Blackboard Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Series of Informative Webinars

WASHINGTON, USA: 2nd annual Blackboard webinar series will convene experts from around the globe to share insights on creating inclusive learning experiences for all. In recognition of the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Blackboard will host a series of no cost, informative webinars covering hot topics related to digital access in education. The virtual events, taking… Continue Reading »

EDF Webinar: Preparation to the HLPF for European Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Thursday, 24th May on the Sustainable Development Goals. Thursday, 24th May 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm  (Belgium time) Everyone is encouraged to register! Overview As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to… Continue Reading »

Register Now for May 10th Webinar: Financing for Development and Persons with Disabilities

INTERNATIONAL: As announced in a previous article, the HLPF team has launched a series of webinars about the SDGs  The first HLPF 2018 Webinar on Disability Data and the SDGs that took place on April 19th, 2018 was very well received with over 300 people who registered to the webinar!  They have made the recording accessible to the public for those who… Continue Reading »

1 June 2018 is the Deadline to Apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

INTERNATIONAL: 1 June 2018 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations. ECOSOC consultative status is governed by ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative status, rights and obligations… Continue Reading »

Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Invites Experts and Organizations to JOIN!

INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, is launching the establishment of a NEW Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This thematic group will support the engagement of persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to the monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (included within the 2030 Agenda… Continue Reading »

Afghan Disability Rights Conference

WASHINGTON, DC:  The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, will host the “Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming” from 23-24 May 2017 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  This conference is being held in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the United States International Council on Disabilities. The… Continue Reading »

Program for Assistive Technology Conference Announced

RESNA’s 2017 Conference, AT Innovations Across the Lifespan, will offer over 50 workshop presentations on best practices in assistive technology over three days, June 28, 29, and 30. Workshop topics include: Cognitive and Sensory Impairments Computer Applications and Communications Emerging Technology International Appropriate Technology Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics Public Policy and Advocacy Seating and Mobility, including… Continue Reading »

10th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

  NEW YORK: The 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP10) will take place from 13 to 15 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. The COSP is one of the largest and most diverse disability meetings in the world. The main theme of COSP10 is: “The Second Decade… Continue Reading »

Ohio University Southern to host disability awareness conference

Ohio University Southern will host Envision Access Conference: Supporting Students with Disabilities, on March 24, at the Ironton campus, 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton. The conference provides an opportunity for members of the Tri-State region to increase awareness and understanding of trends in addressing the needs of students with disabilities. The keynote speaker is Dr. J.… Continue Reading »

Persons with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba

HAVANA: Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Under the motto ‘Latin America inclusive in unity, development, peace and hope’, some 200 delegates from Spain, Canada, the… Continue Reading »