Middle East

Assistive technology center opened

MUSCAT: A new center offering Assistive Technology and specialized rehabilitation for people with disabilities has opened in Oman, the first of its kind in the region. The Continue reading the story...

UAE’s deaf community calls for a wider recognition of sign language

DUBAI: The UAE’s deaf community has called for a wider recognition of sign language and better opportunities for higher education to facilitate their integration into mainstream Continue reading the story...

Scientists develop talking gloves for people with hearing disabilities

IZMIR, TURKEY: Two young Turkish scientists have built a prototype of “talking gloves” that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing disabilities make their Continue reading the story...

High-tech shoes to guide people with vision disabilities

DUBAI: A pair of shoes to guide people who are blind, a glove that converts sign language into spoken words and a device to create environmentally Continue reading the story...

ITU Conference sets agenda for future ICT development

DUBAI: The Dubai Action Plan, adopted April 10 by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, sets the agenda for telecommunication and information and communication technology development Continue reading the story...

Campaign pushes Equal Rights for People who are Deaf

DUBAI: People with hearing disabilities in the UAE will have a new dictionary of Emirati sign language that will help the deaf better communicate and learn Continue reading the story...

Kuwait calls for better services for persons with disabilities

DUBAI: Kuwait has proposed at a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting on disability affairs enhancing public awareness among peoples of the regional countries with respect of needs Continue reading the story...

Lebanon launches education strategy for children with learning disabilities

BEIRUT: The Education Ministry and partner organizations launched a series of initiatives Monday to better integrate children with disabilities into the education system, in line with Continue reading the story...

Omani organization calls for more support for people with hearing disabilities

MUSCAT: The Omani Society for Hearing Impaired held its official launch at the Al Noor Hall in Madinat as Sultan Qaboos on Sunday and invited more Continue reading the story...

Dubai campaign seeks to integrate people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: Give people who are deaf or hard of hearing a voice in the community to help break down barriers. That was the message at the Continue reading the story...