• Month: December 2017

    How yoocanfind.com is changing the world for people with disabilities and their families

    How It All Began: Born With A Rare Disease (GCN & NCM) In July 2008, a young boy named Erez Gaon entered the world. Erez was born with a rare disease and complex cognitive and physical disabilities. No one knew exactly what Erez had. Not his family and not the doctors. This was the beginning… Continue Reading »

    Researchers study how to improve tornado warnings for people with disabilities

    TUSCALOOSA, ALA.: The University of Alabama’s Drs. Jason C. Senkbeil and Darrin Griffin have been awarded a grant of $251,850 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities. The grant will enable this team… Continue Reading »

    DEPwD organizes Workshop on Accessibility & Inclusion at Workplace with FICCI

    NEW DELHI: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India on Friday organizes Sensitization Workshop on ‘Accessibility & Inclusion at Workplace: Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’ in collaboration with FICCI at Federation House, New Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize private… Continue Reading »

    Tommy Hilfiger launches clothing line for people with disabilities

    Tommy Hilfiger has recently launched a new line of clothes for a segment of people that often gets ignored by the fashion industry – people with disabilities. The collection uses magnets and velcro to make it easier for people to get dressed. The line which currently has 37 styles for men and 34 for women… Continue Reading »

    Open Call for Participation: 21st ASEF Summer University

    The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21) will take place on 27 January – 10 February 2018 in Melbourne (Australia) and Christchurch (New Zealand) exploring the topic of Youth with Disabilities. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is now looking for youth participants to take part in the project. The ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week experiential… Continue Reading »

    Making digital technologies more accessible to Canadians with disabilities

    OTTAWA: As a result of a new $22.3-million program, more Canadians with disabilities will have access to the digital tools they need to fully participate in society and get access to the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today launched the Accessible Technology Program, a… Continue Reading »

    H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch new partnership to support children with disabilities

    STOCKHOLM: H&M Foundation and UNICEF announced a new partnership to support young children with disabilities. The foundation has pledged USD 3.7 million and one aim is to reach more than 9,000 young children with disabilities, and their family members, with specialized early childhood development services over the next three years. During the earliest years of… Continue Reading »

    Teaching sign language in Vietnam

    The Vietnam Intergenerational Deaf Education Outreach Project developed professional human resources for preschool education for people who are deaf. It trained adults with hearing disabilities to become mentors to children, while also training about 200 hearing teachers in the use of sign language, and over 50 communication facilitators and sign-language interpreters. A video below about the project tells the… Continue Reading »

    Disability-inclusive Education in Africa Trust Fund

    With fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the World Bank and USAID have created a new $3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund to increase access for these children to primary school and to design and implement inclusive education programs across the region. According to the 2011 World Report on Disability, globally… Continue Reading »