• Month: December 2018

    Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog

    USA: In the United States there are around 500,000 service dogs that assist people for various reasons, from vision impairments and seizures to diabetes and disabilities. People are dependent on their service dogs and their lives wouldn’t be the same without them, but for people who are about to get a service dog it can be difficult to know… Continue Reading »

    Workshop on Barriers in Recruitment Faced by Disabled People

    AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA: Financial independence of people with disabilities enables them to lead a better life and also become part of the mainstream. The employment opportunities for disabled people can be increased by their skill development. However, only skill development is not enough, people with disabilities have to face a lot of hurdles and obstacles before… Continue Reading »

    Chennai’s Largest Disabled-Friendly Children’s Park is Open to the Public

    CHENNAI, INDIA: From therapeutic walkways with different textures to a raised sand pit for wheelchair users, Chennai’s largest inclusive park has much to offer. The Infinity Park, built by the Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation under the Smart Cities project, was opened to the public on Monday to a rapturous reaction. The park is located at San Thome over a sprawling area… Continue Reading »

    Plans to Make Alleppy South India’s First Disabled Friendly Beach

    ALLEPEY, INDIA: Alleppey, a small town located in Kerala is all set to become South India’s first disabled-friendly and accessible beach. Popularly known as Venice of the East, Alleppey is surrounded by plush greens and serene backwaters. Alleppey also boasts of many beaches in and around the town. On the opening day, people with disabilities were seen… Continue Reading »

    Sophie Morgan is the Face of the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Inclusive Education in Zambia for Leonard Cheshire

    ZAMBIA, AFRICA: Sophie Morgan will be the face of Leonard Cheshire’s Inclusive Education in Zambia campaign on BBC Radio 4. A month of activity will raise awareness and funds for Leonard Cheshire’s work in Zambia, where the charity supports hundreds of children with disabilities to get a mainstream school place.  Paralysed in a car crash… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Experiences its Strongest Year of Sales and Growth

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA:  Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces it overachieved its revenue target in 2018 with another record year of sales and growth. Achieving 32 percent year-over-year growth in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 makes this the strongest financial year in the company’s 23-year history.… Continue Reading »

    Women Enabled International (WEI) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Release New Publication

    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: On November 28, 2018, Women Enabled International (WEI) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a new publication that provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and young persons with… Continue Reading »

    Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Softwheel and Yoocan Technologies Presented at the Alyn Hospital Inspired Innovation 2018 Event

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: ALYNnovation’s Inspired Innovation 2018 event was held for the first time last week in Israel. This premier event was hosted by ALYN Hospital, which is a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and children with disabilities, adolescents, and young adults. The event was held in the hospital’s innovation space for entrepreneurs with a… Continue Reading »

    Human Rights Treaties Expert Review

    INTERNATIONAL: In their efforts to elevate human rights reporting for state and non-state actors around inclusive Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport or iPEPAS, UNESCO is undertaking international consultation around associated articles of the Human Rights treaties and suggested indicators in order to develop a range of reporting and advocacy tools. Templates have been initialised from… Continue Reading »