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Grey launches free mobile applications for people with hearing disabilities

SINGAPORE: Grey Group Singapore (“Grey”) announced that the agency has developed two innovative mobile applications (“apps”) aimed at improving the quality of life of people with Continue reading the story...

ICare4Autism International Autism Conference in NYC

NEW YORK: One of the largest Autism conferences in the country will be taking place this summer in New York City. The ICare4Autism International Conference will Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: “The Right to Vote: Filipinos with Disabilities and the 2013 Elections”

PHILIPPINES: The joint effort to make future elections in the Philippines disability-inclusive – the gains and challenges – are presented in a publication that tells the Continue reading the story...

Workshop on Adapting Teaching for Students with Vision Disabilities

The Workshop on Adapting Teaching for Students with Vision Disabilities will be held on April 30, 2014, 2:00- 3:30 p.m.
, Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Continue reading the story...

Traveling poses a unique set of challenges for people with vision disabilities

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: Getting from “here to there” can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people who are blind or have low vision, Continue reading the story...

Toronto Offers Voters with Disabilities Scytl’s Solutions for Internet and Telephone Voting

TORONTO: Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online  voting and election modernization, has been awarded a contract  by the City of Toronto, Canada to provide improved Continue reading the story...

Pakistan launches Talking ATM

A Pakistani technology company TPS has developed a talking Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for assisting people who are blind or have low vision, telecom and IT Continue reading the story...

Harper Government helps Canadians with disabilities in Richmond gain job skills

RICHMOND, BC: The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs, today announced the Honourable Alice Continue reading the story...

UAE’s deaf community calls for a wider recognition of sign language

DUBAI: The UAE’s deaf community has called for a wider recognition of sign language and better opportunities for higher education to facilitate their integration into mainstream Continue reading the story...

CRTC announces Video relay service

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that video relay service will be made available in Canada for users of American Sign Language (ASL) and Continue reading the story...

Education for all, says Malaysian PM Najib

PUTRAJAYA: MALAYSIA aspires to emulate other countries in providing inclusive education to all children regardless of disabilities, with a National Centre for Autism to be operational Continue reading the story...

Disability no justification for denying people’s right to make their own decisions

GENEVA: People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a Continue reading the story...

Voters with disabilities worried about access at poll booths

CHENNAI, INDIA: With just a day to go for the elections, activists working for voters with disabilities  are worried the polling stations are not accessible enough. Policemen Continue reading the story...

City of New Orleans Agrees to Settlement to Resolve Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

The Justice Department announced yesterday that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana approved its settlement with the city of New Orleans regarding Continue reading the story...

Scientists develop talking gloves for people with hearing disabilities

IZMIR, TURKEY: Two young Turkish scientists have built a prototype of “talking gloves” that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing disabilities make their Continue reading the story...

Students create video game to help children with autism

A child with autism fires up an iPad and launches an app for Social Clues, a video game with a higher purpose. Developed by a team Continue reading the story...

Include Persons with Disabilities in Elections and Political Processes

A true democracy requires that the poorest and most marginalized citizens have a meaningful voice in decisions affecting their lives. However, persons with disabilities, often among Continue reading the story...

Korean SK Telecom develops technology to help people with vision disabilities

SEOUL, KOREA: SK Telecom announced on April 17 that they have developed a smartphone-based digital image management service which will allow videos to be transmitted digitally Continue reading the story...

High-tech shoes to guide people with vision disabilities

DUBAI: A pair of shoes to guide people who are blind, a glove that converts sign language into spoken words and a device to create environmentally Continue reading the story...

Assistive Technology Training Programs

The Center on Disabilities sponsors national and international assistive technology training programs to expand the knowledge base of professionals, and introduce newcomers to the disability field. These Continue reading the story...

ITU Conference sets agenda for future ICT development

DUBAI: The Dubai Action Plan, adopted April 10 by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, sets the agenda for telecommunication and information and communication technology development Continue reading the story...

Campaign pushes Equal Rights for People who are Deaf

DUBAI: People with hearing disabilities in the UAE will have a new dictionary of Emirati sign language that will help the deaf better communicate and learn Continue reading the story...

Documentary highlights plight of children with disabilities

UGANDA: The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association at UALR is hosting two documentary screenings to highlight Ugandan families and individuals with disabilities. The documentary, “Notables,” will be screened Continue reading the story...

US Access Board Launches Online Guides to the ADA and ABA Standards

The Access Board has launched new online guides on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. This Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities lack assistive devices in Bangladesh

A lack of affordable, good quality assistive devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, and artificial limbs are holding back development of people with mobility disabilities, speakers told Continue reading the story...

Kuwait calls for better services for persons with disabilities

DUBAI: Kuwait has proposed at a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting on disability affairs enhancing public awareness among peoples of the regional countries with respect of needs Continue reading the story...

Polling places remain inaccessible

IMPHAL, INDIA: Monitoring about the accessibility of electors with disabilities in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Election, a team of Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation Manipur led Continue reading the story...

Chinese students with vision disabilities can now access higher education

The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind Continue reading the story...

App challenge launches to raise accessibility awareness

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Human Rights Commission have launched the inaugural Apps For All Challenge 2014, a competition to find Australia’s Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education project for children with disabilities implemented in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK: The project of inclusive education for children with disabilities is implemented in Kyrgyzstan. South and Central Asia Regional Director at Save the Children International Mike Novell Continue reading the story...

Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities

Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees and Continue reading the story...

Organization to provide free transport for voters with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: A group of persons with disabilities staged a demonstration near Lalbagh West Gate on Wednesday to drive home the point that their disabilities will Continue reading the story...

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first Assistance Animals facility

BRISBANE: A trip to the airport has become much easier for passengers’ travelling with Guide Dogs and assistance animals with Australia’s first dedicated animal ‘bathrooms’ officially Continue reading the story...

Lebanon launches education strategy for children with learning disabilities

BEIRUT: The Education Ministry and partner organizations launched a series of initiatives Monday to better integrate children with disabilities into the education system, in line with Continue reading the story...

Call to print Braille ballot papers

BLANTYRE, MALAWI: Malawians who are blind are pushing the Malawi Electoral Commission to make available tactile ballot guides (TBG) for them to cast their votes independently.  Continue reading the story...

Omani organization calls for more support for people with hearing disabilities

MUSCAT: The Omani Society for Hearing Impaired held its official launch at the Al Noor Hall in Madinat as Sultan Qaboos on Sunday and invited more Continue reading the story...

Organizations commended for making their websites and mobile apps accessible

HONG KONG: A total of 110 enterprises and organizations were lauded at an awards presentation ceremony under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme on April 14 for Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities most affected by disaster

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. Adjunct Professor Dr David Continue reading the story...

TabTimer launches new website for assistive technology

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: TabTimer Reminders has just launched its new website for people living with disabilities. Since 2009 TabTimer has been supplying reminder devices for people with Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: ‘Stepping Stone’

FIJI: A Book launched by the United Blind Persons of Fiji emphasizes that people with disabilities in the country have been able to overcome major challenges Continue reading the story...