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Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

MELBOURNE: Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations Continue reading the story...

New pathways to leadership for victorians with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today Continue reading the story...

Zambia to improve ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities

LUSAKA: Zambia’s information and technology regulator on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with an agency representing people with disabilities aimed at enhancing access to Information Continue reading the story...

Students With Reading Disabilities Sue Berkeley Unified School District for Failing to Educate Them

DREDF, with co–counsel, filed a complaint in federal court against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for systemically failing to educate students with reading disorders, and students Continue reading the story...

Seeing Pictures with Touch and Sound

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: Purdue University researchers are developing software in a “haptic device” that could give people with vision disabilities the ability to identify scientific images Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary to release in India soon

NEW DELHI: The government is all set to come up with the country’s first-of-its-kind dictionary that aims to bring together various sign languages used by people Continue reading the story...

Arts Access Victoria launches three major resources for arts and disability

NEW ZEALAND: Arts Access has launched three major capacity building resources for the arts, disability and mental health sectors under the banner Art Matters. Art and You Continue reading the story...

School launches picture-based app for people with disabilities

NOIDA, INDIA: A school for persons with disabilities has launched a picture-based application for the speech impaired and also an e-commerce portal that sells products made Continue reading the story...

Caribbean Telecommunications Union Promotes Using ICT to Empower Persons with Disabilities

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: The head of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is calling for strong collaboration among stakeholders to use information and communication Continue reading the story...

Debate on Improving ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

TEHRAN, IRAN: Recommendations of a two-day expert meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Education, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Organization, the State Welfare Organization, UNECSO, Continue reading the story...

ICT Accessibility Policy Available for Open Comment

Among the short-term recommendations made by the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion was the adoption of a Universitywide policy on information and communication technology (ICT) Continue reading the story...

Lack of accessible toilets restrict access to public places for women with disabilities in India

INDIA: “I don’t eat a full meal for dinner. We don’t have a toilet at home and I can’t see at night to go out in Continue reading the story...

ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium drives message of consistent interpretation

BALTIMORE:  At the beginning of November 2016, we had the pleasure of joining 75 other accessibility technologists and leaders from government, academia, industry, and private consulting Continue reading the story...

ICT accessibility policy in the East African Community countries

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Regional Office for Africa in partnership with the East Africa Community (EAC) has developed a Draft Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continue reading the story...

Picture book could help people with learning disabilities

UK: A severe lack of understanding and research into the needs of people with learning disabilities and epilepsy is placing them at risk say experts from Continue reading the story...

Online course of Public Procurement of accessible ICT

The ITU will conduct an eLearning training that provides participants with knowledge, understanding and skills required to support ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities in their Continue reading the story...

ICT courses for people with autism to be organized in Armenia

First-ever ICT courses for people with autism will be organized in Armenia, Vice President and Deputy CEO of Technology & Science Dynamics (TSD) Levon Galstyan told 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...

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...

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...

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...

New tool that simulates user interaction can help develop accessible ICT applications for people with disabilities

A tool developed by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) allows us to assess usability during the design and testing process of accessible ICT-based applications. Researchers Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities in the quake-hit districts still at risk: NHRC

KATHMANDU: Having no land to their names, as many as 102 earthquake-affected families in Naubise of Rasuwa district have been forced to set up temporary shelters Continue reading the story...

Using virtual users to develop accessible ICT-based applications

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), led by María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez, have developed a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that Continue reading the story...

Increased access to ICT for persons with vision disabilities

MALTA: The Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo visited the FITA-ADVICE centre and viewed first hand a number of technology solutions that help increase the independence of persons Continue reading the story...

Persons with Disabilities at Risk in Conflict, Disaster

NEW YORK: Persons with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, Continue reading the story...

G3ict Workshop on ICTs, SDGs and Accessibility in Delhi

The G3ict Workshop on ICTs, SDGs, and Accessibility, which will take place in New Delhi, India, April 11 2016. It is now widely accepted that technology will Continue reading the story...

AICTE asks Universities to set up disability resource centres

NEW DELHI: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has asked universities and colleges offering engineering and other professional programmes to open disability resource centres Continue reading the story...

Provide accessible environment for students with disabilities: AICTE

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, INDIA: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to provide students with disabilities barrier-free environment Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary released

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Sign Language for Beginners’, the Indian sign language dictionary was released on Friday. The book, written by Arun C. Rao, Editor of TheDeafWay.org, and released Continue reading the story...

Indian state to set up centers for people with disabilities in all districts

MANGALURU, INDIA: State Commissioner for Persons With Disabilities K S Rajanna said that the government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore each to construct ‘Vikala Chethana Bhavana’ Continue reading the story...

New Turkish sign language dictionary launched

TURKEY: The Family and Social Policies Ministry has introduced Turkey’s first sign language grammar book and dictionary. Previously, there was no official scientific resource on Turkish sign Continue reading the story...

New computer program can predict cochlear implant outcomes in children with hearing disabilities

CINCINNATI: A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of children with hearing disabilities can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two Continue reading the story...

GAATES Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda Named to US Access Board

GAATES is pleased to offer our congratulations and share the news that our board member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda has been named to the Architectural and Continue reading the story...

Delhi’s district courts lack facilities for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: A day after TOI carried a report on the plight of a disabled accused who was forced to crawl on his hands to a Continue reading the story...

ZERO PROJECT 2016: Call for Nominations in Inclusive Education / ICT – Deadline: 27 July 2015

Once again, the Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices and innovative policies concerning this year’s topics: Inclusive Continue reading the story...

NTU hosts global ICT conference highlighting innovations that advance open inclusive development

An assistive smart technology that helps seniors cope with degenerative changes and independent living by simply pointing a device or smartphone camera at an object to Continue reading the story...

Experts Begin Compilation of Sign Language Dictionary in Rwanda

RWANDA: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in partnership with the Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) are working on a comprehensive sign Continue reading the story...

US Access Board Proposes Updated ICT Accessibility Requirements

The Board has released for public comment a proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary for people with hearing disabilities released

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Sign Language for Beginners’, the Indian sign language dictionary was released here on Friday. The book, written by Arun C. Rao, Editor of TheDeafWay.org, and Continue reading the story...
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