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Inclusion of people with disabilities in Agenda 2030

As Kenya joins the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December, I reflect on the opportunities presented Continue reading the story...

Inclusive society for sustainable future

Out of 7 billion people around the world, over 1 billion people have some form of disability, that’s 1 in 7. There are more than 100 Continue reading the story...

New Manitoba government accessibility plan

WINNIPEG, MB: A new Manitoba government accessibility plan that removes barriers and improves access to provincial services is being launched on the United Nations International Day Continue reading the story...

Disabilities Bill needs amendments before it is passed, say advocates

NEW DELHI: If the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is passed in the winter session of Parliament without incorporating certain changes, it will defeat Continue reading the story...

New site to bring disability community together

AUSTRALIA: A new social network will be officially launched to help connect the disability community across Australia and all over the world. Known as the My Disability Continue reading the story...

Decade after global treaty’s adoption, persons with disabilities still at ‘grave disadvantage’: UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite progress made since the adoption of a global treaty to promote their rights Continue reading the story...

Seminar on accessibility for persons with disabilities

A seminar organised by the Gozo Federation Persons with Disability on `Accessibility in Our Localities,’ took place on Thursday at the Centre of the Gozo Association Continue reading the story...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

NEPAL: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Saturday expressed his commitment to take necessary initiatives to endorse the act related to persons with disabilities. Speaking during a Continue reading the story...

UM Showcases Assistive Technology to International Fellows

MISSOULA: Nine fellows from Laos, as part of SportsUnited, learned about assistive technology during their visit to the University of Montana in November. MonTECH, housed in UM’s Continue reading the story...

Ministry launches Ghana Accessibility Design Standards

ACCRA: Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) on Wednesday said one vital elements of empowering Persons With Disabilities is by ensuring Continue reading the story...

Canada makes further commitment to support rights of persons with disabilities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO: The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced that the Government Continue reading the story...

New program to boost presence of persons with disabilities in the job market

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has set up an eight-point program to evaluate companies employing persons with disabilities. Saudi Gazette has learned that the Continue reading the story...

CRTC Supports Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day

OTTAWA, GATINEAU: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is pleased to participate in the Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day. Text with 9-1-1 is now available Continue reading the story...

Improving access to justice for people with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Judicial College of Victoria and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Disability Access Bench Book, a new resource Continue reading the story...

Disability Access Audit on Marina beach

CHENNAI, INDIA: Disability rights activists, along with officials from the corporation and the traffic department, conducted an accessibility audit of the Marina beach on Tuesday. It Continue reading the story...

CTA Foundation Announces CES Eureka Park Accessibility Contest Winners

ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, a national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their Continue reading the story...

Justice Department Revises Regulations to Require Closed Captioning and Audio Description for People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III regulation to further clarify a public accommodation’s obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and Continue reading the story...

FIFA 2022 Accessibility Forum Launched

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) launched its first Accessibility Forum in Doha, an initiative that will regularly bring together private organisations, NGO’s, Government Continue reading the story...

College and career-ready expectations for students with disabilities

WASHIGTON, DC: Achieve and the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) today released “Diplomas that Matter: Ensuring Equity of Opportunity for Students with Disabilities,” a new Continue reading the story...

Government to Introduce Disability Act and Building Rules

The Government of Gibraltar will shortly introduce new disabilities legislation in the form of the Disability Act, modelled on the UN Convention on the Rights of Continue reading the story...

Computer training center for people with learning disabilities launched

TRICHY, INDIA: C Surya, 26, a woman with learning disabilities, from Trichy, will now have the opportunity to add value to her hand-made purse, which is Continue reading the story...

Advancing the rights for women and girls with disabilities

NEW YORK:  According to the World Report on Disability, an estimated one in five women around the world live with some form of disability. For them, Continue reading the story...

Make Public Transport, Government Offices Accessible for Persons with Disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of persons with disabilities at government offices, public transport Continue reading the story...

Banking smartphone app to aid people with vision disabilities in Thailand

BANGKOK: A man with vision disability uses a mobile app, designed specially for people with low vision by Beacon Interface, KBank’s new fintech subsidary. The bank Continue reading the story...

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (IDPD) comes as over a billion people live with some form of disability. Since 1992, the United Nations Continue reading the story...

For millions of Indians with disabilities, making payments online is tough call

BANGALORE, INDIA: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with Continue reading the story...

Workshop on intellectual disability

 CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is organizing a one day continuing medical education-cum-Workshop for psychiatrists, psychologists, Continue reading the story...

Most popular apps inaccessible to persons with disabilities, says study

BENGALURU: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Ho Chi Minh City to help students with vision disabilities with Braille book

Library staff at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities plan to develop audio and Braille books for students with vision disabilities Continue reading the story...

Indian government urged to pass disabilities bill during winter session

BENGALURU, INDIA: The members of the Joint Action Committee for People with Disabilities staged a protest on Monday, demanding the passage of  the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

Dutch government to support companies hiring persons with disabilities

Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs and Employment has announced that there will be more support available to companies that hire people with a mobility or Continue reading the story...

APDM Launches Sanitation Project for Persons with Disabilities in Malawi

SALIMA: Association for the Physically Disabled people in Malawi (APDM) launched a one-year access to water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) project in salima aimed at ensuring Continue reading the story...

NGO plans 12-day Disability Day celebration

JAIPUR, INDIA: Two well decorated and canvas clad buses will go to various educational institutes and organisations where people will put their signatures on the canvas Continue reading the story...

More than 6000 people with vision disabilities live in Armenia

YEREVAN: More than 6000 people with vision disabilities are living in Armenia, 500 of whom are children, director of the #14 special school for children with Continue reading the story...

Australian embassy organizes ‘Education for All’ workshop in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Australia Awards Regional Alumni Workshop: Education for All Australian Ambassador Glenn White on Thursday inaugurated the Australia Awards South and West Asia Regional Alumni Workshop Continue reading the story...

BHU introduces audio textbooks for students with vision disabilities

VARANASI, INDIA: In a move to assist students with vision disabilities and those with learning disabilities to read without being assisted by other people owing to Continue reading the story...

USAID supports inclusive education

KARAGA: The Ghana Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr Andrew Karas, has handed over equipment including hearing aids, wheelchairs, and Braille Continue reading the story...

Unemployment higher among persons with disabilities in Bangladesh: Study

BANGLADESH: The study, titled ‘Inclusion of Young Persons with Disability in Skills and Employment’ done by Albert Mollah, executive director of Access Bangladesh, was unveiled on Continue reading the story...

UB student develops smartphone app for early autism detection

BUFFALO, N.Y.: What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 2 years old? Could Continue reading the story...

App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior

A Vanderbilt special education researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by The Institute of Education Sciences to develop an app for use by parents Continue reading the story...
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