Middle East

Bahrain urged to provide housing for persons with disabilities

Campaigners are calling on authorities to fast-track applications for social housing for Bahrainis with disabilities. There are around 60,000 people on the Housing Ministry’s list with Continue reading the story...

Raising awareness of disability in UAE

DUBAI: A luxury resort, fast food restaurants, coffee shops and department stores are all building ramps for wheelchair access in response to a campaign by disability Continue reading the story...

AbbVie helps set up a library for children with disabilities in Jeddah

JEDDAH: AbbVie a major bio pharmaceutical company has supported the establishment of a library for the Jeddah Disabled Children Association (DCA). This initiative is part of the Continue reading the story...

UAE to launch banknotes with Braille

DUBAI: The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that it would put in circulation currency notes with tactile features of Dh500 and Dh5 denominations for Continue reading the story...

New technologies help people with disabilities at work

MUSCAT, OMAN: Sheikha Al Jassasi types something on her laptop and a voice reads “www dot google dot com.” The voice helps her navigate to the Continue reading the story...

Project to boost mobility for people with vision disabilities in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY: The Smart Bus Stops, Visible Bus Stops project, which was created by Hacettepe University Teknokent in order to help people with vision disabilities take a Continue reading the story...

Dubai Chamber Seminar highlights the importance of empowering people with disabilities in the workplace

DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business, in partnership with the Community Development Authority (CDA), successfully organized an awareness event Continue reading the story...

Dubai introduces app for people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: People with hearing disabilities can now have their own virtual sign language translators, thanks to a smartphone app unveiled on Tuesday. The Community Development Authority Continue reading the story...

Egyptians with disabilities seek fair representation in parliament

CAIRO: Article 244 of Egypt’s 2014 constitution grants Egyptians with disabilities the right to appropriate representation in the next parliament. This representation has been set by Continue reading the story...

Qatari Minister pledges to continue serving people with disabilities

The Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani said the ministry will always be keen on serving people with disabilities Continue reading the story...
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