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    Railway to begin SMS helpline for passengers with disabilities

    MUMBAI: The Central Railway (CR) plans to start a new helpline system to redress the grievances of passengers with disabilities. Following complaints from passengers with disabilities that they were not getting adequate help when they called the helpline number 9004411111, the CR is all set to implement a new system where passengers just need to… Continue Reading »

    Children with disabilities still struggle to access mainstream schools: experts

    BEIJING: A disability forum held in Beijing last week said that while the country has made steps forward, it still has a long way to go before it can boast “inclusive education” nationwide for students with disabilities, given their low enrollment rate in mainstream schools. Inclusive education advocates an education system in which students with… Continue Reading »

    Guidebook on Making Schools Accessible to Children with Disabilities

    UNICEF India has developed a guidebook: “Making Schools Accessible to Children with Disabilities” with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Samarthyam, a Disabled Persons Organization (DPO), as part of the Prime Minister’s Accessible India Campaign. Inclusive education is critical to promote the participation and learning for children with disabilities in India. The guidebook… Continue Reading »

    WebFirst Conference 2017 Set for July 17 at University of Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: The fifth annual WebFirst Conference will take place from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at the University of Arkansas. This conference is designed to bring campus web content contributors and managers together to network, learn more about web best practices and share ideas with… Continue Reading »

    Delhi University cell offers short-term courses for persons with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) of Delhi University runs three short-term certificate courses for persons with disabilities, which are primarily open to Delhi University students. Those from the marginalised sections are also given fee waivers. These courses, offered at the Faculty of Arts, having a duration of 3-6 months. “Being blind cannot stop… Continue Reading »

    Ghanaians with hearing disabilities face challenges in accessing justice

    TAMALE: Mr Juventus Duorinaah, Project Officer of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has indicated that majority of people with hearing disabilities had challenges in accessing the justice system to address the abuse of their rights. He explained that in a survey conducted by GNAD in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern… Continue Reading »

    AIIMS to provide healthcare access to older people with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in association with an NGO would adopt 50 elderly people, who are economically and disabled, to provide them with various health care accessible facilities. These senior citizens with disabilities would be adopted from various old age homes and the society as per their health requirements… Continue Reading »

    FSU Launches Program in American Sign Language

    FRAMINGHAM: For the first time, Framingham State University will be launching a four-year bachelor’s degree program in American Sign Language (ASL), designed to meet the growing demand for ASL interpreters in the Commonwealth. “Proficiency in American Sign Language is a marketable skill no matter what career path you pursue,” says Professor Luce Aubry, coordinator of… Continue Reading »

    New E-Commerce Site Increasing Independence for Persons with Disabilities

    CULVER CITY, CALIF.: Like many nonprofits across the country, the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) was faced with the tough reality that traditional nonprofit fundraising models are no longer sustainable. In response to this challenge, ECF’s CEO and Board of Directors set a bold goal: create new revenue streams that would augment and surpass traditional fundraising.… Continue Reading »