Landmark Disability Pact Provides Road Map to Improve Lives of Millions - UN official
People with disabilities suffer some of the worst violations of their human rights, but a groundbreaking United Nations treaty that entered into force last year provides a road map to improve this situation, the world body’s top rights official said today.
From UN News Centre, March 06, 2009
Bangladesh - Persons With Disabilities Introduce Rights-Based Dev Programmes
Speakers at the inaugural function of the 5th national leadership training workshop yesterday underscored the need for introducing rights-based development programmes in the country.
From The Daily Star, February 16, 2009
Chicagoan Kareem Dale Tapped to be Obama White House Disability Policy Advisor
Vice President Biden on Thursday announced the appointment of Chicagoan Kareem Dale as Special assistant to the President for Disability
Dale, who is partly blind, was the Disability Vote Director for the Obama presidential campaign.
From Chicago Sun-Times, February 13, 2009
Biden Honors a Movement at the Special Olympics
Yesterday Vice President Biden honored what he called the "movement" for the rights of the disabled.
From The White House Blog post, February 13, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden Announces Kareem Dale As Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
Vice President Joe Biden today announced Kareem Dale as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. The Vice President, who was leading a Presidential Delegation at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, made the announcement during a stop at the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Event, a worldwide program in which athletes receive a variety of health screenings and services.
From The White House Press Release, February 12, 2009
Literacy Bridge Launches Pilot Program in Ghana
New technology provides children and adults with access to critical information such as farming best practices and disease prevention techniques, while helping to boost literacy skills
From Business Wire, February 11, 2009
VIDEO INTERVIEW with Axel Leblois, G3ict Executive Director - U.N. Program in Atlanta Promotes Digital Access for Disabled
It is a statistic that simply does not make sense to Axel Leblois. In many countries, including the United States, the unemployment rate for blind persons of working age tops 70 percent.
From Global Atlanta, February 10, 2009
Remarks of Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
Town Hall Meeting - Remarks of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
From Media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com, February 04, 2009
Ontario May Enact Assistive Technologies Standard
By now we’re used to the fact that most buildings with stairs have a ramp that allows those in wheelchairs to gain access, but the same isn’t true of our Web sites and other software. The Ontario government is thinking about closing that gap.
From IT World Canada, February 03, 2009
World's Largest Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities Offers More Accessibility and Ease of Use - Benetech Launches New Bookshare Library
Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities, has been completely rebuilt to make it significantly easier for individuals with print disabilities to access the books they want and need.
From PRWeb, February 01, 2009