Middle East

RTA launches parking permits service for people with disabilities via smartphone app

DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority RTA has recently launched a service for issuing and renewing parking permits for older people and people with disabilities, and Continue reading the story...

Emirates introduces Audio Description on movies for passengers with vision disabilities

Emirates continues to set industry standards by becoming the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for passengers with vision disabilities on its inflight entertainment Continue reading the story...

Dubai Municipality to make all parks accessible

DUBAI: Public parks in the emirate are to be refurbished to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The Dubai Municipality project will start in Continue reading the story...

UAE Central Bank approves currency notes in Braille

ABU DHABI: The board of directors of the Central Bank of the UAE, at a recent meeting, reviewed a memorandum regarding re-printing of set quantities of Continue reading the story...

PSCDR to launch Prince Salman Award for Disability Research

RIYADH: The Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR) disclosed here recently that it will launch the Prince Salman Award for Disability Research next month. The Continue reading the story...

Dubai launches floating wheelchairs for beachgoers with disabilities

Dubai Municipality launched a community initiative for older people and people with disabilities, providing 15 swimming wheelchairs in Al Mamzar and Jumeirah beaches to help people Continue reading the story...

United Arab Emirates to support disability-inclusive development agenda

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has re-affirmed its support to the efforts of a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond, thereby contributing to the achievement Continue reading the story...

UAE Central Bank Aims to Launch Banknotes with Braille

ABU DHABI: The Central Bank is planning to add Braille to banknotes. It is thought that the Dh50 and Dh100 note will be the first. The move Continue reading the story...

Symposium on Disability Policy

MUSCAT, OMAN: A symposium on ‘Policies of Dealing with Disability and their Prospects in the Arab States in the Light of the UN Conventions on the Continue reading the story...

Ministry sets deadline for implementation of accessibility standards

ANKARA: Minister of Family and Social Policies Ayşenur İslam complained about public institutions’ failure to comply with the ministry’s accessibility standards for people with disabilities at an Continue reading the story...