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    Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Softwheel and Yoocan Technologies Presented at the Alyn Hospital Inspired Innovation 2018 Event

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: ALYNnovation’s Inspired Innovation 2018 event was held for the first time last week in Israel. This premier event was hosted by ALYN Hospital, which is a rehabilitation center for physically challenged and children with disabilities, adolescents, and young adults. The event was held in the hospital’s innovation space for entrepreneurs with a… Continue Reading »

    Human Rights Treaties Expert Review

    INTERNATIONAL: In their efforts to elevate human rights reporting for state and non-state actors around inclusive Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport or iPEPAS, UNESCO is undertaking international consultation around associated articles of the Human Rights treaties and suggested indicators in order to develop a range of reporting and advocacy tools. Templates have been initialised from… Continue Reading »

    EXTENDED! IDA Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies

    INTERNATIONAL: The IDA announced an extension to the deadline to complete the IDA Global Survey on DPO Participation in Development Programmes and Policies. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this first ever global survey in the disability rights movement!   The IDA Global Survey is available online on the following link: http://www..internationaldisabilityalliance.org/global-survey What is the IDA Global Survey: This… Continue Reading »

    Spanish Constitution Article on People with Disabilities Successfully Updated

    SPAIN: A landmark agreement has been made by the Spanish government to amend article 49 of the Spanish constitution (concerning people with disabilities) in order to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities. On Friday, December 7th, the Spanish government approved the plan by its Vice-President for governance, relations with parliament and equality, to… Continue Reading »

    Bridge CRPD-SDGs in the MENA Region – Module 1 Kick-Off

    CAIRO, EGYPT: From 13-19 December, 2018, Cairo, Egypt is hosting the regional Bridge CRPD-SDGs training programme for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in Arabic.  This is the first ever Bridge training initiative in this region and is being organised by the Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD), with the support of… Continue Reading »

    CRPD Committee’s Views on Individual Communications under the Optional Protocol

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has updated the compilation of the CRPD Committee’s Views on individual communications under the optional protocol. You can read these at: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/crpd-committee-interpretation. To date, the CRPD Committee has adopted 21 views on individual communications under the Optional Protocol to the CRPD, addressing different procedural and substantive issues. Together with the… Continue Reading »

    It’s Time to Engage! – HLPF 2019 Regional Sustainable Development Forums

    INTERNATIONAL: Each year, the five UN Regional Commissions organize regional preparatory meetings leading up to the High-level Political Forum in July. The meetings will be convened between March and April 2019. The regional platforms usually have a pre-meeting of civil society. It is a space to exchange on our advocacy in the five regions (Asia Pacific, Europe,… Continue Reading »

    CALLING FOR INPUTS for the Official Submission of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities to HLPF 2019

    INTERNATIONAL: Each year the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities submits a sectoral position paper to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). This year, our submission to the 2019 HLPF will have the overarching theme of “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring their inclusiveness and equality with others”. The submission will consist of 5 chapters around… Continue Reading »

    Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA: The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. Today, as part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with the ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Canadian Heritage, announced that, with the support of all provinces and territories, Canada has acceded to… Continue Reading »