Misc.

Jordan hosts meeting on disability

AMMAN: Ambassadors and representatives of donor countries discussed future projects with the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by HRH Prince Raad, the chief chamberlain, and HH Prince Mired, president of the HCD, as well as Planning… Continue Reading »

Nepalese Parliament Endorses Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the parliament yesterday unanimously endorsed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2072 BS. Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak presented the Bill before the House on behalf of Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Taking part in the discussions about… Continue Reading »

Ajman Tourism launches visitor guide in Braille

The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has announced the launch of Ajman Visitors’ Guide in Braille, the tactile writing system used by people who are blind or have low vision. The move follows the directives of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al… Continue Reading »

Half of world’s children with disabilities are kept out of schools: Report

LONDON: At least half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted for their needs, disability rights groups said in a report on Monday. Light for the World, a charity which supported the research, said stigma and misinformation surrounding disability as… Continue Reading »

New Autism Documentary to Promote Inclusion for Families with Disabilities

NEW YORK: Easterseals, the country’s indispensable resource for people facing today’s disabilities, and the filmmakers behind the forthcoming documentary film SWIM TEAM, announced that they will partner on the film’s national rollout as part of an innovative campaign to encourage inclusion and accessibility in our communities. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey… Continue Reading »

UN recommendations on the rights of children with disabilities welcomed

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed United Nations recommendations made to the New Zealand Government to strengthen the rights of children with disabilities. “If enforced by our Government the recommendations by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child could have a major, positive impact on the lives of thousands of New Zealand children… Continue Reading »

NDC to launch braille version of manifesto

ACCRA, GHANA: The National Democratic Congress (NDC), will on Monday October 9, launch the braille version of its manifesto in Accra. President John Mahama about a month ago, September 17, officially launched the party’s election 2016 manifesto document in Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region without a braille version for people with disabilities. According to a… Continue Reading »

U.S. Education Department Awards $4.4 Million to Improve Literacy and Education Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education on October 3 announced more than $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities. “When we improve literacy skills for children with disabilities, including those with dyslexia, we are not just teaching them how to read, we are opening doors to a lifetime… Continue Reading »

Accenture launches training for persons with disabilities

JOHANNESBURG:  Accenture has launched the EmployAbility Cadet Program in South Africa for persons with disabilities, through which Accenture aims to support disability inclusion in the ICT sector. The launch was conducted in conjunction with program partners KLM Empowered, Mentec, SA Youth Project, and the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering. “The goal of the program is… Continue Reading »

Petitions Committee calls on EU countries to ratify the Marrakesh treaty

The Council and EU member states need to accelerate the ratification of the Marrakesh treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, or have low vision or print disabled, urge MEPs from Parliament’s Petitions Committee. The treaty, which entered into force in many countries outside Europe on Friday, was signed by… Continue Reading »