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UK broadcast regulator Ofcom ups sign language requirements for small TV channels

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has set new rules that will boost the amount of TV programmes made specifically for sign language users. From next January, smaller TV Continue reading the story...

Sign-language library wins international accessibility award

The Finnish Association of the Deaf has received international recognition for its sign language library. The award was granted for the library’s innovative use of technological Continue reading the story...

FITA strengthens its services for persons with disabilities

A presentation of Braille embossing services, ICT Training and Information Sessions, Helpdesk Support, the Accessibility Certification, the Consultancy Services and the Maltese Speech Engine was held Continue reading the story...

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

BRUSSELS:  Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights Continue reading the story...

Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids

Beethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf. More recently, musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne and Phil Collins have encountered problems Continue reading the story...

Global Consultation on the Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in Humanitarian Response

Handicap International has been mandated by the Secretariat of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) to launch a global consultation on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

EasyJet’s special assistance advisory group launches Charter on travelling with disabilities

EasyJet’s special assistance advisory group (ESAAG) officially launched its Pan-European Charter on Meeting the Needs of Disabled Air Travellers at an event in the European Parliament. The Continue reading the story...

Students design a facial recognition cane for people with vision disabilities

A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling people who are blind to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University. The Continue reading the story...

UN Calls for Critical Disability Rights Reforms

The Croatian government should urgently heed the calls by United Nations disability rights experts to improve its disability rights record, Human Rights Watch said today. On Continue reading the story...

UK Deaf Sport to hold conference on how to make sport more inclusive

UK Deaf Sport, the National Disability Sports Organization for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, has announced plans to hold a major conference. ReDEAFining Deaf Continue reading the story...
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