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New talking scientific calculator breaks down barriers for students with vision disabilities

DALLAS: Texas Instruments, Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) unveiled the Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator, the world’s first fully Continue reading the story...

Bangladesh hosts 1st international cricket tournament for people with disabilities

DHAKA: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday inaugurated the first-ever international cricket tournament for people with disabilities in capital Dhaka. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Continue reading the story...

Indian government set to bring private sector under the new disability legislation

NEW DELHI: Malls, shopping complexes, private banks and public transport will soon have to be made accessible for people with disabilities by providing designed ramps and Continue reading the story...

Architecture students explore design solutions during Accessibility Awareness Day

Several students of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture will experience firsthand the challenges confronting people with disabilities in daily campus life, during the Continue reading the story...

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Improve Accessibility of Services and Programs

The Department of Justice announced yesterday an agreement with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Device to aid people with vision disabilities find right bus

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Social Welfare Department has proposed to introduce an alert system in Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses to make travel easy for people with Continue reading the story...

Forum on disability inclusion and accessible urban development

NAIROBI, KENYA: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will organize a three-day Forum with a focus on disability inclusion and accessible urban Continue reading the story...

Virtual sign language translator helping people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: Dubai’s virtual sign language translator has served not only people with hearing disabilities in UAE but also those outside the country in just two months Continue reading the story...

Comprehensive approach needed to address disability issues in Bangladesh

Banglaldesh has ratified the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Moreover, pursuant to constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination enshrined Continue reading the story...

FEMA Webinar to Discuss Updates to Response and Recovery FIOP – August 31

FEMA is coordinating the update of the Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs) that describe how the Federal government aligns resources and delivers the core capabilities identified Continue reading the story...

University to open ‘Accessibility Centre’ for students with vision disabilities

PAKISTAN: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will set up an ‘Accessibility Centre’ for students with vision disabilities at its national library. It will be free of cost arrangement Continue reading the story...

Seminar to explore disability access and representation in museums

LONDON: The Museums Association (MA) is holding a one-day seminar exploring some of the practical ways that museums can address disabled access, participation and representation. Opening doors: Continue reading the story...

Student creates hands-free mouse for persons with disabilities

COIMBATORE, INDIA: A 16-year-old student in Coimbatore city, of Tamil Nadu has developed a hands-free mouse for the people with mobility disabilities. Nisanth Kumar, a resident of Continue reading the story...

EEOC Sues Neenah Paper for Disability Discrimination

DETROIT: Neenah Paper, Inc., a manufacturer of various types of premium paper with a paper mill in Munsing, Mich., violated federal law by discriminating against a Continue reading the story...

Malawi mainstreams 90,000 children with disabilities under inclusive education

Malawi government has managed to mainstream about 90,000 children with disabilities in schools under the Inclusive Education programme, Ministry of Education has revealed. The figure has doubled over Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest against new norms

THANJAVUR, INDIA: Persons with disabilities staged a demonstration in front of the taluk office on Tuesday protesting against the stringent conditions laid down for availing the Continue reading the story...

Recognizing Key Supporters of the GAATES’ Special Forum on Accessibility and Education

In June 2015, GAATES successfully hosted the ‘Special Forum on Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions’ during the 8th Conference of States Parties to the United Continue reading the story...

Zero Project receives 337 nominations from 98 countries

VIENNA: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world Continue reading the story...

EDAN pushes for Kenya’s implementation of Disabilities Rights Convention

GENEVA: Despite significant steps taken by the Kenyan government, coordinator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) Dr Samuel Kabue says Continue reading the story...

Researchers create online tool to serve library users with autism

Florida State University professors are making it easier for people with autism to use the library through an online course designed to teach librarians the challenges Continue reading the story...

Low-floor buses set to help people with disabilities by 2017

HONG KONG: Commuters in wheelchairs can expect easier bus access by 2017 when all franchised vehicles – except for some serving hilly routes on Lantau Island Continue reading the story...

New book launched: Different Drummer – One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism

SANTA FE, NM: The Strong Institute has announced the release of Jeff Strong’s new book, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, Continue reading the story...

Expert wants inclusive education for children with disabilities

NIGERIA: Inclusive education system where all students regardless of the nature of their disability receive total education within the regular education environment is the best way Continue reading the story...

Department to register people with vision disabilities

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Social Welfare Department will collect information on people with vision disabilities over the next three weeks, Minister for Social Welfare Syed Haroon Sultan Bukhari Continue reading the story...

Clothing for people with disabilities launched in NYC

NEW YORK: A special line of clothing for amputees was launched in New York City on August 15. It has been created by a designer, who Continue reading the story...

Al Noor Training Centre organizes expo on assistive technology

DUBAI: Al Noor Training Centre is organising the ‘Al Noor Assistive Tech-X 2015’, a two-day expo dedicated to creating awareness on how assistive technology can improve Continue reading the story...

Chess tournament for people with vision disabilities in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA: Nethrodaya, an organisation that works for people with vision disabilities, will conduct a state level chess tournament for the blind here on August 22. “This Continue reading the story...

Crawford Technologies Hosting Document Accessibility Workshop at GRAPH EXPO 2015

TORONTO, ON: Crawford Technologies announced today it will be hosting a free educational workshop at Graph Expo 2015 to teach organizations how they can seamlessly integrate Continue reading the story...

NIDian designs car for drivers with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: NID-Gandhinagar alumnus Mikhil Sonavaria has innovated a car that will help people with vision disabilities take the wheel. Called Aloka, Sonavaria’s is a semi-autonomous Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities denied education in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: An estimated half-a-million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s education system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today at Continue reading the story...

Mexico aims to improve telecommunications access for persons with disabilities

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has approved a public consultation on the draft “General Guidelines for Accessibility to Telecommunications Services for Users with Disabilities” The purpose of Continue reading the story...

NCPD, stakeholders discuss draft Accessibility Standards for Public buildings

GHANA: The National Council on Persons with Disability, NCPD and other stakeholders are discussing a Draft Accessibility Standards for Public buildings. The draft, when it becomes law Continue reading the story...

NGO seeks unhindered access to justice for people with disabilities

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Centre for Citizens with Disability, an NGO, on Saturday urged government to close all barriers impeding people with disabilities access to justice in the Continue reading the story...

Communications Authority of Kenya to launch broadcast content and accessibility guide

KENYA: The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) plans to release a program content code in September to guide broadcasters, KBC reported. CA Director General Francis Wangusi Continue reading the story...

Indian government starts ‘On-line On-Site’ to aid persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: An online beneficiaries registration system, ‘On-line On-Site’, was launched  to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids Persons with Continue reading the story...

NVDA 2015.3rc1 Released

NVDA 2015.3rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the Continue reading the story...

Former Ghana President Calls for Use of Sign Language at Workplaces

GHANA: Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says Ghanaian institutions must begin to appreciate the use of sign language at at their workplaces to close the gap Continue reading the story...

Students with disabilities battle against the odds in Hong Kong’s pre-university exams

HONG KONG: A 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy – a degenerative disease that has paralyzed most of her body – beat the odds by achieving results Continue reading the story...

Training Gate International gives training workshop for people with disabilities

KUWAIT: The Training Gate International (TGI) launched its D Partners Program yesterday at the JW Marriott Hotel. During the press conference, Kefaih Al-Alban, founder of Training Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities to get accessible education

MANGALURU, INDIA: The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has sanctioned Rs 62.85 lakh to the district to provide inclusive education to children with disabilities. Around 4,157 Continue reading the story...
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