General Assembly of the European Disability Forum
Three European disability movement leaders, among them the EDF Vice President, were unable to fly to Ljubljana for the Annual General Assembly of the European Disability Forum (EDF) due to discrimination on the grounds of disability, announced the President of EDF Yannis Vardakastanis at the opening of the Assembly on 24 May.
From HWelt, May 26, 2008
Gratifying Careers in Assistive Technology
According to the 2000 census, there are more than 50 million people with disabilities in the U.S. These folks represent a huge critical mass of consumers that can benefit from assistive technology. Yet strange as it seems, people with disabilities have been treated as a marginal market by most companies.
From DiversityCareers.com, May 22, 2008
EU 2008 - "The full enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities is an important contribution towards a fairer society," says Slovenian Minister Marjeta Cotman.
The full enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities is an important contribution towards a fairer society, pointed out the President of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, Slovenian Minister Marjeta Cotman, at the conference on the human rights of persons with disabilities, organised under the Slovenia EU Council Presidency by the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in cooperation with the European Commission. The core theme of the conference is the political implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, focusing on the progress made by European policy in its implementation.
From Slovenian Presidency of the EU 2008, May 22, 2008
U.S. is Told to Revamp Dollar Notes
The U.S. government has been told to change the size or texture of its banknotes because it is difficult for blind people to tell the notes apart.
From BBC News, May 21, 2008
United Nations Celebrates and So Should We
On Monday, to the accompaniment of harpist Myra Kovary at its New York headquarters, the UN celebrated swinging into action with its Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
From TheStar.com, May 18, 2008
Provide Technological Aids for Persons with Disabilities
Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has said special effort must be made to assist persons, who are physically challenged, to make use of all the technological aids that make it possible for them to communicate effectively.
From Jamaica Information Service, May 18, 2008
New Technologies Empower Persons with Disabilities
An estimated 650 million persons live with disabilities worldwide. Including their families, there are nearly two billion people - or a third of the world's population - directly affected by disability.
From MediaCaster, May 16, 2008
Ireland's First Ever Assistive Technology Library Launched 20,000 Users to Benefit from Loan Library
www.try-it.ie, Ireland’s first every Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) web based library bank was launched today by a consortium of groups who work with people with disabilities.
From Irish Dev News, May 15, 2008
Tunisia: International Forum Highlights Role of Digital Accessibility in the Integration of the Disabled
The El Ghazala technological pole is hosting on May 15, 2008 a one- day international forum on "Digital accessibility: A chance for the promotion of the disabled"
From allAfrica.com, May 15, 2008
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Convenes Meeting on Rights of Disabled Persons
After the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities became effective on 3 May 2008, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organising an international conference to call for action on poverty, lack of access and discrimination that people with disabilities face.
From Afriquenligne, May 13, 2008