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    Kenya to Host All Africa Deaf Games in April

    Kenya will host the first All Africa Games for People who are Deaf between April 18 and April 26, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing this yesterday, the Kenya Sports Federation of the Deaf President Peter Okumu Kalae confirmed that 10 countries have so far confirmed participation. “More entries are streaming in and we expect more countries… Continue Reading »

    Free training in Maltese sign language for people with hearing disabilities

    MALTA: People with hearing disabilities in Gozo will now be trained in Maltese sign language following an agreement between the Parliamentary Secretary for the Disabled and the Gozo Association for the Deaf. The course, which will be provided free of charge by the secretariat, will start on Saturday. Such an initiative will mean more disabled… Continue Reading »

    AMC Theatres sued for discrimination against people with vision disabilities

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Several blind individuals, the California Council of the Blind (CCB), and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (LightHouse) filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal court against AMC Theatres to challenge discrimination against movie-goers who are blind or low-vision. The lawsuit alleges that AMC is violating the Americans with… Continue Reading »

    Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2016

    NEW ZEALAND: Do you want to see an outstanding artist with a disability recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 11 April 2016. The Arts Access Awards celebrate the contribution… Continue Reading »

    Chief Minister approves measures for persons with disabilities

    PAKISTAN: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting here on Monday which gave approval to various measures for the welfare of persons with disabilities. The meeting also approved in principle the appointment of mentors at tehsil-level for the guidance of persons with disabilities. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said the Punjab government… Continue Reading »

    FCC Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking nominations for the Fifth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility, beginning January 11, 2016 through March 31, 2016 for products, services, technologies or practices introduced to the public between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. The Chairman’s AAA are part of an FCC effort designed to… Continue Reading »

    Jakarta to provide accessible facilities for people with vision disabilities

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said that the city administration would provide facilities for people with vision disabilities in the city. “People with vision disabilities must receive special facilities, be it in the health sector and the education sector,” he said in Jakarta on Sunday (31/1) during the 50th anniversary of the… Continue Reading »

    W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0

    The Timed Text Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of TTML1: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering… Continue Reading »

    UCT Students with Disabilities Demand Access

    Students with disabilities gathered at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to speak about the difficulties of operating in an environment built primarily for abled students. About 50 people attended the event. The leadership of students with disabilities handed over a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Max Price. The event was hosted by UCT for Disability Justice,… Continue Reading »