Middle East

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...
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