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    Apply Now for WILD 2019!

    Apply now for Mobility International USA’s 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program! Información en español aqui: https://www.miusa.org/news/2019/WILDllamarlossolicitantes Women with disabilities around the world are invited to apply for the 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program to be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA from July 13th – August 3rd, 2019. Deadline to… Continue Reading »

    Watch the ‘Sign On For Literacy’ Pitch Day LIVE on Friday, Nov. 9

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA: On Nov. 9, 2018, ACR GCD will be broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., to present the pitch sessions of the five finalists of their Sign On For Literacy competition. The finalists—eKitabu, enuma, Gallaudet University’s Motion Light Lab, Manos Unidas, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology—have created breakthrough solutions to improve access to sign… Continue Reading »

    Experts Provide Guidance on Data Interoperability for SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: During the second UN World Data Forum, experts launched a guide on data interoperability for development to help improve the integration and reusability of data and data systems. The guide highlights that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires using the best data and information available from multiple sources to design, implement… Continue Reading »

    Blackboard’s Accessibility Solution Continues Strong Momentum, Impacting 3 Million Learners Worldwide

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA:  Blackboard announced on October 31st, 2018 that the Blackboard Ally accessibility solution continues to experience strong growth, having expanded into 16 countries over the last 12 months and added support for 20 languages. Currently, a total of approximately 3 million students at 464 institutions worldwide have access to more inclusive learning environments and… Continue Reading »

    Multiple Perspectives 2019: Call & Save the Date: April 8 & 9 – SDS Preconference April 7

    Call For Presentations – Save The Date The Nineteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:  The Journey from Noblesse Oblige to Social Justice Where: On The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus When: April 8 & 9, 2019   Society For Disability Studies Pre-conference including an SDS Dance/DISCO Ball on April 7, 2019   Multiple Perspectives is… Continue Reading »

    Introducing the Online Guide to the World Development Indicators: A New Way to Discover Data on Development

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national, regional, and global estimates, the WDI provides access to almost 1,600 indicators for 217 economies, with some time series extending back more than 50 years. The database helps users—analysts,… Continue Reading »

    ECLAC, OECD Development Centre Examine Approach for Leaving No One Behind in Transitions

    NEW YORK, USA: A joint report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre outlines the need for a comprehensive approach to international development cooperation that aligns with domestic policymaking, and supports the movement of countries up the income ladder.… Continue Reading »

    Leonard Cheshire Launches New Report About Disability Data Collection and the Washington Group Questions

    USA: Leonard Cheshire and Humanity & Inclusion have launched at new report “Disability Data Collection:  A summary review of the use of the Washington Group Questions by development and humanitarian actors” at the World Data Forum in Dubai. The report which examines the use of the Washington Group Questions, a disability data collection methodology originally designed for use in national data efforts,… Continue Reading »

    IFES Launches New Tool to Promote Disability-Inclusive Election Observation

    INTERNATIONAL: According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election observers, candidates and election officials. Mainstream observer groups often do not hire people with disabilities to serve as observers and only include basic, if… Continue Reading »