Europe

Call for Nominations for the 2015 EBU “Vision For Equality” Award

The European Blind Union (EBU), as the European NGO representing people with vision disabilities in Europe, invites nominations for the third edition of the “Vision for Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop smart gloves to help people with vision disabilities learn braille

LONDON: Researchers have created smart gloves that can help people who are blind learn braille through vibrations. The gloves created by researchers at Georgia Tech in Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika calls for University course on sign language

MALTA: Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the University of Malta to develop a course that specifically caters for sign language interpreters. In a statement, the Green party said Continue reading the story...

Game Accessibility Guidelines wins FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility

LONDON: As part of the M:Enabling conference in Washington DC, Game Accessibility Guidelines – a free web-based resource created to help developers create games which are more inclusive Continue reading the story...

EU published its first report on the implementation of the UN CRPD

BRUSSELS: On 5 June 2014, the European Union published its first report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Continue reading the story...

Consultation launched on Island’s accessibility guide

The Department of Health and Social Care has today launched a public consultation on the quality and effectiveness of the disability access guide for the Isle Continue reading the story...

Switzerland ratifies UN CRPD in New York

For seven years people with disabilities and their organizations have struggled for the accession of Switzerland to the UN CRPD. Today, the Confederation, represented by the Continue reading the story...

Zero Project 2015: Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices and Policies for Persons with Disabilities

VIENNA: The Zero Project team is inviting leading experts and organizations to nominate outstanding practices and policies concerning this year’s topic: Independent Living and Political Participation The Innovative Continue reading the story...

14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

LISBON: The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 28 to 31 July 2015. The Continue reading the story...

New buildings fail to meet accessibility standards

MALTA: A third of new buildings inspected last year did not meet accessibility standards and the majority required alterations, according to the National Commission Persons with Continue reading the story...