Middle East

ISD workshop stresses inclusive education

MUSCAT, OMAN: Indian School Darsait (ISD) organised a workshop recently on inclusive education for teachers. The three-hour session was led by Principal Sridevi P. Thashnath and Continue reading the story...

Careem launches service for travelers with disabilities in Saudi Arabia

Careem, the region’s leading car booking service and home-grown app, announced this week the launch of ‘Careem One’ in Saudi Arabia, which caters to passengers with Continue reading the story...

Bank Muscat launches sign language training for staff

Bank Muscat in step with its dynamic ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to innovative customer service, announced a initiative in the banking sector in Oman Continue reading the story...

New guidebook launched to improve disability access in schools

AMMAN, JORDAN: The Jordanian Coalition for People with Disabilities on Monday launched a guidebook for improving accessibility for people with disabilities in schools, the Jordan News Continue reading the story...

New app gives direction to people with vision disabilities

DUBAI: A breakthrough app called Ascot that promises to help people who are blind or have low vision walk without assistance could soon be available on Continue reading the story...

Italian Barista Cafe offers Braille menu in Oman

MUSCAT: Braille menus are being used to cater to people who are blind or have low vision and could be found in Italian Barista Café in Continue reading the story...

Sharjah teachers build syllabus in electronic sign language

SHARJAH: The students at Al Amal School for the Deaf have easy access to course material because teachers have created an electronic library of the curriculum Continue reading the story...

Tehran Municipality to improve services for persons with disabilities

TEHRAN, IRAN: All parks in the capital will be equipped with wheelchairs for people with disabilities by the end of the current Iranian calendar year falling Continue reading the story...

Kuwait reaffirms commitment to CRPD

The State of Kuwait reiterated its full commitment to the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Kuwait also Continue reading the story...

QFCA set to launch internship program for professionals with hearing disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) will soon launch an internship program for young professionals with hearing disabilities and is also working with the Qatar Continue reading the story...

Qatar Financial Centre releases new TV commercial with sign language

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority has revealed its latest television commercial (TVC), featuring a sign language interpreter, Njoud Al-Kubaisi. The TVC which also features her father, Continue reading the story...

New app to help people with disabilities access public venues

DOHA: Accessible Qatar, an initiative aimed to bring new mobility and further inclusion for people with disabilities in the country, has been launched. The smartphone application and Continue reading the story...

Bank Muscat supports children with hearing disabilities

MUSCAT: Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the sultanate, as part of its Tadhamun corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative coinciding with the holy month Continue reading the story...

Emirates NBD opens accessible branch

DUBAI: In line with Dubai’s ‘My Community’ vision to transform Dubai into a disability-friendly city by 2020, Emirates NBD has inaugurated its first accessible branch in Continue reading the story...

Qaderoon promotes hiring of persons with disabilities

JEDDAH, DAMMAM: Qaderoon Business Disability Network has organized two awareness forums under memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed earlier with both the Jeddah and Eastern Province Chambers Continue reading the story...

Dubai on way to become accessible city

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) began the second workshop of the ‘Accessible Environments for Persons with Disability’ as part of its efforts to realise the Continue reading the story...

UAE companies must do more to attract people with disabilities, official warns

Private-sector companies in the UAE must redouble their efforts to provide a better working environment for people with disabilities, a government official has said. “The knowledge is Continue reading the story...

Khalifa University students develop navigation device for people with vision disabilities

ABU DHABI: Students from Khalifa University have developed a device that can help people with vision disabilities navigate their surroundings, with the device being showcased as Continue reading the story...

Bahrain Marks Arab Deaf Week

MANAMA: Bahrain celebrated the 41st edition to Arab Week for the Deaf. Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan opened the ceremony at Continue reading the story...

UAE’s National Archives to Launch History Books in Braille

ABU BHABI: The National Archives here is exploring the possibility of launching Braille versions of books on the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates Continue reading the story...

Turkish researchers launch new smartphone for people with vision disabilities

TURKEY: The new smartphone known as the “tactiX” will soon hit the market, making life easier for people who are blind or have low vision. The first-prize Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities call for inclusion at school and work

DUBAI: Don’t shut us out, be our friend, is the message from children who are deaf and their parents who are advocating more inclusion and integration Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Inclusive Education in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: More than 150 policy and decision makers, experts, specialists, teachers and educational psychologists from across the GCC are convening at Abu Dhabi University as Continue reading the story...

Bridging the communication gap for people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: In a small, quiet room in Jumeirah, operators seated in front of computers make quick, firm hand movements signing with video callers. The Sanad Relay Centre, Continue reading the story...

DEWA and CDA release new tutorial videos for customers with hearing disabilities

UAE: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released its first set of tutorial videos that use Emirati sign language to showcase DEWA’s three major services Continue reading the story...

Disability Dialogues at the World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will be held from 23 to 24 May, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The WHS preparatory process is seeking better ways to Continue reading the story...

International conference on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation in Israel

The Access Israel’s 4th Annual International Convention on Accessibility as a Leverage for Businesses and Organizations focusing on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation will be held Continue reading the story...

Arabic app gives voice to children with autism

DUBAI: The Arabic phrase ‘bab noor’ loosely translates to ‘door of light’ in English. It is also the name of the world’s first Arabic cloud-based application Continue reading the story...

Meet two Dubai residents relying on RTA disability access initiative

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality have embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at turning Dubai into a disability friendly city. From detailed Continue reading the story...

Turkish theater offers technical support for people with hearing, vision disabilities

The Ankara State Theater and the Vocal Description Association will perform Jordi Galceran’s play “The Method” with support for people with hearing, vision disabilities as part Continue reading the story...

Plans approved to build walkways for people with vision disabilities

JEDDAH: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, has approved a plan to build a walkway for people with vision disabilities, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Continue reading the story...

Dubai beaches made accessible for persons with disabilities

DUBAI: New ramps have been set up in Dubai beaches, providing easy access to the beach side for persons with disabilities, older people and parents with Continue reading the story...

Law books released in Braille

DUBAI: Dubai Police Academy has released seven law books to Braille to encourage reading by people who are blind, officials said on Monday. The newly-published Braille books Continue reading the story...

Dubai Airports to have counters for persons with disabilities

DUBAI: The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) is considered the first in the Middle East to offer services for persons with disabilities at Continue reading the story...

Kuwait marks World Braille Day

KUWAIT: Kuwait on Monday will join the world in celebrating the World Braille Day to commemorate Braille system’s role in spreading knowledge among people with vision Continue reading the story...

Qatar Chamber signs agreement on employing persons with disabilities

Qatar Chamber signed yesterday a co-operation agreement with the Volunteer Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities to provide training and employment to persons with disabilities. President Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities disappointed at absence of books in Braille

JEDDAH, KSA: The secretary-general of Ebsar Foundation has lamented a lack of books and facilities for people with vision disabilities at the Jeddah International Book Fair. Continue reading the story...

Mobily launches project to support children with disabilities

KSA: Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched ‘Mobily Customers’ project to support the Disabled Children’s Association, under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. For this Continue reading the story...

Ministry of Education launches program for students with disabilities

RIYADH: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched a program for  students with disabilities to highlight their talents and creativity in various fields. “This educational program is Continue reading the story...

Qatar National Bank organizes sign language training course

DOHA: As part of its ongoing activities to better serve people with special needs and the elderly, Qatar National Bank (QNB) organised a sign language training Continue reading the story...
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