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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
a11y@HHS: Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference

June 6-7, 2013
M-Enabling Summit 2013

Global Accessibility News – April 15, 2013

Education program to improve school infrastructure and learning environments in Fiji
Asia-Pacific Apr 15, 2013 n Fiji investing in education is a key priority of Australia’s development assistance. Education has consistently been recognized as the cornerstone of development for any country Read More»

Website for travelers with disabilities launched
Europe Apr 15, 2013
UK: A new information resource for travelers with disabilities and their careers was launched in the House of Lords. The website aims to bring together a Read More»

Free Webinar on Accessible Technology – April 25
Americas Apr 15, 2013
The Free Webinar on Accessible Technology will be held on April 25, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. This webinar, co-hosted by the USBLN and its Read More»

University students visit historical sites to assess accessibility in Malta
Europe Apr 15, 2013
MALTA: Around 70 University students reading for their Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education at the Gozo Campus recently visited various historical places in Gozo. The students, already Read More»

Saudi Government makes huge commitment to increased accessible transportation
Middle East Apr 15, 2013
The Braun Corporation is nearing completion of an order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Social Affairs to supply 3,000 wheelchair lifts to the Kingdom – Read More»

Free communication technology for people with disabilities
Americas Apr 15, 2013
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: What seems like an easy give-away is turning out to be a difficult proposition in Mississippi where Toni Hollingsworth is trying to get potentially Read More»

Girls with disabilities denied hostel in India
Asia-Pacific Apr 14, 2013
SHIMLA, INDIA: Himachal Pradesh chief secretary Sudripta Roy on Saturday ordered an inquiry into denial of hostel facility to 19 girls with disabilities in Portmore government Read More»

Conference on Future Publishing and Accessibility in Denmark – June 13-14
Europe Apr 14, 2013
COPENHAGEN: The upcoming publishing conference in Copenhagen, June 13th -14th 2013, aims to present professionals with the future scenarios for digital publishing and calls for a collaborative approach Read More»

Inclusive education to empower children with disabilities
Asia-Pacific Apr 13, 2013
INDIA: Inclusive education and special school concepts are not competitive but complementary to each other, reckons Dr Geetha R Bhat. Nature and nurture has a substantial role Read More»

Emergency Access Advisory Committee Meeting – June 14
Americas Apr 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC: The meeting of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) will be held at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) headquarters, 445 12th St., SW, Commission Read More»

Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Health Care Providers to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Hearing Disabilities
Americas Apr 13, 2013
The Justice Department announced that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, over the past year it has reached seven settlements with eight health care Read More»

Texthelp Releases iReadWrite – iPad App for People with Disabilities
Americas Apr 12, 2013
WOBURN, MA: Texthelp announced the release of iReadWrite for the iPad.iReadWrite is an easy-to-use reading and writing App that benefits struggling readers and writers of all ages especially Read More»

6th International Urban Design Conference – Sydney 2013
Asia-Pacific Apr 12, 2013
The 6th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park from Monday the 9th to Wednesday 11th of September 2013. The conference ”UrbanAgiNation” urbanization, agitation, imagination will examine Read More»

SNG announces Resources to assist Travel Professionals “Deliver an Accessible World”
Americas Apr 12, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: With a keen focus and commitment to the Travel Agency Distribution System, Special Needs Group (SNG) president & CEO, Andrew Garnett announced the Read More»

Talking ATMs roll out from 2014
Americas Apr 12, 2013
RBS and NatWest announce in the 2012 Sustainability Report the roll-out of talking ATMs for customers who are blind or low vision from early 2014, as part of Read More»

Training on Universal Accessibility in Haiti
Americas Apr 12, 2013
HAITI: At the initiative of the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (BSEIPH), of the vocational school Haiti Tec Read More»

Metrolink Access Guide published
Europe Apr 12, 2013
UK: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has published an access guide for using Metrolink trams. The 18-page guide comprehensively covers all you need to know including Read More»

Telecom company to promote accessibility for people with hearing disabilities
Americas Apr 12, 2013
Brazilian operator Telefonica/Vivo is aiming to promote accessibility for people with hearing disabilities on its institutional website, through translation and display of all content in Brazilian Read More»

Police launch SMS helpline for people with hearing disabilities
Asia-Pacific Apr 12, 2013
LUDHIANA, INDIA: In a bid to help people with hearing disabilities contact the police without inconvenience, the local police have started a SMS helpline for them. Read More»

Listen Up – a new guide for tourism businesses
Europe Apr 11, 2013
National tourist board VisitEngland has joined forces with UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (ACL) to launch Listen Up! - a new guide for tourism businesses. Designed to Read More»

Women with disabilities need to be included in the 2015 development agenda
Asia-Pacific Apr 10, 2013
The integration of women with disabilities in the 2015 development agenda is weak in the Pacific region says Ms Bridget Leduc, Gender Advisor of the Secretariat Read More»

DOH starts training of health workers on basic Filipino sign language
Asia-Pacific Apr 10, 2013
PHILIPPINES: Department of Health (DOH) National Capital Region today started training healthcare providers on Basic Filipino Sign Language (BFSL) for them to use in communicating and Read More»

Egypt to create ICT centers for persons with disabilities
Middle East Apr 9, 2013
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 Read More»

Technology empowers persons with disabilities
Asia-Pacific Apr 9, 2013
AHMEDABAD, INDIA: The ever-expanding technology that has touched thousands of lives has also helped persons with disabilities to keep pace with the world. However, equally important Read More»

Persons with disabilities left behind by disaster plans
Asia-Pacific Apr 9, 2013
NEW ZEALAND: Large parts of the country’s building stock will be off-limits for persons with disabilities under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands Read More»

Annual Conference on Independent Living – July 24-27
Americas Apr 9, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC: The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) will hold its annual conference on July 24 – 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The theme of the event will Read More»


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