• Europe

    Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

    LONDON, UK: As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognized in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed: a mix of politicians, stars of music, culture and sport, and community champions. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport… Continue Reading »

    Attempted suicides by disability benefit claimants more than double after introduction of fit-to-work assessment

    England, UK: Attempted suicides among out-of-work disability benefit claimants have more than doubled since the introduction of fit-to-work assessments in 2008, The Independent can reveal. According to new analysis of NHS data from surveys taken in 2007 and 2014, nearly half of people surveyed on out-of-work disability benefits said in 2014 that they had attempted to take their own lives. Results from the 2007 survey… Continue Reading »

    Gender and disability popular topics among list of Trinity Equality Fund initiatives

    DUBLIN, IRELAND: Gender and disability-related projects dominate in the list of initiatives awarded funding by the Trinity Equality Fund (TEF) this year. Of the 15 initiatives granted funding by the college body, six relate exclusively to gender while a further three are centered around disability-related issues. Of the remaining six projects promoting equality in Trinity… Continue Reading »

    17th World Congress themed Learn, Inspire, Lead UK

    The 17th World Congress will take place in Birmingham, UK, on 30 May – 1 June 2018. The 17th World Congress is organised by Inclusion International and Inclusion Europe, and is proudly sponsored by Mencap. The event brings together self-advocates, families, and professionals to: learnand share experiences from around the world about issues and challenges faced by… Continue Reading »

    2018 Winners – Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards & AABC Conservation Awards

    MANCHESTER, UK: Civic Trust Awards (CTA) is delighted to reveal the list of winning projects for the 2018 Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards, AABC Conservation Awards and Selwyn Goldsmith Awards, which features 60 projects from a wide range of National and International entries. All schemes featured will receive either an Award or Commendation, with 3… Continue Reading »

    Transforming Services and Promoting Rights in Mental Health – Launch of Quality Rights Guidance and Training Tools

    Geneva: On the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted an event with the co-sponsorship of the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Portugal, and officially launched the WHO Quality Rights capacity building and guidance tools “Transforming Services and Promoting Rights in Mental Health”. The event was opened by remarks by… Continue Reading »

    The 12th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

    Geneva, Switzerland: The 2nd Vice President of GAATES, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee attended the twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), representing the Global Alliance of Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), Young Power in Social Action, a2i, and also as one of the Internet Society (ISoc) Ambassadors 2017. As an IGF ISoc Ambassador, he… Continue Reading »

    Heathrow airport enhances service for passengers with disabilities

    Heathrow has announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport. The number of passengers requesting special assistance at Heathrow is rising at approximately 8% annually, with over one million requests in 2017 alone – more than any other European… Continue Reading »

    TCD student engineers develop app to help people with an intellectual disability

    IRELAND: Graduate research engineers at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new smartwatch and smartphone based platform to help people with an intellectual disability to get from place to place by themselves more easily. waytoB gives users simple step-by-step instructions that are inputted by a carer who is then able to monitor their progress on… Continue Reading »