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SAHRC holds conference on rights of children with disabilities

Africa, Events, October 13 2017

JOHANNESBURG: The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has held a two-day conference on the rights of children with disabilities in Johannesburg this week. The focus is on access to education, as the commission concludes that this basic right has been denied to those children. In a statement, the SAHRC… Continue Reading »

Information Session About Disability Etiquette and Sensitivity on Oct. 25

Americas, Events, October 11 2017

The University of Arkansas Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance invites the campus community to attend Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity Informational Session to raise awareness for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.  The informational session will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Mullins Library Room 104. The Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity… Continue Reading »

LDANJ Announces Conference for Parents and Educators

Americas, Events, October 10 2017

The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey announces its annual conference and resource expo, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Middlesex County College. This year’s keynote address will be titled “Don’t Give Up on That Kid,” by Nelson Lauver, author, blogger, broadcaster, speaker and dyslexic. Parents, educators, adults, professionals,… Continue Reading »

Lancaster hosts accessibility awareness activities

Americas, Events, October 3 2017

Sheryl Faye as Helen Keller. Photo: Lancaster Commission on Disability

October is officially “Accessibility Awareness Month” in the town of Lancaster. This year’s activities will feature a reenactment performance of Helen Keller’s life by actor Sheryl Faye, to be held at Thayer Memorial Library Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Thayer Memorial Library will also host accessibility-related displays and books… Continue Reading »

Texas Tech Hosts Disability Awareness Week

Americas, Events, October 2 2017

Disability Awareness Week Poster

LUBBOCK, TX: Student Disability Services will host events during Disability Awareness Week(Oct. 2-6) to raise awareness and show support for members of the community that identify with a disability. The week begins with a kickoff event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 2) in the North Plaza of… Continue Reading »

High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the AP Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022

Asia-Pacific, Events, September 30 2017

BEIJING: ESCAP, in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, in Beijing from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Objectives of the Meeting are: To undertake a midpoint… Continue Reading »

Registration Now Open for Fall ‘17 Technology Accessibility Training Workshops

Americas, Events, September 29 2017

Image of a computer keyboard, and the enter key has been replaced by a red button with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair logo) and the word Accessibility .

Syracuse University seeks to ensure that all people, regardless of individual ability or disability, can effectively access University communications and technology. Information Technology Services (ITS) is accepting registrations for six training workshops that will build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of information… Continue Reading »

HCR Exhibition 2017, the Asia’s Largest Event for Persons with Disabilities and Older People

Asia-Pacific, Events, September 27 2017

Accessible car

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 44th International Home Care and Rehabilitation (HCR) Exhibition 2017 has been started at East Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight – 3 days exhibition started from September 27. Thousands of persons with disabilities, their families, caregivers, senior citizens, students and healthcare professionals are attending the HCR Exhibition… Continue Reading »

Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Asia-Pacific, Events, September 20 2017

Sustainability Theme Banner

The 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. This annual conference is open to people with all types of disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, employers and educators. The… Continue Reading »

MIT to host workshop on accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in library systems

Americas, Events, September 9 2017

IMLS logo

MIT has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to convene a workshop that will advance the design of information systems that better address needs for accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. Co-organized by MIT Libraries Director Chris Bourg and Director of Research Micah Altman,… Continue Reading »


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