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Indian government asks TV channels to air more programs for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has asked television channels to allocate more time to programs for persons with disabilities. In a directive issued Continue reading the story...

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities

CORVALLIS, ORE.: Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with Continue reading the story...

Pakistan launches award with focus on apps for persons with disabilities

ISLAMABAD: The 2016 edition of Pakistan Mobile App Awards has been launched with focus on development of ready-to-use mobile applications addressing needs of Persons with Disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Building a new disability strategy for New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND: Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on issues that affect people with disabilities as public consultation on Continue reading the story...

Most K-12 online learning content does not meet needs of students with disabilities

LAWRENCE: Online education is growing rapidly, reaching millions of students every day. However, a Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities at the University of Continue reading the story...

Designing with Dignity Exhibition Opens at Kean University

Designing with Dignity, a new exhibition celebrating accessible design, opened at Kean University on Thursday, March 31, in conjunction with the Thinking Creatively Conference. The exhibition showcases Continue reading the story...

CSUN Conference Provides Hands-On Interaction with Latest Assistive Technologies

Thousands of people from around the world gathered in San Diego last month to attend the 31st annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also Continue reading the story...

Thailand Post improves online access for persons with disabilities

Thailand Post has added new features to its website, www.thailandpost.co.th, to enhance web accessibility for persons with disabilities. Samorn Terdthampiboon, president of the company, said that the Continue reading the story...

DSPD/DESA Forum on Disability-Inclusive Humanitarian Action

ISTANBUL: UN DSPD/DESA is organising a forum on disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Istanbul on May 22 2016 in the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit Continue reading the story...

47th Statistical Commission agrees on 12 SDG indicators

The UN Statistical Commission Disability agreed to 12 indicators related to measuring disability and the achievement of the SDGs for persons with disabilities at its 47th Continue reading the story...

Nagaland Constitutes Task Force for Accessibility Audit

DIMAPUR, INDIA: In view of the Accessible India Campaign conceptualized by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for Continue reading the story...

Universal ID cards for persons with disabilities soon: Minister

INDIA: The Central government is in advanced stages of issuing universal identity cards to persons with disabilities with the objective of providing them easy access to Continue reading the story...

New buses must be accessible for persons with disabilities: Madras High Court

CHENNAI, INDIA:  The Madras high court has directed that any new buses to be introduced must meet the requirements of persons with disabilities and as per Continue reading the story...

UNICEF Malaysia to release study on children with disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR: The findings of a comprehensive study by Unicef Malaysia into children with disabilities will be released by the end of this year, said Unicef Continue reading the story...

University Hosts First Disability Conference to Create Inclusive Society in Egypt

CAIRO: The American University in Cairo hosted its first “disability conference” on Wednesday to create an inclusive society for those with disabilities by shifting focus to Continue reading the story...

DPI 9th World Assembly in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: In 2015, United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that target a range of International development outcomes such as access to water, sanitation, maternal and Continue reading the story...

Facebook uses artificial intelligence to describe photos for users with vision disabilities

Facebook has announced the automatic alternative text is a new development that generates a description of an image, enabling users who are blind or have low Continue reading the story...

Properties Must Be Accessible to People with Disabilities Before Occupancy Federal Court Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Equity Residential, the nation’s largest developer of multi-family housing, must comply with the Fair Housing Act by ensuring that properties are accessible to people Continue reading the story...

International Design for All Foundation Awards 2016 Winners Announced

PARIS: On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.  For the 7th edition of the Continue reading the story...

Singapore’s public service to offer more jobs for persons with disabilities

Singapore’s public service will increase the number of jobs offered to persons with disabilities, according to one of several measures designed to help the vulnerable included Continue reading the story...

Apple shares new short film on autism proves that accessibility features matter

Apple has released a new pair of videos on its YouTube channel highlighting the effect that technology has on people with disabilities. The video, called “Dillan’s Continue reading the story...

W3Cx and Intel open HTML5 Introduction MOOC course

W3C has launched a new course: HTML5 Introduction. Taught by Intel and W3C experts, this course presents the basic building blocks of Web design and style, Continue reading the story...

Turkish researchers launch new smartphone for people with vision disabilities

TURKEY: The new smartphone known as the “tactiX” will soon hit the market, making life easier for people who are blind or have low vision. The first-prize Continue reading the story...

Philippines to launch library for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The country will soon have a library for people with disabilities including those with autism. This was revealed over the weekend by Maricel Diaz, head Continue reading the story...

Bangladesh government committed to ensure rights of persons with disabilities: Saima

BANGLADESH: National Advisory Committee on Autism Chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain, also the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said the government is very much sincere to Continue reading the story...

New Persons with Disability Bill 2016 in monsoon session likely

VARANASI, INDIA: Chief commissioner for persons with disabilities Kamlesh Kumar said that the new Persons with Disability Bill 2016 would be tabled in the monsoon session Continue reading the story...

Minister releases guidelines for welfare of persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday released guidelines for providing “barrier-free” environment for persons with disabilities and older people in government and Continue reading the story...

VitalSource Announces Conformance with Accessibility Standards

RALEIGH, NC: VitalSource Technologies Inc., part of Ingram Content Group, has received an unprecedented achievement of 100 percent compliance with the industry-wide tests for accessibility on Continue reading the story...

Twitter adds image descriptions to help users with vision disabilities

Twitter announced on Tuesday a new accessibility feature that lets users add descriptions to their images. The company is attempting to make its social networking platform Continue reading the story...

African Disability Forum (ADF) Executive Council approves 46 African DPOs for ADF Membership

The first meeting of the 9-member Executive Council of the African Disability Forum (ADF), the membership organization of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in Africa, took place Continue reading the story...

Agenda 2030: Challenges and Opportunities for Grassroots DOPS

Mr. Shuaib Chalklen is Chairperson of the African Disability Forum and the former Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He is a prominent Continue reading the story...

Bridging the digital divide: Why flagship campaigns such as Digital India must include disability

The excitement in his voice is barely hidden when Amar Jain, a young lawyer from Mumbai, talks about a new product that has just been shipped Continue reading the story...

Labor Department New Web Tool Helps Employers Ensure Accessibility of Online Job Applications

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announced the launch of “TalentWorks” – a free online tool that helps employers and Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities still lack access to higher education

COIMBATORE, INDIA:  With the presence of 3,000 plus colleges, Tamil Nadu has the third highest gross enrolment ratio (GER) in the country. But, when it comes Continue reading the story...

Kenya’s President Pledges Reform in Education for People with Disabilities

THIKA: President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday made a surprise visit to Joytown Secondary school for people with disabilities where he reiterated that the government will look into Continue reading the story...

Affordable braille reader launched

TORONTO: The new Orbit braille reader was launched last night at the Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California. The Orbit braille Continue reading the story...

Google Launches Accessibility Scanner for Android App Developers

Google has launched a tool that will help make Android developers apps more accessible for all users, including persons with disabilities. The company’s new Accessibility Scanner looks Continue reading the story...

66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju

The United Nations Department of Public Information announces the Sixty-Sixth Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be hosted in Gyeongju, the Republic of Continue reading the story...

Free course to improve healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities

AUSTRALIA: More than 100 international experts have contributed to a world-first online course designed to improve healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities. The ABLE XSeries, developed by Continue reading the story...

9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

The 9th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be held from 14 Continue reading the story...
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