Middle East

‘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...