• Middle East

    EU Supports Access to Education for Palestinian Children with Disabilities in Lebanon

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at Deir Qassi School in Saida to recognize the support of the European Union (EU) for Palestine refugee children with disabilities in Lebanon. With the support of the European Union, UNRWA is working to improve opportunities for… Continue Reading »

    Charter of Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in Humanitarian Action in Iraq

    In 2016, different humanitarian actors came together prior to the World Humanitarian Summit to develop the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. Despite the milestone that the Charter represents, most of its recommendations are not being implemented in the field, especially in the Iraq humanitarian response, even by organisations that endorsed… Continue Reading »

    Dubai Customs launch sign language program

    DUBAI:  Airline and cruise ship passengers who are deaf and hard of hearing will be able to communicate with Dubai Customs staff when they arrive in the emirate with the launch of a new sign language training program. The program is in response to the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai,… Continue Reading »

    Workshop held on Strategies and Best Practices for Creating Accessible Work Environments

    DOHA: Qatar Assistive Technology Centre (Mada) hosted a workshop during its partnership with the recently held Accessible Qatar Conference at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The workshop included an educational session on ‘Strategies and Best Practices for Creating Accessible Work Environments’ in line with its “efforts to empower persons with disabilities  through assistive technology”, it… Continue Reading »

    World Cup 2022 venues to be made accessible for persons with disabilities

    World Cup 2022 venues will be accessible for persons with disabilities making the sporting event an inclusive tournament, according to the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC). Speaking at Accessible Qatar Conference yesterday, Najla Al Obaidan, Senior Architect, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said inclusive design is being implemented in all the stadiums… Continue Reading »

    New sign language curriculum for students with hearing disabilities in Oman soon

    MUSCAT: Students with hearing disabilities in Oman will soon receive a new curriculum that conforms to international standards, thanks to the Oman Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Ireland House, an education and training body based in Oman. The two organisations are currently in talks with Al Amal Club, a recreation club built for people with… Continue Reading »

    Dubai Courts launches brochure in Braille

    DUBAI: Dubai Courts on Saturday launched a special brochure in Braille for people with vision disabilities to get them to know about notary public services and procedures applied. The move aims to introduce all segments of the society to the court procedures and laws that would facilitate litigation, achieve swift, accurate and fair justice and… Continue Reading »

    New drive to distribute books to children with vision disabilities

    SHARJAH: The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF) has launched ‘Ara’, an initiative that aims to promote awareness about children who are blind or have low vision. The Sharjah-based non-profit organisation launched the campaign during the ninth edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which ends on April 29 at Expo Centre. The project… Continue Reading »

    World Book Day an occasion to raise awareness of people with vision disabilities: SIGI

    AMMAN: World Book and Copyright Day, marked every year on April 23 should be an occasion to minimise hindrances facing people with vision disabilities, especially women, SIGI said in a statement released on Sunday. Initiated in 1996 by UNESCO, World Book Day seeks to acknowledge the fundamental role of books in promoting cultural heritage and… Continue Reading »