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    Schools, communities welcoming students with disabilities in Moldova

    Moldova’s Education Code calls for developing inclusive education and the World Bank’s Integration of Children with Disabilities into Mainstream Schools project is helping local districts develop and implement the strategic plan for this. School principals, teachers, and local communities are undergoing inclusive education training.  These training activities, along with school infrastructure rehabilitiation, were carried out… Continue Reading »

    Turkey promises more jobs for persons with disabilities

    Turkey’s disabled community, which comprises about 7 percent of the population, marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3 amid problems of social inclusion, accessibility and employment. Addressing an event on the occasion, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said they would employ at least 5,000 persons with disabilities next year in public sector jobs.… Continue Reading »

    Seminar: Leave no one behind in Oslo

    OSLO, NORWAY: The Atlas-Alliance, the Norwegian Center for Human Rights and Plan International Norway invites to a one-day seminar on inclusive development – December 6. “Leaving no one behind” is a human rights principle, embedded in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable… Continue Reading »

    UK to host its first ever Global Disability Summit

    LONDON: In her first speech as International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt today announced she will bring together global leaders and technology companies next year to tackle the barriers that prevent people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries from reaching their full potential. During a speech at Microsoft’s head office in London, Ms Mordaunt will… Continue Reading »

    International Certification of Accessibility Consultants for the Built Environment launched by GAATES

    The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), recognized as an international leader in the field of accessibility, is pleased to announce its public launch of the International Certification of Accessibility Consultants – Built Environment (ICAC-BE) program. Significant time and contributions from recognized global industry leaders has resulted in the development of the first… Continue Reading »

    Turkish Airlines introduces Braille boarding passes

    ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has introduced boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet for passengers who are blind or have low vision. The boarding passes are now being provided at special check-in counters at Istanbul Ataturk Airport International departures. The global carrier launched this new service from a special check-in desk located at the Istanbul Ataturk… Continue Reading »

    New Competition Launched to Ensure Children who are Deaf Achieve Literacy

    BUDAPEST: All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) has announced the launch of Sign On For Literacy, a new global competition to invest in innovations that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children. The competition was announced at the third International Conference of the… Continue Reading »

    EU assists employment of persons with disabilities in Mostar

    The presentation of VedriMo social enterprise employing three persons with disabilities was held on 6 November in Mostar within EU funded project “O.P.T.I.O.N.” (Overcoming the Prejudice and promoting new Tools for professional Integration Of people with disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro). Within the Project aimed at integration and employment of people with disabilities… Continue Reading »

    Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK

    Researchers from the Faculty of Education have produced a new report on the current state of education for children with disabilities in both England and India. Here, Dr Nidhi Singal, one of the report’s authors, outlines some of the key statistics, and argues that teachers need better training and more support “underpinned by principles of inclusion”.… Continue Reading »