• Misc.

    Job Numbers Reflect Increasing Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce

    EAST HANOOVER, NJ:  The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Results from a new national survey show that many employers have implemented practices and… Continue Reading »

    Program helps people with disabilities find work that sustains them and the environment

    PARKERSBURG, W.VA.: A West Virginia nonprofit organization is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities while benefitting the environment at the same time. Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC) employees in Parkersburg, West Virginia work to remove zippers and other metal parts from protective garments so that the apparel can be recycled through… Continue Reading »

    People with vision disabilities are struggling with new Rs 50 note in India

    NEW DELHI: The newly issued Rs 50 currency notes cannot be differentiated from others by people with vision disabilities, a PIL claimed in the Delhi High Court which sought the RBI and the Centre’s stand on the issue. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the matter needed… Continue Reading »

    World’s largest accessible digital library to expand to UAE

    People with vision disabilities could soon have access to the world’s largest digital library which would also allow them to download and print braille. Benetech, a Silicon Valley company has recently begun working with Dubai Police and individual members to join its Bookshare library to give people with vision disabilities access to literature. The company plans… Continue Reading »

    ANZ introduces accessibility features to more than 3 million Visa debit cards

    ANZ has announced the rollout of its specially designed accessibility features to all retail and commercial Visa debit cards to make everyday banking easier for customers with disabilities. All ANZ’s 3.4 million Visa debit cards will now have tactile indicators, larger fonts and high visibility leading edges to help customers identify their cards and to… Continue Reading »

    Online Survey for Persons with Disabilities

    The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council, in collaboration with the San Diego State University Research Foundation’s Interwork Institute, are conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of the vocational rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities in the CNMI. Former, current or potential consumers of OVR services are encouraged to provide their input into… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities still face difficulties at university

    HCM CITY: After graduating from high school, Le Minh Tu, who has a hearing disability, enrolled in college in Ho Chi Minh City and paid an interpreter to help her study. “But I really couldn’t afford to pay,” Tu said via an interpreter at a conference held on October 23 in HCM City that discussed… Continue Reading »

    Three multinationals join UN global network on disability inclusion

    Three multinational enterprises – Capgemini, Legrand and the Savola Group – became the latest members of a United Nations global network that promotes equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the workplace. “People with disabilities constitute some 15 per cent of the world’s population,” pointed out Guy Ryder, Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization… Continue Reading »

    Youth with hearing disabilities shapes own destiny with art in Vietnam

    A 23-year-old Vietnamese with hearing disability has been setting an example of what people with disabilities can achieve. Despite suffering from the defect at birth, Tran Quoc Dat has shown great talent with a brush in his hand. Currently living in Dong Thap Province, located in southern Vietnam, Dat has achieved a long-time dream of… Continue Reading »