• Month: June 2018

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion annually in gross value –… Continue Reading »

    Actiview and Pixar Animation Studios Collaborate, Giving Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Experience “Incredibles 2” In Theaters

    Berkeley, CA, USA: Actiview, a Bay Area based technology company, is collaborating with Pixar Animation Studios to provide support for all Blind/Low Vision and Hard of Hearing attendees of the new Disney•Pixar feature film “Incredibles 2,” opening in theaters nationwide June 15th. Moviegoers will be able to download Audio Description and Amplified Audio tracks to their mobile phone… Continue Reading »

    How Can You Help Persons with Disabilities Assert Their Rights?

    NEW YORK, USA: More than one billion people, or 15 per cent of the world’s entire population, live with some kind of disability. Despite forming such a large part of our societies, people with disabilities continue to face discrimination, barriers to inclusion and even denial of their basic human rights. In 2006, the world’s countries… Continue Reading »

    UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – Call for Comments by Sunday July 1st, 2018

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The Committee on the Rights of the Child will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD): “Protecting and empowering children as human rights defenders”, on September 28, 2018.   To input substantive conversations, the Committee is calling for written contributions by those interested, in line with the specific objectives of the DGD and the Guiding questions… Continue Reading »

    TIA Announces 2018 Global Sustainability Awards

    Arlington, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on the 14th of June its 2018 Annual Global Sustainability Awards, recognizing performance and innovation in corporate sustainability. This year’s winners were selected across four different pathways: Nokia won the 2018 Global Sustainability Award for excellence in Network Equipment.… Continue Reading »

    Blackboard Launches New Website Accessibility Solution

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  USA: Building on its longstanding commitment to accessibility, Blackboard Inc. announced on May 17th the launch of Blackboard Ally for Web, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking technology to support institutions and organizations looking to improve the accessibility of their public-facing websites. Currently being implemented by hundreds of institutions, Blackboard Ally first launched last year as a… Continue Reading »

    Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities’ On Thursday, 14th June, 2018 from 3:00-4:15 PM in CR ‘C’ at UNHQ Speakers: Mr. Pranav Desai – Founder… Continue Reading »

    Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability

    NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event ‘Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability’ On 14 June 2018 at 8:15-9:30 AM in CR12 at UNHQ People with intellectual disability are often the… Continue Reading »

    Addressing Intersections Of Gender And Disability: Voices Of Women With Disabilities From The Global South

    NEW YORK, USA: Those attending CoSP are also invited to attend a side event organized by the Disability Rights Fund and Humanity and Inclusion/Making It Work gender and disability project to learn how women with disabilities in the global south are addressing intersectional forms of discrimination and promoting change in their communities with support from the African Disability Forum,… Continue Reading »