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Legislation will improve access to copyrighted materials for Canadians vision with disabilities

Canadians who are blind or have low vision will have better access to books and other copyrighted materials. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities face significant obstacles to voting in America’s political system, Stanford expert finds

“Persons with disabilities are the ticking time bomb of the electorate.” So says Stanford law researcher Rabia Belt, who has new research on the disenfranchisement of Continue reading the story...

Mobile van to provide children with disabities home-based education

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: UT administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki on Thursday flagged off a mobile van to provide home-based education to children with disabilities. Named Kalam Express, the van Continue reading the story...

Canada launches consultation on planned new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Continue reading the story...

Dublin Airport Wins European Accessibility Award

Dublin Airport has won a major European award for the way in which it deals with passengers with disabilities. Dublin Airport won the inaugural Accessible Airport Award Continue reading the story...

Move to protect persons with disabilities: 2016-2017 Budget

The Fijian government a whopping 300 per cent tax deduction on wages paid to employees with disabilities for the first three years of employment. Attorney-General and Finance Continue reading the story...

E*TRADE Announces Accessibility Initiative

NEW YORK: E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced an initiative to enhance its website, mobile applications, and desktop trading and investing platforms to make them more accessible for Continue reading the story...

Education for children with disabilities improved

The Intergenerational Deaf Education Outreach (IDEO) project has enabled children with disabilities from underprivileged families to access essential early education that boost their full growth. The IDEO Continue reading the story...

Misericordia University introduces certificate program in autism

The Misericordia University College of Health Sciences is introducing a post-graduate and post-credentialed online certification program in Autism for health care providers beginning with the fall Continue reading the story...

Zero Project Accepting Nominations of Innovative Practices and Policies – Deadline Extended

Once again, the Zero Project (www.zeroproject.org ) team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics: Employment, Work and Continue reading the story...

GameTime’s Heritage of Inclusive Play on Display at Accessibility Conference

DENVER, COLORADO: GameTime, a leading manufacturer of inclusive playground equipment, is an exhibitor this week at the 20th Annual ADA Symposium in Denver, Colorado. The four Continue reading the story...

Uttarakhand to get India’s first Commission for protection of rights of persons with disabilities

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand will become India’s first state to form Commission for protection of rights of persons with disabilities as state cabinet gave its nod today. The 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...

Deadline looms for disability access to public spaces

NASSAU: Proprietors of all buildings which the public is permitted to enter – banks, supermarkets, churches, schools, sporting complexes, government facilities and medical centers, for example Continue reading the story...

Inventor showcases Braille pen in South Korea

Kuwaiti inventor Shaikha Al-Majid took part in an international women inventions fair currently held in South Korea from 16 to 19 June. Al-Majid stressed the significance of Continue reading the story...

Students design tricycle for people with mobility disabilities

MADANAPALLE, INDIA: Students of final year mechanical engineering K Sreepathi Naidu, K Raja Reddy, P  Pavani and T Nagarajuna of Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science Continue reading the story...

Transforming Transportation for People with Disabilities

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) recognized the work being done in the City of Regina to improve public transportation for people with disabilities at the Continue reading the story...

Fiji focuses on persons with disabilities

FIJI: The government is trying to help people with disabilities in every way. This was revealed by Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during budget consultations with Fiji Continue reading the story...

Wyss Institute partners with ReWalk to develop wearable exosuits

BOSTON: The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has entered into a collaboration with ReWalk Robotics Ltd., to accelerate the development of the Continue reading the story...

Disability advocates calls for mandatory disability access in new homes

AUSTRALIA: An alliance of 800 disability advocates and ethical designers are calling for mandatory disability access in new homes. The alliance says Australia must do better as Continue reading the story...

Conference on disability to take place in Vatican

Two events will take place in Rome next week looking at the value of people with disabilities in culture and in the study of theology. The Vatican Continue reading the story...

Kuwait reaffirms commitment to CRPD

The State of Kuwait reiterated its full commitment to the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Kuwait also Continue reading the story...

3D printed image lets Russians with vision disabilities see Putin

RUSSIA: People who are blind or have low vision in Russia now have an opportunity to get an idea of how their president looks by feeling Continue reading the story...

UN calls for empowerment of persons with disabilities

NEW YORK: UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft on Tuesday called on governments as well as civil society to work together to empower over one billion Continue reading the story...

Indians with disabilities to be provided unique ID cards

India is in the process of implementing a project to provide a unique ID card to persons with disabilities aimed at creating a national data base Continue reading the story...

New Zealander elected to UN Disabilities Committee

A World First as New Zealander elected to United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities This morning New Zealander Robert Martin was elected to Continue reading the story...

GAATES’ Participation at COSP9 – UN HQ – June 14-16, 2016

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is pleased to announce that our President Mukhtar AlShibani will be speaking at several side events during Continue reading the story...

‘Disability is not inability,’ says Ban, urging equal rights for all persons to achieve Global Goals

Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of persons with disabilities, senior UN officials today highlighted the critical role people Continue reading the story...

9th session of the Conference of States Parties – June 14-16

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will attend the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Continue reading the story...

Tigo Bolivia to provide customer services in sign language

Tigo Bolivia has decided to train customer service operators across the country to express themselves in sign language, enabling fluid communication with consumers who are deaf, Continue reading the story...

Partnering to Promote Inclusion and Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

In Vietnam, nearly 15,000 children under the age of five find it “very difficult” or “impossible” to hear. Without access to early education and with little Continue reading the story...

QFCA set to launch internship program for professionals with hearing disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) will soon launch an internship program for young professionals with hearing disabilities and is also working with the Qatar Continue reading the story...

ACDA calls for a disability inclusive Australia

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) calls on all election candidates to commit to building a disability inclusive Australia by supporting key election priorities outlined in Continue reading the story...

Global Network to promote accessible and disability inclusive urban development

An informal global Network on Accessible and Disability Inclusive Urban Development was recently established in response to a proposal from Secretariat for the Convention on the Continue reading the story...

Wearable device to guide people with vision disabilities

“It is better than any cane or guide dogs”. That is how a user describes a new assistive device in the market for people with vision Continue reading the story...

OCD brings disaster risk reduction and management advocacy to persons with disabilities

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Office, in continuously expanding the reach of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management advocacy in Continue reading the story...

Restaurant app for persons with disabilities ‘useless’

TAIPEI: A mobile phone app that recommends restaurants for persons with disabilities and was developed with Taipei City Government subsidies has come under fire from Taipei Continue reading the story...

BART conference connects users, creators of transit accessibility technology

When BART opened in 1972 it broke new ground for accessibility in public transit, buoyed by a burgeoning disability rights movement born in Berkeley. So it Continue reading the story...

NDCN Launches Database for Persons with Disabilities

NAMIBIA: The National Disability Council of Namibia (NDCN) has established a national database system for people living with disabilities, Head of Research and Development at NDCN, Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities call for changes in public transport

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Persons with disabilities are calling on the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) and the Water Taxi Service to make changes to two of Continue reading the story...
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