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New UNICEF study shows children with disabilities often face stigma and discrimination

Asia-Pacific, Misc., October 16 2017

coverpage Childhood Disability in Malaysia: a Study of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

KUALA LUMPUR: Six in ten people surveyed do not have enough information about children with disabilities, UNICEF said in a study released. This is the first nationwide research to shed light on the perceptions, attitudes and practices towards childhood disability in Malaysia. Findings from the research reveal that knowledge about… Continue Reading »

Resilience, not weakness

Asia-Pacific, Misc., October 15 2017

Woman who is blind with a cane walking at a subway station

The white cane was once considered a mere stick to help people with vision disabilities detect obstacles in their way. Today, that very cane has become a symbol of independence, self-reliance, confidence. As such, ever since 1964, people all around the world celebrate October 15 as White Cane Safety Day.… Continue Reading »

Dubai to Introduce Sign Language Call Center

Middle East, Misc., October 12 2017

DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will soon integrate a new channel to communicate with people with hearing disabilities at its call center. The new video call and chat interface, being piloted at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week in Dubai, will initially be available in sign language for Arabic… Continue Reading »

Belarus opens new inclusive education opportunities

Europe, Misc., October 12 2017

MINSK: Belarus opens up new opportunities for teaching children with disabilities as part of the inclusive education campaign, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Afshan Khan told the media during the visit of UNICEF representatives to the Institute for Inclusive Education on 9 October, BelTA has learned. “We… Continue Reading »

New Partnership Focuses on Including Children with Disabilities

Americas, Misc., October 12 2017

SAN DIEGO: Kids Included Together (KIT) commemorated the start of Disability Awareness Month this October by announcing a new national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to open more opportunities for children with disabilities and other complex needs. Under the partnership, KIT (, the leading authority in disability… Continue Reading »

Wells Fargo Invites Students to Apply for Disability Scholarships

Americas, Misc., October 10 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company and Scholarship America announced the second annual People with Disabilities Scholarship Program. The program’s goal is to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training they need to succeed in the careers they choose. Applications… Continue Reading »

Ghana urged to include children with cerebral palsy in inclusive education

Africa, Misc., October 10 2017

Five year old disabled boy studying in wheelchair

ACCRA: Mrs Lilian Bruce-Lyle, a Retired Chief Director of Chieftaincy, on Friday appealed to government to ensure that children with Cerebral Palsy are included in the inclusive education policy being rolled out. Mrs Bruce-Lyle, who is also a Member of the Ghana Federation for Persons with Disability, said Persons Living… Continue Reading »

Education Sector Accused of Sidelining Students with Vision Disabilities

Africa, Misc., October 10 2017

THYOLO, MALAWI: People who are blind or have low vision from Thyolo have blamed government for sidelining them on changes of curriculum in public schools. Patrick Chisale who is blind told Mana recently that it was sad to note that since the change of curriculum in secondary schools was done,… Continue Reading »

Canada highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Americas, Misc., October 9 2017

OTTAWA, ONTARIO: This October, the Government of Canada joins organizations across the country to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this important month, employers are encouraged to think about how they can make their business practices more inclusive and accessible for Canadians with all abilities. People with disabilities have… Continue Reading »

Bolivia Enacts Law to Provide Employment for Persons with Disabilities

Americas, Misc., October 7 2017

Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law to guarantee job stability for workers with serious disabilities. The law also establishes a job quota for persons with disabilities and offers a monthly payment of US$36 for those who are no longer able to work. Morales signed the new statute during… Continue Reading »

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