Headline News

Indian government launches ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ an online library for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The department of empowerment of persons with disabilities, (DEPwD) on Wednesday launched ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ – an online library for persons with print disabilities as Continue reading the story...

US Paralympic cyclist aided by 3D printed device

Titan Robotics is known for our industrial large-format 3D printers, but another arm of the business is helping others through 3D printing. 3D printing prosthetics for Continue reading the story...

How accessibility is driving innovation in Canada

WHITBY, ONTARIO: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario, and hosted a panel with three Continue reading the story...

Justice Department sues Georgia over segregation of students with disabilities

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia alleging that its treatment and segregation of students with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Government urged to come up with strategy on rights of persons with disabilities

GHANA: The convention is an international agreement between the United Nations (UN) and signatory countries with the intention of protecting the rights and dignity of persons Continue reading the story...

India’s first accessibility audit fails to find a single accessible building

NEW DELHI: India’s first accessibility audit of buildings and public places has not found a single completely accessible building for persons with disabilities, exposing terrible plight Continue reading the story...

Australia to adopt new standard for ICT accessibility in procurement

Australia will adopt an internationally aligned standard for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility in procurement, Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced. This means greater accessibility Continue reading the story...

UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they Continue reading the story...

Italy’s record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Italy on 24 and 25 August in sessions that will be webcast Continue reading the story...

China vows greater support for persons with disabilities

BEIJING: China aims to improve its support and protection of persons with disabilities by offering them more customized public services and products in the next five Continue reading the story...

Learning through assistive technology

CHENNAI, INDIA: A computer, a tablet or a pair of headphones can actually help children with dyslexia. As much as we frown upon technology and its Continue reading the story...

ISD workshop stresses inclusive education

MUSCAT, OMAN: Indian School Darsait (ISD) organised a workshop recently on inclusive education for teachers. The three-hour session was led by Principal Sridevi P. Thashnath and Continue reading the story...

Ghana government urged to implement CRPD

ACCRA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) have called on government to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to Continue reading the story...

VocaliD Launches First Personalized Digital Voices for Assistive Devices

BELMONT, MASS: VocaliD, Inc., a speech technology company that creates personalized digital voices for those living with voicelessness, launched its online BeSpoke voice studio.  The announcement Continue reading the story...

Accessible Tourism in Nepal – Sep 22 – Oct 8

Explore Himalayas: Wounded Heroes Trek to Nepal is to encourage “Tourism for All”.  The Wounded Heroes Trek is tied to the UN Year of Accessible Tourism Continue reading the story...

World Vision holds first-ever national conference for children with disabilities

MALAWI: About 104 Malawian children with disabilities are banging heads at their first-ever national conference that seeks to see how best to promote disability inclusion through Continue reading the story...

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards – Deadline Sept 30

The Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards recognize leaders who have helped improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in all areas of community life, including Continue reading the story...

Athletes with disabilities ask for support ahead of Paralympic Games

GHANA: Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month’s Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event. Alem Mumuni, Continue reading the story...

Bill Tabled in Pakistan’s National Assembly to Facilitate Persons with Disabilities

ISLAMABAD: An amendment bill has been tabled in the National Assembly to provide health care, education, employment and others facilities to approximately eight million persons with Continue reading the story...

University of Botswana study finds rights of persons with disabilities not adequately addressed

BOTSWANA: A new research conducted by the University of Botswana is advocating for the enactment of disability specific legislation to redress inequality of exercising rights. Professor Sourav Continue reading the story...

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with Continue reading the story...

TCRA aims to boost accessibility for persons with disabilities

LINDI: The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is preparing regulations that will oversee the use of communication equipment to persons with disabilities. TCRA Consumer Affairs Manager Isaac Continue reading the story...

Only 13% of night-tube route is accessible, warns disability charity

UK: Transport for London (TfL) is set to launch the first phase of the night-tube this weekend, on the Central and Victoria lines. Ahead of the Continue reading the story...

Mobile app launched to empower women with disabilities

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly with the Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre (SMRC) launched a powerful accessible mobile app ‘Azadi Ki Udaan’ Continue reading the story...

New Zealand proposes Data-driven disability plan

The New Zealand government is planning to develop a Disability Plan that would ensure that government agencies have the data necessary to make informed, evidenced-based policy Continue reading the story...

Assistive devices still out of reach for persons with disabilities

RWANDA: High cost and unavailability of assistive devices & technologies such as wheelchairs, prostheses, hearings aids, visual aids on the Rwandan market is still a major Continue reading the story...

HRC to assess rights of persons with disabilities

DURBAN: The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting older people and persons with disabilities, it Continue reading the story...

Make a difference – become a Red Cross Braille transcriber

FAIRFIELD, NJ: The American Red Cross New Jersey Region Jane Bente Braille Center is currently seeking volunteer Braille transcribers and is offering a free training course Continue reading the story...

Orbit Research and APH Announce the World’s First Affordable Refreshable Tactile Graphics Display

WILMINGTON, DE: Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announced the introduction of Graphiti, the world’s first affordable tactile graphics display. Based on Continue reading the story...

Ethiopia’s record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Ethiopia on 16 and 17 August in sessions that will be webcast Continue reading the story...

Steven Winter Associates Announces Launch of Accessible Product Guide

NORWALK, CT: Steven Winter Associates, Inc. has launched the Accessible Product Guide, an innovative online tool to help architects, builders, developers, and homeowners find products that Continue reading the story...

Disability organizations develop standard protocols

ACCRA, GHANA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) has developed national standards for determining disabilities in the country to ensure services provided by agencies sufficiently Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Global Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities

G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies announced the publication of a new book authored by Debra Ruh, G3ict’s EmployAbility Program Chair. Hidden Human Continue reading the story...

New USU Assistive Technology Lab Opens in Roosevelt

Utah State University’s Assistive Technology Lab, which helps people with disabilities by providing tailor-made devices and technology, has expanded its footprint to one of the school’s Continue reading the story...

Virtual schools need to serve children with disabilities: US Education officials

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to states to Continue reading the story...

DocOrigin Improves PDF/UA for Production Document Design and Generation

CAPE CORAL, FLA.: Eclipse Corporation announced the release of DocOrigin version 3.1, with enhanced design and creation features for Universally Accessible PDFs (PDF/UA), meeting ISO 14289-1 Continue reading the story...

Communicating with individuals with autism requires knowledge, patience, and flexibility

RANDOLPH, MASS.: Most of us who encounter a child or adult engaging in challenging behavior in public can, and often do, choose to just ignore them. Continue reading the story...

Ghana reaffirms its commitment of protecting persons with disabilities

It is obvious that, Persons with a Disabilities often faces inequalities in the society as a result of inadequate support and services . In order to ensure Continue reading the story...

Chief Commissioner reviews implementation of disability act

INDIA: Karnataka needs to start monitoring the usage of funds disbursed to various organisations, address grievances betters, assess the working of the State executive committee, apart Continue reading the story...

3rd International Universal Design Conference

The 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD2016), which will take place in the historic city of York, UK, August 21 – 24 2016. The conference will Continue reading the story...
escort girl france paris