Consultative meeting on ICT and disabilities
UNESCO, in cooperation with Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict), is organizing the consultative meeting “Mainstreaming ICTs for Persons with Disabilities To access Information and Knowledge” on 22-23 February 2010 (Room XIV) at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The major aim of the meeting is to discuss how UNESCO could assist its Member States in facilitating social inclusion of persons with disabilities through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
From UNESCO News, February 22, 2010
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Meeting with GAID
The Chairman of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, met on 8 February 2010 in the United Nations Headquarters with the Secretary -General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon to discuss new proposals by Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh and GAID leadership to further strengthen the contribution of the Global Alliance to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
From UN GAID News, February 19, 2010
Persons With Disabilities: Broadening Participation and Accessibility Research
It is startling to learn that approximately 16% of the US population of working age have disabilities. Some of these individuals are so cognitively or emotionally disabled that they cannot work, but most are capable of working and contributing to society.
From Computing Research News, February 12, 2010
Georgia Tech Arthritis Research Has Global Reach
As anyone with arthritis can attest, opening a pickle jar, a container of instant coffee or a medicine bottle can sometimes seem like a Herculean task. But manufacturers of the products don't always realize how difficult it can be.
From Global Atlanta, February 11, 2010
Delhi All Set to Host Europe’s Biggest Technology Event “Techshare India 2010”
In a joint statement, Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK), BarrierBreak Technologies and National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), today announced that Techshare India 2010, will be held in New Delhi on 15th and 16th February, 2010 at the India Habitat Centre. Techshare is Europe’s biggest technology event to promote assistive technology for people with disabilities.
From The Open Press, February 10, 2010
Ukraine Accedes to UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Ukraine has handed over to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon a ratification instrument to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the UN News Center has reported.
From National Radio Company of Ukraine, February 09, 2010
Needs of Haiti’s Disabled Must Not Be Forgotten, Says UN Expert Body
A group of United Nations experts today stressed that the needs of Haitians with disabilities must be included in the relief, recovery and reconstruction processes following the earthquake that battered the small Caribbean nation last month.
From UN News Centre, February 09, 2010
WIPO Workshop Focuses on Improving Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
A workshop hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from February 2 to 5, 2010, brought together over 180 persons from some 32 organizations to promote awareness about accessibility for people with disabilities and to encourage webmasters within the United Nations system and other organizations to implement principles of accessibility in their daily work.
From ag-IP news, February 08, 2010
Internet Access for Visually Impaired is Focus of UN Workshop
Nearly 200 cyber experts and other stakeholders seeking access to the Web for scores of millions of people with visual and other disabilities wrapped up a four-day United Nations workshop in Geneva today, stressing the need for universal access despite handicaps.
From UN News Centre, February 05, 2010
Guide Helps Aid Travellers with Disabilities
In an effort to aid travellers with disabilities, the Canadian Transportation Agency has published Take Charge of Your Travel: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities.
From South West Booster, February 05, 2010