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App challenge launches to raise accessibility awareness

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Human Rights Commission have launched the inaugural Apps For All Challenge 2014, a competition to find Australia’s Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education project for children with disabilities implemented in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK: The project of inclusive education for children with disabilities is implemented in Kyrgyzstan. South and Central Asia Regional Director at Save the Children International Mike Novell Continue reading the story...

Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities

Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees and Continue reading the story...

Organization to provide free transport for voters with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: A group of persons with disabilities staged a demonstration near Lalbagh West Gate on Wednesday to drive home the point that their disabilities will Continue reading the story...

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first Assistance Animals facility

BRISBANE: A trip to the airport has become much easier for passengers’ travelling with Guide Dogs and assistance animals with Australia’s first dedicated animal ‘bathrooms’ officially Continue reading the story...

Lebanon launches education strategy for children with learning disabilities

BEIRUT: The Education Ministry and partner organizations launched a series of initiatives Monday to better integrate children with disabilities into the education system, in line with Continue reading the story...

Call to print Braille ballot papers

BLANTYRE, MALAWI: Malawians who are blind are pushing the Malawi Electoral Commission to make available tactile ballot guides (TBG) for them to cast their votes independently.  Continue reading the story...

Omani organization calls for more support for people with hearing disabilities

MUSCAT: The Omani Society for Hearing Impaired held its official launch at the Al Noor Hall in Madinat as Sultan Qaboos on Sunday and invited more Continue reading the story...

Organizations commended for making their websites and mobile apps accessible

HONG KONG: A total of 110 enterprises and organizations were lauded at an awards presentation ceremony under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme on April 14 for Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities most affected by disaster

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. Adjunct Professor Dr David Continue reading the story...

TabTimer launches new website for assistive technology

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: TabTimer Reminders has just launched its new website for people living with disabilities. Since 2009 TabTimer has been supplying reminder devices for people with Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: ‘Stepping Stone’

FIJI: A Book launched by the United Blind Persons of Fiji emphasizes that people with disabilities in the country have been able to overcome major challenges Continue reading the story...

Ebook for children with vision disabilities

NEW YORK: Here comes the first ebook for children with vision disabilities which would soon be available at Apple’s iBook store and can be downloaded for Continue reading the story...

Government ignores Delhi high court order to reserve seats for students with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court’s order on April 3 to restart the nursery admissions may have got all the attention but another directive with far-reaching Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Assistive Technology

BANGKOK: The 8th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2014) to be held from 6th – 8th Aug 2014 in Bangkok Metropolitan (Pathum Continue reading the story...

Virgin Media launches Video Relay Service

Virgin Media has launched its new Video Relay Service, helping customers who are deaf get the most out of their next generation broadband, TV and phone Continue reading the story...

Technology turns your mobile phone into an assistive listening device

Jacoti launches Jacoti Lola, a wireless audio streaming technology for complex listening situations. Jacoti has launched the world’s first CE approved medical device standalone software hearing aid: Continue reading the story...

Mount Vernon Makes History More Accessible

HOUSTON, TX: For visitors with hearing and vision disabilities, the nation’s most popular historic location, Mount Vernon, now offers more accessibility options. The estate of the President Continue reading the story...

EU grants to empower persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: Though there are a number of welfare schemes set up by the Central government and various States for the welfare of persons with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Universities Breaking Distance Barriers with Fuze Video Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO: Students with hearing disabilities in disparate locations learning together through a rich visual experience. Nursing school students interning at hospitals able to remotely attend Continue reading the story...

Disney violates Americans with Disabilities Act

ORLANDO, FLA.: Sixteen families are suing the Walt Disney Corporation, claiming it does not provide adequate access to rides for theme park visitors with autism. The families Continue reading the story...

New Communications Technology Reconnecting People who are Deaf-Blind

Gayle Aamold, a 72-year-old grandmother from Hartford, South Dakota, is computer savvy.  She’s a whiz on email, surfing the internet, posting on Facebook and calling with Continue reading the story...

Google Glass to Assist People with Parkinson’s

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are Continue reading the story...

FDM Announces New Text-to-911 Standard

CANADA: For Canadians with hearing or speech disabilities, calling 911 in an emergency hasn’t been possible. Until now. An enhancement to FDM Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Continue reading the story...

DOJ Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately Continue reading the story...

Islanders with disabilities fight for better access

Islanders with disabilities in Guernsey have started a campaign for improvements to buses, roads and pavements. States members are due to debate the Environment Department’s new Transport Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities call for inclusive education

Tanzania has to promote an inclusive education system through which students with disabilities can excel as it has been their dream for so long. Tanzania League of Continue reading the story...

Webinar on Emergency Management for People with Disabilities

SPRINGFIELD: In the past 12 months, Illinois residents have endured flooding, tornadoes, snow storms, a Polar Vortex and other public safety emergencies.  While these and other Continue reading the story...

Technology changing lives for people with vision disabilities in developing countries

He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn’t think people with vision disabilities like him could do high-tech jobs in India. But after discovering Continue reading the story...

Transportation West Receives New Accessible Buses

ALBERTON, CANADA: Officials gathered on April 4 to announce the delivery of two new buses to Transportation West. Thanks to federal investments, the new twelve-passenger, wheelchair-accessible Continue reading the story...

Pakistani government urged to promote physical activities for people with disabilities

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Association of the Blind (PAB) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chapter has asked the provincial government to ensure the provision of recreational activities for people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

BANGKOK: Some 3,000 experts including government ministers from 50 Asian
countries are to meet in Bangkok, to discuss the disaster-prone region’s final inputs into a new global
agreement Continue reading the story...

7th International Urban Design Conference in Australia

The 7th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Intercontinental, Adelaide from Monday the 1st to Wednesday 3rd of September 2014. The conference “Designing Productive Continue reading the story...

Delhi HC directs city government to ensure all children with disabilities admitted to schools

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the city government to ensure that all children with disabilities in the capital are admitted to schools Continue reading the story...

Plans to provide mobility aids for people with disabilities

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: The National Disabled Fund, with financial support from the government, plans to provide mobility aids to each and every people with disabilities throughout the country. “The Continue reading the story...

Microsoft launches voice assistant Cortana for Windows Phones

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has unveiled a voice assistant called Cortana for Windows phone handsets that will compete with Apple Siri and Google Now, is part of Continue reading the story...

India still years away from an accessible election for people with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: Absence of ramps, Braille systems for people with vision disabilities, are some of the hurdles they still face. Policemen help a voter with disability at Continue reading the story...

Azerbaijan’s first report on implementation of the UN CRPD

BAKU: Azerbaijan has made the first report on fulfillment of its commitments within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Continue reading the story...

Fiji Releases Braille Constitution

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama  released the Braille version of the 2013 Constitution for citizens with vision disabilities of the country. While unveiling the Constitution at the Continue reading the story...

Dubai campaign seeks to integrate people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: Give people who are deaf or hard of hearing a voice in the community to help break down barriers. That was the message at the Continue reading the story...