• Middle East

    Disability at the Stage of Instability in the Arab World

    NEW YORK, USA: On the Occasion of the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD & Co – Sponsored by DESA The League of Arab States (LAS): Development & Social Polices Department The Arab Organization of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD) are holding a side event on: Disability at the stage of instability in the Arab… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Members Join Forces to Raise Awareness on World MS Day

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Business Disability Network along with its members Almarai Company, Savola Group, Nesma Holding, Saudi Airlines Catering and Swaed organization launched a campaign on social media to raise awareness about persons with multiple sclerosis, in alignment with the International Day of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on 30 May 2018. The campaign, developed in… Continue Reading »

    Internet for Everyone: How to Make a Website Accessible for People with Disabilities

    ISRAEL: Yit, which develops and maintains over 50 websites including Ynet, Calcalist, Bigdeal, Blazer, and Winwin among others, have made their clients’ websites accessible to all people with disabilities through a dedicated widget developed by Equalweb. Every day most of the people in the world surf the Internet without thinking of accessibility, we enter, click and surf.  But,… Continue Reading »

    “Qaderoon” Introduce Their Members to Disability Inclusive Products & Services

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA:  On Wednesday May 2nd 2018, Qaderoon Business Disability Network held a workshop on Inclusive Products & Services for persons with disabilities, hosted at Savola Group’s headquarters in Jeddah. The workshop was facilitated by Brendan Roach and Daniel Wiles from the Business and Disability Forum (BDF), UK. The workshop aimed to raise awareness on… Continue Reading »

    Yoocan, TOM, Access Israel Host Showcase & Competition for Assistive Technologies Startups

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: On April 29, 2018 at the Access Israel innovation conference in Tel Aviv, seven companies (Freewill, User Accessibility, Right-Hear, Equal Web, Project Ray, Make Sense & Step Hear) competed for the “best presentation.” The winner was Right-Hear, an accessibility solution for people who are blind or visually impaired that enables them to… 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 »

    Access Israel 6th International Convention on April 29, 2018

    ISRAEL: Access Israel works to promote accessibility and integration into society for people with disabilities and the elderly, in order to improve their quality of life as well as their families’. One of the organization’s key events is the Access Israel’s Annual International Conference.  This year, the conference will take place on Sunday April 29th at Avenue Conference Centre, Airport… Continue Reading »

    ISCL Summit Tel-Aviv 2018 Focused on Building Communities

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Moshe Gaon spoke at the ISCL Summit 2018 in Tel Aviv where he passionately explained yoocan’s vision that “by the year 2020, no one with a disability will feel alone. yoocan wants to provide solutions and empowerment to every person with a disability around the globe.” There were 400 participants at the ISCL… Continue Reading »

    UN Initiatives Build Capacity for SDGs 8, 11 and 13

    INTERNATIONAL: Capacity-building initiatives seek to promote climate change adaptation, sustainable urban development and climate information services (CIS). They advance SDGs 13 (climate action), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), among others. The UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) published an update on its ongoing technical assistance aiming to promote… Continue Reading »