• Month: October 2017

    Disability Rights Advocates Calling for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports

    DENVER, CO: Nationally recognized airport security expert, Capt. LaPonda Fitchpatrick, and Associate Director of the Center for Disability and Health Policy, June Kailes, are joining airport workers in Denver to call for a whole community approach to emergency preparedness, including ensuring that passenger service workers are fully trained and paid liveable wages that will keep experienced… Continue Reading »

    Disability Rights Scholarship Program

    NEW YORK: The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With the knowledge and networks… Continue Reading »

    UCIC Launches Hardware Agnostic Alexa Voice Service Client

    TORONTO: The Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC) announces the release of its new hardware agnostic voice control client & AI integration manager; Ubi Kit. “The platform has been designed to enable companies the quickest time to market, at the lowest cost, and most flexible supply chain,” said Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC. The free Ubi Kit… Continue Reading »

    New developments enabling people with vision disabilities to see again

    New developments enabling people with vision disabilities to see againEnabling people who are blind or have low vision to see again is the dream of many neuroscientists. We still have a long way to go to make this happen, but we have also made a lot of progress over the last twenty years, says Richard… Continue Reading »

    Curtin’s new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017-2020

    Curtin has a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) with a focus on Universal Design and a vision to create an accessible and inclusive environment for everyone in our diverse community. Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent… Continue Reading »

    COD Hosts Disability Inclusion and Career Success Workshop

    The College of DuPage Center for Access and Accommodations and Career Services office will host a Disability Inclusion and Career Success event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act… Continue Reading »

    Children with disabilities battle to find schools in South Africa

    According to government figures there are more than 2,000 children with disabilities waiting for schools in the Eastern Cape. GroundUp spoke to two families in Mdantsane near East London. Boniswa Ntshota, 73, has been caring for her grandson, Hlomla Ntshota, since his mother died in 2008. She says she has been looking for a school… Continue Reading »

    US State Department Funds One Year Project to Assist Refugees with Disabilities in Lebanon

    NEW YORK, NY: The World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF) and the United States Department of State are pleased to announce a Cooperative Agreement to assist refugees with disabilities and their peers in the host communities of Lebanon. The agreement between the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and WRF will allow for a… Continue Reading »

    Household Technology Can Aid the Learning of Children with ADHD

    Around 5% of people worldwide have ADHD, although there may be many more undiagnosed individuals. As a result, many children struggle with increased stress and anxiety, which limits their academic performance. Technology such as smartwatches and apps can improve organizational skills of youngsters, but what other technology is available to help? Here are the latest technologies you… Continue Reading »