UN - Youth Empowerment Projects from Over 30 Countries Awarded UN Grants
A Sierra Leonean group providing vocational training for disabled youth and a Palestinian forum setting up youth councils to influence the local government are among the 51 projects awarded grants from the United Nations for their efforts to empower young people.
From ISRIA, August 12, 2010
India: Assistive Technology Comes to Aid the Specially-Abled
Tailor-made technology helps physically challenged to reconnect with the digital world.
From Business Standard, August 09, 2010
USA: TecAccess Making Technology Accessible To All
A couple of weeks ago, we met Megan Duckett, founder and CEO of Sew What?, a provider of fabric sets for stage productions. This week, we say hello to another female entrepreneur with a compelling story to tell: Debra Ruh, who heads up TecAccess, a 50-person operation in Rockville, Va.
From InformationWeek, August 09, 2010
Bangladesh: Noman Wins Magsaysay Award
AHM Noman Khan, founder and executive director of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), has won Ramon Magsaysay Award 2010 for his relentless efforts for the rights of the challenged.
From Daily Star, August 03, 2010
UN Convention: Guidance on use of Human Rights Monitoring
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has produced a document entitled, Effective Use of International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
From Disability Awareness in Action, August 01, 2010
Deaf, Blind Promised a Better Film Experience
New technology allows the deaf to read captions projected onto a reflecting device they can screw into a cup holder.
From Boston.com, July 30, 2010
Malaysia: ‘Time to pay serious attention to the disabled’
Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datin Fatimah Abdullah stressed that the nation must now ensure that all development efforts include the needs and well-being of those with disabilities.
From Borneo Post Online, July 29, 2010
USA: Americans with Disabilities Act Marks 20 Years
And as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Justice Department is exploring how the law could apply more to Web sites, movie theaters, office furniture and equipment, and 9-1-1 call centers.
From The Washington Post, July 26, 2010
Yahoo Extends Accessibilty to Display Ads
Article discusses how Yahoo has made its house display ads for its search product accessible for the hearing and visually impaired.
From Adotas, July 26, 2010
USA: Disabled May Vote By Phone
Oklahoma voters who have visual or physical disabilities may be able to vote using technology available for the 2010 state and federal elections, according to State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
From The Countywide News, July 26, 2010