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Assam to provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities

Assam Government would provide free textbooks to students with vision disabilities of the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Tuesday. The chief minister made the announcement while releasing a guidebook for students with vision disabilities for competitive examinations. Sonowal said his government has taken up various programmes aimed at uplifting the lives of the… Continue Reading »

New App Uses Smart Tags to Give Better Information and Independence to People who are Blind

PLANO, TEXAS: Two architects with vision loss today launched WayAround, the smart assistant that gives on-demand details about everyday things for anyone with vision loss. The WayAround system uses custom smart tags plus an app for iOS or Android to provide audio information about items around the home and office. “As architects, our job is… Continue Reading »

EU assists employment of persons with disabilities in Mostar

The presentation of VedriMo social enterprise employing three persons with disabilities was held on 6 November in Mostar within EU funded project “O.P.T.I.O.N.” (Overcoming the Prejudice and promoting new Tools for professional Integration Of people with disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro). Within the Project aimed at integration and employment of people with disabilities… Continue Reading »

Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4 million challenge to expand mobility for people with lower-limb paralysis

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA:  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020. The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is seeking teams around the world to create game-changing… Continue Reading »

Collaboration in Preparation for the World Urban Forum

On November 1, 2017, the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting in preparation for the 9th  World Urban Forum (WUF9), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next February.  Members provided information about their planned representation and contributions at the Forum and were also able to collaborate in planning logistics for various events and… Continue Reading »

University to Host State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

The ninth annual State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities runs Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15 and 16, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center and the Schine Student Center. Including a first-time parallel Student Leadership Conference, the event will draw more than 300 participants, providing opportunities… Continue Reading »

Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK

Researchers from the Faculty of Education have produced a new report on the current state of education for children with disabilities in both England and India. Here, Dr Nidhi Singal, one of the report’s authors, outlines some of the key statistics, and argues that teachers need better training and more support “underpinned by principles of inclusion”.… Continue Reading »

High Court seeks details on steps for education of children with disabilities

JAIPUR, INDIA: The Rajasthan High Court has asked the State government about steps taken for education and skill development of children with disabilities as well as the action for promoting avenues for their self-employment after completion of education. The court drew the government’s attention to legal provisions for “inclusive education”. In an interim order passed… Continue Reading »

Google to remove apps that use accessibility services not designed for users with disabilities

Google is cracking down on how developers employ their Accessibility services in their apps. Unless developers can describe how their app properly uses the Accessibility Services to help users with disabilities, it will need to remove all requests for accessibility services or it will be taken off from the Google Play Store. But what does Accessibility Service… Continue Reading »

Iranian parliament discussing bill on rights of persons with disabilities

TEHRAN: Iranian parliament, Majlis, is hammering out a bill on rights of persons with disabilities, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. The bill is being discussed and will soon become a law before the International Day of People with Disability on December 3, said an official with Iran’s Welfare Organization. Hossein Nahvinejad further pointed out… Continue Reading »