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Portland Community College Introduces Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

Portland Community College (PCC) has teamed with Desire2Learn (D2L) to introduce a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated Continue reading the story...

Blue Jeans Network adds key features to enhance video conferencing accessibility to customers with disabilities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.: Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today announced it has added key features to enhance its video conferencing Continue reading the story...

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ issued by EEOC

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available Continue reading the story...

New round of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme opens for application

HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme is open for application from today (September 28) until December 31. All local enterprises and organizations including companies, non-governmental Continue reading the story...

IIT students developing low-cost portable Braille printer

INDIA: In a bid to make technology affordable and accessible to people with vision disabilities, Sandeep Konam, a B. Tech. final-year ECE student at  Indian Institutes of Continue reading the story...

Round Table discussion on Inclusive Education in Malaysia

MALAYSIA: Deputy Education Minister I, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching highlighted Malaysia’s delivery of education services to children with disabilities, at the IDPP Multi-stakeholder Roundtable on Continue reading the story...

Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities

MONTREAL, QUEBEC: eSSENTIAL Accessibility announces its partnership with Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. Through the partnership, Aeroplan now offers a desktop app that empowers people Continue reading the story...

People with hearing disabilities to carry out rally in India

RAJKOT: Over 1500 people who are deaf or hard of hearing from across the Saurashtra region will carry out a peace rally named ‘strengthening Human diversity’ Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education should be the new paradigm

ZIMBABWE: Education is a basic human right as firmly established in several international human rights documents that have global endorsement. International conventions state that primary education Continue reading the story...

Education minister promises a college to students with hearing disabilities

JAIPUR, INDIA: As a major respite for students with hearing disabilities here, state government has decided to make arrangements for them in some colleges across the Continue reading the story...

International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 41st International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition 2014 will be held on October 1 – 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tokyo Continue reading the story...

Braille signs on EVMs for people with vision disabilities

CHANDIGARH: People with mobility disabilities will not have to wait in the queue for casting their vote on October 15 legislative assembly elections because the election Continue reading the story...

National Convention on Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities Held

NEW DELHI: The National Convention on Inclusive Education for Children with disabilities was held in New Delhi. The Convention focused on evolving strategies that will further Continue reading the story...

Transaero Airlines and Sledge Hockey Federation Arranged Flight of Young Sportsmen to the USA

MOSCOW: On September 22, 2014, Transaero Airlines arranged a flight from Moscow Vnukovo airport to New York with special passengers onboard. The airline carried a children’s Continue reading the story...

Training workshop on “Inclusive Publishing” held for the first time in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Training workshop on “Inclusive Publishing” was conducted during 15 to 17 September 2014 at the BASIS Auditorium, Dhaka. This program was conducted by the DAISY Continue reading the story...

NGO conducts hospitals accessibility survey

CHENNAI, INDIA: A recent survey of city hospitals for their accessibility to people with disabilities received mixed response. While private hospitals seemed to be receptive to Continue reading the story...

New center aims to offer training to people with vision disabilities

MALTA: Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Aging, paid a visit to the new Outlook center for people with vision Continue reading the story...

New smartphone app gives sight to people with vision disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels Continue reading the story...

New WHO Department to include disability issues

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, has announced the creation of a new Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Continue reading the story...

Disability rights organizations urge government to improve access to information

COMBODIA: A coalition of disability rights organizations has called on the government to provide more sign language on television for people who are deaf and radio Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities get government support

NIGERIA: EDO State government has provided financial assistance to 18 people with disabilities and less privileged persons in the state as part of efforts towards alleviating Continue reading the story...

World Summit on Tourism and Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

MONTREAL: World Summit on Destinations for All, addressing the themes of tourism, culture and transportation for persons with physical disabilities will be held in Montréal on Continue reading the story...

Evacusafe to Exhibit Products in Germany

Next week Evacusafe Director, Paul Mitchell, will be flying to Germany to represent his company at the Rehacare International Trade Fair and Congress in Dusseldorf.  The Continue reading the story...

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County is offering free workshops to all families or persons interested in learning more about Emergency Preparedness, Individual Education Plan (IEP) Continue reading the story...

Government urged to consider health needs of people with hearing disabilities

Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) would like sign language interpretation services to be mainstreamed into the healthcare delivery system in Ghana. The call was Continue reading the story...

Major milestone as ratification of UN CRPD reaches 150 states

GENEVA: Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. Flags Continue reading the story...

DESA Forum for Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All

WASHINGTON, DC: Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation and the Organization of American States (OAS) plans Continue reading the story...

Telstra launches communications initiatives for Australians with disabilities

Telstra is providing more options for people with disabilities to access communication services, with three new initiatives launching today including a new portal on Telstra.com that Continue reading the story...

New Regional Director appointed for the World Federation of the Deaf Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board wishes to announce the appointment of Ms Hend Al-Showaier from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the new Regional Director Continue reading the story...

Identity card for people with disabilities soon: Minister

NEW DELHI: A national identity card for people with disabilities is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said Tuesday. “The handicapped people face Continue reading the story...

New Award Honours Leaders in Accessibility

Ontario is recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership in accessibility and disability issues through the new David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. The first Continue reading the story...

Barclays launches Return on Disability ETNs

Barclays Bank PLC announced the launch of the Barclays Return on Disability Exchange Traded Notes (“ETNs”). Barclays plans to list the ETNs on the NYSE Arca Continue reading the story...

Mexican DPOs present critical rights issues to the CRPD Committee

GENEVA: This week, representatives of the Disability Rights (Advocacy) Fund grantee – the Coalición México por los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (COAMEX) – will Continue reading the story...

Accessible Taxi Service Launches in Indonesia

Indonesia’s largest taxi operator, Blue Bird Group, launched on Wednesday its new line of taxis designed for people with disabilities, Blue Bird Lifecare Taxi, the first Continue reading the story...

Worldwide Text-To-Speech Audio Description for Cavena with Acapela voices

Audio description (AD) is a growing requirement for broadcasters, and serves the needs of people with vision disabilities who want to be able to access TV Continue reading the story...

FITA ICT courses for people with disabilities

MALTA: Fifty-eight students have successfully completed information and communication technology (ICT) courses organized by the Foundation for Technology Accessibility (FITA). The courses were held at the ICT Continue reading the story...

New Dubai hotel to allocate rooms for people with disabilities

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels Management on Wednesday announced it will manage a new five-star hotel located close to Dubai Healthcare City as the emirate targets growth in Continue reading the story...

Supreme Court: 3% quota must for people with disabilities in all government jobs including IAS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for people with disabilities must be provided in all government jobs including Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Continue reading the story...

Awards for institutions working for people with disabilities

BANGALORE: The department for empowerment of disabled and senior citizens, government of Karnataka will be honoring persons and institutions who are doing an outstanding work in Continue reading the story...

USDOJ Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Kent State University for Discrimination Against Students with Disabilities in University Housing

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Kent State University, the Kent State University Board of Trustees and university officials for violating the Fair Housing Continue reading the story...