• Year: 2017

    Social Inclusion and Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilites

    On Wednesday, December 13th, the DIAUD Network the hosted another successful meeting to discuss final preparations for the upcoming World Urban Forum.  Network members highlighted the responsibilities of the GAP Persons with Disabilities Partner Constituent Group in hosting events at the Forum   The meeting also featured a presentation on inclusion of persons with disabilities by… Continue Reading »

    Limited opportunities for people with hearing disabilities in India: Survey

    MUMBAI: People with hearing disabilities pose challenges to both workers with disabilities and their employers. Though HR professionals, supervisors and co-workers may have concerns about being able to communicate with employees with hearing disabilities, such employees feel their plea for a better working environment is never heard. To highlight the challenges faced by such workers… Continue Reading »

    Canada’s aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

    As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a more inclusive and accessible transportation system, underscores a group of experts in a new report releasedby the Council of Canadian Academies. Older Canadians on the Move addresses key obstacles faced by today’s… Continue Reading »

    UNIC Lagos Launches World’s First Complete Braille of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, on Monday 11 December 2017 launched the first complete braille version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to mark the 2017 International Human Rights Day and the beginning of the year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR.… Continue Reading »

    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 »