• Americas

    From Awareness to Implementation

    INTERNATIONAL: As we head towards the halfway mark of an already dynamic year, we recognize the third Thursday of May as Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Universal accessibility in digital development and services is essential towards the realization of the current Human Rights and Global Development Agenda, as cities increasingly integrate digital infrastructure into their… Continue Reading »

    Quadriplegic Rocks Stadium Football Fans with National Anthem

    ALBANY, N.Y. USA – A quadriplegic man stunned a stadium of thousands last night by playing the national anthem on a musical device he created to overcome his disability. Dave Whalen, 56, of Scotia, N.Y. has been paralyzed from the neck down since a ski accident at age 18 but that can’t stop him from… Continue Reading »

    Blackboard Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Series of Informative Webinars

    WASHINGTON, USA: 2nd annual Blackboard webinar series will convene experts from around the globe to share insights on creating inclusive learning experiences for all. In recognition of the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Blackboard will host a series of no cost, informative webinars covering hot topics related to digital access in education. The virtual events, taking… Continue Reading »

    Civil Society Briefing with the Bureau of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP), 17 May, New York

    Invitation to Participate and Input into the Civil Society Briefing with the Bureau of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP)  The Bureau of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is hosting a Civil Society Briefing for all interested… Continue Reading »

    APPLY for Disability Data Workshop on 10th of June in NYC – Prior to CoSP

    NEW YORK, USA: Prior to the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, apply to participate in a one day workshop on the Measurement of Disability, to be held on the 10th of June, in New York.  The Workshop will include modules on the (i) Importance of… Continue Reading »

    USDLA Awards Blackboard Ally with Innovation Award for Excellence in Distance Learning in 2018

    Indianapolis, IN, USA– Blackboard was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the world’s most prestigious distance learning award The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2018 International Distance Learning Awards to Blackboard in conjunction with the 2018 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Blackboard was recognized with USDLA’s Innovation Award for higher education… Continue Reading »

    TIA Receives ANSI Reaccreditation in Recognition of Commitment to Standards Development

    ARLINGTON, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced its successful reaccreditation with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization. TIA is a leader in developing standards for the information communications technology community and has maintained a partnership with ANSI for… Continue Reading »

    Call for Submissions: Consultations of the Committee with NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC

    NEW YORK, USA: The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), is holding consultations with organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC to discuss questions of interest to the Committee or to the organizations relating to the relationship between the NGOs and the United Nations in line with paragraph 61 (a) of ECOSOC resolution 1996/31. The ground-breaking consultations… Continue Reading »

    2018 HLPF: Call for expert speakers from Major Groups and other Stakeholders – Deadline 13th May

    NEW YORK, USA: The 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held at UNHQ in New York from 9 to 18 July 2018 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. More information is available at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018 The 2018 HLPF Draft… Continue Reading »