News

The IPC and the International Disability Alliance to sign Co-operation Agreement

The historic agreement will see the two like-minded organisations collaborate on a range of initiatives The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are to sign a historic Co-operation Agreement to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and jointly commit to use Para sport as a vehicle to drive the human… Continue Reading »

G3ict-Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Update from Maldives

Ahmed Irash, Maldives – Building a ramp to at the main beach in Male City, Maldives There is a new initiative that will take place in Maldives which will be to build a ramp to the beach to increase accessibility for all including persons with disabilities and special needs, who use artificial beach for their therapies… Continue Reading »

IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative

ATLANTA (August 27, 2020) — IAAP, a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), is pleased to announce a new stream of resources for its membership.  The initiative leverages and expands on the impressive work of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), a leading international organization dedicated to promoting Accessibility… Continue Reading »

New Rules Guarantee Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Nepal

NEPAL: The government has issued ‘Rules Relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities-2020’, under the Act Relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities-2017, to facilitate differently-abled persons to enjoy their constitutional and legal rights. The rules make it mandatory for the concerned authorities to provide differently-abled persons with assistive devices free of cost as per the… Continue Reading »

UNBC Professors Participate in Collaborative Effort to Make B.C.’s Outdoors More Accessible

CANADA: Several UNBC professors have been working to make outdoor spaces across the province more accessible to British Columbians. The research is being supported with a $24,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage grant. The professors, Drs. Mark Groulx, Shannon Freeman and Pamela Wright have been working collaboratively with Spinal Cord Injury BC’s… Continue Reading »

Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) Forum Set to Launch this Month

UNITED KINGDOM: The Disability Unit has established a new Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) Forum to strengthen its engagement with disabled people. In a world where coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect usual ways of working, the Disability Unit is holding the first virtual Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) Forum this month, chaired by the Minister for Disabled People,… Continue Reading »

New Study Shows Way Ahead for Business as Disability Importance Grows

A new study of 120 global brands shows how over 90% of businesses are recognising the importance of disability in business with employees and customers. The study is the first to consider how businesses are serving the needs of disabled people at a global and local level and how to share best practice. Named ‘Towards… Continue Reading »

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the Anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

CANADA: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent. On this one-year anniversary, we celebrate the passage of this law as one of the most significant achievements for disability rights in Canada. Reaching this milestone demonstrates our commitment to creating… Continue Reading »

National Disability Research Partnership in Australia to Focus on Strengthening the Disability Research Sector

AUSTRALIA: The National Carer Network and Carers Australia welcomes today’s announcement of a National Disability Research Partnership. The approach, put forward by Ministers Roberts and Ruston, highlights a new approach that progresses a research agenda, research capability roadmap, and practical guides for disability-inclusive research to strengthen the disability research sector. Chief Executive Officer of Carers Australia,… Continue Reading »

European Parliament Calls for a New, Ambitious EU Disability Strategy

EUROPE: As the current EU Disability Strategy comes to an end, Parliament is calling on the European Commission for an ambitious post-2020 strategy. Discover its priorities. What the Parliament wants in the new EU Disability Strategy The European Parliament wants an inclusive society in which the rights of people living with disabilities are protected and… Continue Reading »