• Americas

    Canada, Ghana to Lead Consultations on FfD High-level Dialogue

    NEW YORK, USA: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) appointed the permanent representatives of Canada and Ghana as co-facilitators for the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD). Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent Representative of Ghana, and Marc-Andre Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada, will consult with Member States on “the substantive work, including… Continue Reading »

    A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA: Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities. In June 2018, the federal government tabled the Accessible Canada Act, a means to ensure equality, inclusion, and full participation in society for… Continue Reading »

    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 »

    Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

    INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing an education, to receiving healthcare services and to conducting business. The digital transformation we are experiencing is spreading across the most remote areas in the world. The frontier technologies are opening new boundaries and possibilities for development. As we move forward, our dependence… 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 »