• Europe

    “Hands to Discover” Leads the Way in Accessibility for Travelers

    PORTUGAL; EUROPE: Offering tailor-made information and on-site services for the hearing-impaired can ensure deaf people access to the universal right to travel with no barriers to accessibility, but one can find such services in few countries. Meanwhile, in Portugal one online platform is leading the way. Have you wondered what challenges await a hearing-impaired person… Continue Reading »

    World Bank Group Announces New Commitments on Disability Inclusion

    LONDON, UK: On July 24th, 2018, at the Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance, the World Bank Group (WBG), along with other Summit participants, announced its set of ten commitments to accelerate global action for disability-inclusive development in key areas such as education,… Continue Reading »

    Sitemorse Celebrates 70 Years of the NHS with a Ground-breaking Review of NHS Digital Accessibility Compliance

    LONDON: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Sitemorse is running a landmark review of digital accessibility compliance in the UK public health sector. The Sitemorse NHS70 Accessibility Index will cover over 600 NHS websites, scoring and ranking them based on accessibility compliance. All NHS websites have legally needed to meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards… Continue Reading »

    Global Disability Summit – July 24th 2018

    LONDON, ENGLAND: DFID’s vision for disability inclusion is: ‘to ensure people with disabilities are consistently and systematically included in international development and humanitarian assistance’.  We will host a Global Disability Summit in July this year to galvanise the global effort to address disability inclusion in the poorest countries in the world and act as the start… Continue Reading »

    UDHEIT – Dublin Summit October 30, 2018

    DUBLIN, IRELAND: In 2018 The Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018) will be held at Dublin Castle, Ireland from 30 October to 2 November 2018. This exciting four-day event will bring together key experts from industry, education, government and non-government organisation sectors to share experiences and knowledge with all participants.  This congress aims… Continue Reading »

    New Road Fuels Kazakhstan’s National Priorities

    ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN: Even though Almaty is no longer the capital of Kazakhstan—the seat of government shifted north two decades ago—it has remained the nation’s financial hub, the largest city, and a magnet for tourists and business travelers from the around the world. As a result, Almaty is also known for its traffic. With around 2 million… Continue Reading »

    Opportunity to Participate! Online Global Consultation with Civil Society – Global Disability Summit

    Deadline: Sunday 8 July 2018 EUROPE: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) together with the BOND Disability and Development Group (DDG), International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), Disability Rights Fund (DRF), UK DPOs and other partners, is organizing a Civil Society Forum (referred to as the Forum) on 23 July, one day priorto the Global Disability Summit, at… Continue Reading »

    Call for NEW Applications to Attend the Civil Society Forum

    LONDON: International Disability Alliance is now accepting NEW applications for individuals interested in attending the Civil Society Forum (referred to as Forum), being held on 23 July 2018, in conjunction with and one day prior to the Global Disability Summit.   This call is for individuals that are not already invited to attend the Global Disability… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion annually in gross value –… Continue Reading »