Middle East

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...

Qatar Computing Research Institute launches custom braille keyboard for people with vision disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), one of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) three specialized national research institutes, has developed a custom keyboard for iOS Continue reading the story...

Two day Assistive Technology Exhibition in Dubai

DUBAI: Al Noor Training Centre for Childen with Special Needs has announced that it will, next month, organise a two-day exhibition to highlight the importance of Continue reading the story...

Parliamentary role in serving people with disabilities stressed

BAHRAIN: Representatives Council Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla received today Board Chairman of the Bahrain Union for the Disabled Adel Al Mutawa and Secretary Fethi Matar, Continue reading the story...

UAE issues stamps in Braille

UAE: For the first time in its history, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage on the occasion of the International White Cane Day, Continue reading the story...

National Library releases publications in Braille

ABU DHABI, UAE: The National Library, a Division of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), has released four books in Braille. Launched in coordination Continue reading the story...

Dubai’s 5-point strategy to empower people with disabilities

DUBAI: Dubai government has formed a task force with non-governmental organisation’s (NGO) and people with disabilities to implement a five-point strategy to turn Dubai into a Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest for job opportunities in Cairo

CAIRO, EGYPT: A number of persons with disabilities staged a protest outside the headquarters of the Journalists’ Syndicate, calling for providing job opportunities. The protesters called for Continue reading the story...

Dubai Inclusive Development Forum Begins

The Dubai Inclusive Development Forum 2015, held at Madinat Jumeirah on October 11 and 12, aims to present international experiences and discuss challenges and alternatives that Continue reading the story...

Dubai on its way to becoming accessible city by 2020

DUBAI: Dubai is studying measures to transform the emirate into a accessible city for persons with disabilities by 2020, the secretary-general of Dubai Executive Council said Continue reading the story...

First assistive technology expo on way in Dubai

DUBAI: How assistive technology can improve functional capabilities of people with disabilities and empower them to reach their highest potential will be highlighted at an inaugural Continue reading the story...

Virtual sign language translator helping people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: Dubai’s virtual sign language translator has served not only people with hearing disabilities in UAE but also those outside the country in just two months Continue reading the story...

Al Noor Training Centre organizes expo on assistive technology

DUBAI: Al Noor Training Centre is organising the ‘Al Noor Assistive Tech-X 2015’, a two-day expo dedicated to creating awareness on how assistive technology can improve Continue reading the story...

Training Gate International gives training workshop for people with disabilities

KUWAIT: The Training Gate International (TGI) launched its D Partners Program yesterday at the JW Marriott Hotel. During the press conference, Kefaih Al-Alban, founder of Training Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi Introduces Braille Tourism Guides

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Police offered 100 Braille tourism brochures to the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs to acquaint visitors Continue reading the story...

Dubai launches program to provide cochlear implants for children with hearing disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: Al Jalila Foundation announced a program on Monday that aims to help children with hearing disabilities. Called Ana Asma’a (I hear) is part of Continue reading the story...

Dubai Traffic Police introduces booklet in braille for people with vision disabilities

DUBAI: Dubai Traffic Police released a booklet detailing their services in Braille for people who are blind or have low vision. Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director Continue reading the story...

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...

Abu Dhabi Police introduce initiative to support staff members with disabilities

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Police, represented by the Selection and Recruitment Department, launched the “Hand in Hand” initiative to support staff members with disabilities Continue reading the story...

UAE ministers discuss integration of students with disabilities

Mariam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, and Husain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, discussed ways of integrating students with disabilities into general education programs, and Continue reading the story...

Pharmacy to serve people with disabilities in UAE

DUBAI: The Health First Pharmacy is the first in the UAE to serve people who are deaf and blind with staff equipped with the necessary services Continue reading the story...
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