Misc.

Uber to Offer 12,000 Free Rides to National Association for the Blind in 8 Indian Cities

INDIA: Ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday said it has partnered with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), Delhi to facilitate 12,000 free rides (worth over Rs 25 lakhs) to blind, low-vision and other disabled persons, as well as their caregivers and teachers. The association, which will be valid from October to December 2020, will… Continue Reading »

Research Report Assesses Australia’s Level of Compliance with the UNCRPD

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has published a report that focuses on articles 5 to 33 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which substantiate the rights of persons with disabilities and the associated obligations of governments. One of the country’s top legal minds, Emeritus… Continue Reading »

G3ict-Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Update from Maldives, Syria

1. Ahmed Irash, Maldives  Building a ramp at the main beach in Male City, Maldives: There is a new initiative that will take place in Maldives which will be to build a ramp to the beach to increase accessibility for all including persons with disabilities and special needs, who use artificial beach for their therapies and… Continue Reading »

The IPC and the International Disability Alliance to sign Cooperation 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 Cooperation 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 »

EATSY Tableware has Distinctive Tactile Features to Assist Persons with Visual Impairment

Industrial designer jexter lim has created a range of adaptive tableware for the visually impaired. Titled ‘EATSY’, the set comprises a plate, bowl, cup, and utensils. each item has a distinctive feature that provides sensory cues to those with visual impairments. For example, the plate features a raised corner and slope to trap food. The curvature of… Continue Reading »

Call for Nominations 2020-2021 for the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Submit your application now and share the innovative ideas for digital empowerment of persons or groups! Nominations close on 2 September 2020 for the the 2020/2021 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion… Continue Reading »

New Report Illustrates Experiences of COVID-19 for Women with Disabilities

AUSTRALIA: A new report released today by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT), shows how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic has been for women with disabilities in the Canberra region. “66% of women with disability said they did not know where to seek help with accessing health care during this time.” said C Moore, Chief Executive Officer, WWDACT.… Continue Reading »

More Accessibility Grants Available to Improve Accessibility Barriers in Workplaces and Community Spaces

CANADA: Once again small businesses in the Quinte area will be able to take advantage of grants to help them become more accessible. Grants up to $10,000 are available to improve accessibility barriers within the workplace or community space. The grants can be used for small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects or the provision of… Continue Reading »

Training Initiative in Maritime Education Launched for Persons with Disabilities

SINGAPORE: The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Singapore Branch (ICS-SG) has announced a new training initiative to provide maritime education to persons with disabilities. The training initiative is supported by SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. The course involves training the attendees on the basic understanding of shipping, and thereafter ICS will coordinate… Continue Reading »

HuskyADAPT Develops Toy Adaptation for All Children

When Molly Mollica, a third-year bioengineering Ph.D. student, realized that there was no community for adaptive toys in Washington state, she and a group of students decided to establish a multidisciplinary design group that strives to develop inclusive toys for children with disabilities. As a result, HuskyADAPT was founded in 2017 and the organization has… Continue Reading »