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    Reserve parking for persons with disabilities: Delhi HC

    NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday ordered civic agencies to reserve space for persons with disabilities in every parking space across the city and punish errant contractors and attendants. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said the agencies have till now only “paid lip service” to several rules… Continue Reading »

    Verizon Announces VelaSense: A Mobile App Suite to Aid People with Vision Disabilities

    For the millions of Americans who are blind or have low vision, everyday interactions can be challenging and require dependence on others. For instance, imagine shopping at a grocery store if you couldn’t see. How would you know what cereal you’re buying? Or the denomination of the bill you’re using to pay for it? Now… Continue Reading »

    ‘Autism Tomorrow’ One-Day Conference – May 2

    STAATSBURG: Registration is now open for Autism Tomorrow, a one-day conference on May 2, 2015 at Anderson Center for Autism The Conference will bring together experts and advocates to discuss autism spectrum disorders from their unique perspectives. The conference will be held on the Anderson Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., opening with a… Continue Reading »

    Minister urges private sector to use accessible products

    BANGI, MALAYSIA: The private sector should consider Universal Design Products to help make lives better and easier for the persons with disabilities. Deputy Minister of the Women, Family and Community Development ministry (KPWKM), Datuk Azizah Mohd Don said Universal Design Products are but one of many ways in which they can transform the lives of disabled… Continue Reading »

    India Launches National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities

    NEW DELHI: On Saturday, March 21, 2015, India launched a new National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities, at a day long conference held in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India. The National Action Plan is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Department… Continue Reading »

    Marginalization of persons with disabilities increase in Nigeria

    NIGERIA: Recent research has revealed that stigmatizations and marginalization of persons with disabilities in Nigeria were on increase, and also the major reason behind their resort to begging of alms for livelihood. According to the research, majority of persons with disabilities in the country were unemployed, lack access to education, even as their needs were often… Continue Reading »

    Pennsylvania Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training

    HARRISBURG:  The Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living Council and the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania, recently conducted a three-day training session for Support Service Providers,… Continue Reading »

    GAATES Presents Award of Recognition to the Zero Project

    GAATES is pleased to announce that the Zero Project is this year’s recipient of the GAATES Award of Recognition, with special recognition given to Mr. Martin Essl, Mr. Jacob Von Uexkull and Mr. Michael Fembek. This award recognizes their leadership in providing the platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices in independent living… Continue Reading »

    Lack of accessibility a key barrier to the full participation of people with disabilities

    NADI, FIJI: Accessing quality education and proper employment opportunities is still a challenge for youths with disabilities in the Pacific. While the protection and promotion of disability rights and interest for persons with disabilities in the Pacific is progressing, there is still more that needs to be done to ensure that youths with disabilities in… Continue Reading »