May 4, 2008

The attendees of the National Summit for Ratification and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities organized by Nepal Disabled Human Rights Center (DHRC-Nepal) would like to declare the 'Kathmandu Declaration

Apr 19, 2008

BRUSSELS -- All public-service television programs in the European Union must be subtitled, the European Parliament said on April 9. Meeting in Brussels, the Parliament said that subtitles -- or closed captioning -- ensure all viewers, including deaf and hard-of-hearing people, have full access to programs. The Parliament vote, in the form of a written declaration, added that subtitles also help with foreign-language learning.

Mar 31, 2008

AT&T took a step toward a more open network, posting its developer guidelines to the Web. These developer guidelines were previously only available to application developer partners and handset makers. This release comes a week after Apple released its SDK and a week before Verizon Wireless is scheduled to reveal technical specs at its Open Development Device Conference.

Mar 18, 2008

The 2008 da Vinci Awards search committee is now accepting nominations worldwide for pioneering inventions or research, developed by corporations or individuals, that enables people with disabilities to participate and contribute to all aspects of society.

Mar 18, 2008

Adaptive Environments/Institute for Human-Centered Design is re-launching the Access to Design Professions E-Mentoring Program. This Program finds mentors for students with disabilities who have graduated from high school and are interested in careers in design.

Mar 6, 2008

Does being cool make it difficult to lead in challenging circumstances? Are architects up to the task of speaking for those people who lack an effective voice, whether due to infirmity, poverty, or other forms of social injustice? Can those of us in the academy educate our students to make such leadership the new cool?

Feb 23, 2008

The symposium derives its name "NETWORKS FOR MOBILITY" from the network
approach and sees itself as a forum for interdisciplinary exchange of the various areas of transportation science and related fields.

Feb 14, 2008

The National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) is being established by a coalition of education and professional organizations focused on the built environment. The academy, which is proposed to be housed within the the existing National Academies, would share their mission of addressing critical national issues and providing advice to the federal government and the public.

Jan 26, 2008

A flagship partnership initiative of GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, G3ict is headed by W2i , the Wireless Internet Institute in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities and UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.