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To enhance economic growth, help people with disabilities get back to work

May 10, 2017

Disability rights advocates in Southeast Asia are urging member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations to invest in empowering the estimated 17 million people with disabilities in the region by highlighting the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s report which shows that an accessible and inclusive economic environment for people with disabilities could increase the GDP of member states of about 1% to 7% and an increase in the GDP-PPP of approximately $80 billion for the region.


Governo lança programa para melhorar competências digitais na educação

April 30, 2017

The Government of Portugal recently launched The National Initiative Digital Skills e.2030 program which aims to generalize digital literacy and stimulate employment, training and professional expertise in digital technologies and applications and the production of new knowledge in digital areas in international cooperation.


Govt’s ‘Digital India’ push fails to help disabled

April 30, 2017

Disability rights advocates in India call for the government to focus on information accessibility for persons with visual and hearing disabilities after reports showing its failure to implement effectively the nation’s electronic accessibility policy.


UC-Berkeley removing resources not compliant with accessibility standards

April 21, 2017

The University of California at Berkeley is removing older videos, recordings and other resources from public platforms in compliance with the U.S. Department of Justice January ruling which requires all public online content to be accessible to all viewers, including those with disabilitie.


Acessibilidade digital nas escolas pode se tornar lei em Mato Grosso

April 19, 2017

Students with disabilities in Mato Grosso will soon be provided with accessible education after a state representative proposed a bill, called "Digital Accessibility in the School," which will require public schools to be equipped with adaptive computer hardware and software.


Singapore: New Office to Help Get Singapore Ready for Digital Society

April 14, 2017

The Government of Singapore is setting up a new digital readiness program office under the Ministry of Communications and Information, to enable Singaporeans, including those with disabilities, to have access to technology, be confident to use it and include it in various aspects of their lives. 



Roe & Courtney Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Equal Access to Electronic Materials and Technology at Higher Education Institutions

March 29, 2017

US Representatives reintroduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education which will establish an independent commission that will develop voluntary guidelines for accessible post secondary electronic instructional materials and related technologies to ensure students with disabilities have access to the same educational materials as non-disabled students