 23-year-old Vietnamese with hearing disability has been setting an example of what people with disabilities can achieve. Despite suffering from the defect at birth, Tran Quoc Dat has shown great talent with a brush in his hand. Currently living in Dong Thap Province, located in southern Vietnam, Dat has achieved a long-time dream of… Continue Reading »

    Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights in Mexico

    Mexico’s Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that proposes to improve mental health services for all in Mexico but would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter sent on October 16, 2017, to the Commission on Health and Drugs in the Chamber… Continue Reading »