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International Conference on ICT

NEW DELHI: UNESCO will host a three-day international conference – ‘From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities’ – between Continue reading the story...

Survey of ICTs in inclusive disaster management

The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) is conducting a study, commissioned by the ITU, on best practices in using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for Continue reading the story...

Reservation for candidates with vision disabilities; Delhi High Court reserves verdict

The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on a PIL filed by an NGO seeking one per cent out of total 3 per cent quota Continue reading the story...

Conference on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities

SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing “Accessible Americas”, a regional conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...

FITA ICT courses for people with disabilities

MALTA: Fifty-eight students have successfully completed information and communication technology (ICT) courses organized by the Foundation for Technology Accessibility (FITA). The courses were held at the ICT Continue reading the story...

ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the SS12 EU 2014 accessibility competition in Paris

ZURICH: Two student from ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the  SS12 EU 2014  accessibility competition in Paris. This year, SS12:EU 2014 continued giving Continue reading the story...

English-Gujarati dictionary now in braille

AHMEDABAD: The Braille Press at Blind People’s Association (BPA) has come up with the braille version of Oxford English-Gujarati Dictionary in 2013-14. The dictionaries are now Continue reading the story...

Audio describer puts people with vision disabilities in the picture

NEW ZEALAND: Aucklander Nicola Owen, who will narrate the audio described performance of New Zealand Opera’s production of La traviata in Wellington on Sunday 13 July, Continue reading the story...

Research team creates 3D picture books for children with vision disabilities

“Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…” A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” Continue reading the story...

SETDA Publishes Brief on Accessibility of Instructional Materials in a Digital Age for State and District Leaders

WASHINGTON, DC: The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) recently released a policy brief for state and district education leaders focused on considerations and strategies regarding Continue reading the story...

TIA urges ICASA to enhance ICT accessibility

ARLINGTON, VA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments yesterday with the Independent Communications Continue reading the story...

ITU Conference sets agenda for future ICT development

DUBAI: The Dubai Action Plan, adopted April 10 by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference, sets the agenda for telecommunication and information and communication technology development Continue reading the story...

ICT training center opens in Gambia

A computer training center for people who are blind and low vision was Saturday opened at a ceremony held at the center in Brikama New Town Continue reading the story...

New European Standard on Accessibility Requirements for Public Procurement of ICT Products and Services

ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE:  The European Standardization Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) are pleased to announce the publication of a new European Standard on accessibility requirements for Information Continue reading the story...

Researchers developing first Arabic symbol dictionary

Researchers from the University of Southampton are part of an international collaboration that will develop the world’s first culturally specific Arabic symbol dictionary. The Qatar National Research Continue reading the story...

Saudi Sign Language Dictionary launched

RIYADH: The Saudi Association for Hearing Impairment has launched the first Saudi Sign Language Dictionary on occasion of the first anniversary of establishing a center for Continue reading the story...

Open University of Tanzania helps people with vision disabilities access ICT

TANZANIA: People who are blind or low vision in Tanzania can now access Information and Communication Technology (ICT) studies following the introduction of a special program Continue reading the story...

ICT enhances learning for students with disabilities

SINGAPORE: According to Ministry of Education Singapore, assistive technology has shown to be effective in helping students with special needs at Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) Continue reading the story...

Utilizing ICT to empower people with hearing disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: Here is an ideal example of how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used for the benefit of people who are deaf and Continue reading the story...

GAATES Presents at WWW HLFS: ICT and Media Inclusion of Women, Girls and People with Disabilities

HANOI, VIETNAM: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) presented in the Women With the Wave High-Level Forum Series: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Continue reading the story...

UN report highlights ICT’s potential to foster inclusion of persons with disabilities

A report released today by the United Nations and its partners illustrates how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help give access to resources to persons Continue reading the story...

Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT: WCAG2ICT Note Published

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group is pleased to announce publication of the completed Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) as an informative Continue reading the story...

Telstra predicts the future of accessible technology

AUSTRALIA: While recent innovations like touch screens and voice controls have changed the way we communicate, for people with disabilities these innovations can be the key Continue reading the story...

Teen Sues Los Angeles Unified School District for Disability Discrimination

LOS ANGELES, CA: A Carson High School graduate with cerebral palsy and spastic dysplasia, who uses a wheelchair for mobility, sued his former school district today Continue reading the story...

Tanzanian government promises to support ICT education for people with vision disabilities

TANZANIA: The government has promised to find ways of supporting people with vision disabilities to learn computers and be able to benefit from the advancement of Continue reading the story...

Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT: Final Draft Published

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) published a completed Working Draft of Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT). After Continue reading the story...

ictQATAR to Host Event to Promote e-Accessibility in Qatar

The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), in co-operation with Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Centre), will host an event at Four Seasons Hotel on Continue reading the story...

ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum opens in Geneva

GENEVA: Over 800 delegates from the private sector, government, NGOs and Internet-related organizations are meeting in Geneva this week for ITU’s fifth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum, a Continue reading the story...

Te reo Māori now part of online sign language dictionary

Deaf New Zealanders now have access to te reo vocabulary in the Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), thanks to Victoria University’s Deaf Studies Continue reading the story...

Huawei South Africa to launch ICT Training for people with disabilities

Huawei South Africa is committed to developing literate and educated communities. Therefore, Huawei has partnered with Khulisani to launch a mobile Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Continue reading the story...

ICT for people with disabilities

NIGERIA: One area where Nigeria has had its greatest leap in its transition to democracy is in the telecoms sector. Between 1975 and 1998, the then Continue reading the story...

UNESCO Global Report: opening new avenues for empowerment: ICTs to access information and knowledge for persons with disabilities

Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, this Global Report addresses strong recommendations to all stakeholders – from decision-makers to Continue reading the story...

Egypt to create ICT centers for persons with disabilities

Egypt’s s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Education on supporting s Ministry of Communications and Continue reading the story...

Lagos to fully implement ICT law for persons with disabilities by 2016

LAGOS, NIGERIA: The Lagos State Government says it will begin full implementation of the Information Technology (IT) law that seeks to protect persons with disabilities in 2016. The state Continue reading the story...

Philippines DPWH official reiterates strict implementation of Accessibility Law

BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cordillera is reminding building officials to strictly implement the Batas Pambansa 344 otherwise known as the Continue reading the story...

ICT Accessibility Strategy Released

The Office of Management and Budget in the US has released a new federal strategy for improving the accessibility of information technology for persons with disabilities within federal agencies and websites. Announced in Continue reading the story...

ICT workshop trains students with vision disabilities in India

MYSORE: A five-day workshop that began here on Monday aims at training students with vision disabilities in computer applications, as many are not aware of the Continue reading the story...

Nepal Telecommunications Authority to implement ICT project for persons with disabilities

KATHMANDU: With growing use of information and communication technology (ICT) and telecommunications services, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is implementing a project which will allow persons with Continue reading the story...

Vietnam government starts ICT training for young people with disabilities

HCM City: Nearly 500 children with disabilities will be given an educational boost thanks to a pioneering scheme aiming to improve access to information technology. The two-year Continue reading the story...

Government committed to providing ICT skills to persons with disabilities: Mahama

ACCRA, GHANA: President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said his government was committed to providing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to people with disabilities so Continue reading the story...
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