• Month: November 2017

    Program helps make arts more accessible in the community

    The University of Western Australia will this month launch Inclusive Arts Week – a new program that aims to promote accessibility and inclusion in the arts for everyone in the community. Running between Tuesday 28 November and Saturday 2 December, Inclusive Arts Week packs in an exciting program of free events open to the community.… Continue Reading »

    Ghanaians with Disabilities Assured of Accessibility to Courts

    GHANA: The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has assured persons with disabilities that all efforts are put in place under her leadership to ensure that  all the courts in the country are accessible to  them  to access justice. The Chief Justice gave the assurance when she paid a two-day working visit to the Upper East Region… Continue Reading »

    More efforts urged for inclusion of persons with disabilities in Africa

    Policymakers and experts attending an international meeting on persons with disabilities on Tuesday called for more efforts to include persons with disabilities in Africa’s major development agendas. Participants at the conference, organized by the Rehabilitation International (RI) organization at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, will evaluate opportunities, challenges and the way forward with regards… Continue Reading »

    Braille versions of Nguyen Nhat Anh’s books to be published

    HANOI, VIETNAM: Veteran writer Nguyen Nhat Anh’s books in Braille versions will be printed and released soon by Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in Ha Noi to serve its students. Writer Nguyen Nhat Anh, best-selling children’s books, Vietnam economy, Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam, Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news, Vietnamnet… Continue Reading »

    Jordan Prince Mired urges integration of persons with disabilities into labour market

    AMMAN: HH Prince Mired, president of the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, on Wednesday highlighted the importance of cooperation with the council to facilitate integrating persons with disabilities into the labour market. In a dialogue session co-organised by the council and the Amman Chamber of Industry, Prince Mired noted the Kingdom’s… Continue Reading »

    Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4 million challenge to expand mobility for people with lower-limb paralysis

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA:  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020. The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is seeking teams around the world to create game-changing… Continue Reading »

    Assam to provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities

    Assam Government would provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Tuesday. The chief minister made the announcement while releasing a guidebook for students with vision disabilities for competitive examinations. Sonowal said his government has taken up various programmes aimed at uplifting the lives of the… Continue Reading »

    New App Uses Smart Tags to Give Better Information and Independence to People who are Blind

    PLANO, TEXAS: Two architects with vision loss today launched WayAround, the smart assistant that gives on-demand details about everyday things for anyone with vision loss. The WayAround system uses custom smart tags plus an app for iOS or Android to provide audio information about items around the home and office. “As architects, our job is… Continue Reading »

    EU assists employment of persons with disabilities in Mostar

    The presentation of VedriMo social enterprise employing three persons with disabilities was held on 6 November in Mostar within EU funded project “O.P.T.I.O.N.” (Overcoming the Prejudice and promoting new Tools for professional Integration Of people with disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro). Within the Project aimed at integration and employment of people with disabilities… Continue Reading »