• Month: January 2019

    University of Chittagong Inaugurated the First Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh: Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong, inaugurated a state of the art “Accessible E-learning Center” for the visually impaired students studying at the University. A.K. Khan Foundation, a2i programme of Bangladesh Government and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) jointly established the Accessible E-learning Center which was formally inaugurated on… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund

    Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund for the Edie Mourre Scholarship Program January 8, 2019, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced it is supporting Braille Literacy Canada’s drive to make its Edie Mourre Scholarship Program a permanent and… Continue Reading »

    UK Faces Accessible Housing Crisis – Only 7% of Homes Deemed Accessible

    ENGLAND: Controversy rang out in November 2018 when the Home Builders Federation objected to councils across England wanting to increase the number of homes with universal home designed centered around accessibility. Organizations such as Age UK and the Centre for Ageing Better and Disability Rights UK released reports stating that only 7% of homes classify as… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network conduct “Disability Supportive Work Environments” Workshop for Accor Hotels Group

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network conducted “Disability Supportive Work Environments” workshop on Thursday, 13 December 2018, which is a voluntary system launched by the Ministry of Labor for companies aiming to improve their work environments to become more supportive for persons with disabilities and increase their participation in the labor market. The workshop at the Fairmont Clock… Continue Reading »

    Central Americans with Disabilities in Tijuana (Mexico)

    MEXICO: Carlos Ríos Espinosa, Senior Researcher and Advocate with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch published an article on December 20th, 2018 called ‘Life With a Disability in the Migrant Caravan‘ With the agreement between the United States and Mexico governments, known as “Remain in Mexico,” asylum seekers are placed at risk of becoming victims… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Participates in the First ‘Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities’

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon network participated in “Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities” on Monday, December 24, 2018, which aims to highlight the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their role in society. “Qaderoon” presented a paper on the importance of the employment of people with disabilities and the role of society in changing stereotypical thinking… Continue Reading »

    Savola Group Celebrates with its Employees the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    SAUDI ARABIA: In recognition of Savola Group’s commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities and their role in the development of their society and country, Savola Group hosted an awareness lecture on Wednesday 12 December 2018 presented by Qaderoon Network. The awareness session covered the most critical steps that companies can take to achieve the… Continue Reading »

    Improving Women’s Mobility: It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses

    The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that this reality should be reflected into the design of transport projects. In general, women engage in more non-work-related travel such as to run household errands and are more likely to travel with children and elders. Therefore, but not exclusively because of that,… Continue Reading »

    WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to achieving SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).   For… Continue Reading »