Middle East

Students developing gesture control technologies to help persons with disabilities

DUBAI: Technology that can help persons with disabilities by using body movements to control artificial limbs and other devices is being developed at UAE University. Smart Gesture Continue reading the story...

Dubai Culture supports ‘We Are With You’ forum for persons with disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its support of the ‘We Are Continue reading the story...

HCD working to improve services for people with hearing disabilities in Jordan

AMMAN: The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities’ (HCD) southern region director, Manar Madanat, said on Saturday that the council is cooperating with Continue reading the story...

UAE celebrates International Day of Braille

DUBAI: The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development celebrated the International Day of Braille by holding a series of events to raise awareness about the rights Continue reading the story...

Hundred Dollar Wheelchair Brings Hope to Children with Disabilities

ISRAEL: Too many children with disabilities go without a wheelchair and some cannot even attend school because of their lack of mobility. An Israeli innovator seeks Continue reading the story...

UAE hospital opens new cochlear implant facility

Dubai-based Prime Hospital said it has launched a new facility to perform cochlear implant surgery. As a special gesture, the hospital has announced plans to waive off Continue reading the story...

Tehran to become more accessible for persons with disabilities

TEHRAN: Tehran Municipality has allotted some 103 billion rials (nearly $3 million) to ensure improved accessibility for persons with disabilities living in the metropolis. Making life easier Continue reading the story...

QFC starts program for people with hearing disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, in association with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), have launched a special program to offer high school graduates Continue reading the story...

DEWA organizes 1st Annual Conference for Persons with Disabilities

DUBAI: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD amp; CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated on Tuesday the 1st Annual Conference for People with Disabilities, Continue reading the story...

New program to boost presence of persons with disabilities in the job market

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has set up an eight-point program to evaluate companies employing persons with disabilities. Saudi Gazette has learned that the Continue reading the story...

FIFA 2022 Accessibility Forum Launched

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) launched its first Accessibility Forum in Doha, an initiative that will regularly bring together private organisations, NGO’s, Government Continue reading the story...

ADIB to launch talking ATMs for people with vision disabilities

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) will install voice-activation technology on its ATMs to enable customers with vision disabilities to use their voice to easily Continue reading the story...

Zayed University kicks off 6th White Cane event for people with vision disabilities

DUBAI: Zayed University (ZU) held its sixth White Cane event for people with vision disabilities under the theme “With My Cane, I Excel and Attain,” at Continue reading the story...

Kuwait Olympic Committee keen to back disability sports

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) Chairman Sheikh Fahd Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sbah said on Wednesday his committee is eager to provide all types of support to Continue reading the story...

Alwaleed Philanthropies launches center for people with hearing disabilities

RIYADH: Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has launched the “Esma’ani” project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. The project Continue reading the story...

Jordan hosts meeting on disability

AMMAN: Ambassadors and representatives of donor countries discussed future projects with the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) at the Ministry of Continue reading the story...

Ajman Tourism launches visitor guide in Braille

The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, has announced the launch of Ajman Visitors’ Guide in Braille, the tactile writing system used by people who are blind Continue reading the story...

Dubai wins right to host World Down Syndrome Congress

DUBAI: The World Down Syndrome Congress in 2020 will be hosted in Dubai after the emirate’s winning bid was selected from other strong candidates. Down Syndrome International, Continue reading the story...

Mada to organize Autism Forum

DOHA: Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada) is organizing the Second National Autism Forum to be attended by local and global educators, researchers and specialists. The event, in Continue reading the story...

Oman Tourism College to launch new project on World Tourism Day

MUSCAT: Oman Tourism College plans to imbibe the spirit of this year’s World Tourism Day slogan—Tourism for All—as promoted by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Continue reading the story...

Ras Al Khaimah to host UAE World Tourism Day Conference

RAS AL KHAIMAH: Ras Al Khaimah will host the UAE’s World Tourism Day Conference under the theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. This is Continue reading the story...

New Braille Keyboard App Launched

DOHA: Researchers in Qatar have officially launched a new Braille application in Apple’s App Store targeting persons who are blind or have low vision. BrailleEasy is a Continue reading the story...

Tehran 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...

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...

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...
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