• ICT

    TIA Receives ANSI Reaccreditation in Recognition of Commitment to Standards Development

    ARLINGTON, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced its successful reaccreditation with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization. TIA is a leader in developing standards for the information communications technology community and has maintained a partnership with ANSI for… Continue Reading »

    Call for Proposals: Using Technology to Accelerate Teacher Professional Development

    INTERNATIONAL: Please see here for a call for proposals to use technology to accelerate teacher professional development towards achieving SDG 4: Landscape review and research agenda. This research should include approaches that meet the diverse needs of teachers’ professional development (TPD), including for teachers with disabilities. As well, this should include research on TPD content to prepare… Continue Reading »

    Tool Reveals Links Between Human Rights Recommendations, SDG Targets

    DENMARK: The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has launched the UPR-SDG Data Explorer, which uses an algorithm to automatically identify links between the SDG targets and recommendations from the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The tool aims to facilitate follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda at the global, regional and… Continue Reading »

    Asia-Pacific Business Forum Urges Regulation of Technologies, Financing Models

    HONG KONG, CHINA: The Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) highlighted the need for massive investment to achieve the SDGs, and the potential for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to produce social and economic benefits. Participants noted, however, that appropriate regulation should be put in place to ensure, for example, adequate cybersecurity and equitable access… Continue Reading »

    Resource Watch Facilitates Data Access and SDG Monitoring

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Resources Institute (WRI) and over 30 partners have released the beta version of Resource Watch. This online platform brings together hundreds of data sets to facilitate users’ efforts to evaluate and visualize the state of the environment at local, national and global levels. The platform offers dashboards and alerts to help users… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Launches e-Commerce Site for Making Accessible PDFs

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the launch of AccessibilityNow.com, a new e-commerce site that makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively convert PDFs into accessible documents. AccessibilityNow.com offers fast turnaround times and the lowest cost options available in the market so… Continue Reading »

    Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM at Upcoming 6th Annual Access Israel International Convention

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM to conduct an innovation showcase and startups competition in the upcoming 6th annual Access Israel international convention. The convention will be held April 26-29th in Tel Aviv focusing on innovation and the future of accessibility. Participants will discuss global trends, regulation and explore the Israeli assistive innovation… Continue Reading »

    Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Invites Experts and Organizations to JOIN!

    INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, is launching the establishment of a NEW Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This thematic group will support the engagement of persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to the monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (included within the 2030 Agenda… Continue Reading »

    First Indian Sign language Dictionary of 3000 Words Launched

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: “First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment at a function here today. The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLR&TC) under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment. Ministers… Continue Reading »