Aged Care Royal Commission Misses Mark for People with Disability Suffering Violence, Abuse and Neglect

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Events, News, Universal Design, October 17 2018

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AUSTRALIA: The Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care proves that the new PM fully understands that there are significant issues with violence, abuse and neglect being perpetrated on many older vulnerable Australians within these facilities and in home settings. “AFDO and our colleagues in the disability… Continue Reading »

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019

Americas, Events, News, October 16 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: The 2019 High-level Political Forum will highlight the following goals around the theme of ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full… Continue Reading »

Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training Initiative Training of Trainers Module B, Dubai 2018 October 17 to 26, 2018

Events, Middle East, News, October 15 2018

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DUBAI, UAE: The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) are holding the Module B of the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training of Trainers 2018 with support from the World Blind Union, TCI Asia Pacific, Sightsavers, ADD International, Bridging the Gap Project – Austria, the UK Department for International Development… Continue Reading »

People with Disability at Risk of Being Pigeon-holed by Supported Employment Reform

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Events, News, Universal Design, October 11 2018

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AUSTRALIA: The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) called on Federal Minister Dan Tehan in July to ensure that the current Inquiry into the Future of Supported Employment increases engagement with people with disability and their representative organisations to increase full inclusion and real employment outcomes for people with disability. ‘We are… Continue Reading »

OCT 12th: Accessibility & Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Events, News, Webinar, October 11 2018

INTERNATIONAL: The UN Secretary General’s Executive Committee decided in April 2018 to review the UN system’s current approach to both accessibility and to mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities across the organization’s operations. To support this effort, Dr. Valerie Karr and her team from University of Massachusetts Boston are… Continue Reading »

#10Things Campaign Raises Awareness on Climate Action

Events, News, October 3 2018

NEW YORK, USA: Climate Week NYC launched the ‘10 Things’ campaign. The campaign has released each of the ten Things to raise awareness of climate change and accelerate climate action in the days between the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and Climate Week NYC. The GCAS, which took place in… Continue Reading »

Qaderoon Network Conducts “Persons with Disabilities Supportive Work Environment” Workshop in Cooperation with Swaed Association

Events, ICT, Middle East, News, September 25 2018

Qaderoon Network and Swaed Association workshop attendees

SAUDI ARABIA: On Wednesday, September 18, 2018, “Qaderoon” Network, in cooperation with “Swaed” Association for physical disability, organized a workshop on persons with disabilities supportive work environment at Holiday Inn Corniche Hotel in Al Khobar. The workshop aimed at introducing trainees to the basic concepts of disability and its accommodations,… Continue Reading »

Nominations Open for 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

Americas, Events, News, September 10 2018

ALBERTSON, NY, USA: Viscardi Center has announced an official call for nominations for the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, an international award series recognizing exemplary men and women with disabilities. Recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Mutual of America Building in New York City on December 4. The Henry… Continue Reading »

New Webinar! Sustainable Development Goals in the UN Regions: The Engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

Events, News, Webinar, September 5 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Tuesday, 11th September on the Sustainable Development Goals. DATE: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 TIME: 16:00pm – 17:00pm, Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! Speaker and content Orsolya Bartha, Senior Advisor at International Disability Alliance, will be… Continue Reading »

From Robotic Vision to Instant Internet: ETRI Showcases Five Consumer Electronic Technologies of the Future

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, News, September 5 2018

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BERLIN, GERMANY: Korean researchers will demonstrate how to transmit data faster than the blink of an eye at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest trade fair for consumer electronics, taking place in Berlin, Germany from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. High-speed cloud service, robotic vision, and harmful media detection… Continue Reading »

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