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Blackboard Launches New Website Accessibility Solution

Americas, ICT, News, June 15 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  USA: Building on its longstanding commitment to accessibility, Blackboard Inc. announced on May 17th the launch of Blackboard Ally for Web, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking technology to support institutions and organizations looking to improve the accessibility of their public-facing websites. Currently being implemented by hundreds of institutions, Blackboard Ally first… Continue Reading »

Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Individual Social Responsibility to Create Inclusive World for Persons with Disabilities’ On Thursday, 14th June, 2018 from 3:00-4:15 PM in CR ‘C’ at UNHQ Speakers:… Continue Reading »

Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event ‘Leave No One behind – How to Include People with Intellectual Disability’ On 14 June 2018 at 8:15-9:30 AM in CR12 at UNHQ People with… Continue Reading »

Addressing Intersections Of Gender And Disability: Voices Of Women With Disabilities From The Global South

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: Those attending CoSP are also invited to attend a side event organized by the Disability Rights Fund and Humanity and Inclusion/Making It Work gender and disability project to learn how women with disabilities in the global south are addressing intersectional forms of discrimination and promoting change in their communities with support… Continue Reading »

Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Disability Data: Exploring the use of the Washington Group Questions in Programmatic, Humanitarian and Development Settings’ It will take place Thursday 14 June, 2018 from 12.30 –… Continue Reading »

Adolescence, Disability and Gender Inequalities: Understanding the Policy Implications of New Research Findings for LMICs

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event to discuss new research on adolescence, disability and gender inequalities and the policy implications; hosted by Gage Consortium and Leonard Cheshire. ‘Adolescence, Disability and Gender Inequalities: Understanding… Continue Reading »

The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network: Article 32 in Practice

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event:  “The Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network: Article 32 in Practice” On Thursday 14 June 2018 at 1.15 pm in Room CR4, Un Headquarters, New York. This… Continue Reading »

Results of CRPD Committee Elections at the 11th CoSP

Americas, Events, News, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, the elections for 9 seats for the CRPD Committee took place on the first day of the 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.   IDA congratulates the re-elected and newly elected candidates, whose term will term will begin in 2019: Ms… Continue Reading »

No Child Left Behind: Rights-based Approaches in Childhood Disabilities

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘No Child Left Behind: Rights-based Approaches in Childhood Disabilities’ In this event, a panel comprised of youth with lived experiences, government officials, researchers, and families… Continue Reading »

New Ways for Employment and Social Inclusion to Leave No One Behind

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: ‘New Ways for Employment and Social Inclusion to leave no one behind’ On June 13th from 6:30-8:30 PM at UN Headquarters, Conference Room 12 (CR12)  Join for an exchange of views, where they will present a… Continue Reading »

The Role of Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in Accelerating Implementation of the CRPD

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join hosts ITU, Zero Project and G3ict at the side event ‘The Role of Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in Accelerating Implementation of the CRPD’ On Thursday, June 14th from 10-11:15am at UN… Continue Reading »

Strategies to End Violence against Children in Institutions: The Right to Grow up in a Family and the Dangers of Orphanage Voluntourism

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join the side event sponsored by Disability Rights International: ‘Strategies to End Violence against Children in Institutions:The Right to Grow up in a Family and the Dangers of Orphanage Voluntourism’ On Thursday, June… Continue Reading »

Pacific SDG Report from CRPD Perspective – Executive Summary

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join: ‘From Recognition to Realization of Rights: Furthering Effective Partnership for an Inclusive Pacific 2030’ On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Conference Room B   The side event aims at providing… Continue Reading »

Driving Government & Private Investment and Action in Inclusive Sport Under the Kazan Action Plan Commitments Aligned with CRPD

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event led by the Irish Government via the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. Ireland ratified CRPD this year and the Irish government can for… Continue Reading »

Disability-inclusive Development in Africa – DPO Participation in Monitoring and Implementation of the New AU Disability Protocol and the CRPD

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Disability Forum, and African Union ‘Disability-inclusive Development in Africa – DPO Participation in Monitoring and Implementation of… Continue Reading »

Moving Beyond Inclusion: Effective Approaches to Promote Literacy for Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join: US AID and the Global Reading Network Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 11.45am-1.00pm at United Nations Headquarters, Room CR B Due in large part to ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with… Continue Reading »

People with Disabilities in Prison: Challenges & Good Practice

Americas, Events, June 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join hosts The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, First Peoples Disability Network Australia, Disability Rights Fund and Human Rights Watch for an interactive discussion with experts and advocates to discuss… Continue Reading »

Including the Most Likely to be Left Behind: Women and Girls with Disabilities in Rural and Remote Settings

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, please join hosts Rehabilitation International, CBM, Harvard Law School Project on Disability and UN-DESA with Co-sponsors: Permanent Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Malta to the United Nations. ‘Including… Continue Reading »

Intersectionality and Article 29: Making Political Participation Inclusive of Persons with Multiple Social Identities

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event: ‘Intersectionality and Article 29: Making Political Participation Inclusive of Persons with Multiple Social Identities’ On WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH, 10 -11:30AM IN CR C Chair Ms.… Continue Reading »

From the Commonwealth Summit to the Global Disability Summit

Americas, Events, June 12 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: For those in New York for the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, you are welcome to attend a COSP11 side event led by the The Commonwealth Secretariat and ADD International: ‘From the Commonwealth Summit to the Global Disability Summit’ From 10.00 – 11.15 on Wednesday 13 June… Continue Reading »