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    Transaero Airlines and Sledge Hockey Federation Arranged Flight of Young Sportsmen to the USA

    MOSCOW: On September 22, 2014, Transaero Airlines arranged a flight from Moscow Vnukovo airport to New York with special passengers onboard. The airline carried a children’s and youth sledge hockey team Ladoga. The young sportsmen took a transatlantic flight to take part in the friendly matches against the US team South Jersey Wings of Steel.… Continue Reading »

    Training workshop on “Inclusive Publishing” held for the first time in Bangladesh

    DHAKA: Training workshop on “Inclusive Publishing” was conducted during 15 to 17 September 2014 at the BASIS Auditorium, Dhaka. This program was conducted by the DAISY Consortium with support from WIPO and Accessible Books Consortium. The partner organizations from Bangladesh were Access to Information program, Prime Minister Office (A2I), Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Association of… Continue Reading »

    NGO conducts hospitals accessibility survey

    CHENNAI, INDIA: A recent survey of city hospitals for their accessibility to people with disabilities received mixed response. While private hospitals seemed to be receptive to the exercise, government hospitals seemed unwilling to allow audits. According to Smitha Sadasivan of the Disabilities Legislation Unit (DLU), hospitals are the first and basic unit that a person… Continue Reading »

    New center aims to offer training to people with vision disabilities

    MALTA: Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Aging, paid a visit to the new Outlook center for people with vision disabilities in Qormi this morning. The new premises, one of ten day centres operated by Aġenzija Sapport, is the only one specialised for  needs of people with vision disabilities. The day… Continue Reading »

    New smartphone app gives sight to people with vision disabilities

    SAN FRANCISCO: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.… Continue Reading »

    New WHO Department to include disability issues

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, has announced the creation of a new Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI). This new Department, which results from the merger of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) and the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases… Continue Reading »

    Disability rights organizations urge government to improve access to information

    COMBODIA: A coalition of disability rights organizations has called on the government to provide more sign language on television for people who are deaf and radio services for people who are blind. The Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization yesterday conducted a workshop with the Ministry of Information and various disability advocacy groups on how to improve… Continue Reading »

    People with disabilities get government support

    NIGERIA: EDO State government has provided financial assistance to 18 people with disabilities and less privileged persons in the state as part of efforts towards alleviating their sufferings. Presenting the cash to the beneficiaries on behalf of the State Government, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Blessing Maigida expressed appreciation to the… Continue Reading »

    World Summit on Tourism and Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

    MONTREAL: World Summit on Destinations for All, addressing the themes of tourism, culture and transportation for persons with physical disabilities will be held in Montréal on 19 to 22 October 2014. The number of international tourist arrivals is expected to climb to one billion in 2012. Persons with physical disabilities account for roughly 15% of… Continue Reading »