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    Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities

    NEW DELHI: Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), States and UT’s are assisted to enrol children with disabilities in schools, through early identification, assessment camps, distribution of aids & appliances, appropriate teaching learning equipments, training of teachers in inclusive strategies, barrier free school infrastructure as well as home based learning methods. As per Unified District Information… Continue Reading »

    New accessibility standard for self-service kiosks in air, ferry and train terminals

    OTTAWA, ON: Starting December 31, 2016, any newly installed automated self-service kiosks used for such things as check in, printing of boarding passes and baggage tags at Canadian air, ferry and train terminals should be accessible to travellers with disabilities, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that 25 percent of kiosks are accessible by December 31,… Continue Reading »

    Alliance formed to improve access to digital services

    The UK government has announced that a new alliance has been created to form solutions for issues that people with disabilities and older people face in accessing digital services such as those used in online banking, on public transport and digital TV. The Digital Accessibility Alliance will bring together government departments, regulators, local government, business… Continue Reading »

    Ghana to implement Inclusive Education Policy in 2015

    Ghana will implement an Inclusive Education Policy next year, and pre-service and in-service training enrolled for teachers in inclusive education to manage children with disabilities educational needs. The Policy is a national document that has a clear cut comprehensive policy document to give guidance to Inclusive Education implementation in Ghana. Under it, community sensitization programs… Continue Reading »

    Malta Communications Authority introduces support program elnclusion

    The Malta Communications Authority (MCA), supported by FITA, KNPD, Aġenzija Support and the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, recently launched yet another initiative in this regard. The initiative, aptly  titled ‘eInclusion’ is aimed at strengthening the digital skills of persons with disabilities, by means of a tailored training… Continue Reading »

    Government preparing database for people with disabilities

    New Delhi: The government Tuesday said it is planning to create a database for people with disabilities. “The Department of Disability Affairs has prepared a detailed project for issuance of universal identity card to people with disabilities through a centrally web-based program, in consultation with state governments,” Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment… Continue Reading »

    Partnership to promote website usability for people with disabilities

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: My Blind Spot (MBS) is partnering with sitecues by Ai Squared, the makers of the ZoomText family of products and Window-Eyes, to ensure the organization’s website is easier to see, hear, and use for people who are blind or have low vision. By partnering with sitecues, MBS ensures that all people can access… Continue Reading »

    New edition of Odia calendar in Braille

    BERHAMPUR, INDIA: The New Year holds new cheer for people with vision disabilities in Odisha as they would be able to hold the new Odia calendar and almanac for 2015 in Braille format. This Braille Odia calendar named ‘Braille Dina Panjhika’ is being printed in the only Braille press in the state in Berhampur. Prakash… Continue Reading »

    Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

    GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, to negotiate a zero draft of the post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy (HFA2). The Disability Risk Reduction Network that has worked to ensure a disability-inclusive post-2015… Continue Reading »