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    “Qaderoon” Introduce Their Members to Disability Inclusive Products & Services

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA:  On Wednesday May 2nd 2018, Qaderoon Business Disability Network held a workshop on Inclusive Products & Services for persons with disabilities, hosted at Savola Group’s headquarters in Jeddah. The workshop was facilitated by Brendan Roach and Daniel Wiles from the Business and Disability Forum (BDF), UK. The workshop aimed to raise awareness on… Continue Reading »

    The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018

    CANADA: The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire  students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities. The objectives of the program are: to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada to motivate… Continue Reading »

    Organizations Call on States Parties to Increase Disability Representation Within (CEDAW)

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Disability Alliance, Women Enabled International, Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE), Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities  (CERMI), and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) call upon States Parties to promote the representation of women with disabilities within the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee), reaffirming… Continue Reading »

    Be My Eyes Hits the 1 Million Volunteer Mark

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – As of May 17th, 2018, over 1,000,000 people have clicked ‘download’ and made an account as a sighted volunteer on Be My Eyes, a global community configured in a free smartphone app that supports people who are blind or have low vision. The app launched in January 2015, initially only available on… Continue Reading »

    National AccessAbility Week

    CANADA: May 27 to June 2, 2018, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also a time to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces who are actively removing barriers to give… Continue Reading »

    DEADLINE TUESDAY 22 MAY – APPLY to Receive Travel Funding for the 2018 HLPF !

    APPLY to receive travel funding for the 2018 HLPF ! Deadline is 22nd May IF YOU ARE FROM: Albania,  Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Cabo Verde,  Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea,  Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,  Lebanon,  Mali,  Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of the Congo,  Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, State… Continue Reading »

    Successful Accessibility Certification Graduate

    CAMEROON, AFRICA: Cameroon resident Richard Tambe has a dream to make Cameroon more accessible to it’s citizens and visitors.   To realize that dream, he registered with GAATES and successfully completed his certification as an expert in accessibility of the built environment. Richard was highly motivated to achieve his certification to give him the credibility to… Continue Reading »

    EDF Webinar: Preparation to the HLPF for European Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Thursday, 24th May on the Sustainable Development Goals. Thursday, 24th May 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm  (Belgium time) Everyone is encouraged to register! Overview As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to… Continue Reading »

    UNEP, FiA Foundation Report Calls for Infrastructure Investment for SDG Targets 3.6, 11.2

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Environment Programme (UN Environment, or UNEP) Share the Road Programme has launched its annual report titled, ‘Investing in people who walk and cycle,’ which highlights progress made to ensure that more pedestrians and cyclists can safely travel to work and school. The Share the Road Programme aims to provide leadership and support… Continue Reading »