• Misc.

    UNGA adopted a new resolution on the implementation of CRPD

    The Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1, with amendments from the co-facilitators(PP9 and OP14(a)) and African Group (OP18), by a recorded vote of 176 to 0, with 0 abstentions at its 53rd meeting on 21 November 2017. The draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1 entitled “Implementation of the… Continue Reading »

    Employment for People with Disabilities

    The Australian Government is committed to ensuring people with disability receive opportunities to reach their potential through participating in the community and the workforce. There are two types of specialist agencies to help people with disability find and maintain work: Australian Disability Enterprises Australian Disability Enterprises provide real and meaningful employment for people with disability.… Continue Reading »

    2017 IDPD on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

    Under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, the observance of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at United Nations Headquarters in New York City will be organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 1 December 2017 in Conference Room 4, in collaboration… Continue Reading »

    Voya Financial Partners with Special Olympics to Advance Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    NEW YORK: Voya Financial, Inc. has announced the launch of Invest in Something Special, the newest component of the company’s broader effort to support persons with disabilities. The weeklong Invest in Something Special effort runs through Nov. 19, and will share the near-term goals and lifetime aspirations of Special Olympics athletes to raise awareness of… Continue Reading »

    Shortage of teachers for children with disabilities

    VIETNAM: Dinh Thi Thu Huong, a teacher at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School said:”Besides regular classes, we also provide other classes such as living skills and mobility for students with vision disabilities, among others. Normarly for the mobility subject, one teacher will focus on one student, but we have to teach 20 students at a time.”… Continue Reading »

    Video game improves balance in youth with autism

    Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism  improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Balance challenges are more common among people with autism compared to the… Continue Reading »

    Making schools more inclusive to support all students

    AUSTRALIA: Schools across Victoria will get a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities. Minister for Education James Merlino yesterday visited Mandama Primary School in Grovedale to announce that another 14 schools will receive funding under the $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund. Mandama Primary… Continue Reading »

    New Competition Launched to Ensure Children who are Deaf Achieve Literacy

    BUDAPEST: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) has announced the launch of Sign On For Literacy, a new global competition to invest in innovations that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children. The competition was announced at the third International Conference of the… Continue Reading »

    Importance of Empowering Persons with Disabilities Highlighted from the View of Film-makers, Creativity for Accessibility

    NEW DELHI: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) organized an award function of Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran in association with Directoriate of Film Festival (DFF) on Thursday. Total 10 awards were given in three categories of Documentaries, Short Films and TV Spots. The Chief Guest of the program, Union Minister… Continue Reading »