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    Four Industry Leaders Announce Shared Commitment to Accessible Customer Service

    Four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking are partnering with Be My Eyes to ensure the accessibility of their products. “Can you describe the issue?” says the customer service agent. Whether it’s software or shampoo, this is not always the easiest question to answer – particularly if you are one of the 253 million… Continue Reading »

    Jean Vanier, Canadian Champion for Persons with disabilities Passes Away

    Jean Vanier, a Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died at 90. A charity he founded, L’Arche, said Vanier died Tuesday in Paris after suffering from thyroid cancer. Pope Francis was informed of Vanier’s death and is praying for him and the… Continue Reading »

    Qatar Opens Disabilities Rehab Center in Gaza

    Hamad Hospital, named after the former emir of Qatar, has 100 beds and helps people who lost their limbs in conflict. Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab centre in the Gaza Strip on Monday, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Rafat Lubad, the local director of… Continue Reading »

    Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa for Healthcare

    Amazon announced yesterday that healthcare companies such as Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital have equipped the Alexa Skills Kit with HIPAA-compliant voice apps, which are limited in number and foolproof while complying with the United States’ 1996 HIPAA regulation. The launch introduces a total of six HIPAA eligible Alexa skills to perform crucial tasks such… Continue Reading »

    Yoocan Seeks Collaborative Partners, Highlights Projects at Naidex 2019

    Yoocan CEO presented at Naidex 2019 on March 25-26 in Birmingham, England.  Presentation included tips on how to improve collaboration in the global disability ecosystem, the new “yoocan work” search tool & the yoocan “Tokyo 2020” initiative giving para-athletes & related organizations from around the world an opportunity to share their empowering stories as they… Continue Reading »

    Autism Research Centre to Expand in India

    The Center for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE), a not-for-profit organisation based here, has announced its second phase of development. Now working from a rented facility, the school has a staff strength of 35 including 25 qualified professionals, said G Vijaya Raghavan, Founder and Honorary Director. To open new facility As… Continue Reading »

    EU Launches 2020 Edition Of European Capital of Smart Tourism Awards

    BRUSSELS: The European Capital of Smart Tourism is a European Union initiative which recognises outstanding achievements by European cities as tourism destinations in four categories: sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation as well as cultural heritage and creativity. It aims to promote smart tourism in the EU, network and strengthen destinations, and facilitate the exchange of best practices.… Continue Reading »

    Egypt’s President Approves New Law to Form the National Council of People With Disabilities

    EGYPT: On 5 March, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi agreed to a draft law to establish the National Council of People with Disabilities Law No.11 of 2019. “People with special needs in Egypt represent 9-10 percent of the total population,”Sisi said during International Day of Persons with Disabilities event. The establishment of the Disabilities Council… Continue Reading »

    G3ict and GAATES Align Activities to Promote More Inclusive Cities

    With GAATES part of Smart Cities for All, G3ict is poised for greater global outreach and impact Ottawa and Atlanta, January 23, 2019 GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, today announced that the nonprofit organizations have entered into a definitive agreement under which GAATES… Continue Reading »