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    Amity University signs MoU with Special Olympics to promote people with intellectual disabilities

    NEW DELHI: In a bid to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Amity University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Special Olympics during Special Olympics coach training and youth activation programme at Amity. Amity Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (AIRS) in collaboration with Amity School of Physical… Continue Reading »

    Researchers develop magnifying smartphone screen app for people with vision disabilities

    BOSTON: Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have developed a smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass, which users can navigate using head movements to view a corresponding portion of the magnified screen. They have shown that the technology can potentially benefit users… Continue Reading »

    NCDA promotes accessible 'tourism for all'

    TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN: The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DOT), is pushing for a kind of tourism which can be accessed by persons with disabilities. The move of both agencies was inspired by the promotion of the “Tourism for All” policy of the government, a national campaign… Continue Reading »

    GFD launches expanding participation for persons with disabilities project

    The Ghana Federation of Disability Organization (GFD) has launched a project called Expanding Participation for persons with disabilities. The project is to support and build the capacity of Organisations for persons with disabilities to effectively advocate and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dela Sowah… Continue Reading »

    32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity – April 25 – 26

    The 32nd Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on April 25 – 26, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. This annual conference is open to people with all types of disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, employers and educators. The theme for the 32nd Pacific Rim International Conference… Continue Reading »

    Indian government to undertake disability audit of public buildings

    NEW DELHI: Several public buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR) will soon be audited to know how accessible they are for persons with disabilities. The audit will be carried by non-governmental organisations under the Accessible India Campaign, which was launched by the Centre on World Disability Day on December 3 last year. The exercise… Continue Reading »

    HELM – Hosting Egypt’s First Global Conference on Accessibility / Entaleq App

    Helm, translates into the word “Dream”, is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the full inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in all aspects of life, and specifically, to facilitate their employment and ensure that private and public premises are accessible to all. Helm aims to promote social inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in Egypt… Continue Reading »

    UNITAR Free Training Course: Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World

    The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) announces the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the 2030 Agenda and its related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World”.  This free of charge, self-paced  course is open to everyone interested to… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities need to be included urban planning

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The steady progress of Pakistan’s real estate sector has continued for a number of years now. Dozens of housing and commercial projects are launched each month for all cadres of international and domestic investors that are helping this sector become one the most rewarding investment option in the country. Over the years, Pakistan… Continue Reading »