Europe

Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions

Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that the European tourism sector is losing out on as much as €142 billion every year due to Continue reading the story...

Call for Nominations for the 2015 EBU “Vision For Equality” Award

The European Blind Union (EBU), as the European NGO representing people with vision disabilities in Europe, invites nominations for the third edition of the “Vision for Continue reading the story...

Dublin City University collaborates with fellow Major Universities in Intellectual Disability program

Dublin City University is part of a major new Irish-led EU research program in Autism and Intellectual Disability. The €9 Million project, which aims to enhance Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop smart gloves to help people with vision disabilities learn braille

LONDON: Researchers have created smart gloves that can help people who are blind learn braille through vibrations. The gloves created by researchers at Georgia Tech in Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika calls for University course on sign language

MALTA: Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the University of Malta to develop a course that specifically caters for sign language interpreters. In a statement, the Green party said Continue reading the story...

Game Accessibility Guidelines wins FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility

LONDON: As part of the M:Enabling conference in Washington DC, Game Accessibility Guidelines – a free web-based resource created to help developers create games which are more inclusive Continue reading the story...

EU published its first report on the implementation of the UN CRPD

BRUSSELS: On 5 June 2014, the European Union published its first report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Continue reading the story...

Consultation launched on Island’s accessibility guide

The Department of Health and Social Care has today launched a public consultation on the quality and effectiveness of the disability access guide for the Isle Continue reading the story...

Switzerland ratifies UN CRPD in New York

For seven years people with disabilities and their organizations have struggled for the accession of Switzerland to the UN CRPD. Today, the Confederation, represented by the Continue reading the story...

Zero Project 2015: Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices and Policies for Persons with Disabilities

VIENNA: The Zero Project team is inviting leading experts and organizations to nominate outstanding practices and policies concerning this year’s topic: Independent Living and Political Participation The Innovative Continue reading the story...