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IAAP’s Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Program – Registrations Open for Pilot Exam

Be recognized for your experience in Auditing the Built Environment, your knowledge of Accessibility Standards, Codes, International Legislation, and ability to effectively Report accessibility requirements and Recommendations to clients and building design teams. IAAP’s Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) program recognizes individuals for their universal design knowledge. Pilot exams are being offered to early… Continue Reading »

The IPC and the International Disability Alliance to sign Co-operation Agreement

The historic agreement will see the two like-minded organisations collaborate on a range of initiatives The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are to sign a historic Co-operation Agreement to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and jointly commit to use Para sport as a vehicle to drive the human… Continue Reading »

The Official Dictionary of the Dominican Sign Language Launches with Support from Ecuador

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Official Dictionary of the Dominican Sign Language is the result of the joint effort of the National Council on Disability (CONADIS), the Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the National Association of the Deaf of the Dominican Republic (ANSORDO), with the support of the Federation National Deaf People of Ecuador (FENASEC) and the National… Continue Reading »

Implementing the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

GLOBAL: For too long the risks faced by people with disabilities in crisis settings have been exacerbated by their exclusion from humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery. The new IASC Guidelines on inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action provide an opportunity for humanitarian actors to deliver on their commitment to ‘leave no one behind’.… Continue Reading »

ZERO PROJECT 2020-21: Call for Nominations on Employment and ICT

The Zero Project team invites leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies concerning this year’s topic: Employment and ICT. Click here to submit your nomination This year, we are seeking for Innovative Practices and Policies from across the business, civil, technology, academic and public sectors and have defined these main topics that… Continue Reading »

G3ict-Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Updates from Brazil, Ecuador, Libya, Bangladesh, Mexico and Pakistan

Regina Cohen, Brazil – In 2019, a Brazilian architect, Regina Cohen has represented G3ict and its Smart Cities for All initiative (SC4A)  in the Smart City Expo Curitiba in Mexico and also participated in the Smart Cities and Disability Conference (SUDI) 2019. In 2020, Regina attended the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA 2020 and presented the… Continue Reading »

Accessible Transportation Around the World – Updates from Access Exchange International

South Africa tests access features in rough terrain Prototype bus would enhance mobility for school children, others with special needs Even prior to the current pandemic, more than half a million children with disabilities were estimated to be out of school in South Africa. Lack of transport to school is a big part of the… Continue Reading »