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    DSWD urges tourism industry to be accessible for persons with disabilities

    ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre urged tourism stakeholders to ensure barrier-free tourist destinations for persons with disabilities. In the Regional Forum on Accessible Tourism held Monday at Hotel Del Rio here, Macapobre said that persons with disabilities should also get what’s due them in tourism areas and… Continue Reading »

    Call for proposals: NNDR 13th Research Conference

    The Nordic Network on Disability Research – NNDR 13th Research Conference in Bergen is now opening for proposals of papers.  The conference will be held in the historic Norwegian town of Bergen, May 6-8, 2015. NNDR conferences brings together researchers, policy makers, activists and practitioners to share scholarship and ideas, and provides a forum for… Continue Reading »

    UMMS Work Without Limits honors efforts to advance employment of persons with disabilities

    UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits honors Marianne Gilmoreof the Carroll Center for the Blind, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Statewide Young Adult Council and Wegmans for their efforts in advancing employment of individuals with disabilities. The awards are being bestowed at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair at… Continue Reading »

    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 »