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ANSA Promotes Accessibility Law in Angola

LUANDA: The National Association of Deaf People (ANSA) has been working in the divulgence of the Accessibility Law, by pushing for its promotion in the media Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism has a long way to go in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme ‘Tourism for All — Promoting Universal Accessibility’ on Tuesday, Continue reading the story...

Bolivia publishes sign language dictionary

LA PAZ: The Bolivian Deaf Federation published a dictionary, with 2, 300 local entries about typical food, clothing, and festivities, to facilitate communication with people who Continue reading the story...

Online travel portal to launch guide for persons with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: In keeping with the World Tourism Day 2016 theme – ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ – an online travel portal for persons Continue reading the story...

New video relay service empowers people with hearing disabilities in Canada

GATINEAU, QC: A new service is launching today in Canada to empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate better and provide Continue reading the story...

Obi Assistive Eating Device a Breakthrough for Persons with Disabilities

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH.: The simple act of eating a meal will become more dignified and enjoyable for many people with mobility disabilities with the launch of Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism will benefit everyone: UN officials

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials Continue reading the story...

Humanitarian Partnership Conference focuses on inclusive practices

NAIROBI: Including persons with disabilities and the aged in humanitarian practices was the theme for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 Continue reading the story...

Nagaland government aims to improve tourism accessibility

KOHIMA, INDIA: In line with ‘Tourism for all: Promoting universal accessibility,’ the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, the Nagaland Tourism Department today distributed wheelchairs Continue reading the story...

AIISH conducts hackathon on assistive technology for persons with disabilities

MYSURU, INDIA: All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) is seeking to tap into the talent of engineering students and faculty to help persons with Continue reading the story...

Contest to make public facilities accessible for persons with disabilities

HCM CITY: The Disability Research and Capacity Development Centre in HCM City last Saturday launched a contest for students to design and upgrade public facilities to Continue reading the story...

Oman Tourism College to launch new project on World Tourism Day

MUSCAT: Oman Tourism College plans to imbibe the spirit of this year’s World Tourism Day slogan—Tourism for All—as promoted by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Continue reading the story...

Olympics-Style Competition to Showcase Use of Advanced Assistive Devices

While most of the world’s attention this summer has been on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a small team from Cleveland, Ohio, has Continue reading the story...

Policy on assistive technology for persons with disabilities sought

MYSURU, INDIA: K.G. Satheesh Kumar, director of the Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation, National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Thiruvananthapuram, has stressed the need for Continue reading the story...

Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society partner to promote accessibility

TORONTO: Uber Canada and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have announced a formal partnership to expand employment opportunities and accessibility for people who are Deaf or Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities made aware of accessible reading, writing solutions in India

CHANDIGARH: The National Association for the Blind (NAB) conducted a seminar on accessible reading and writing solutions in association with the Saksham Foundation at Aasha Kiran, Continue reading the story...

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

LISBON, PORTUGAL: More than 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal this week to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Continue reading the story...

Thailand to host World Tourism Day 2016 on accessible tourism

Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok will host World Tourism Day 2016, which has the theme of “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”, according to the United Continue reading the story...

FCC Seeks Comment on the Commissions Compliance with Section 504 Accessibility Requirements – Deadline October 3

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules require that every three years it performs a review of its policies and practices under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Continue reading the story...

Course Cluster Challenges Thinking on Disability

The Georgetown University Disabilities Studies Course Cluster is thriving in its second year, with seven classes offered this fall. It’s a broad and important field, but Continue reading the story...

Canada launches call for proposals to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

GATINEAU, QUEBEC:  The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. To this end, Continue reading the story...

Access Board Approves Rules on ICT Refresh and Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The Access Board approved updated requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) and new standards for medical diagnostic equipment at its meeting on September 14. The Continue reading the story...

Seminar on learning disabilities and inclusive education

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: A seminar on learning disability and inclusive education was organized for government school teachers of Chandigarh administration and St. John’s High School with an Continue reading the story...

NCPD develops Standard on Accessibility Designs

GHANA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) has developed the draft Ghana Standard on Accessibility Designs (GSAD) to guide developers, designers and other persons Continue reading the story...

BioTalent Canada to Assist Ontario Biotech Companies with Accessibility-Compliance Reporting

OTTAWA: OntarioBioTalent Canada announced the launch of an employer-awareness campaign. In support of the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program, BioTalent Canada’s EnAbling Change campaign aims Continue reading the story...

Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

MADRID: Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of Continue reading the story...

Benetech Delivers 10 Million Accessible Ebooks

PALO ALTO, CA: Benetech, the leading nonprofit empowering communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, today announced that over 10 million accessible ebooks have been Continue reading the story...

Most railway stations not accessible for persons with disabilities: audit

KOCHI, INDIA: There are no proper ramp facilities in most railway stations for persons with disabilities to board and detrain smoothly and this is one reason Continue reading the story...

Australia to adopt ICT accessibility standard

The Australian Public Service plans to require ICT vendors to ensure their products and services are accessible to employees with disabilities, under new standards expected to Continue reading the story...

NIH Funds to Spur Development of Technology for People with Hearing Disabilities

A team of University of Texas Dallas researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an open-source platform that will Continue reading the story...

Assam not accessible for persons with disabilities

GUWAHATI, INDIA: The Central government has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nationwide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. But Continue reading the story...

Stanford researchers develop technology that allows typing based on brain signals

That technology, developed by Stanford Bio-X scientists Krishna Shenoy, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, and postdoctoral fellow Paul Nuyujukian, directly reads brain signals to Continue reading the story...

Ras Al Khaimah to host UAE World Tourism Day Conference

RAS AL KHAIMAH: Ras Al Khaimah will host the UAE’s World Tourism Day Conference under the theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. This is Continue reading the story...

White House showcases inclusive design, assistive technology and prosthetics

The White House hosted a Design For All Showcase that celebrated inclusive design, assistive technology, and prosthetics by recognizing the work and experiences of designers, engineers, Continue reading the story...

Ghana’s building regulations to contain accessibility designs

ACCRA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) together with interested parties, have produced national standard accessibility designs to guide builders and service providers to Continue reading the story...

Mobile app helps Kenyans with disabilities find employment

KENYA: Fredrick Ouko lives the mantra that disability is not inability, and his mission is to make sure the job market internalises this idea. To make sure Continue reading the story...

Registration Open for Pennsylvania Disability Summit

HARRISBURG, PA.: The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities announced the opening of registration for the Pennsylvania Disability Employment & Empowerment Summit (PADES) on October 17 Continue reading the story...

2016 Social Forum to focus on disability and CRPD

GENEVA: The 2016 Social Forum will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Social Forum is an Continue reading the story...

GFD launches Disability Network in Ghana

GHANA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) has launched the Northern Regional Disability Advocacy Network to help advance the cause of persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility

KINGSTON, JAMAICA:  The Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the role Jamaica is playing in promoting responsible, Continue reading the story...
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