Assam to provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., November 17 2017

Assam Government would provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Tuesday. The chief minister made the announcement while releasing a guidebook for students with vision disabilities for competitive examinations. Sonowal said his government has taken up various programmes aimed at… Continue Reading »

EU assists employment of persons with disabilities in Mostar

Europe, Misc., November 16 2017

The presentation of VedriMo social enterprise employing three persons with disabilities was held on 6 November in Mostar within EU funded project “O.P.T.I.O.N.” (Overcoming the Prejudice and promoting new Tools for professional Integration Of people with disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro). Within the Project aimed at integration and… Continue Reading »

Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK

Europe, Misc., November 15 2017

Researchers from the Faculty of Education have produced a new report on the current state of education for children with disabilities in both England and India. Here, Dr Nidhi Singal, one of the report’s authors, outlines some of the key statistics, and argues that teachers need better training and more… Continue Reading »

High Court seeks details on steps for education of children with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., November 14 2017

Boy sitting in wheelchair in school against volumes of books on bookshelf in library.

JAIPUR, INDIA: The Rajasthan High Court has asked the State government about steps taken for education and skill development of children with disabilities as well as the action for promoting avenues for their self-employment after completion of education. The court drew the government’s attention to legal provisions for “inclusive education”.… Continue Reading »

Iranian parliament discussing bill on rights of persons with disabilities

Middle East, Misc., November 13 2017

wheelchair user

TEHRAN: Iranian parliament, Majlis, is hammering out a bill on rights of persons with disabilities, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. The bill is being discussed and will soon become a law before the International Day of People with Disability on December 3, said an official with Iran’s Welfare Organization.… Continue Reading »

Accommodations for students and employees with disabilities can take many forms

Americas, Misc., November 10 2017

Zach Crighton, a 17-year-old high school student with cerebral palsy, meets with students in the Compassionate Design course taught by lecturer John Moalli. The students are hoping they can make improvements to Crighton’s wheelchair and communication tools. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

The Office of Disability Resources and Services fields a lot of calls from faculty, asking about their responsibilities when it comes to accommodating students with disabilities. Office director Leigh Culley understands why. “We have a notion as to what ‘disability’ is and it’s typically a disability you can see,” Culley said. “The… Continue Reading »

Legislation to Improve Educational Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Americas, Misc., November 9 2017

WASHINGTON: Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.)  on November 7 introduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that studnets with vision and hearing disabilities receive the best possible education. The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act… Continue Reading »

RIT/NTID investigating ways to enhance learning for students with hearing disabilities beyond notetaking

Americas, Misc., November 8 2017

As a student with hearing disability majoring in psychology, Joshua Mora looks for ways to enhance his learning in scientific environments that are traditionally composed of hearing peers and faculty. In order to fulfill his and other students’ needs for diverse methods of information dissemination and a greater understanding of… Continue Reading »

Bhutan launches KAP study on children with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., November 7 2017

The Education Ministry in collaboration with UNICEF Bhutan launched the first-ever Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) study on children with disabilities in Thimphu, on Saturday. The study provides an insight into attitudes of Bhutanese people towards children with disabilities. According to education officials, the survey was carried out in nine… Continue Reading »

Job Numbers Reflect Increasing Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities in the Workforce

Americas, Misc., November 6 2017


EAST HANOOVER, NJ:  The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Results from a new national survey show that many… Continue Reading »

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