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Numerous Barriers to Education and Jobs for Persons with Disabilities in Armenia

According to the Agency of Medical and Social Expertise of RA, at the beginning of this year 210 000 persons with disabilities were registered in Armenia, while at the moment the number is below 200 000, Panorama reports. Where did those 10 000 people disappear, the head of the “Unison” NGO Armen Alaverdyan asked today […]

Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

MELBOURNE: Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations that make a difference in the lives of people with disability and who champion equality for all Victorians. Presenting the awards, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin […]

Team Wins Award for Armenian Sign Language App

YEREVAN: Students from the Vahan Tekeyan School in the Karbi village of Aragatsotn Province were selected as finalists of the 2017 Technovation Challenge, an all-girls international competition, winning the People’s Choice Award for an app to help people learn Armenian Sign Language. The competition was held from August 7 to 11 in Silicon Valley. The […]

Mobilizing Global Commitments to Accessibility, Perspectives from Governments

August 9th, 2017 marked the third meeting of the Disability Inclusive and Accessibility in Urban Development (DIAUD) Network.  This meeting focused upon the expansion of the DIAUD Network and the use of its member base to influence change in the urban development realm, and featured a presentation by the former Ambassador to the United Nations […]

NASA paves a way for people who are blind to experience a Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, just a few days away, the United States of America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse. Said to be an unforgettable experience, many people plan to descend upon this path of totality and view complete darkness. But what about those who will not be able to “see” […]

Hungarian government to support NGOs serving persons with disabilities

The government is supporting NGOs that help people living with disabilities and their families by a total of 171.5 million forints (EUR 560,000) available through tender, the human resources ministry state secretary for social affairs and inclusion said on Monday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported. The tenders are open until Wednesday to organisations that […]

Committee on the Rights of persons with disabilities opens eighteenth session in Geneva

GENEVA: The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its eighteenth session, during which it will review measures taken by Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Committee listened to an address by Orest Nowosad, Chief, […]

New hearing aid dispensing initiative at UNM

This month The University of New Mexico Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) is launching a new campaign to help get hearing aids to those who need them. Michael Flores, audiologist and clinical instructor at SHS, is heading up the new initiative. It’s an extension of an already existing program which provides students, staff, faculty and […]

10 million persons with disabilities being forcibly displaced in 2016: UN

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday that among the over 65 million persons being forcibly displaced in 2016, almost 10 million were persons with disabilities. In a statement issued Monday, the UNHCR said that in situations of forced displacement, persons with disabilities “continued to be left behind”, and continued to face compounded […]

UKPD Receives Police Autism Community Training

LEXINGTON, KY.: The University of Kentucky Police Departmentreceived Police Autism Community Training (PACT) yesterday by Abbey Love, an educational psychology doctoral student at UK and creator of PACT.  The two-hour session included classroom instruction, scenario-based simulations and visual materials focused on improving miscommunication among law enforcement officials and individuals with autism. Love taught a classroom of 30 UKPD […]