ICT

Trinidad and Tobago: Digicel Foundation Supports Persons with Hearing Impairment

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Deaf and Hearing Impaired students who live in remote areas can now access academic studies through Information and Communication Technology.  In its continued effort for the advancement of persons with special needs the Digicel Foundation partnered recently with Deaf Pioneers Life Centre to introduce IT support for the group’s Deaf/Hearing Impaired Project. The life changing initiative was… Continue Reading »

Mada Assistive Technology Centre Signs MoU with Korea Trade Promotion Agency

QATAR: Mada, the assistive technology centre Qatar, has signed with Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) a memorandum of understanding and co-operation during the Qatar-Korean Business Forum, which kicked off yesterday. The signing ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy… Continue Reading »

European Commission Provides 20 Cities with Funding for Innovative Projects on Inclusion 

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. In particular, Piraeus (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy) will receive grants for projects that will protect and reduce the vulnerability… Continue Reading »

Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

The second M-Enabling Forum Europe will take place on September 19, 2019 parallel to REHACARE in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf. EJ Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology, are jointly organizing the international conference with accompanying exhibition.           Representatives of stakeholders, government… Continue Reading »

Stakeholders Find Weaknesses in ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

PAKISTAN: Stakeholders have identified weaknesses in the ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill before a parliamentary committee on human rights considers it next week, and have urged the committee to seek insight from people living with disabilities. At a press conference on Thursday, stakeholders also demanded representation for people living with disabilities in the local… Continue Reading »

Four Industry Leaders Announce Shared Commitment to Accessible Customer Service

Four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking are partnering with Be My Eyes to ensure the accessibility of their products. “Can you describe the issue?” says the customer service agent. Whether it’s software or shampoo, this is not always the easiest question to answer – particularly if you are one of the 253 million… Continue Reading »

Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA

DOHA, QATAR: Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions. “We are meeting to witness a successful start to future co-operation in innovation through the signing of an MoU on supporting innovation for digital solutions development within the Mada… Continue Reading »

UN Promotes Technological Developments for SDGs

INTERNATIONAL: The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution asking key UN bodies for updated findings on the impact of key technological changes vis-a-vis the 2030 Agenda, for discussion at the fourth annual UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum). The UN also recently announced that over half the world is using… Continue Reading »

Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international partners to produce resources to… Continue Reading »

Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »