Middle East

UAE Central Bank to release banknotes in Braille

ABU BHABI: The UAE Central Bank will soon release Dh100 and Dh50 bank notes that have been reprinted in Braille to enable people who are blind Continue reading the story...

ITA supports Arab Forum for People with Vision Disabilities

MUSCAT, OMAN: In line with its eAccessibility policy to provide fair and equal life opportunities to persons with disabilities and the elderly people through the use Continue reading the story...

Istanbul Municipality starts building new accessible ferries

TURKEY: The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has begun the construction of 10 accessible, high-technology ferries, which it hopes to unveil before the general elections in June. The new Continue reading the story...

Smart learning aids for students with hearing disabilities

SHARJAH: Children at Al Amal School for Deaf Students can now study in the comfort of their homes, using sign language videos, thanks to the introduction Continue reading the story...

Iran invents smart scissors for people with disabilities

TEHRAN: An Iranian inventor have developed electric scissors by which people with disabilities can easily cut without mistake. The inventor Mohammadali Kalaki told Mehr News that the electric Continue reading the story...

Third Arab blind forum kicks off in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The third Arab blind forum kicked off here Saturday with a large Arab participation. The third Arab blind forum sheds light on their problems and Continue reading the story...

Turkish PM enrolls in sign language courses

TURKEY: In an effort to appeal to citizens who are deaf or hard or hearing Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will take sign language courses at the Continue reading the story...

ZHO distributes school textbooks in Braille

ABU DHABI, UAE: Around 50 students with vision disabilities have received textbooks in Braille for the 2014-15 academic year, the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care Continue reading the story...

Dar Al-Hekma University devotes December to people with disabilities

JEDDAH: Dar Al-Hekma University organized several activities and programs during December to improve the quality of services provided in the field of accessible education. The events took Continue reading the story...

Prince Hussein launches initiative to help children with hearing disabilities

JORDAN: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, on Saturday, launched an initiative to help children with hearing disabilities to regain their hearing sense. The initiative, dubbed “hearing without Continue reading the story...