Middle East

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...

Gaza University launches programs for people with hearing disabilities

A group of female students with hearing disabilities sits at one of the cafeteria tables at the Islamic University in Gaza to discuss their engineering drawings Continue reading the story...

Saudi Arabian Airlines to introduce flight guide in Braille

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will introduce a comprehensive flight guide in Braille for  passengers who are blind or have love vision. The guide will be available on Continue reading the story...

Museums to introduce sign language and Braille in Turkey

ISTANBUL: Services for people with vision and hearing disabilities will be increased at key Istanbul museums next year, the head of the country’s largest travel agency Continue reading the story...

Call to integrate children with disabilities

DOHA: Qatar-based academic and experts have called to integrate children with disabilities, particularly those with autism. The call came at a seminar ‘Employment: The Autism Advantage’ hosted Continue reading the story...

Ahlibank to sponsor Gulf Disability Society Forum

DOHA: In line with Ahlibank’s commitment to “be at the heart of the community”, the Bank is sponsoring the 15th Gulf Disability Society Forum, which will Continue reading the story...

Makkah Grand Mosque employees use sign language for pilgrims with hearing disabilities

MAKKAH, KSA: The Grand Mosque’s Academy has trained 30 of the mosque’s employees on sign language to serve pilgrims who are deaf or hard of hearing Continue reading the story...

Call to make Doha more accessible for persons with disabilities

DOHA: Experts have called for making Doha more accessible to persons with disabilities. Despite the considerable presence of persons with disabilities in the country, accessibility and connectivity Continue reading the story...

TRA hosts workshop to train people with vision disabilities in technology

DUBAI: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted a workshop dedicated to empowering and training people with vision disabilities at its Dubai office on Sunday. The workshop, organised Continue reading the story...

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...
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