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    Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international partners to produce resources to… Continue Reading »

    First Report on Persons with Disabilities and the SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: “Societies will never achieve the SDGs without the full participation of everyone, including people with disabilities. We cannot afford to ignore or marginalize the contributions of 1.5 billion people,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this year. Yet, in many countries, essential services for persons with disabilities are unavailable, or of poor quality. Data… Continue Reading »

    Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

    DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »

    Launch of Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies

    INTERNATIONAL: On Monday, 3rd December, 2018, the IDA announced the first ever IDA Global Survey to Monitor DPO Participation in Development Policies and Programmes.    The IDA Global Survey is available online on the following link: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/global-survey   The deadline to fill the Survey is the 16th December 2018. What is the IDA Global Survey: This is the first ever accountability… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Announces Release of DTE Version 4.8

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the release of Crawford Technologies’ Digital Transform Engine (DTE) version 4.8. Designed to greatly reduce the effort required to create accessible documents, a significant feature in DTE 4.8 is the ability to provide greater levels of automation when… Continue Reading »

    Berlin Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Launching the Cities for All Compact and Campaign

    Press Release For Immediate Release BERLIN, GERMANY: Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is hosting a celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018 and the launching of a historical Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. This historic Global Compact will gather city leaders and mayors from… Continue Reading »

    Endorsements to the Bali Declaration of TCI ASIA PACIFIC

    BALI, INDONESIA: On the 29th of August, 2018, the 5th “Classic Edition” Plenary of the TCI Asia Pacific was held in Bali, Indonesia. At the Plenary, persons with psychosocial disabilities and their cross disability supporters from 21 countries of the Asia Pacific region came together to adopt the Bali Declaration. The Bali Declaration is an amalgamation of… Continue Reading »

    HLPF 2019 WEBINAR SERIES

    INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Person with Disabilities invites you to meet the new focal point of the Stakeholder Group and to learn about the High-level Political Forum 2019. In 2019, education, employment, inequalities, climate change, and Goal 16 will be among the Goals reviewed during the forum. In addition, 51 countries will voluntarily report on their… Continue Reading »

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva – FifteenPercent Exhibition

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Every year on 3 December, the international community comes together to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities. This year, OHCHR in partnership with artist photographer, Christian Tasso, will hold an exhibition entitled “FifteenPercent” to be opened on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event and exhibition are also… Continue Reading »