Middle East

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...

‘Boycott tourist places not accessible for people with disabilities’

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has called on domestic tourists to boycott hotels, apartments and recreational Continue reading the story...

Autism center to open in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: A multimillion-dirham center to help hundreds of adults and children with autism is due to open next week. The Doris Duan-Young Autism Centre aims Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Disabilities in Dubai

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the international disabilities conference to share expertise and discuss ways of increasing inclusion in schools and workplaces. ABILITIESme will Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities call for accessibility to digital media

DOHA: People with vision disabilities called for greater efforts to increase accessibility of digital media and for more research and development efforts. At the technology summit Continue reading the story...

UAE student develops unique vehicle for people with disabilities

ABU DHABI: It was a mistake that cost Reem Al Marzouqui an important grade in a university case, but it also led to the development of Continue reading the story...

UAE creates new rules for sign language interpreters

ABU DHABI: Legal experts have welcomed a new bylaw that requires non-Emirati legal translators to have five years of experience before they can practise. Sheikh Mohammed bin Continue reading the story...

BBK rolls out talking ATM

MANAMA: Aligned with its strategic commitment to creating a brighter community, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, has launched Continue reading the story...

Organization calls for redesigning scope of work for people with vision disabilities

MUSCAT, OMAN: The Al Noor Association for the Blind has called for redesigning the scope of work for people with vision disabilities at workplaces and has stressed Continue reading the story...

People with hearing disabilities struggling to access services in Qatar

QATAR: Public and private services entities and organizations should provide sign language interpreters at their headquarters for the benefit of people of are deaf or hard Continue reading the story...

Israeli team develops innovative children’s wheelchair

ISRAEL: The Wheelchairs of Hope team has developed the one of its kind, children’s wheelchair and aims to allow access to education in less developed environments Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities can now access basic facilities

RIYADH: The Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR) announced Sunday the completion of one of its major projects on universal accessibility to basic facilities following Continue reading the story...

Kuwait develops Braille reading, printing techniques

KUWAIT: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) on Saturday reaffirmed keenness on developing new techniques for serving people who are blind or low vision. The Institute has Continue reading the story...

4th International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the board of trustees of Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR), said Monday that Custodian of the Two Continue reading the story...

BASR Launches Disability Equality Policy Document

BETHLEHEM: Under the auspices of Governor of Bethlehem, Abdel Fattah Hamayel, Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) and its partner, the General Union of Persons with Continue reading the story...

UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority pledges support to people with vision disabilities

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced its support to the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. The move comes as part of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s Continue reading the story...

Saudi Sign Language Dictionary launched

RIYADH: The Saudi Association for Hearing Impairment has launched the first Saudi Sign Language Dictionary on occasion of the first anniversary of establishing a center for Continue reading the story...

Forum discusses ways to make Mena Region accessible for travelers with disabilities

AMMAN: Measures to facilitate the accessibility of destinations such as Jordan and the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region for travelers with disabilities were discussed at Continue reading the story...

New Partnership to Develop Education and Training Programs for People with Disabilities

RIYADH: The Rehab Group signed an agreement with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to support HRDF in the development of its inclusive employment and pre-employment Continue reading the story...

Dubai opens swimming pool for people with disabilities

DUBAI: Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has opened the first swimming pool for people with disabilities at the Dubai Handicapped Club. The pool was designed on international Paralympics specifications Continue reading the story...

Bahrain launches Braille signboards

MANAMA: Minister of Education Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi has directed the launching of safe pathways for students with vision disabilities in schools. Safe walkways will be Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi launches reading campaign for people with hearing disabilities

Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched a campaign to encourage people with hearing disabilities to read books. It has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Continue reading the story...

Al Jalila Foundation wants to empower children with disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: Jalal Bin Thaneya’s 5,000km cycling expedition across the Gulf countries has a single purpose — to raise awareness about Al Jalila Foundation, a Dubai-based Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi International Airport Now More Accessible

ABU DHABI, UAE: As part of Abu Dhabi Airports commitment to delivering world-class services for all passengers, Abu Dhabi Airports is further enhancing Abu Dhabi International Continue reading the story...

Saudi observes World Disabled Day

JEDDAH: The World Disabled Day was observed on Friday under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Nasir bin Abdul Aziz as part of a campaign to Continue reading the story...

Workshop raises awareness on disability in Riyadh

RIYADH: An educational workshop for people with disabilities was organized at the National Museum of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh to mark the International Continue reading the story...

Banking awareness forum for people with vision disabilities held in Jeddah

JEDDAH: An awareness seminar on banking fraud was held recently for people with vision disabilities in Jeddah. The Media and Banking Awareness Committee of Saudi Banks, in Continue reading the story...

Egyptians with disabilities demand employment rights

CAIRO: Dozens of people with physical disabilities held a protest on Wednesday in front of the National Council for Disabled People in Cairo’s Sray El-Quba to Continue reading the story...

RTA publishes metro use and school safety manuals in Braille

DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) issued two manuals for people who are blind in Braille; the first is the Dubai Metro Use Manual for Continue reading the story...

New initiative launched to empower people with disabilities

DUBAI: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has launched the “My community…a city for Continue reading the story...

7th GCC Learning Disability Conference in Dubai

DUBAI: The 7th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Learning Disability Conference to identify and discuss ways to improve accessible education for people with disabilities in the region. The Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities often neglected in natural disaster drills: Expert

MUSCAT: Experts at a seminar on disaster risk reduction have said that a small amount of money spent on preparedness saves a lot more during the Continue reading the story...

New smartphone travel app for people with hearing disabilities

DUBAI, UAE: Taxi customers with hearing disabilities will be able to book cabs more easily and communicate with drivers with a new smartphone application. The free app Continue reading the story...
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