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HUD, Missouri Housing Authority Agreements Increase Access To Housing For Persons With Disabilities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has reached two Voluntary Compliance Agreements (VCAs) with the Housing Authority of Independence Continue reading the story...

Device to help passengers with vision disabilities board buses

MUMBAI: People with vision disabilities in Mumbai will no longer need to depend on co-passengers to board a bus. A click of a button will help Continue reading the story...

Reading Systems Supporting Accessible EPUB 3 Bring New Opportunities to Customers with Print Disabilities

The Consortium is also a member of the Readium Foundation which promotes and develops technologies accelerating the adoption of EPUB 3 and the Open Web Platform Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities excluded from education

MUMBAI, INDIA: Inclusion of children with disabilities in schools across the state still has a long way to go, reveals the data collected under the District Continue reading the story...

OPP launches Text911 for people with hearing and speech disabilities

ORILLIA, ON: Ontarians with hearing and speech disabilities living in areas policed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be able to text calls to 911 Continue reading the story...

Netflix adds audio description to ‘Daredevil’ for people with vision disabilities

Netflix announced Tuesday that audio descriptions will be added to certain programming, starting with Marvel’s Daredevil for people who are blind or have low vision. Marvel’s Daredevil Continue reading the story...

Webinar on Guardianship for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities – April 29

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is hosting “Guardianship for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: Trends and Issues” on April 29, 2015 from 3 – Continue reading the story...

NZSL video, making the arts more accessible to people with hearing disabilities

New Zealand Sign Language video, made by Deafradio’s Seeflow translation service for Arts Access Aotearoa, lets people who are Deaf  know about some of ways artists, Continue reading the story...

Fujitsu Introduces “LiveTalk,” a Participatory Communications Tool for People with Hearing Disabilities

TOKYO: Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory Limited today announced that, starting in mid-May, they will begin sales of FUJITSU Software LiveTalk, a participatory communications Continue reading the story...

Web access awards issued in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme today recognized 199 accessible websites and 45 mobile applications for achieving its prescribed accessibility requirements – almost 50% more Continue reading the story...

Action group set up to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

MALAYSIA: Plans are under way to establish a Penang Accessibility Action Group (PAAG) to monitor and improve public access for older people and persons with disabilities. Pulau Continue reading the story...

Perkins voices add momentum to UN’s push to ratify accessible book treaty

WATERTOWN, MA: In keeping with its education and advocacy work for people who are blind all around the world, Perkins has joined with other global leaders Continue reading the story...

IPC Announce 2015 Paralympic Scientific Award Winner

OTTAWA: Professor Jennifer Mactavish is to receive the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) 2015 Paralympic Scientific Award in recognition of the role she played in the re-inclusion Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Sign Language Week 4-10 May 2015

NEW ZEALAND: From 4 – 10 May 2015, Deaf Aotearoa is hosting the ninth New Zealand Sign Language Week – a celebration of one of the Continue reading the story...

Need more focus on inclusive education in India

Inclusive education is not a much-discussed subject. It is not the talking point at seminars or conferences. We know that there is a large population of Continue reading the story...

First comprehensive consultative workshop on disabilities law held in KP

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: 8th – 9th April 2015, first ever two days Provincial Consultation on disability legislation “Pakistan Disability Bill “ and Compilation of United Nation Convention Continue reading the story...

Sports competition for young kiwis with disabilities opens

NEW ZEALAND: The 2015 Halberg Junior Disability Games – a national three day sports competition for young people with disabilities aged eight to 21 – has Continue reading the story...

University of Limerick researchers developing assistive exoskeletons for older people

Researchers at the Design Factors Research Group at the University of Limerick have been awarded €250,000 funding to develop an exoskeleton to assist older people. The Continue reading the story...

RIC Hosts Event on ADA Online Accessibility Best Practices

The R.I. Governor’s Commission on Disabilities’ Employment Committee and RIC’s Disability Services Center partnered to present “Why Your Institution Might Violate the ADA and What You Continue reading the story...

Feds announce funding to support job seekers with disabilities in Durham Region

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Continue reading the story...

Rice University creates vibrating vest, allowing people who are deaf to feel sounds

HOUSTON: A vest that allows people who are deaf to “feel” and understand speech is under development by engineering students and their mentors at Rice University Continue reading the story...

Beijing to introduce 800 more accessible cabs in 2015

Beijing will add 800 more accessible cabs to its taxi fleet in 2015 to better serve people with disabilities and mobility issues, transport authorities have announced. Continue reading the story...

UK Deaf Sport to hold conference on how to make sport more inclusive

UK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organization for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has announced plans to hold a major conference. ReDEAFining Deaf Continue reading the story...

ActionAid publishes laws on rights of persons with disabilities in Braille

ActionAid Bangladesh on Monday launched the braille version of the laws protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, at Biswa Sahitya Kendra in the capital, said Continue reading the story...

Microsoft launches pilot program to hire people with autism

Microsoft is launching a pilot program to hire people with autism at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash. “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft,” Continue reading the story...

Courses by edX to improve access for people with disabilities

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: On April 2, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced an agreement with edX related to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Continue reading the story...

Mobile library set up to facilitate people with disabilities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: National Library and Resource Centre (NLRC), Islamabad has established Mobile Library to provide library services for people with disabilities at their organization level. The Centre, Continue reading the story...

US firm develops glasses for people with color blindness

BERKELEY, CA: EnChroma has announced an innovative new line of EnChroma Cx-65 eyewear for indoor use. The EnChroma glasses enable red-green color blind students, children, workers Continue reading the story...

Engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a Continue reading the story...

Government forms panel to review UPSC guidelines for conducting examinations for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The central government has set a panel of experts to review the guidelines for conducting examinations for persons with disabilities after the Union Public Continue reading the story...

Call to integrate children with disabilities

DOHA: Qatar-based academic and experts have called to integrate children with disabilities, particularly those with autism. The call came at a seminar ‘Employment: The Autism Advantage’ hosted Continue reading the story...

IP CTS Provider InnoCaption Announces Temporary Suspension of Service

On April 2, 2015, InnoCaption, Inc., a provider of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) announced that it will be temporarily suspending its service because Continue reading the story...

SWEB seeks right to education of children with disabilities

GHANA: Mr David Norden Botwey, Executive Director of the Samuel Wellington Botwey (SWEB) Foundation, has urged leaders to formulate and implement policies and programs to facilitate Continue reading the story...

MTN invests N90 million on education of students with vision disabilities

NIGERIA: The MTN Foundation has invested about N90 million for educating students with vision disabilities in the past few years. Recently, over 50 of the students graduated from Continue reading the story...

UK experts share best autism practices with India

On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural Continue reading the story...

Include children with disabilities in regular schools, say experts

AURANGABAD, INDIA: The Right to Education (RTE) Act, introduced in 2012, allows children with disabilities to be integrated in mainstream education. Inclusive education addresses the needs Continue reading the story...

Corporation builds ramps for people with disabilities in all its buildings

CHENNAI, INDIA: In a drive to make public buildings accessible to people with disabilities, the Corporation of Chennai has provided ramps in all its 3,212 buildings Continue reading the story...

Disaster management for people with disabilities in Southeast Asia

The goal of helping people in Southeast Asia with disabilities be better prepared for disasters has won a team of University of Sydney researchers a place Continue reading the story...

Partnership to develop hardware and software products for people with vision disabilities

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: Freedom Scientific, the global leader in assistive technology for those who are low vision or blind, and ABiSee, the leading developer and manufacturer Continue reading the story...

World Autism Awareness Day 2015 – “Employment: The Autism Advantage”

Around the world, commemorations of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April (WAAD) will focus on employment and the positive benefits of hiring people with autism. Continue reading the story...