• Month: November 2017

    Importance of Empowering Persons with Disabilities Highlighted from the View of Film-makers, Creativity for Accessibility

    NEW DELHI: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) organized an award function of Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran in association with Directoriate of Film Festival (DFF) on Thursday. Total 10 awards were given in three categories of Documentaries, Short Films and TV Spots. The Chief Guest of the program, Union Minister… Continue Reading »

    Telangana government announces facilities for barrier-free travel of people with disabilities

    HYDERABAD, INDIA: The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited, which is likely to begin its first phase in the next few weeks says it’s going to be accessible for all, even as the Telangana Department for Disabled Welfare is in the process of making public transport facilities accessible for persons with disabilities. Making services available for… Continue Reading »

    Airlines agree to increase availability of accessible airport kiosks

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation has reached agreements with Alaska Airlines/Virgin America and Spirit Airlines to expand the availability of airport kiosks that will be accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to a DOT press release.  DOT also reached an agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to make the airline’s mobile website accessible for… Continue Reading »

    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 »