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Ministry of Education in Peru Set to Deliver Accessible Educational Materials

Americas, Misc., News, January 4 2021

A person working on Braille

PERU: Texts adapted to the braille system will be delivered this year, reported the Ministry of Education. During 2020, the Ministry of Education, through the Directorate of Special Basic Education (DEBE), produced more than 1,100 accessible audios and about 500 educational materials adapted to the Braille system for girls, boys,… Continue Reading »

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Employment Initiative for Inclusive Employment

Americas, Misc., News, December 17 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor on December 16 announced a new initiative designed to assist states in aligning policy, programs and funding across multiple state agencies to increase competitive integrated employment for people with mental health conditions. Led by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the Advancing State Policy Integration… Continue Reading »

The World Games 2022 to Include a New Initiative for Disability Inclusion

Americas, Misc., November 11 2020

Wheelchair rugby. Photo via Lakeshore Foundation

U.S.A: The World Games 2022 has joined Lakeshore Foundation in a new initiative for disability inclusion and access with A Journey to One World, One Games. What is the World Games? The World Games is an Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports.… Continue Reading »

Uber to Offer 12,000 Free Rides to National Association for the Blind in 8 Indian Cities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., News, October 28 2020

INDIA: Ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday said it has partnered with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), Delhi to facilitate 12,000 free rides (worth over Rs 25 lakhs) to blind, low-vision and other disabled persons, as well as their caregivers and teachers. The association, which will be valid from… Continue Reading »

Research Report Assesses Australia’s Level of Compliance with the UNCRPD

Asia-Pacific, Misc., October 7 2020

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has published a report that focuses on articles 5 to 33 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which substantiate the rights of persons with disabilities and the associated obligations of governments. One of the… Continue Reading »

G3ict-Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Update from Maldives, Syria

Built Environment, Global, Middle East, Misc., News, September 21 2020

Image of a beach with blue waters and blue skies

1. Ahmed Irash, Maldives  Building a ramp at the main beach in Male City, Maldives: There is a new initiative that will take place in Maldives which will be to build a ramp to the beach to increase accessibility for all including persons with disabilities and special needs, who use artificial… Continue Reading »

The IPC and the International Disability Alliance to sign Cooperation Agreement

Global, Misc., News, September 15 2020

The historic agreement will see the two like-minded organisations collaborate on a range of initiatives The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are to sign a historic Cooperation Agreement to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and jointly commit to use Para sport as a… Continue Reading »

EATSY Tableware has Distinctive Tactile Features to Assist Persons with Visual Impairment

Misc., Universal Design, July 15 2020

Photo of a cup EATSY tableware has distinctive tactile features to aid the visually impaired

Industrial designer jexter lim has created a range of adaptive tableware for the visually impaired. Titled ‘EATSY’, the set comprises a plate, bowl, cup, and utensils. each item has a distinctive feature that provides sensory cues to those with visual impairments. For example, the plate features a raised corner and slope to… Continue Reading »

Call for Nominations 2020-2021 for the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Misc., July 11 2020

Submit your application now and share the innovative ideas for digital empowerment of persons or groups! Nominations close on 2 September 2020 for the the 2020/2021 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals… Continue Reading »

New Report Illustrates Experiences of COVID-19 for Women with Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., July 10 2020

AUSTRALIA: A new report released today by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT), shows how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic has been for women with disabilities in the Canberra region. “66% of women with disability said they did not know where to seek help with accessing health care during this time.” said C… Continue Reading »


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