• Americas

    Legislation to Improve Educational Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

    WASHINGTON: Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.)  on November 7 introduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that studnets with vision and hearing disabilities receive the best possible education. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act will improve the effectiveness and… Continue Reading »

    RIT/NTID investigating ways to enhance learning for students with hearing disabilities beyond notetaking

    As a student with hearing disability majoring in psychology, Joshua Mora looks for ways to enhance his learning in scientific environments that are traditionally composed of hearing peers and faculty. In order to fulfill his and other students’ needs for diverse methods of information dissemination and a greater understanding of learning styles within the deaf… Continue Reading »

    eSSENTIAL launches new android app for persons with disabilities

    TORONTO: eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a digital accessibility solutions provider, has launched an Android application that makes it easier for individuals with physical disabilities to navigate the digital world. Many people with disabilities have difficulty using their handheld devices. To address these limitations, eSSENTIAL Accessibility has developed an application for Android devices that allows people with limited… Continue Reading »

    Job Numbers Reflect Increasing Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce

    EAST HANOOVER, NJ:  The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Results from a new national survey show that many employers have implemented practices and… Continue Reading »

    Program helps people with disabilities find work that sustains them and the environment

    PARKERSBURG, W.VA.: A West Virginia nonprofit organization is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities while benefitting the environment at the same time. Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC) employees in Parkersburg, West Virginia work to remove zippers and other metal parts from protective garments so that the apparel can be recycled through… Continue Reading »

    Collaboration towards Inclusive Cities

    On Wednesday, October 18th, the DIAUD Network hosted another successful meeting preparing members for the upcoming Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum on inclusive cities. The Network recently sent out a survey to all its members in order to gain a deeper understanding of the disability communities’ participation in the World Urban Forum (“WUF”)… Continue Reading »

    Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    TORONTO, CANADA: As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities. The introductory Toronto Pearson set of ten Card Decks offers a personal step-by-step… Continue Reading »

    Workshop to Provide Vital Disaster Strategies for the Bay Area Disability Community

    SAN MATEO, CALIF.:  People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on October 27-29, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center (Expo Hall) are eagerly anticipating the “Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities” workshop on October 27 at 1:00pm, as well as the opportunity to discover the latest products, education and fun for all… Continue Reading »

    Online Survey for Persons with Disabilities

    The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council, in collaboration with the San Diego State University Research Foundation’s Interwork Institute, are conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of the vocational rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities in the CNMI. Former, current or potential consumers of OVR services are encouraged to provide their input into… Continue Reading »