Misc.

Disability Network West Michigan Offers Disability Inclusion and Awareness Training

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: The one-hour presentation is designed for businesses, nonprofits, churches, service organizations and other groups who interact with and want to learn about people with disabilities. Each session, which is led by the Muskegon-based nonprofit that provides independent living resources for people with disabilities, is designed to correct misconceptions about people with disabilities… Continue Reading »

WIPO Marrakesh Treaty enters into force

GENEVA: WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty which can now begin boosting the number of specially adapted texts for the benefit of people who are blind and otherwise print-disabled around the world. The “books for blind” treaty entered into force on September 30, 2016, three months after… Continue Reading »

First analysis on children with disabilities launched in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW: The first ever situation analysis in Myanmar to provide a systematic understanding of the experiences of children with disabilities and their families was launched on September 27 by the Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in collaboration with UNICEF. The study, which was supported by the Multi… Continue Reading »

Hong Kong HC finds 2011 govt policy discriminated against students with intellectual disabilities

Hong Kong’s High Court has found a policy that refused more than 5,000 students with disabilities an opportunity to study English in schools under native speakers’ instruction to be a “direct discrimination” prohibited under the law and unconstitutional. In a judgement handed down on Friday, High Court judge Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung quashed a… Continue Reading »

Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism

In what’s believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in the software testing industry. The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) aims to provide training and employment opportunities for students with autism. AASQA’s deputy director, Associate Professor Tele… Continue Reading »

NGOs call for inclusive education for children with disabilities

A nonprofit educational project called Inclusive Education, which aims to create a more comprehensive and beneficial study environment for children with disabilities in the next two years, has been officially launched by Save the Children, along with UNESCO and other partners. Wang Chao, the representative of Save the Children in China, said at a news… Continue Reading »

Bolivia publishes sign language dictionary

LA PAZ: The Bolivian Deaf Federation published a dictionary, with 2, 300 local entries about typical food, clothing, and festivities, to facilitate communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The dictionary was presented in the capital La Paz ahead of the International Week of the Deaf scheduled for the last week of… Continue Reading »

Seminar on learning disabilities and inclusive education

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: A seminar on learning disability and inclusive education was organized for government school teachers of Chandigarh administration and St. John’s High School with an aim to promote inclusive education. An overview of inclusive education was provided and other issues including various facilities provided by the government for students with disabilities was discussed. Teachers… Continue Reading »

Australian Human Rights Commission releases ‘Willing to Work’ report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its report into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability, Willing to Work. “This Inquiry report is an historic first in terms of the scope and range of issues addressed. We have never had such a clear or detailed national picture of what happens to older… Continue Reading »