• Year: 2018

    Qaderoon Conducts “Emergency Evacuation for Persons with Disabilities” Workshop Hosted by Almarai

    SAUDI ARABIA: On Sunday 4 Nov 2018, Qaderoon Business Disability Network held a workshop on emergency evacuation for persons with disabilities in collaboration with the Universal Accessibility Program at King Saud University and hosted at Almarai head office in Riyadh. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Dr. Ahmed Al-Hefnawy of King Saud University.… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network sign an MoU with Jeddah Municipality

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jeddah Municipality on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in the context of the two parties’ keenness to enable social responsibility and contribute to the development of the society. The agreement, which represented the two sides, includes HE Mr. Saleh Al-Turki, the Mayor of Jeddah, and… Continue Reading »

    2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards Announced

    NEW YORK, USA: The Viscardi Center — an Albertson-based non-profit organization providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities — announced ten recipients of the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards at a ceremony held on December 4 at the Mutual of America building in New York City. First bestowed in… Continue Reading »

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international partners to produce resources to… Continue Reading »

    First Report on Persons with Disabilities and the SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: “Societies will never achieve the SDGs without the full participation of everyone, including people with disabilities. We cannot afford to ignore or marginalize the contributions of 1.5 billion people,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this year. Yet, in many countries, essential services for persons with disabilities are unavailable, or of poor quality. Data… Continue Reading »

    Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

    DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »

    Launch of Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies

    INTERNATIONAL: On Monday, 3rd December, 2018, the IDA announced the first ever IDA Global Survey to Monitor DPO Participation in Development Policies and Programmes.    The IDA Global Survey is available online on the following link: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/global-survey   The deadline to fill the Survey is the 16th December 2018. What is the IDA Global Survey: This is the first ever accountability… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Announces Release of DTE Version 4.8

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the release of Crawford Technologies’ Digital Transform Engine (DTE) version 4.8. Designed to greatly reduce the effort required to create accessible documents, a significant feature in DTE 4.8 is the ability to provide greater levels of automation when… Continue Reading »

    Berlin Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Launching the Cities for All Compact and Campaign

    Press Release For Immediate Release BERLIN, GERMANY: Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is hosting a celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018 and the launching of a historical Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. This historic Global Compact will gather city leaders and mayors from… Continue Reading »