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SIGHT ME – Exhibition for “Visual Disability Technologies”

Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, Middle East, News, Universal Design, January 18 2018

ribbon cutting ceremony

SHARJAH, UAE:  According to their website, the SIGHTME – Exhibition for “Visual Disability Technologies”, organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired, will run from February 13-15th, 2018 and take place at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.   Come and visit the only exhibition in the region displaying latest innovations,… Continue Reading »

Health + Tech | Tele-Radiology – The Future Of Health Diagnostics

Africa, Assistive Technology, ICT, January 17 2018

A man wearing a neck brace looks at an X-Ray with his doctor

JAMAICA: Health technology can be applied to almost every aspect of healthcare to improve efficiency and access. Radiology, though not frequently mentioned, is an important component to full healthcare digitization and tele-medicine. Through this digitization, access to qualified and talented healthcare professionals can be significantly increased, thus solving staff shortage… Continue Reading »

Health + Tech | Telemedicine Bonus – Opportunity To Broaden Access To Healthcare For The Disabled

Africa, Assistive Technology, ICT, January 3 2018

Headshot of Doug Halsall

JAMAICA: Universal access to health has been the buzz phrase for a few years now. When we think of this concept, we tend to think mostly of financial access, but it is much more than that. Our system is currently skewed to providing financial access to health, which, in itself,… Continue Reading »

Bahrain Hosts UNDP’s Youth Leadership Programme

Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, Middle East, December 28 2017

Bahrain hosts UNDP's youth leadership programme

MANAMA: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bahrain has organized the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) for the first time in Bahrain. The YLP that took place from August to November was part of Youth City 2030 at the International Exhibition and Conventions Centre. The final session was held at… Continue Reading »

Lime Connect Partners on Ground-breaking Corporate Disability Study

Americas, ICT, Misc., December 26 2017

Diverse Professionals. Source PRWeb

NEW YORK: Lime Connect (Lime) and Bloomberg, PwC and Unilever – three of the organization’s corporate partners – are lead sponsors of a first-of-its-kind study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) that finds that far more people than expected have a disability: 30 percent of college-educated employees working full-time… Continue Reading »

New Sign Language App Launched

Asia-Pacific, ICT, December 26 2017

Eddy app icon

Digi has launched a new app – called Eddy – to teach people Malaysian Sign Language or Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia (BIM). The goal is to be able to teach BIM to a wider audience, and not only people who are deaf and their families. The core of Eddy is centered… Continue Reading »

US launches digital hub for persons with disabilities in Nigeria

Africa, ICT, December 25 2017

LAGOS: The United States of America (U.S.A.) has unveiled  a  digital hub for persons with disabilities in Nigeria. The facility was hosted at the Lagos Office of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD). A Nigerian civic organisation, Project Enable, set up the digital hub with the support… Continue Reading »

Fair ‘n Square: advancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities

Africa, ICT, December 23 2017

The latest version of the Fair ‘n Square website, which was first launched in 2015 by Handicap International (HI) in conjunction with UNICEF, looks at the ways in which children and adults with disabilities in Mozambique are discriminated against on a daily basis. Some people are unable to visit health centres because… Continue Reading »

TRAI releases Consultation Paper on Making ICT Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, ICT, December 21 2017

Accessibility icon in place of keyboard key

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on “Making ICT Accessible for Persons with Disabilities” Over the last two decades, telecommunication and broadcasting services  have become ubiquitous and now reach out to the most remote and underserved  areas empowering millions of people. Telecommunication… Continue Reading »

W3C releases new video introducing Web Accessibility and W3C Standards

Americas, ICT, December 5 2017

Video Youtube Screenshot

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has released a video introducing Web Accessibility and W3C Standards. The four-minute video highlights why accessibility is the right thing to do, how it is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. It was published as part of an accessibility project the Internet Society (ISOC) is… Continue Reading »


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