Europe

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...

London firm launches Braille phone

LONDON: OwnFone, a London-based firm, claims to have put the world’s first Braille phone, that is invented by using customized 3D printing techniques, which costs just Continue reading the story...

Pass Laws to Protect Disability Rights

MOSCOW: The Russian State Duma should pass amendments that will protect the rights of people with disabilities. The Duma should also introduce further amendments to protect Continue reading the story...

Hungarian telecom company introduces mobile offer for people with disabilities

BUDAPEST: Hungarian telecommunications company Magyar Telekom has designed, in cooperation with experts of the non-governmental organizations concerned, the hello holnap! tariff package targeted to people with disabilities. Taking Continue reading the story...

European Conference on Accessible Tourism

Policies and measures to promote universal accessibility in tourism will be at the center of the 1st UNWTO European Conference on Accessible Tourism, jointly organized by Continue reading the story...

Malta’s Nationalist Party to put forward amendment to protect persons with disabilities

MALTA: During a visit to Fondazzjoni Arka in Ghajnsielem Gozo this morning, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said that during the parliamentary session tomorrow, the Nationalist Party Continue reading the story...

European Union signs treaty to facilitate access to books for people with vision disabilities

BRUSSELS: The European Union will Wednesday sign the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind or low vision. The treaty will Continue reading the story...

Azerbaijan no longer to build houses for persons with disabilities

BAKU: Azerbaijan is likely to change the rules of granting housing to persons with disabilities. Labor & Social Protection Minister of Azerbaijan Salim Muslimov has stated that Continue reading the story...

Disability no justification for denying people’s right to make their own decisions

GENEVA: People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a Continue reading the story...