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International Wheelchair Rugby Federation releases new strategic plan

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has released its newest Strategic Plan for review by its membership and stakeholders. This is the third strategic plan for Continue reading the story...

Ahlibank to sponsor Gulf Disability Society Forum

DOHA: In line with Ahlibank’s commitment to “be at the heart of the community”, the Bank is sponsoring the 15th Gulf Disability Society Forum, which will Continue reading the story...

State sports meet for people with disabilities poorly organized, claim athletes

MUMBAI, INDIA: Athletes with disabilities who arrived from across Maharashtra for a state championship in Dharavi on Saturday, alleged that the organizers had failed to provide Continue reading the story...

Somalis with disabilities face abuse, discrimination: Rights Group

NAIROBI, KENYA: An international human-rights group said decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable to forced marriage, violence and rape, Continue reading the story...

EEOC to Hold Twitter Chat on Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a live Twitter chat on Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT).  This is Continue reading the story...

Wearable device helps people with vision disabilities avoid collision

BOSTON: People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, Continue reading the story...

Ghana Standards Authority reviewing code to ensure accessibility for all

HO, GHANA: The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is in the process of defining accessibility standards of public buildings and walkways. Mr Max Vardon, a Disability Rights Activist, Continue reading the story...

13th Session of the CRPD Committee Opens

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its 13th session (25 March – 17 April 2015) during which it will review Continue reading the story...

Reserve parking for persons with disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday ordered civic agencies to reserve space for persons with disabilities in every parking space across the city and punish Continue reading the story...

Verizon Announces VelaSense: A Mobile App Suite to Aid People with Vision Disabilities

For the millions of Americans who are blind or have low vision, everyday interactions can be challenging and require dependence on others. For instance, imagine shopping at Continue reading the story...

‘Autism Tomorrow’ One-Day Conference – May 2

STAATSBURG: Registration is now open for Autism Tomorrow, a one-day conference on May 2, 2015 at Anderson Center for Autism The Conference will bring together experts Continue reading the story...

Minister urges private sector to use accessible products

BANGI, MALAYSIA: The private sector should consider Universal Design Products to help make lives better and easier for the persons with disabilities. Deputy Minister of the Women, Continue reading the story...

India Launches National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, March 21, 2015, India launched a new National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities, at a day long conference Continue reading the story...

Marginalization of persons with disabilities increase in Nigeria

NIGERIA: Recent research has revealed that stigmatizations and marginalization of persons with disabilities in Nigeria were on increase, and also the major reason behind their resort Continue reading the story...

Pennsylvania Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training

HARRISBURG:  The Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and the Office for the Deaf & Hard Continue reading the story...

Edinburgh Airport hosts guide dog training day

The cuteness factor hit new levels at Edinburgh Airport as 12 trainee guide dog puppies descended on the terminal for a training day. The pups, aged Continue reading the story...

Hearing disability no barrier to saving lives

Hearing impairment doesn’t stop Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic Bronwyn Dunlop saving lives. Bronwyn is a Clinical Advisor on the Clinical Support Desk. She is one of Continue reading the story...

UN chief urges inclusion, equality for persons with Down syndrome

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for better access and equality to health services for persons with Down syndrome. “Too often, persons with disabilities – including those Continue reading the story...

Makkah Grand Mosque employees use sign language for pilgrims with hearing disabilities

MAKKAH, KSA: The Grand Mosque’s Academy has trained 30 of the mosque’s employees on sign language to serve pilgrims who are deaf or hard of hearing Continue reading the story...

CCPD issues notice to bank for not accessible for persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) has issued a notice to the branch manager of a nationalized bank in Chennai on a Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities write exam with aid of Braille machine

NIGERIA: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says that no fewer than 192 candidates with vision disabilities are expected to write the ongoing computer-based Unified Continue reading the story...

Call to make Doha more accessible for persons with disabilities

DOHA: Experts have called for making Doha more accessible to persons with disabilities. Despite the considerable presence of persons with disabilities in the country, accessibility and connectivity Continue reading the story...

Students with disabilities demand filling of government posts

CHENNAI, INDIA: Hundreds of students with vision disabilities staged a protest against the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, demanding the filling up of vacancies in the Continue reading the story...

Report highlights needs of children with disabilities

A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group highlights the invisibility of children with disabilities in Government policy making and significant gaps in data. The report Continue reading the story...

UN Conference in Sendai Adopts Action Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction incorporating Disability-inclusive Perspectives

TOKYO: The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, focusing one of its Continue reading the story...

Reasonable modification rule to improve access to public transportation for persons with disabilities introduced

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced  the publication of a Final Rule clarifying that public transportation providers are required to make reasonable modifications to their Continue reading the story...

Strategic Group Announces “Accessibility for Albertans” Initiative

Strategic Group announces the Accessibility for All Albertans initiative. Lead by Nabeel Ramji, a Portfolio Analyst at Strategic Group, this initiative will ensure that new and Continue reading the story...

TRA hosts workshop to train people with vision disabilities in technology

DUBAI: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted a workshop dedicated to empowering and training people with vision disabilities at its Dubai office on Sunday. The workshop, organised Continue reading the story...

AccessKenya to support technology in education projects

NAIROBI, KENYA:  Kenyan ISP AccessKenya Group has announced its commitment to support the use of technology in the delivery of education in the country. AccessKenya’s Deputy Continue reading the story...

Experts Begin Compilation of Sign Language Dictionary in Rwanda

RWANDA: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in partnership with the Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) are working on a comprehensive sign Continue reading the story...

Indian government focussing on comprehensive law for persons with disabilities: Minister

NEW DELHI: Government is focussing on enactment of a comprehensive law for persons with disabilities to fulfill India’s international obligations following the ratification of UN Convention Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities rights in post-2015 UN agenda backed

PHILIPPINES: The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) says it fully supports the international call to firmly include the human rights of persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Conference on Universal Design in India

COIMBATORE: DJ Academy of Design (DJAD) in association with the British Council is hosting a two-day conference on “Universal Design and Development” at The Residency on Continue reading the story...

Workshop conducted to focus on inclusive education

INDIA: In Universities across the country a special program gets run by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) which is called, ‘Teachers Education for Persons with Continue reading the story...

GAATES Participating at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will be hosting side events at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction iin Sendai City, Continue reading the story...

Arizona State University student develops sensing technology for people with vision disabilities

A man with vision disability can’t see the interviewer sitting across from him but knows that the questioner has a smile on his face. Motors in Continue reading the story...

Samsung releases new ad ‘Hearing Hands’

Samsung released an advertisement this weekend for a new service intended to help people with hearing disabilities. In the ad, a person with a hearing disability encounters Continue reading the story...

New study points to better classrooms for children with disabilities

FPG’s National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute will offer special sessions on the Inclusive Classroom Profile, a new measure that reveals the typs of inclusive settings that Continue reading the story...

Russia makes accessibility standards mandatory

MOSCOW: All new Russian real estate developments will be required to provide disability access from July 1 this year, the Housing Ministry said. Last December — after Continue reading the story...

Disability rights activist denied entry to Delhi restaurant, inquiry ordered

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Delhi government on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident of alleged denial of entry to a disability rights activist by an Continue reading the story...