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Symposium on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities

SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing “Accessible Americas”, a regional symposium on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Federal Government Enhances Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON: ACCSES, the voice of more than 1,200 disability service providers across the nation, joins its members, people with disabilities, and their allies to celebrate the Workforce Continue reading the story...

Lagos restates commitment to inclusive education

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladujoye has reiterated the state government’s total commitment to the provision of quality education to all children in the Continue reading the story...

Emirates introduces Audio Description on movies for passengers with vision disabilities

Emirates continues to set industry standards by becoming the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for passengers with vision disabilities on its inflight entertainment Continue reading the story...

Government supports the Neil Squire Society to help Canadians with disabilities gain job skills

BURNABY B.C.: The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State Continue reading the story...

New gadget helps people with vision disabilities to read graphs

People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new Continue reading the story...

Education sector urged to incorporate students with disabilities

PHALOMBE, MALAWI: The Education Department in Phalombe has been urged to absorb students with disabilities into its various schools and not discriminate them because of their various Continue reading the story...

DOT Fines Turkish Airlines Over Disability Complaints

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Turkish Airlines for not responding in a timely manner to complaints filed by Continue reading the story...

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Updating New York’s Accessibility Signage and Logos

ALBANY, NY: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will further advance New York State as an advocate of rights for people with disabilities. It Continue reading the story...

Commission on Elections urges persons with disabilities to register

SAN FERNANDO, PHILIPPINES: The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here encourages persons with disabilities to register in line with the upcoming 2016 national and local elections. Last Sunday, Continue reading the story...

IIT-Delhi students Braille project wins top innovation prize

THRUVANANTHAPURAM: A student project from IIT Delhi on increasing Braille display for people with vision disabilities has won the top award in a national innovation contest Continue reading the story...

Conference on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre of CII proposes to organize the Conference on “Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies” with the theme of Continue reading the story...

OwnFone launches Braille mobile phone in Australia

SYDNEY: OwnFone, a London-based firm, has launched the first Braille mobile phone of the world for people with vision disabilities in Australia. Braille phone. Photo: OwnFone “Touchscreen technology Continue reading the story...

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos

DAVOS: The theme for this year’s International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2014 will be “Integrative Risk Management – Science and technology to strengthen the Continue reading the story...

Indian firm develops smart shoes for people with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: The latest in wearable technology isn’t about a smartwatch or a jacket, rather it’s about your feet.

 Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) based Ducere Technologies has Continue reading the story...

Buildings are not accessible in Vadodara

VADODARA, INDIA: Only 429 schools out of 2,318 in the district have special toilets that are accessible for students with disabilities. This, despite the fact that Continue reading the story...

Private buildings violate accessibility code

PHILIPPINES: Private buildings are mostly the violators of the Batas Pambansa (BP) 344 or the building code that caters to the access of persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Government supports innovative pilot program assisting people with autism obtain employment in the IT industry

CALGARY, ALBERTA: The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, together with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry Continue reading the story...

Transforming Accessibility with Mobile Technology

Data digitization and IBM mobile technology will transform accessibility by making everything easier to use. For the worldwide population of more than 1 billion people with Continue reading the story...

Accessible Parking Enforcement Campaign

In the summer of 2013 Summer Students with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service as well as officers from Traffic Services in conjunction with staff from Continue reading the story...

IBM Names Chief Accessibility Officer

ARMONK, N.Y.: IBM today appointed Frances West as the company’s first Chief Accessibility Officer.  In this new role, West will guide IBM accessibility policies and practices.  Continue reading the story...

SSC candidates with vision disabilities denied scribes

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: At least five candidates with vision disabilities had to return disappointed without attending a Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination here on Sunday after they Continue reading the story...

Emergency Preparedness Seminar to Be Held for People with Disabilities

RIO GRANDE: An interactive training seminar to help people with disabilities prepare in the case of an emergency is set for July 28. The seminar entitled Continue reading the story...

Dubai Municipality to make all parks accessible

DUBAI: Public parks in the emirate are to be refurbished to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The Dubai Municipality project will start in Continue reading the story...

English-Gujarati dictionary now in braille

AHMEDABAD: The Braille Press at Blind People’s Association (BPA) has come up with the braille version of Oxford English-Gujarati Dictionary in 2013-14. The dictionaries are now Continue reading the story...

Accessibility to Mammograms for Women With Disabilities

BILLINGS: A group of women took a tour of Billings hospitals to increase awareness of mammography accessibility for women with disabilities. Data shows women with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Dutch organizations form alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Six Dutch organizations working for disability rights have formed an alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal. The ‘Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development: Leading Continue reading the story...

Ghana Education Service takes steps to improve inclusive education

GHANA: Inadequate support for Inclusive Education (under the Ghana Education Service) by the government and citizenry has affected the human resource capacity of the country, according Continue reading the story...

TIA Submits Comments to FCC in Support of CVAA Communications Accessibility Requirements

ARLINGTON, VA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission Continue reading the story...

DSWD leads event for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its attached agency, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), will lead the celebration of the Continue reading the story...

Officials focus on disability inclusive development

The Forum Disability Officials meeting commenced yesterday at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadiwhere senior officials of government ministries responsible for disability issues are convening to dialogue on various issues related Continue reading the story...

Deadline extended for accessibility survey

The citywide survey on Somerville’s accessibility needs is being extended to a new deadline of Friday, Aug. 29. The online survey is available at www.HumanCenteredDesign.org/IHCD-Studio/Somerville-Survey and hard Continue reading the story...

Accessible environment for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The nationwide observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPRW) starts on July 17, 2014, and cultimates on July 23, 2014, the 150th birth Continue reading the story...

Kurzweil Education Announces Enhanced Version of Kurzweil 3000-firefly

DALLAS: Kurzweil Education, Inc., a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced the launch of the newest Kurzweil 3000 firefly award-winning literacy software, which helps learners Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop navigation app for people with vision disabilities

MINNEAPOLIS: Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app that would tell people with vision disabilities not only when to cross Continue reading the story...

SSA to emphasize on inclusive education

MANGALORE, INDIA: The program will be implemented with help of SHGs and active volunteers in a particular region. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana (SSA) has chalked out a Continue reading the story...

Audio books for people with vision disabilities

PRETORIA: Twenty nine people with vision disabilities, in Pietermaritzburg, have been given Victor Readers, also known as audio book players, to help them better access information. The Continue reading the story...

Chicago Regional Transit System Offers Variety of Accessibility Features

CHICAGO: The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) joins the more than 37 million Americans with disabilities in celebrating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue reading the story...

New rules require closed captioning of online video clips

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules that will require closed captioning of video clips that are posted online.  The new rules further the Continue reading the story...