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Assistive Technology Funding Allows British Columbians to Continue Working

October 02, 2017

The British Columbia through its Technology@Work program is currently  providing funding for assistive technology to employees, self-employed workers, volunteers, and business owners who are experiencing a barrier in the workplace due to a disability, an injury, or a chronic medical condition such as back, neck, and/or shoulder pain or carpal tunnel syndrome.


Speaker Signs the Heforshe campaign

October 02, 2017

Zambia Minister of General Education Wachinga announced that the ministry has put in place facilities to ensure learners with disabilities have access to quality education just like other mainstream learners during the signing ceremony of the Heforshe campaign.

 


Competition to award £600,000 in grants to improve rail access

September 29, 2017

The DfT and the RSSB have launched the Rail Accessibility Competition which offers grants of £25,000 to £150,000 to small- and medium-sized businesses, universities, charities, managers or train operating companies, whose innovations will help to make rail travel more enjoyable and easier for travelers with disabilities.


Smart Cities for All: A Discussion on Inclusion with City Leaders

September 25, 2017

Contact: Luis Artieda, lartieda@smartcities4all.org , +1 571-426-1360. G3ict and World Enabled partner with the city of Rio de Janeiro to promote digital inclusion of all citizens Experts bring decades of experience, innovative tools, and global networks to support creation of effective programs a... Read More




Hanoi builds accessibility information website for disabled people

September 24, 2017

The Hanoi People's Committee and Abilis Foundation of Finland are investing a total of EUR10,735 to build a website on accessible information for persons with disabilities which aim to raise awareness about disability issues, boost accessibility in tourism, and rate accessibility of sites.



U.S. DOT awards over $6 million for accessibility research

September 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded six application development research contracts aimed at improving mobility options for all travelers particularly those with disabilities which would cost a total of $6.185 million and will be completed over the next couple of years.




Ministry launches audio-book library

September 14, 2017

In line with its efforts of creating more inclusive cultures and encouraging reading, Abu Dhabi's Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development has launch an audiobook library across all its cultural centers and will provide audiobooks to schools and centers for children with disabilities.