• Month: May 2018

    HKBU Develops World-first Metal-based Probes for Detection of Dopamine Receptors, a Cancer Biomarker

    HONG KONG, CHINA: A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology. A team led by Dr Edmond… Continue Reading »

    Actiview Announces Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Berkeley, CA, USA: Actiview, a Bay Area based technology company, is providing support for all Blind/Low Vision and Hard of Hearing attendees of the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story, nationwide. Starting June 1st, 2018, the Actiview app will be enabled with Audio Description and Amplified Audio tracks that people can download on their mobile phone and… Continue Reading »

    Internet for Everyone: How to Make a Website Accessible for People with Disabilities

    ISRAEL: Yit, which develops and maintains over 50 websites including Ynet, Calcalist, Bigdeal, Blazer, and Winwin among others, have made their clients’ websites accessible to all people with disabilities through a dedicated widget developed by Equalweb. Every day most of the people in the world surf the Internet without thinking of accessibility, we enter, click and surf.  But,… Continue Reading »

    Call for Inputs to the Review of 47 Countries at HLPF

    CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR COUNTRIES REVIEW AT HLPF Are you from and/or work in the following countries? Albania, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Cabo Verde,  Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea,  Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,  Lebanon,  Mali,  Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of the Congo,  Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine,… Continue Reading »

    Australian Hospitals Aren’t Equipped to Meet the Demands of Obese Patients

    AUSTRALIA: Obesity and related disabilities are on the rise in most countries, and Australia is no exception. With almost two in three Australian adults qualifying as overweight or obese, the issue has become an epidemic in the country. Obesity puts both children and adults at risk of developing a myriad of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood… Continue Reading »

    “Qaderoon” Introduce Their Members to Disability Inclusive Products & Services

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA:  On Wednesday May 2nd 2018, Qaderoon Business Disability Network held a workshop on Inclusive Products & Services for persons with disabilities, hosted at Savola Group’s headquarters in Jeddah. The workshop was facilitated by Brendan Roach and Daniel Wiles from the Business and Disability Forum (BDF), UK. The workshop aimed to raise awareness on… Continue Reading »

    Major Health Summit Offers “Springboard for Action”

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Far-reaching measures that will drive up healthcare standards and improve the lives of millions of citizens have been agreed by Commonwealth ministers. At the 30th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, government representatives endorsed a series of bold proposals, including 100 per cent smoke free public spaces; a 20 per cent sugar tax on… Continue Reading »

    The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018

    CANADA: The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire  students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities. The objectives of the program are: to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada to motivate… Continue Reading »

    Expressions of Interest for the Upcoming Universal Design Conference is Closing on the 31st May

    AUCKLAND, NZ: Expressions of interest for the upcoming Universal Design Conference is closing on the 31st May. The conference committee welcomes you to submit expressions of interest in oral, workshop or poster presentations at the Te Ao Tangata Universal Design Conference 2018. Universal Design Conference 6 – 7 September 2018  Victory Convention Centre, Auckland Individuals or collaborative… Continue Reading »