Nujeen Mustafa, a 20 year old Syrian with cerebral palsy, seen in 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, where she traveled in a wheelchair with her family AFP/File

UN Security Council Calls for Protection of Persons with Disabilities in War Zones

June 20, 2019

News, June 20 2019 The UN Security Council approved Thursday its first resolution calling for protection of disabled people during armed conflicts. Nujeen Mustafa, a 20 year old Syrian with cerebral palsy, seen in 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, where she traveled in a wheelchair with her family AFP/File The appeal follows moving testimony in April […]

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India: Nippon Launches New Program Focused on Employment for Persons with Disabilities

June 20, 2019

Americas, June 20 2019 Keeping in line with its tradition of transforming the lives of underprivileged and special-needs children, Nippon Paint has launched SAHYOG -a program that aims at creating employment opportunities for people with special needs. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from PORDAC NGO (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) will join as Trainee Interns and […]

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Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards Accepting Nominations

June 17, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards are now open! These international Awards recognize exemplary leaders within the disability community and their extraordinary societal contributions, while remembering the spirit and legacy of The Viscardi Center’s founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr.   Since inception, the Awards have drawn nominations from cities throughout the U.S. and […]

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Car Tech Helping Persons with Disabilities in South Africa with Enhanced Mobility

June 17, 2019

Africa, Transportation, June 17 2019 Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of an important focus and as such the use of one’s own vehicle without assistance is an integral part of that, says Dominic Sierra, Mobility Consultant at Chairman Industries. The need to adapt and convert vehicles for use by the disabled […]

How AI Is Being Used on School Campuses – Dahua North America

June 16, 2019

The increase in security measures in educational environments brings new challenges. These include maximizing the benefits of video surveillance and addressing privacy concerns, while keeping the safety of students, faculty, and staff a top priority. Though challenges evolve, technology is evolving too. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is powering a new generation of advanced, highly effective, security […]

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AI on School Campuses

June 12, 2019

Summary Article Name AI on School Campuses Description Dahua Technology USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Dahua Technology, a global leader of video surveillance equipment manufacturing, according to a IHS 2018 report. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Swedish Furniture Manufacturer Joins with Physiotherapists to Launch New Range for Persons with Disabilities

June 12, 2019

Assistive Technology, Europe, June 12 2019 IKEA has announced the launch of new products to its OMTÄNKSAM range, aiming to give people with disabilities greater independence through comfort, function and safety at home. OMTÄNKSAM means “thoughtful” in Swedish and encompasses the idea of care that the products bring. The new range is due for global […]

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New Chinese University to Focus on Rehabilitation Talent Cultivation

June 11, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, June 11 2019 Construction on the University of Rehabilitation Studies, a higher education institution designed for cultivating rehabilitation studies talent, formally began Tuesday with an inauguration ceremony in Qingdao, east China’s Shangdong Province. This comes after the Ministry of Education officially greenlighted the construction on the institution, which, to be sponsored by […]

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Barbados Tourism Minister Looking to Improve Island’s Accessibility for Disabled Tourists, Locals

June 10, 2019

Americas, Tourism, June 10 2019 Kerrie D. Symmonds, Barbados’ minister of tourism and international transport, told TravelPulse on Thursday that the island is looking into several initiatives to make disabled tourists more comfortable on vacations, while also improving the quality of life for its disabled locals. As part of Caribbean Week New York, which was organized by […]

What Is AI, Exactly? – Dahua North America

What Is AI, Exactly?

June 7, 2019

Summary Article Name What Is AI, Exactly? Description Can you define AI? What about deep learning and machine learning? These words are being used a lot lately, and they can be confusing. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Dahua Technology Releases New StereoVision People Counting Camera

June 5, 2019

Summary Article Name Dahua Technology Releases New StereoVision People Counting Camera Description The close, side-by-side positioning of the StereoVision cameras dual lenses allows each sensor to capture images of the same area from slightly different angles Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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The Portland Art & Learning Studio Encourages Diverse Projects by Artists with Disabilities

June 4, 2019

  Americas, Misc., June 4 2019 The Portland Art & Learning Studio is a 10,000 sqft maker-space for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nearly 200 artists attend our program to work on their creative endeavors with freedom and support. Several of the artists were recently featured in an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum […]

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Global Apex Body of Airline Operators Passes Key Resolutions to Make Travel More Accessible

June 4, 2019

  Asia-Pacific, Tourism, June 4 2019 Improving airline infrastructure and facilities for people with disabilities, global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking and facilitating implementation of biometrics based One ID process were some of the key resolutions passed on Sunday at the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), […]

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Call for Submissions for Accessible Tourism Destination 2019 Edition

May 29, 2019

  News, Tourism, May 29 2019Accessible Tourism Destination, 2019 Edition UNWTO’s promotion plan for accessible tourist destinations. The creation of the international “Accessible Tourism Destination” distinction arises from the joint commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the ONCE Foundation, to recognize and promote accessible tourist destinations. These aims are served by the recognition and dissemination of […]

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Province in British Columbia, Canada to Develop Online Tool to Track Accessible Parking Spaces

May 28, 2019

  Americas, Built Environment, May 28 2019 An online tool to track accessible parking spaces is being developed by Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), thanks to a $28,000 provincial grant they received last year. The province is once again calling for grant proposals for community projects that improve accessibility – for the second year running, the […]

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What’s Smart About Video Compression?

May 22, 2019

Summary Article Name What’s Smart About Video Compression? Description An advanced compression codec like H.265 results in a lower bitrate and less need for storage. Dahua’s Smart H.265+ takes this one step further, reducing bitrate drastically. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Turkey’s First Mayor with Disability Aims to Improve Lives of Persons with Disabilities

May 22, 2019

  Middle East, News, May 22 2019 In 2005, the ruling Justice and Development Party adopted Turkey’s first Disability Law as a part of its European Union accession process. In 2007, Turkey signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities, which it ratified in 2009. Yet due to poor implementation […]

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Stakeholders Find Weaknesses in ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

May 21, 2019

  Asia-Pacific, ICT, May 21 2019 PAKISTAN: Stakeholders have identified weaknesses in the ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill before a parliamentary committee on human rights considers it next week, and have urged the committee to seek insight from people living with disabilities. At a press conference on Thursday, stakeholders also demanded representation for people […]

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Opinion: India’s General Elections 2019 Focused on Inclusion

May 20, 2019

  Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, May 20 2019 April 11 was voting day in Noida. It was Phase 1 of the festival of democracy, the biggest elections in the world. I was excited, curious and a little apprehensive. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had promised an inclusive election. The theme for this massive operation was […]

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Spotlighting the ‘Abilities’ in ‘Disabilities’: How Sports is Making SDGs a Reality

May 20, 2019

  Misc., News, May 20 2019 UNITED NATIONS: The power of sport can help make global sustainable development a reality, and such power transcends cultural, linguistic and even physical barriers. In recent years, disabled athletes have gained greater visibility—an essential step in recognising their talent, abilities, and importance. In December, the United Nations General Assembly formally […]

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches New Universal Homes "Accessibility is Beautiful" Initiative

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches New Universal Homes “Accessibility is Beautiful” Initiative

May 18, 2019

Summary Article Name The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches New Universal Homes "Accessibility is Beautiful" Initiative Description The Cerebral Palsy Foundation launched a new initiative on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day called Accessibility is Beautiful, generously supported by CHUBB. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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4 Cool Things Smart H.265+ Can Do – Dahua North America

May 17, 2019

Summary Article Name 4 Cool Things Smart H.265+ Can Do – Dahua North America Description Calling all tech geeks! We know that some of you are curious about how, exactly, Dahua’s optimized video compression codec, Smart H.265+ works. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Chinese President Lauds Role Models with Disabilities and their Supporters

May 17, 2019

  Asia-Pacific, News, May 17 2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 met in Beijing with representatives attending a ceremony commending role models with disabilities and people who have made outstanding contributions to helping the disabled. President Xi congratulated the representatives on their commendations and encouraged them to make continued efforts to achieve new […]

Sightsavers' Approach to Making Health Services Inclusive for Everyone

Sightsavers’ Approach to Making Health Services Inclusive for Everyone

May 17, 2019

  Africa, Asia-Pacific, May 17 2019 Sightsavers new film sets out their work to make health care services accessible and inclusive for everyone. The film focuses on their programmes in Bhopal, India and Nampula, Mozambique. It highlights how they work and share learnings globally, but also shows how programmes can be made locally relevant by working […]

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Four Industry Leaders Announce Shared Commitment to Accessible Customer Service

May 15, 2019

  Americas, ICT, News, May 15 2019 Four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking are partnering with Be My Eyes to ensure the accessibility of their products. A phone screen displays a list of companies providing Be My Eyes support, including Google, Herbal Essences, Lloyds Banking Group and Microsoft. “Can you describe the […]

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Making an accessible Canada for persons with disabilities

May 14, 2019

Summary Article Name Making an accessible Canada for persons with disabilities Description The Government of Canada is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, a Chairperson, a Vice-Chair and Board members for the proposed Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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CANADA’S SENATE PASSED BILL C-81, THE PROPOSED ACCESSIBLE CANADA ACT

May 14, 2019

Summary Article Name CANADA’S SENATE PASSED BILL C-81, THE PROPOSED ACCESSIBLE CANADA ACT Description The proposed Accessible Canada Act, on Third Reading, complete with all the amendments that the Senate’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs added to the bill on May 2, 2019. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Beyond Braille Series Brings a New Visual Language to Children with Visual Impairment

May 14, 2019

  Asia-Pacific, Universal Design, May 14 2019 INDIA: It’s called Ranchhod Sees the World and it’s an illustration picture book about Ranchhod Soni, a visually impaired teacher in Gujarat, who has not disability come in the way of discovering new things. Bringing his story alive in a vivid and vibrant way for the first time is the Beyond Braille series […]

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Australia: Consultation Underway for The National Disability Strategy 2010-20

May 13, 2019

  The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.It is also the main way Australia implements the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia, making sure people with disability can participate in all areas of Australian life.The Strategy […]

SUDI 2019 - Sustainability and Disability Conference

SUDI 2019 – Sustainability and Disability Conference

May 13, 2019

  Americas, Events, May 13 2019 Event details: Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 25 -26, 2019 Currently more than one billion people (15% of the global population) live with some form of disability. Aging, chronic health issues, and mental health disorders are major factors contributing to disability around the globe. These individuals are disproportionately disadvantaged globally in economic […]

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The First Jerusalem Conference of Accessibility in Ancient Cities of the World

May 13, 2019

  Events, Middle East, May 13 2019 Event details: Jerusalem, Israel, September 8 – 10, 2019 The conference aims to share insights and experiences on the following topics: Accessibility in Cities of the Ancient World Personal Perspectives, Theory, Accessible Tourism for People with Disabilities, Residence in Ancient Cities, Innovation and Technological Support for Accessibility, and […]

To Stitch or Not to Stitch: Things to Consider for Wide Area Video Surveillance

Thought Leaders Examine the Future of AI in Security, How It Can Be Utilized

May 13, 2019

  About Dahua Technology USA Dahua Technology USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Dahua Technology, a global leader of video surveillance equipment manufacturing, according to a IHS 2018 report. Dahua Technology USA brings high-value, total security solutions to the North American market by focusing on integrity and personal relationships to enhance the customer experience. Dahua […]

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