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Government of Canada to support projects to help people with disabilities in Halifax

HALIFAX: The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Continue reading the story...

Survey of persons with disabilities soon

KARNATAKA, INDIA: The State government will soon conduct a survey to identify persons with disabilities, Principal Secretary, Department for Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Sign Language programs receives $11 million boost

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with Education minister Hekia Parata’s announcement this week that $11 million in funding will go towards a range of New Zealand Sign Continue reading the story...

DEWA starts ‘live’ sign language video chat

DUBAI: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched the Ash’ir (Arabic for ‘to signal’) service to support Continue reading the story...

Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

NEW ZEALAND: A group of 25 Disabled People’s Organizations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities face parking frustration in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: Drivers with disabilities are increasingly frustrated at being unable to park because other people have taken their designated spaces. One man described having to Continue reading the story...

Reimagining disability: Ground-breaking new research

University of Waikato PhD candidate Ingrid Jones is conducting ground-breaking new research into changing the way society thinks about disability. Her research, entitled “Reimagining disability: Towards Continue reading the story...

School curriculums in Braille distributed to children with vision disabilities

ABU DHABI: Around 60 students with vision disabilities will benefit from Braille books for the 2014-15 academic year, the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Continue reading the story...

Korean oil firm donates learning aids to youth with disabilities

S-Oil, a leading refinery in Korea, said Thursday it held an event to donate customized learning aids to 90 students with disabilities from low-income families worth Continue reading the story...

Elections Canada Announces Accessibility Improvements

GATINEAU: As part of Elections Canada’s commitment to accessibility for all Canadian voters, Elections Canada and Matthew Wozenilek, a Guelph accessibility advocate, are pleased to announce Continue reading the story...

1.2 million people with disabilities live alone in India

NEW DELHI: At least 1.2 million people with disabilities in India are living in households consisting only of people with disability. While the total people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Accessible Tourism

The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Continue reading the story...

Purple Communications Introduces Next-Generation SmartVP 2.0 Videophone

ROCKLIN, CALIF.: Purple Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of the SmartVP 2.0 videophone specifically designed for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. The next generation Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities to get Universal ID cards: Minister

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: ‘Universal Identity Cards’ would be issued to persons with disabilities for which a survey would begin next month to ascertain the exact number of Continue reading the story...

Government websites are not accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: An estimated 70 million people with disabilities in India have no accessibility to the information on top government websites. This is despite Indian government’s guidelines Continue reading the story...

ITU announces Young Innovators Competition 2014

ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on Continue reading the story...

Seeing Assistant app for people with vision disabilities

Seeing Assistant is a group of applications designed to help people who are blind or low vision in everyday life activities. These apps will help you Continue reading the story...

Uganda plans to use braille ballot papers in upcoming election

KAMPALA: The Ugandan Electoral Commission says it is “working on” printing Braille ballot papers for voters with vision disabilities to be used in the 2016 general Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities to get extra time in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: Students with vision disabilities appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday’s preliminary exam, an official statement Continue reading the story...

Groups make case for inclusive education for children with disabilities

NIGERIA: A cross section of civil society groups have charged stakeholders in the education sector to fashion out an inclusive educational system that would address the Continue reading the story...

DynaVox Unveils Dedicated Speech-generating Tablet



PITTSBURGH, PA: DynaVox Systems, LLC, a Tobii Technology Company and the global leader in communication solutions for people with disabilities, unveiled the DynaVox T15, a powerful, Continue reading the story...

City of Baltimore required to adopt new policies and procedures under disabilities act

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached an agreement with the city of Baltimore, Maryland, to end hiring practices that discriminate against people with Continue reading the story...

Sign language approved as first language in South Africa

PRETORIA: The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow people with hearing disabilities to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Continue reading the story...

IDEAL Group Apps4Android Releases Innovative Knowledge Mining App for People with Print Disabilities

HILLIARD, OH: IDEAL Group Apps4Android today announced the release of “Document Knowledge Miner,” an Android application that enables individuals with print disabilities to acquire knowledge from Continue reading the story...

Study on inclusive education highlights challenges faced by teachers

Barely a fortnight after an 8-year-old disabled child was caned mercilessly by his teacher, a study by the Human Development College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, Continue reading the story...

New app makes buses more accessible for riders with vision disabilities

It’s a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to Continue reading the story...

VIA Rail launches new accessible cabin

MONTREAL: VIA Rail Canada announces that the Canadian leaving Vancouver tonight will include, for the very first time, a newly renovated Park car featuring an accessible Continue reading the story...

Remploy launches online advice service for jobseekers with disabilities

UK: iRemploy, which was launched by Remploy in April this year, has already helped more than 1,900 people who were facing significant barriers to getting a Continue reading the story...

Urgent action need on accessible housing

New Zealand’s housing stock will become a liability for future generations without urgent leadership from government, says CCS Disability Action. While other countries including the United Kingdom Continue reading the story...

Scottish Government to make ferries more accessible

A new £500,000 fund has been launched to improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferry network, Transport Minister Keith Brown announced today. The Ferries Accessibility Fund will be open Continue reading the story...

Election Commission warned to make website accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Pressure from disability rights activists has prompted the Court of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities to issue a stern warning and ultimatum Continue reading the story...

Minister Bergen announces investment to help Canadians in B.C. Rockies region gain job skills

CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Continue reading the story...

Schools Reject Children with Disabilities

KENYA: Government urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities. Stephen, 18, has cerebral palsy and has never managed to attend school Continue reading the story...

Call for full broadcast access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing

Ruth Warick, President of The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf, call on all Continue reading the story...

NUI Maynooth students win tech prize for accessibility app

IRELAND: A team of students from National University of Ireland, Maynooth have been recognized at the global finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle for the accessibility app Continue reading the story...

More braille books coming soon

SANTA CRUZ, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: For the first time this year, the Ministry of Education will be working together with pupils from the School for the Continue reading the story...

FM station for people with vision disabilities seeks to expand reach in other states

NEW DELHI: An ambitious FM channel which was launched in Dehradun to showcase the broadcasting talents of people with vision disabilities may soon spread its wings Continue reading the story...

ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the SS12 EU 2014 accessibility competition in Paris

ZURICH: Two student from ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the  SS12 EU 2014  accessibility competition in Paris. This year, SS12:EU 2014 continued giving Continue reading the story...

MVA launches Braille brochure

NAMIBIA: The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) launched a Braille brochure in Windhoek  to spread information about its activities to people with vision disabilities. Namibia has about Continue reading the story...

SME introduces closed-caption manufacturing videos for people with hearing disabilities

DEARBORN, MICH.: SME, an organization that connects people to solutions in manufacturing, works with academia and companies to train and enhance the existing workforce, as well Continue reading the story...