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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) Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

User-Friendly Electronic “EyeCane” Enhances Navigational Abilities for People with Vision Disabilities

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to people with vision disabilities, but some people who are blind object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to Continue reading the story...

HSBC Malta launches accessible ATM

HSBC Malta has introduced voice technology in its ATMs outside its Operations Centre at Qormi, and in its branches at Sliema, Valletta, Paola, Mosta and Victoria Continue reading the story...

One-third of children with disabilities live in orphanages in Russia: HRW

MOSCOW: Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages, though 95 percent of them have at least one parent, according Continue reading the story...

British Telecom launches ‘next generation text’ service

British Telecomm (BT) has today launched its new Next Generation Text (NGT) service, which will make it much easier for people with hearing and speech disabilities Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Evacusafe to Exhibit Products in Germany

Next week Evacusafe Director, Paul Mitchell, will be flying to Germany to represent his company at the Rehacare International Trade Fair and Congress in Dusseldorf.  The Continue reading the story...

Major milestone as ratification of UN CRPD reaches 150 states

GENEVA: Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. Flags Continue reading the story...