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    Goodwill Launches Social Enterprise to Serve People with Disabilities in Finland

    Goodwill Industries International announced its partnership with the SOTEK Foundation to launch its fourteenth international social enterprise, which expands Goodwill’s presence to Finland. Established in 2004, SOTEK provides job training and placement services for people with physical and intellectual disabilities and other challenges to employment in the Kotka-Hamina region of Finland. Through this partnership, Goodwill… Continue Reading »

    Blueprint Highlighting Employment Reforms for People with Disabilities Released

    CHICAGO: Today, Equip for Equality released a Blueprint for the implementation of the Illinois Employment First Act.  A Forum discussing the Blueprint and its recommendations to maximize employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Illinois was co-hosted by Equip for Equality and Jones Day at Jones Day’s Chicago office today. The Illinois Employment First Act… Continue Reading »

    Include Persons with disabilities and Older Persons in Disaster Resilience Efforts: Legarda

    PHILIPPINES: Senator Loren Legarda today called for the inclusion of every citizen, including persons with disabilities and older persons, in the country’s disaster risk reduction and management programs. Speaking at the Symposium for the International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management, which was organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and… Continue Reading »

    UT Arlington researcher awarded grant to develop human-robot learning networks

    John Bricout, professor and associate dean for research and community outreach in the School of Social Work, is the UT Arlington site principal investigator on a three-year, $1 million grant with the University of Central Florida. Bricout’s portion of the collaborative grant is $119,663. Researchers plan to create a learning network of wheelchair-mounted assistive robotic… Continue Reading »

    People with disabilities to get government-run online job portal soon

    NEW DELHI: People with disabilities will soon get a government-run online platform to explore job opportunities in various companies. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is planning to launch a job portal in next three months for people with disabilities. Though private services have already come up with such an initiative, it is for the… Continue Reading »

    Video sessions from National Autism Conference available for free online

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.: Lauren Zima, supervisor for autism services at Chambersburg Area School District, has attended the National Autism Conference for six years and, while the conference spans just four days, she knows its resources are just a click away. In an effort to provide the conference’s content to a greater audience, more than 20… Continue Reading »

    Sign Language Club at GCC to Host “Understanding Diversity of Language and Culture in the International Deaf Community” Event

    BATAVIA, NY: In developing countries, at least 90% of people with hearing disabilities do not go to school. That’s according to Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW), a Rochester-based non-profit organization that’s working to change that. On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, DDW co-founder David Justice and executive director Davin Searls will visit Genesee Community College (GCC). Their… Continue Reading »

    W3C Publishes HTML5 Standard

    The HTML Working Group today published HTML5 as W3C Recommendation. This specification defines the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform. “Today we think nothing of watching video and audio natively in the browser, and nothing… Continue Reading »

    CEA Publishes Accessibility Resource Center

    ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Electronics Association has announced that it has published a new Accessibility Resource Center, a resource guide that helps  CEA members meet the new upcoming federal accessibility requirements. With the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) implementation of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) winding down – and compliance deadlines beginning –… Continue Reading »