• Month: December 2017

    SDG goals must be achieved in order to mainstream persons with disabilities

    KATHMANDU: Stakeholders have said that support of government and the private sector was necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goals related to the rights of persons with disabilities. The two-day national conference on ‘Disabilities and Sustainable Development Goals’ was organised by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, National Federation of Disabled-Nepal and UNDP in Kathmandu… Continue Reading »

    TCD student engineers develop app to help people with an intellectual disability

    IRELAND: Graduate research engineers at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new smartwatch and smartphone based platform to help people with an intellectual disability to get from place to place by themselves more easily. waytoB gives users simple step-by-step instructions that are inputted by a carer who is then able to monitor their progress on… Continue Reading »

    115 Hearing Impaired Children Shall Listen to the Sound of Life through Cochlear Implant Surgeries

    NEW DELHI – INDIA : Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India (AAI) through Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO)” here today. Smt. Shakuntla Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, M/o Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Guruprasad… Continue Reading »

    Making the Internet more Accessible for Canadian Seniors

    Making the Internet more Accessible for Canadian Seniors Cosmin Muntaneaufrom the University of Toronto aims to help Canada’s senior citizens feel more confident and safer when using the internet. Seniors are terrified of falling victim to scams which prevent them from accessing the variety of enhanced services from trusted providers including banks and healthcare services which forms… Continue Reading »

    IT dept, Austrian academy join hands to develop assistive technology

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: In its effort to provide assistive technology to people with motor disabilities, International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an organization under state IT department, will collaborate with AsTeRICS Academy in Austria. The European academy will support ICFOSS in developing its capabilities in a range of assistive tools to support individuals… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility

    MUSCAT, OMAN: In association with Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), the Islamic Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information & Communication & Electrical Engineering (LaTICE) at the University of Tunis, and the Tunisian Association E-access, Sultan Qaboos University will host the 6th  International Conference on Information and Communication… Continue Reading »

    Make government buildings easier to access for persons with disabilities: SC

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that accessibility to buildings of the central and state governments should be made easier for persons with disabilities. A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan issued 11 directions requiring both the Centre and state governments to provide accessibility features like ramps, accessible toilets,… Continue Reading »

    Intels Offers Scholarship to Persons with Disabilities

    NIGERIA: The Management of oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited has taken its community support a notch higher by offering full scholarships to no fewer than 66 persons with disabilities. The scholarship scheme, which was set up in 2003 to assist persons with mobility disabilities, covers primary, secondary and tertiary education. According to… Continue Reading »

    Vietnam focuses on education for children with disabilities

    VIETNAM: More than 60 percent of children with disabilities attended school in the 2016-2017 academic year, and the country has developed 14 rehabilitation centres and 97 gifted schools nationwide to cater to children with disabilities, said Nguyen Thi Nghia, Deputy Minister of Education and Training. She was speaking at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN… Continue Reading »