Events

The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) Announces the GARI Design Challenge

GARI Design Challenge – 2,500€ for helping people with disabilities easier find what they are looking for The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) established the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) in 2008 to provide information on the accessibility features in today’s devices. GARI now features an online database with information on the accessibility features in… Continue Reading »

Student Design Innovation Competition ‘Design the Change’ Launched in the UK

UNITED KINGDOM: Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp has launched ‘Design the Change’, formerly called ‘Getting Back on Track’. The Student design competition intended to encourage innovation and raise awareness of the day-to-day challenges facing people with spinal cord injuries. The competition, which closes in April 2021, is offering winners a £3,000 prize, plus £2,000 for their university and… Continue Reading »

Event: WHO Online Master Training Workshop for Measuring Access to Assistive Technology

The WHO Online Master Training Workshop for Measuring Access to Assistive Technology will take place on 17-19 November 2020. The workshop is an integral part of the development of the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT). The resolution on improving access to assistive technology (WHA71.8) mandates WHO to develop the global report in the context of an integrated approach, based… Continue Reading »

Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 Seeks to Promote Access to Digital Resources for Persons with Disabilities in Africa

inABLE.org is set to host the first ever virtual Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 on October 8 – 9, from 9 – 11:30 am EAT. Sponsored by MasterCard Foundation, Safaricom, Facebook, Ford Foundation and Google, the theme of the conference is promoting digital accessibility in Africa.  At least 500 attendees from across Africa are anticipated to join in… Continue Reading »

Webinar on Enhancing Disability Inclusive Practices in Humanitarian Action and Volunteer Management: Overview of a Collaborative Approach

VIVID Webinar – Enhancing Disability Inclusive Practices in Humanitarian Action and Volunteer Management: Overview of a Collaborative Approach Timings: Thursday 14th May 2020, 9AM to 10AM CET The webinar is part of the VIVID Project: Technical Assistance in Humanitarian Response, Ensuring Valuable International Volunteering and Inclusion of persons with Disabilities. The main aim of the… Continue Reading »

Doha Declaration to Promote Rights of 1.5 Billion Persons with Disabilities Worldwide

QATAR: Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) launched the ‘Doha Declaration’ at the closing ceremony of the Doha International Conference on Disability and Development (DICDD) yesterday. The two-day conference, which has attracted over 1,500 policy-makers and practitioners, took place at the Qatar National Convention Center under the theme: “Leaving No One Behind”. The Doha Declaration on… Continue Reading »

Upcoming Event: The Doha International Conference on Disability and Development 2019

The Doha International Conference on Disability and Development will be held on 7-8 December 2019, under the guidance and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder of Qatar Foundation for Social Work and its affiliated civil society centers. The overall theme of the conference is “Harnessing the Power of Sustainable Development to Advance… Continue Reading »

Ability Foundation Announces EmployABILITY 2019 Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities

INDIA: Ability Foundation has announced EmployABILITY 2019, the pioneering job fair for qualified persons with disabilities, to be held in Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY, the trend-setting job opportunities fair for persons with disabilities will be held at Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY is jointly organised by Ability Foundation and Lions Club of Padi… Continue Reading »

Makeathon to Build Tech for Persons with Disabilities in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN: Creative innovators will attempt to solve challenges set by people with disabilities in just 72 hours at the capital’s Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM): Nur-Sultan Makeathon Oct. 25-28, reports the Nazarbayev University press office. TOM Makeathon is a 72-hour marathon that unites makers, such as engineers, programmers, craftspeople and doctors, to develop assistive technology solutions for… Continue Reading »

Disability Network Announces Nominees For Annual Ability Award

HOLLAND: Disability Network/Lakeshore (DNL) will present its ninth annual Ability Award, recognizing an individual within the Lakeshore region who promotes a spirit of inclusion and a community without barriers. All nominees will be recognized at the 2019 Ability Award celebration on October 28, 2019 at the Civic Center in Holland, Mich.   Disability Network/Lakeshore works in Allegan and Ottawa counties to create… Continue Reading »