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Ghana to make public places accessible for persons with disabilities

Ghana is working to adopt and gazette standard designs to ensure that all public places become accessible for persons with disabilities this year, the Chief Director Continue reading the story...

Partnership to Bring Bookshare to People with Print Disabilities

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA: Benetech, provider of Bookshare, is proud to announce a new partnership with Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), making over 425,000 accessible Continue reading the story...

Sharjah teachers build syllabus in electronic sign language

SHARJAH: The students at Al Amal School for the Deaf have easy access to course material because teachers have created an electronic library of the curriculum Continue reading the story...

Ontario providing more supports for children with autism

Ontario is providing more support for children and youth with autism, including an accelerated implementation of the new Ontario Autism Program. The new program will provide 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...

Sign languages provide insight into universal linguistic short-cuts

WASHINGTON, DC: Humans have a natural drive to reduce physical effort in nearly every activity, including using language. Instead of saying “goodbye”, we often say “bye”, Continue reading the story...

Mobility Ventures to Focus on Accessible Transportation at Roll on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON: Mobility Ventures, manufacturer of the MV-1, the only vehicle specifically designed to meet the needs of people who use wheelchairs, will join approximately 150 other Continue reading the story...

Lack of affordable, accessible adaptive clothing creates barriers for people with disabilities

The U.S. clothing industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, but for the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, a lack of options in the Continue reading the story...

Mobility Networks launches new ‘Flexi’ range of accessible vehicle solutions

Mobility Networks, the world-leading specialist in access solutions for vehicles, has successfully unveiled its new FlexiStep, FlexiWinch and Flexis Ramp at The Mobility Roadshow (26-28th May, Continue reading the story...

UNESCO promotes universal access to digital information for persons with disabilities

On 15 June 2016, UNESCO, in collaboration with UNDESA and OHCHR organized a side event entitled “Universal Access to Information using ICTs with Disabilities: Digital Empowerment Continue reading the story...

Tehran Municipality to improve services for persons with disabilities

TEHRAN, IRAN: All parks in the capital will be equipped with wheelchairs for people with disabilities by the end of the current Iranian calendar year falling Continue reading the story...

New module developed for teaching English to people with hearing disabilities

VADODARA, INDIA: In a bid to promote literacy among people with hearing disabilities , city-based Mook Baadhir Mandal and Ishara Foundation hosted a conference on Saturday. The Continue reading the story...

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 disabilities 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...
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