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    Call for Abstracts: 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons

    LISBON: The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons will be held in Lisbon, July 28-31, 2015. The conference is hosted by IST (Técnico) (www.ist.eu) and counts with the support of several official entities. The conference premise will be Gulbenkian Foundation (www.gulbenkian.pt) The conference web page (http://www.transed2015.com) the program hosts very challenging topics… Continue Reading »

    European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to books for people with vision disabilities

    BRUSSELS: The Commission has proposed the ratification, on behalf of the European Union, of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Low Vision or otherwise Print Disabled. The Treaty will ensure that books in formats such as Braille, large print, e-books and audio books with special navigation tools,… Continue Reading »

    Portland Community College Introduces Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

    Portland Community College (PCC) has teamed with Desire2Learn (D2L) to introduce a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning. PCC and D2L are working together to offer this practical, hands-on MOOC to help all educators become more versed in the issues of web accessibility in… Continue Reading »

    Blue Jeans Network adds key features to enhance video conferencing accessibility to customers with disabilities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.: Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today announced it has added key features to enhance its video conferencing service to make it more accessible to customers with disabilities such as vision and hearing disabilities. The first cloud-based video collaboration solution to make strides towards greater accessibility for… Continue Reading »

    New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ issued by EEOC

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/xxv-2.cfm. This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest.… Continue Reading »

    New round of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme opens for application

    HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme is open for application from today (September 28) until December 31. All local enterprises and organizations including companies, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and public sector organizations are welcome to join. Now in its third year the recognition scheme, jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information… Continue Reading »

    Round Table discussion on Inclusive Education in Malaysia

    MALAYSIA: Deputy Education Minister I, Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching highlighted Malaysia’s delivery of education services to children with disabilities, at the IDPP Multi-stakeholder Roundtable on Inclusive Education Policy. She said though the Education Ministry’s Special Education Department holds the primary responsibility to provide education for children with disabilities in Malaysia, the Performance Management and… Continue Reading »

    Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities

    MONTREAL, QUEBEC: eSSENTIAL Accessibility announces its partnership with Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. Through the partnership, Aeroplan now offers a desktop app that empowers people with mobility disabilities to access aeroplan.com. People who cannot browse the web using conventional methods due to conditions such as arthritis, paralysis or amputation, can use this app to… Continue Reading »

    People with hearing disabilities to carry out rally in India

    RAJKOT: Over 1500 people who are deaf or hard of hearing from across the Saurashtra region will carry out a peace rally named ‘strengthening Human diversity’ today in city on occasion of the World Deaf Week-2014. The rally will start from Indira Circle at 3pm and will end at Jubilee chowk in city. Badhir Mandal… Continue Reading »