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Universities to improve access for students with disabilities

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested a landmark R175.6 million in infrastructure to ensure students and staff with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Delta proposes law to protect persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: The Delta State Government is to sponsor a bill of law that will protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Continue reading the story...

Art and You: A Planning Guide

AUSTRALIA: Arts Access has launched Art and You: A Planning Guide capacity building resource for the arts, disability and mental health sectors. Art & You: A Planning Continue reading the story...

Feedback Sought on Draft Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Policy

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to offer their thoughts on the draft Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy at two upcoming public comment sessions Continue reading the story...

AgrAbility to host training workshop on disabilities in agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: The 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) will take place March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Chris Bell sits next to his tractor that has Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities face obstacles to education, conference participants say

AMMAN, JORDAN: Quality education for all children, regardless of gender, financial situation or disability, should be the primary aim of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities struggle to open bank account in Nepal

NEPAL: People with vision disabilities in Dhankuta are facing hardships to open bank account to receive the social security allowances. THe Nepal Rastra Bank rule stipulates that Continue reading the story...

Student invents device for people with vision disabilities

INDIA: In a bid to make the life of people with vision disabilities easy, Anang Tadar—a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh has come out with a Continue reading the story...

Supreme Court asked to ensure inclusion of disability data in census

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: The Supreme Court has been asked to direct the federal government to ensure that information about persons with disabilities is collected in the upcoming Continue reading the story...

32nd Annual Conference on Assistive Technology

Thousands of people from around the globe are expected to return to San Diego later this month to participate in the world’s largest event dedicated to Continue reading the story...

Broadcasters, disability organisation draw up recommendation on future EU rules for audiovisual access

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the European Disability Forum (EDF), and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) have made a common proposal to improve Continue reading the story...

DU students app helps people with hearing disabilities enjoy heritage tours

NEW DELHI: A group of Delhi University (DU) students have created a mobile app to help people with hearing disabilities enjoy personalised tours of historical monuments Continue reading the story...

Netherlands to host UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters

BEMMEL: The ITF has announced that Netherlands will stage two of wheelchair tennis’s major events in 2017 and 2018. The UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters will be Continue reading the story...

City to host awareness workshop on Disability Act – Feb 18

HYDERABAD, INDIA: A State-level awareness workshop is being organised on 18th February 2017 at C.G.O Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad on the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which Continue reading the story...

Revised National Building Code should bring down barriers for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: It struck a disparate note with the country’s 26.8 million persons with disabilities. On February 12, the very day the Indian cricket team was Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities seek an improved eSpeak

KANNUR, INDIA: eSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) software is one that works well for people with vision disabilities speaking many Indian languages, including Malayalam. Those who now largely Continue reading the story...

Conference on Transition Planning for Life after High School for Students with Disabilities

The Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC), the Mid-State Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) and Onondaga Community College (OCC) will host a free Continue reading the story...

9th Annual Boating and Beach Bash Event for Persons with Disabilities

The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, which is sponsored by the American Disabilities Foundation, Inc. (ADF), is the largest, free, fun-day event in 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...

Online campaign seeks accessibility measures in Railways

MUMBAI: A wheelchair user young woman from the city has launched an online campaign seeking disability access measures in Indian railways. Virali Modi, the first runner-up at Continue reading the story...

Accessible airports are key priorities: Aviation Minister

GHANA: Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has assured that her ministry will formulate policies to guarantee all buildings are re-structured to ensure easy movement for Continue reading the story...

New guide opens tourism opportunities for persons with disabilities

The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new guide to help grow Queensland’s accessible tourism market and break down barriers preventing persons with disabilities from enjoying a Continue reading the story...

DCAS releases Braille book on first aid in UAE

DUBAI: A book on first aid in Braille language has been published by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), it was announced on Sunday. The book Continue reading the story...

CSUN Center Opens Up the World of Possibilities for Children with Disabilities

Marina Forain admits she can get emotional when she thinks about the progress her 6-year-old daughter Isabella has made in the two years she has taken Continue reading the story...

Affordable video calling a boon for people with hearing disabilities

LUDHIANA, INDIA: Mobile revolution may have swept the country long time ago, but for people with hearing disabilities, the real benefit of mobile communication technology had Continue reading the story...

Software opens up new job opportunities for persons with disabilities

MALTA: Jader Pelligra, a ICT student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s University College, has designed and de­veloped a computer-based telephony solution that Continue reading the story...

Minister launches Braille atlas to let people with vision disabilities study maps

NEW DELHI: In a first, the Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a comprehensive Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh people with vision Continue reading the story...

New campaign focuses on greater acceptance for persons with disabilities in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Hit by a bus while on a business trip in Paris in 2011, Mr Rajan Raju was paralysed from the neck down. But the corporate Continue reading the story...

Braille signage will help visitors with vision disabilities

MYSURU, INDIA: Here is good news for people with vision disabilities. Thanks to the efforts of the authorities concerned, they will be spared of asking information Continue reading the story...

Upgrade facilities to make Railways accessible for persons with disabilities: Bombay HC

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay High Court today said the Railways was duty-bound to provide facilities for passengers with disabilities and suggested a separate budgetary allocation for Continue reading the story...

Education a challenge among children with disabilities: Report

RWANDA: Children with disabilities in the country find it hard to access education due to various challenges, according to a new report. The study was conducted by Continue reading the story...

Provide facilities for voters with disabilities at polling centres: High Court

NAGPUR, INDIA:  Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Thursday, directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to provide facilities like ramps and handrails at the polling Continue reading the story...

Youngster to benefit from 3D printed hand

A five-year-old boy from Bedford will be able to use a knife and fork and ride a bike thanks to a 3D printed hand under development Continue reading the story...

Third Annual Assistive Technology Conference – Feb 17

MACOMB, IL: Western Illinois University will host the third annual Assistive Technology Conference from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in Horrabin Hall, room 1. The conference Continue reading the story...

New route-finding map lets Seattle pedestrians avoid accessibility barriers

Transportation routing services primarily designed for people in cars don’t give pedestrians, parents pushing bulky strollers or people in wheelchairs much information about how to easily Continue reading the story...

9600 children with disabilities denied their right to basic education in South Africa

A reply to a DA parliamentary question by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has revealed that 9606 students with disabilities are not yet placed Continue reading the story...

Zayed University creates auditory play for students with disabilities

ABU DHABI, UAE: Students with disabilities at Zayed University will be able to listen to plays of modern Arab writers in a new project planned to Continue reading the story...

Canada wraps up consultations on how to make a more accessible Canada

GATINEAU, QC: Over the past five months, the Government of Canada has held public sessions across Canada as part of a consultation process to inform planned Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities raise concern over inclusion in Rwanda

RWANDA: Despite policies protecting persons with disabilities, there is still a “huge” gap in the realisation of rights and inclusion of these vulnerable persons, according to Continue reading the story...

FCC Seeks Nominations for Sixth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission will accept nominations for the Sixth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) beginning February 13, 2017 through April Continue reading the story...
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