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Kazakhstan: Commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities positive but further steps needed – UN expert

Asia-Pacific, Misc., September 18 2017

ASTANA:  Kazakhstan has shown a strong commitment to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities Catalina Devandas said in a statement at the end of her official visit to the country. “The positive steps to reform Kazakhstan’s social protection system… Continue Reading »

New Program Helps Ontario Business Connect with the Right Talent

Americas, Misc., September 15 2017

Discover Ability Network website Screenshot

TORONTO: The Honourable David Onley, Special Advisor to the Government of Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Accessibility, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (The OCC) and the Discover Ability Network partners launched a new program and online portal that will connect persons with disabilities seeking employment directly with Ontario businesses looking to meet their talent requirements. The portal is a… Continue Reading »

Grant creates postdoc fellowships for nursing researchers with disabilities

Americas, Misc., September 13 2017

SPOKANE, WASH.: Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. A new federal grant will help WSU hire three post-doctoral students with disabilities to become academic researchers, with the goal… Continue Reading »

INMED Launches Aquaponics Program for Children with Disabilities

Africa, Misc., September 11 2017

Rosie with kids

Students who attend Laerskool Kempton Park had surprisingly clean hands after planting seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, which was launched by INMED Partnerships for Children, INMED South Africa and Air Products. That’s because there’s no dirt! “INMED has pioneered the use of school-based aquaponics to improve the nutrition and… Continue Reading »

UTSA to develop language assessment for children with autism

Americas, Misc., September 11 2017

The TEAM Autism Research Center, an organized research unit in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development, recently received an Innovative Treatment Model grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop a language assessment for children with autism. Stimulus Control Ratio… Continue Reading »

University of Montana to Help Implement Inclusive Education in Kenya

Americas, Misc., September 8 2017

Student with disability smiling at camera in classroom at the elementary school

MISSOULA: A University of Montana faculty member was selected as one of four U.S. experts to support the development of international disability-related projects this fall. Through the Americans with Disabilities Act International Fellowship Program, Martin Blair, executive director of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at UM, will travel to… Continue Reading »

New Zealanders with disabilities twice as likely to be unemployed: statistics

Asia-Pacific, Misc., September 8 2017

WELLINGTON: People with disabilities were more likely to be unemployed, and their average weekly incomes were just over half those of non-disabled people in the June 2017 quarter, New Zealand’s statistics department said on Thursday. People with disabilities average weekly incomes from self-employment and wages and salary were lower than… Continue Reading »

UK Government launches consultation on access to elections for voters with disabilities

Europe, Misc., September 6 2017

wheelchair user

The UK Government has launched a call for evidence asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself. Responses to the Call for Evidence will: enhance the government’s understanding of the experiences of people with disabilities in registering to vote and casting their vote… Continue Reading »

UN expert on the rights of persons with disabilities to visit Kazakhstan

Europe, Misc., September 4 2017

GENEVA: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Catalina Devandas will undertake an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan from 4 to 12 September 2017 to assess the human rights situation of persons with disabilities and the Government’s efforts in this respect. The Special Rapporteur… Continue Reading »

Canada Supports Greater Accessibility in Public Consultation Forums for People with Speech and Language Disabilities

Americas, Misc., September 3 2017

GATINEAU, QUEBEC: Communications Disabilities Access Canada, a national not-for-profit organization, will make public consultation forums more accessible to Canadians who have speech and language disabilities. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced the launch of this initiative, funded through the disability component of the Social… Continue Reading »


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