This feature was written between 6 March and 30 April 2010 as part of the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition. It highlights issues on disabilities and development.
From The Guardian, June 14, 2010
UNDP Launches New Project for the Disabled
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched the Early Learning and Disability Challenges project (ELDC) yesterday at its headquarters in Mishref. This project is part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG). Strengthening universal primary education, the (ELDC) was initiated by UNDP as one if its projects that fall under the Country Program (2009-2013).
From Kuwait Times, June 10, 2010
U.S.- Partisan Bickering Erupts at Online Accessibility Hearing
Sparks flew at a hearing June 9 on HR 3101, The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, a bill that would update communications accessibility provisions in the 1996 Communications Act and apply them to access to broadband.
From B&C, June 10, 2010
Mada a Boon for People with Disabilities
The Qatar Assistive Technology Center, Mada, which opened on June 1, strives to connect people with disabilities to information and communications technologies.
From Gulf Times - Qatar's English daily newspaper, June 09, 2010
Innovative Center for Assistive Technology Opens in Qatar
People living with disabilities in Qatar now have access to a valuable new Center for Assistive Technology, Mada, which opened to the public on June 1, 2010. Mada is an innovative center that strives to connect people with disabilities to the information and communications technologies (ICT) that can empower them to excel in all aspects of their life.
From AMEInfo.com, June 09, 2010
OAS Participates in Opening of New POETA Center in Peru
The Trust for the Americas, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Banco de Comercio of Peru signed in Lima in the presence of the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin, a collaboration agreement to provide technical and financial resources to support the POETA Program developed in the country since 2005.
From Living in Peru, June 06, 2010
U.S. Lawmakers Begin Push to Extend Internet Services to Disabled
Lawmakers want to put legislation helping the deaf communicate with speakers at the other end of an iPhone and providing closed captioning for videos on websites like Hulu on the fast track.
From The Hill, May 26, 2010
Vital Broadband Expansion Key to Development and Peace, UN Conference Told
The United Nations telecommunications agency opened its quadrennial development conference today, stressing that a vital expansion of broadband networks holds the key to rapid growth in productivity in developing countries and the potential to enhance global peace and justice.
From UN News Centre, May 24, 2010
World Telecom Meet to Adopt Action Plan
The fifth edition of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), beginning here on Monday, will adopt the Hyderabad Action Plan which, according to the event managers, will “set the agenda” for telecommunication and information and communication technologies (ICT) development over the next four years.
From India - Business Standard, May 24, 2010
Digital Europe: New Action Plan Aimed At Delivering Inclusive Digital Society Launched By European Commission
The European Digital Agenda is one of the seven flagship European initiatives to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth.
From e-Gov Monitor, May 19, 2010