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Seduc, AL e MP discutem educação inclusiva para pessoas com deficiência

July 06, 2017

The Secretary of State for Education, Sport and Recreation together with the State Board of Education, other professional bodies and public education stakeholders participated in the 1st Special Meeting of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sport of the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso to discuss Target 14 of the State Education Plan which deals with inclusive education for persons with disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders and high ability or giftedness.

Comissão discute propostas para idosos e deficientes visuais

June 28, 2017

The Committee of the São Paulo Legislative Assembly favored proposed bills which aim to increase the participation of older people in the labor market and by requiring commercial and financial institutions to issue passwords printed in Braille and voice call to facilitate access by persons with disabilities on waiting list

ASEAN to further empower persons with disabilities

June 23, 2017

During the 3rd ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Regional Dialogue on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community held in Thailand, discussions focused on access to justice, persons with disabilities as entrepreneurs and disability perspective in disaster risk management.

Judge rules supermarket chain must make web site accessible

June 15, 2017

Winn-Dixie, a Jacksonville, Florida-based supermarket chain, has set aside $250,000 to revamp its online site after a Miami federal judge has ruled that it has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not making its website accessible to blind and visually impaired users. 

State allocates R477m to pupils with disabilities

June 13, 2017

In line with its efforts of finalizing the policy which would ensure an inclusive education system was available, accessible, appropriate and of good quality for children with all types of disabilities in South Africa, the Department of Basic Education has allocated R47 million to support children with intellectual disabilities to access quality education.

'So many barriers': Forum discusses jobs and accessibility

June 01, 2017

In a public forum hosted by the Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada aimed at contributing to the formulation of the nation’s accessibility law, participants highlighted the need to address physical and digital barriers encountered by people with disabilities in the employment sector.