• Middle East

    Qatar Opens Disabilities Rehab Center in Gaza

    Hamad Hospital, named after the former emir of Qatar, has 100 beds and helps people who lost their limbs in conflict. Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab centre in the Gaza Strip on Monday, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Rafat Lubad, the local director of… Continue Reading »

    New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan

    Recognizing the challenges persons with disabilities face throughout the various aspects of their lives, Bank al Etihad partnered with Accessible Jordan to minimize these obstacles starting from within the Bank – consequently promoting accessibility and ensuring inclusion for all clients, particularly those with physical disabilities. Under the mutual partnership, Accessible Jordan will extend a set of services and recommendations… Continue Reading »

    The 7th Access Israel Annual Conference on “The Future of Accessibility”

    Access Israel is the leading non-profit organization in Israel dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion for people with all kinds of disabilities and the elderlies to improve their lives in all spheres of life. The 7th international conference will take place on May 26th, 2019 and will focus on “The Future of Accessibility”. The goal of this… Continue Reading »

    Ikea to Use 3-D Printing to Make Furniture More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

    ISRAEL: Ikea is the largest furniture manufacturer in the world. But its sleek designs, filled with handle-less drawers and low-profile furniture, aren’t necessarily friendly to the needs of people with disabilities.  Now Ikea Israel has teamed up with the nonprofits Milbat and Access Israel, each of which specializes in making the world more accessible, to develop a series… Continue Reading »

    World Disability Union (WDU) 7th General Assembly and Side Events

    TURKEY: The World Disability Union (WDU) 7th General Assembly, side events as well as WDU Accessible World Tourism Center introduction are set to be held on 27-28 April 2019 in Dalaman/Muğla.   The World Disability Union (WDU) was established as an inclusive umbrella organization for 400 sub-organizations from 88 countries with the approvals of Turkish Republic… Continue Reading »

    Egypt’s President Approves New Law to Form the National Council of People With Disabilities

    EGYPT: On 5 March, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi agreed to a draft law to establish the National Council of People with Disabilities Law No.11 of 2019. “People with special needs in Egypt represent 9-10 percent of the total population,”Sisi said during International Day of Persons with Disabilities event. The establishment of the Disabilities Council… Continue Reading »

    Sensory Devices to Access Art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

    ABU DHABI: The Middle East’s states have recently invested a significant amount to create innovative and universal museums institutions in their territory. The 2017 opening of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi and more recently the Qatar National Museum showed this. These museums aim to provide coherent accessibility solutions that are designed in a holistic… Continue Reading »

    Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA

    DOHA, QATAR: Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions. “We are meeting to witness a successful start to future co-operation in innovation through the signing of an MoU on supporting innovation for digital solutions development within the Mada… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network conduct “Disability Supportive Work Environments” Workshop for Accor Hotels Group

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network conducted “Disability Supportive Work Environments” workshop on Thursday, 13 December 2018, which is a voluntary system launched by the Ministry of Labor for companies aiming to improve their work environments to become more supportive for persons with disabilities and increase their participation in the labor market. The workshop at the Fairmont Clock… Continue Reading »