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    Egypt gets its first magazine in Braille

    CAIRO: In a long-awaited achievement, Egypt now has its first magazine in Arabic Braille, offering people with vision disabilities an opportunity to work in journalism. Akhbar Braille is published by Akhbar El-Youm, a semi-official daily newspaper in Arabic, and has columns on culture, art, sports, technology and politics. The Braille reading and writing system represents… Continue Reading »

    Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 – September 3

    CHENNEI, INDIA: Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 is set to be held in Chennai on September 3 and the organisers are hoping to create positive social impact through this event. The main aim is to create awareness regarding the necessity of the wheelchair for people with disabilities and to focus on disability due to spinal cord… Continue Reading »

    Red Cross rescues children with disabilities in Chikwawa

    MALAWI: Over 300 children with various forms of disabilities in Chikwawa, can breathe a sigh of relief after the Malawi Red Cross Society this week, came to their aid with different interventions. The Malawi Red Cross in Chikwawa is implementing a 4-year resilient project with the support from Danish, Finish, Islandic and Italian Red Cross Societies.… Continue Reading »

    HC orders exclusive Delhi University entrance test for people with vision disabilities

    NEW DELHI: The case of Vaibhav Shukla who could not board a train from Unnao to Delhi to appear for MPhil exams at Delhi University again came up before the Delhi High Court on August 17. The High Court asked the University to conduct a separate entrance test exclusively for Shukla, who has vision disability.… Continue Reading »

    The 2017 Disability Equality Index names the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are proud to release the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI) – the third year measured by the Index, revealing the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”. 110 companies participated in the 2017 DEI, with results indicating where companies are excelling in their commitment to inclusive environmental,… Continue Reading »

    Kazakhstan hosts swimming competition for children with disabilities

    ASTANA: A swimming competition involving children with disabilities took place Aug. 17 in Astana. The Kazakh association of parents of children with disabilities organised the event with the support of Asyl Bala national association to demonstrate children’s boundless capabilities. Children that participated in the race have different diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and sight… Continue Reading »

    Myanmar to establish center for children with autism

    YANGON: Myanmar is planning to establish a special care center for children with autism in Mawlamyine town of southeastern Mon state early next year, an official report said Tuesday. At least dozens of children are suffering from autism in the town and the move is aimed at improving the lives of such children, organizer of… Continue Reading »

    Nigerians with disabilities demand full inclusion into electoral process

    NIGERIA: As the nation prepares for 2019 general election, Nigerians with disabilities have developed a demand charter for inclusion that will enable them participated fully in electoral processes in the country, in line with what is obtainable across all developed democracies. The Charter was said to have been developed as a frontal attack to the… Continue Reading »

    Nasscom launches Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities

    NOIDA, INDIA: Three candidates with disabilities from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels. The trainees, Chandan Mehta, a class XII pass out; Rahul Kumar, a B.Com student, and Sangita Rani, also a B.Com student, are all speach and hearing disability. The candidates were among 20 students who were given a… Continue Reading »