Europe

ICT courses for people with autism to be organized in Armenia

First-ever ICT courses for people with autism will be organized in Armenia, Vice President and Deputy CEO of Technology & Science Dynamics (TSD) Levon Galstyan told Continue reading the story...

Olympics-Style Competition to Showcase Use of Advanced Assistive Devices

While most of the world’s attention this summer has been on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a small team from Cleveland, Ohio, has Continue reading the story...

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

LISBON, PORTUGAL: More than 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal this week to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Continue reading the story...

Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

MADRID: Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of Continue reading the story...

2016 Social Forum to focus on disability and CRPD

GENEVA: The 2016 Social Forum will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Social Forum is an Continue reading the story...

Study provides insight into levels of activism undertaken by athletes with disabilities

New research has found that while most elite athletes with disabilities are active in seeking positive change within their sport, relatively few are active in openly Continue reading the story...

Zero Project: Call for Innovative Conference Technologies

The Zero Prpject conference has become a popular international gathering and a platform of exchange for new ideas concerning the lives of people with disabilities. This Continue reading the story...

PAVE 2.0: A New Generation of the Web Tool for PDF Accessibility

The ICT-Accessibility Lab of the ZHAW, in collaboration with the Swiss Blind and Visually Impaired Association (SBV), has developed a web tool called PAVE which quickly Continue reading the story...

OHCHR – 16th session of the CRPD Committee

During its 16th session held in Geneva from 15 August to 6 September, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities considered the initial reports Continue reading the story...

Brussels launches ‘Brussels for All’ guide for persons with disabilities

Authorities in Brussels have published a new trilingual guide for persons with disabilities to the city, with details of accessibility at key tourist spots across the Continue reading the story...

New disability definition model to be introduced in Armenia

YEREVAN: Persons with disabilities are full members of the society, and the works with them must be continuous, Armen Soghoyan, head of the Medical and Social Continue reading the story...

New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see Continue reading the story...

Women with disabilities need empowerment, not pity: UN rights experts

GENEVA: States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as Continue reading the story...

Italy’s record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Italy on 24 and 25 August in sessions that will be webcast Continue reading the story...

Only 13% of night-tube route is accessible, warns disability charity

UK: Transport for London (TfL) is set to launch the first phase of the night-tube this weekend, on the Central and Victoria lines. Ahead of the Continue reading the story...

Ethiopia’s record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

GENEVA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Ethiopia on 16 and 17 August in sessions that will be webcast Continue reading the story...

3rd International Universal Design Conference

The 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD2016), which will take place in the historic city of York, UK, August 21 – 24 2016. The conference will Continue reading the story...

New app makes it easier for persons with disabilities to plan trips

UK: A smartphone app to help persons with disabilities plan trips has launched in Cardiff on August 1. See Around Britain app guides users around the UK Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities urged to share their stories ahead of enquiry on adult social care

UK: A leading disability charity is urging persons with disabilities to share their experiences of adult social care ahead of a government enquiry. Recent research by Leonard Continue reading the story...

KNPD to carry out accessibility audit in 170 pharmacies in Malta

MALTA: Next year the National Commission for Persons with Disability (KNPD) will be carrying out audits on 170 pharmacies in Malta and Gozo to inspect how Continue reading the story...

New bill to give persons with disabilities greater access

IRELAND: A new copyright bill will give people with a disability greater access to copyrighted works. The bill was announced by Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. It Continue reading the story...

Barclays achieves highest ever score in Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard

LONDON: Leading UK bank Barclays has achieved 98% in Business Disability Forum’s world-renown Disability Standard – the highest ever score awarded to any organisation since the Continue reading the story...

Swiss to Host World’s First Cybathlon for Athletes with Disabilities

The world’s first Cybathlon is a championship for racing pilots with disabilities (i.e. parathletes) who are using advanced assistive devices and robotic technologies, will be held in Continue reading the story...

NPC Sweden, KONE call for accessible facilities

SWEDEN: The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden is teaming up with elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE to tackle issues of accessibility in the country, particularly Continue reading the story...

New guidance system with 3D sounds for people with vision disabilities

People with vision disabilities will be able to use a new system of sensorial guidance that uses 3D sounds. The system was developed by Geko NAVSAT, Continue reading the story...

UK HDI Releases Digital Interactive Kentucky Disability Resource Guide

LEXINGTON, KY.: The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute has released an interactive digital version of the popular Kentucky Disability Resource Guide. This resource allows professionals, Continue reading the story...

App lets you assist people with vision disabilities see via video chat

The iPhone app helps you ‘lend’ your eyes to a person with vision disability and answer their questions over video chat to help them navigate or Continue reading the story...

Georgia increases accessibility to polling stations

Georgia’s Government is making efforts to make it easier for persons with disabilities to get to a polling station and cast their vote. The Central Election Commission Continue reading the story...

Norwegian team make paragliding accessible for persons with disabilities

A teacher in Europe has developed a means for people in wheelchairs to enjoy paragliding safely and unassisted. Norweigian teacher Amun Røstøen Løvland Vennesla brought together four Continue reading the story...

Survey highlights challenges faced by wheelchair users

IRELAND: The results of a recent University of Limerick research survey of wheelchair users and their careers in Ireland will be presented on Monday to Senator Continue reading the story...

New tool that simulates user interaction can help develop accessible ICT applications for people with disabilities

A tool developed by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) allows us to assess usability during the design and testing process of accessible ICT-based applications. Researchers Continue reading the story...

Dublin Airport Wins European Accessibility Award

Dublin Airport has won a major European award for the way in which it deals with passengers with disabilities. Dublin Airport won the inaugural Accessible Airport Award Continue reading the story...

Conference on disability to take place in Vatican

Two events will take place in Rome next week looking at the value of people with disabilities in culture and in the study of theology. The Vatican Continue reading the story...

3D printed image lets Russians with vision disabilities see Putin

RUSSIA: People who are blind or have low vision in Russia now have an opportunity to get an idea of how their president looks by feeling Continue reading the story...

Children With Disabilities Neglected in Serbia

BELGRADE: Hundreds of Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation in institutions that may lead to stunted intellectual, emotional, and physical development, Human Rights Watch Continue reading the story...

Banks Deny Loans to Customers with Disabilities in Kazakhstan

Being hard of hearing in Kazakhstan is enough in at least one major credit company to ensure you will be denied a loan. News website Nur.kz has Continue reading the story...

Croatian regulator develops app for persons with disabilities

CROATIA: The website of the Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Industries (HAKOM) has published the Kviz app, designed to inform consumers with disabilities about their rights. Continue reading the story...

Using virtual users to develop accessible ICT-based applications

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), led by María Fernanda Cabrera-Umpiérrez, have developed a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that Continue reading the story...

Deutsche Telekom promotes inclusion of persons with disabilities

Deutsche Telekom has launched the action plan “Live diversity – Inklusion@DT” to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities. The company said it understands inclusion as Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika speaks about National Disability Strategy

MALTA: Alternattiva Demokratika – the Green Party stated that the proposals made in the National Disability Strategy are positive and will provide both measures and structures Continue reading the story...
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