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    University to open 'Accessibility Centre' for students with vision disabilities

    PAKISTAN: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will set up an ‘Accessibility Centre’ for students with vision disabilities at its national library. It will be free of cost arrangement for all the needed students. The Centre will start working within few days.  AIOU being the Public Sector University considers its national responsibility taking care of students with… Continue Reading »

    Seminar to explore disability access and representation in museums

    LONDON: The Museums Association (MA) is holding a one-day seminar exploring some of the practical ways that museums can address disabled access, participation and representation. Opening doors: Rethinking disabled access and interpretation in your museum has been developed in response to the artist and performer Mat Fraser’s keynote at the MA’s 2014 annual conference in… Continue Reading »

    EEOC Sues Neenah Paper for Disability Discrimination

    DETROIT: Neenah Paper, Inc., a manufacturer of various types of premium paper with a paper mill in Munsing, Mich., violated federal law by discriminating against a production worker because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis­sion (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to EEOC’s lawsuit, Neenah Paper discriminated against Kris Gauthier… Continue Reading »

    Malawi mainstreams 90,000 children with disabilities under inclusive education

    Malawi government has managed to mainstream about 90,000 children with disabilities in schools under the Inclusive Education programme, Ministry of Education has revealed. The figure has doubled over the years since government created the Department of Special Needs Education in the Ministry of Education in 2005. Director for Special Needs Education, David Njaidi said on Wednesday… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities protest against new norms

    THANJAVUR, INDIA: Persons with disabilities staged a demonstration in front of the taluk office on Tuesday protesting against the stringent conditions laid down for availing the benefits of the Social Welfare Department. Led by the district secretary of the Tamil Nadu All Type of Differently Abled Persons’ Association P.M. Elangovan, the protesters raised slogans denouncing… Continue Reading »

    Recognizing Key Supporters of the GAATES’ Special Forum on Accessibility and Education

    In June 2015, GAATES successfully hosted the ‘Special Forum on Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions’ during the 8th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the UN Headquarters. This opportunity was made possible only with the generous contributions of many supporters. On… Continue Reading »

    Zero Project receives 337 nominations from 98 countries

    VIENNA: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on inclusive education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The research process started in June 2015 and the Call for Nomination has now been… Continue Reading »

    EDAN pushes for Kenya’s implementation of Disabilities Rights Convention

    GENEVA: Despite significant steps taken by the Kenyan government, coordinator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) Dr Samuel Kabue says that “more needs to be done” so that people with disability can enjoy their rights. “They must have access to inclusive and viable environment, sign language support, feasible transport,… Continue Reading »

    Researchers create online tool to serve library users with autism

    Florida State University professors are making it easier for people with autism to use the library through an online course designed to teach librarians the challenges individuals with the disorder are facing. Nancy Everhart, professor at the School of Information, and College of Communication and Information Associate Dean of Research Juliann Woods have partnered to… Continue Reading »