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Call for Nominations 2020-2021 for the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Misc., July 11 2020

Submit your application now and share the innovative ideas for digital empowerment of persons or groups! Nominations close on 2 September 2020 for the the 2020/2021 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals… Continue Reading »

New Report Illustrates Experiences of COVID-19 for Women with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., July 10 2020

AUSTRALIA: A new report released today by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT), shows how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic has been for women with disabilities in the Canberra region. “66% of women with disability said they did not know where to seek help with accessing health care during this time.” said C… Continue Reading »

More Accessibility Grants Available to Improve Accessibility Barriers in Workplaces and Community Spaces

Americas, Misc., July 8 2020

CANADA: Once again small businesses in the Quinte area will be able to take advantage of grants to help them become more accessible. Grants up to $10,000 are available to improve accessibility barriers within the workplace or community space. The grants can be used for small scale construction, renovation or retrofit… Continue Reading »

Training Initiative in Maritime Education Launched for Persons with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., June 16 2020

SINGAPORE: The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Singapore Branch (ICS-SG) has announced a new training initiative to provide maritime education to persons with disabilities. The training initiative is supported by SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. The course involves training the attendees on the basic understanding of shipping,… Continue Reading »

HuskyADAPT Develops Toy Adaptation for All Children

Americas, Misc., May 11 2020

Image with blue and pink pattern of dots and text Inclusive Design in Black.

When Molly Mollica, a third-year bioengineering Ph.D. student, realized that there was no community for adaptive toys in Washington state, she and a group of students decided to establish a multidisciplinary design group that strives to develop inclusive toys for children with disabilities. As a result, HuskyADAPT was founded in… Continue Reading »

Thammasat University Continuously Strives to Offer Excellent Support to Students with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., Universal Design, May 1 2020

Woman seated on a wheelchair using a computer with her back towards camera.

THAILAND: Thammasat University has the highest number of students with disabilities among closed-system universities in Thailand since 2003 when Thammasat decided to launch an admission program for students with disabilities. Piyaphong Iadpum, director of Disabled Student Services Thammasat University (DSS) said that Thammasat has learned and improved a lot in setting up… Continue Reading »

New Survey: Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19 School Closures

Misc., April 30 2020

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The Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19 School Closures Survey is being conducted by the Inclusive Education Initiative’s Disability-Inclusive Education Community of Practice and Knowledge Hub. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, schools are closed nation-wide in 192 countries and sub-nationally in many others, leaving an estimated 1.58… Continue Reading »

Persons with disabilities Must Not be left Behind in the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disaster, Europe, Misc., April 7 2020

A man and a woman with masks on during the coronavirus crisis

Statement by Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe As governments in Europe react to the rapid spread of the coronavirus through wide-reaching measures, they must not forget that a large proportion of their population is living with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are not only often at increased risk of… Continue Reading »

New Forum Encourages Virtual Interaction for Persons with Disabilities

Europe, Misc., News, April 1 2020

UK: Euan’s Guide, the charity focused on making it easier for disabled people to get out and about, has now turned its attention to keeping everyone amused whilst they stay indoors. The team behind Euan’s Guide, the website where people leave reviews rating the disabled access at the places they visit,… Continue Reading »

ECOWAS Commission Tasks Members on Increased Budget to Promote Education Accessibility and Inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities

Africa, Misc., News, January 16 2020

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NIGERIA: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has tasked member states on specific budgetary provisions to promote education accessibility and inclusiveness of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees, returnees and stateless persons. Mr Emmanuel Okorodudu, Head of Division, Democracy and Good Governance, Department of… Continue Reading »


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