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    A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA: Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities. In June 2018, the federal government tabled the Accessible Canada Act, a means to ensure equality, inclusion, and full participation in society for… Continue Reading »

    Apply Now for WILD 2019!

    Apply now for Mobility International USA’s 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program! Información en español aqui: https://www.miusa.org/news/2019/WILDllamarlossolicitantes Women with disabilities around the world are invited to apply for the 9th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program to be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA from July 13th – August 3rd, 2019. Deadline to… Continue Reading »

    Experts Discuss Data Revolution in North Africa, Call for Assistance

    AFRICA: The UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) Office for North Africa organized the 33rd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on the theme, ‘Data Revolution in North Africa: Using data in support of structural transformation.’ The Committee meets annually as a statutory body of the UNECA Office for North Africa, and consists of member… Continue Reading »

    Too Often, Dhaka Remains Inaccessible for People with Disabilities

    DHAKA, BANGLADESH: An ever-growing urban population with overflowing and at times chaotic vehicular traffic can make life difficult even for the most well-abled pedestrian. The challenges become higher for a person with a disability. ‘How can I go out of my home?’ asks Tajkia Mariam Jahan, a wheelchair user from Dhaka, who was confined to… Continue Reading »

    World Data Forum Wraps Up With a Declaration to Boost Financing for Data and Statistics

    DUBAI: The second United Nations World Data Forum concluded on 24 October 2018, with the launch of the Dubai Declaration to increase financing for better data and statistics for sustainable development. “While it is clear that the data revolution is having an enormous impact, it has not benefited everyone equally,” said United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J.… Continue Reading »

    Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

    INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing an education, to receiving healthcare services and to conducting business. The digital transformation we are experiencing is spreading across the most remote areas in the world. The frontier technologies are opening new boundaries and possibilities for development. As we move forward, our dependence… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Persons with Disabilities in Al-Ahsa

    SAUDI ARABIA: In the presence of the Executive Director of the persons with disabilities association in Al-Ahsa, Mr. Abdul Latif Al-Ja’fari and the Executive Director in charge of Qaderoon, Mr. Turki Al-Halabi, they both signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, 4 October 2018, to cooperate in the field of training and employment of persons with… Continue Reading »

    Tamer Group and Savola Group Join Forces with “Qaderoon” to Raise Awareness on World Mental Health Day

    SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon network in cooperation with its members Tamer Group and Savola Group, launched a campaign on social media to raise awareness about the value of good mental health at work in coinciding with World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2018. The campaign, which was developed with Tawafuq team from the Human Resources… Continue Reading »

    PolyU Develops Robotic Arm for Self-help Mobile Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

    HONG KONG: Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide [1]. In Hong Kong, there are about 25,000 new incidences of stroke annually in recent years [2]. Research studies have proven that intensive, repeated and long-term rehabilitation training are critical for enhancing the physical mobility of stroke patients, thus help alleviating post-stroke symptoms such as disability.… Continue Reading »