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AccessBank supported project on inclusive education

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN: AccessBank supported the project ‘Inclusive Decisions for Equal and Accountable Society’ implemented by the British Council and the Centre for Innovations in Education. This Continue reading the story...

Wheelchair users protest Uber over lack of accessible cars

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association, Taxis For All Campaign and other wheelchair user advocates held a “roll-in” outside Uber’s West Side headquarters in Manhattan on July Continue reading the story...

University of Toledo creates innovative disability studies degree program

As the country celebrates the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week, The University of Toledo is working to advance the conversation beyond Continue reading the story...

New technology helps students with vision disabilities navigate Penn State Campus

Walking around Penn State University Park is not the easiest thing to do for any student. There are hundreds of people around you at any time, Continue reading the story...

DOJ Reaches Agreement with Robeson County, North Carolina, to Improve Accessibility

As part of the Justice Department’s celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act this year, the department announced on July the signing Continue reading the story...

AT&T, NYU announce winners for Connect Ability Challenge; competition to help develop technology for people with disabilities

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Senator Charles Schumer joined AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab have announced more than $100,000 Continue reading the story...

Florida State University Unveils Campus Accessibility Map

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.: Florida State University is marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by expanding its efforts to provide an accessible environment for Continue reading the story...

Students develop euro note reader for people with vision disabilities

MALTA: Mechanical Engineering students at Mcast presented a euro note reader on July 28, a simple device beneficial to people with vision disabilities, to the Foundation Continue reading the story...

New PSA Focused on People with Disabilities Preparing for Emergencies Launched

WASHINGTON: The Ad Council and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the launch of a new public service advertisement (PSA) to Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific Offers Enterprise Accessibility Training

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: Freedom Scientific has announced a collaboration with IBM to offer training modules to enable organizations to manage accessibility compliance and to ensure its Continue reading the story...

Job services lacking for young people with autism

EAST LANSING, MICH.: As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new Continue reading the story...

Tablet technology to help children with autism

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to Continue reading the story...

42nd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 42nd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition 2015 will be held on October 7 – 9, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tokyo Continue reading the story...

Cebu government office staff learn sign language to improve service

CEBU, PHILIPPINES: Expect the Cebu provincial government to be friendlier to people with hearing disabilities, after staff in two of its offices learned sign language in Continue reading the story...

Google Glass may help improve social skills in people with autism

WASHINGTON: A new technology has been developed which uses Google Glass to help people with autism make eye contact, engage in conversations and be able to Continue reading the story...

Braille book shortage hits students with vision disabilities

PARBAT, INDIA: Students with vision disabilities at Shalija Higher Secondary School in the district do not have Braille textbooks even four months after the new academic Continue reading the story...

Feds Settle Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with West Virginia Developer

The Justice Department announced on July 23 that developer Biafora’s Inc. (Biafora) and several affiliated companies have agreed to pay $205,000 and make substantial retrofits to Continue reading the story...

Software helps students with hearing disabilities interact

For most Americans, communication is an oral endeavor. We learn to speak and read through sound, to distinguish between hard and soft k’s, to make the Continue reading the story...

Apple highlighting Accessibility apps to celebrate anniversary of ADA

Apple has launched a new page on the App Store on July 23 dedicated to showcasing apps that take advantage of the Accessibility features on on Continue reading the story...

Accessible India campaign launched in Chennai

CHENNAI: For people with disabilities in Chennai, most government buildings and many private buildings are inaccessible. Be it a railway station or registrar’s office, accessing them Continue reading the story...

ITS Offers Hands-On Workshop on Accessibility Fundamentals for Website Development

The workshop “Fundamentals of Creating Accessible Web Pages” is for anyone who manages, creates or maintains web content. Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will provide an overview Continue reading the story...

DOJ Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against University of Michigan

The Justice Department, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Michigan, announced on July 22 that it has reached an agreement with Continue reading the story...

EEOC Sues Vita Plus for Disability Discrimination

DETROIT: Vita Plus Corporation, an agricultural company with a facility in Gagetown, Mich., violated federal law by discriminating against a truck driver because of his disability, Continue reading the story...

Bahrain urged to provide housing for persons with disabilities

Campaigners are calling on authorities to fast-track applications for social housing for Bahrainis with disabilities. There are around 60,000 people on the Housing Ministry’s list with Continue reading the story...

Call for Review: Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Proposed Recommendation published

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATAG WG) has published a Proposed Recommendation of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 and a Working Draft Continue reading the story...

DOJ Reaches Settlements with Multiple Health Care Providers to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced on July 20 that, as part of its Barrier Free Health Care Initiative, it has reached three additional settlements with health care Continue reading the story...

Indian government tells state to develop accessible infrastructure

DEHRADUN: The Ministry of Empowerment and Social Justice has asked the Uttarakhand Government to make provisions for persons with disabilities at government offices and public places. With Continue reading the story...

Engage Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction Planning: Legarda

PHILIPPINES: In line with this year’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (July 17-23), Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to ensure Continue reading the story...

Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

Unlike birds and amphibians, mammals can’t recover lost hearing. In people, the cells of the inner ear responsible for detecting sound and transmitting those signals to Continue reading the story...

NFB and Verifone Collaborate to Make Taxicab Terminals Accessible

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Verifone will work together to enhance the accessibility of Verifone’s in-taxi technology for passengers who are Continue reading the story...

New buildings to be audited for accessibility

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: ThE Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) and the persons with disabilities organization based in Iloilo City will conduct an accessibility audit on Continue reading the story...

New Penn State University online master’s program focuses on accessible education

With an estimated 13 percent of U.S. schoolchildren receiving accessible education services, school districts across the country are facing a severe shortage of teachers, therapists and Continue reading the story...

Raising awareness of disability in UAE

DUBAI: A luxury resort, fast food restaurants, coffee shops and department stores are all building ramps for wheelchair access in response to a campaign by disability Continue reading the story...

Government decision barrier to employment for people with disabilities: CCS

NEW ZEALAND: As the Government prepares to walk away from current legislation requiring property owners to upgrade buildings so they are accessible, a disability rights organization Continue reading the story...

Request for Proposals for Promising Practices Presentation – Deadline: 27 July 2015

The Office of Disability Integration & Coordination (ODIC) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network, led by Continue reading the story...

Funding Supports Accessible Transportation

Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation thanks to the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $366,000 in Continue reading the story...

NGO launches education program for people with hearing disabilities

SEKONDI, GHANA: The International Network for Deaf Empowerment (INDE), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), seeking the welfare of people with hearing disabilities, has begun organizing a nationwide Continue reading the story...

70 years of development and inclusion for persons with disabilities

NEW YORK: As the United Nations continues to celebrate its 70th anniversary, DESA continues to reflect on seven decades of economic and social development. The second Continue reading the story...

NISH to set up India’s first Assistive Technology center

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of transforming into India’s only university for rehabilitation science and disability studies, the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), has initiated Continue reading the story...

USAID announces fund for people with disabilities

PHNOM PENH: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is increasing funding to support a rehabilitation and prosthetics project for people with disabilities in Cambodia. USAID announced Continue reading the story...
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