Egyptian ICT Ministry Collaborates to Empower Persons with Disabilities

Posted on January 2nd, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Assistive Technology, ICT, Universal Design, January 2 2020 EGYPT: Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has signed a MoU with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation (ATDO) to carry out projects to improve the lives of disabled people. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

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Americas, Assistive Technology, News, November 22 2019 An International Inquiry on the current state of advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable persons with disabilities and older persons to better interact with their environment led by G3ict with the support of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. Background G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and […]

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Disability Apps, Cards in Japan to Replace Paper Certificates for Ease of Use

Posted on November 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

JAPAN: The process of acquiring and using disability certificates has long been cumbersome and impractical, but with plastic cards and smartphone apps gaining ground, things could get much simpler. Toshihito Isoya shows his Mirairo ID at Nakai Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Tokyo on Oct. 18. | KYODO The government has started allowing plastic […]

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Dushanbe Forum Unites Against Disability Inequalities in Tajikistan

Posted on November 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, News, November 12 2019 The Dushanbe forum in Tajikistan has marked the adoption of a new and powerful declaration on disability issues and the first step to the follow-up of Tajikistan’s National Program on the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities for 2017–2020. The Dushanbe Declaration on Disability Issues will also contribute to defining […]

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Pitch for Canberra to Host Asia Pacific’s Accessible Tourism Conference and Expo

Posted on November 11th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Tourism, November 11 2019 AUSTRALIA: With the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commencing public hearings this week, the general public will be forced to confront how we have often failed to create a safe, inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities. Yasmine Gray, founder of getaboutable at […]

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IIT Madras Launches Unique Wheelchair at Affordable Price

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, November 6 2019 INDIA: A new affordable ‘standing wheelchair’ that enables persons with disabilities to shift between standing and sitting positions independently, has been indigenously designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems. It was launched here on Tuesday. Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot with differently […]

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Mada Assistive Technology Centre Signs MoU with Korea Trade Promotion Agency

Posted on October 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, ICT, Middle East, October 18 2019 QATAR: Mada, the assistive technology centre Qatar, has signed with Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) a memorandum of understanding and co-operation during the Qatar-Korean Business Forum, which kicked off yesterday.The signing ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, and […]

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LONDON: Ten bright entrepreneurs from across the UK will be pitching for a share of up to £150,000 on 15 October, as they enter the final stages of Design Council’s Spark programme – a leading UK product support programme and fund. The potential funding, comes in addition to £15,000 initially awarded to each finalist to […]

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National Institute for Assistive Technology to be Established in Chattisgarh

Posted on September 26th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, September 26 2019 INDIA: The Indian state of Chhattisgarh will soon have a national institute for assistive technology and support centre for people with disabilities. Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Thursday agreed to the demand made by Social Welfare Minister Anila Bhediya for setting up a […]

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Turkey Provides Support to Persons with Disabilities in Djibouti

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, September 25 2019 TURKEY: Turkey’s state-run aid agency has distributed a total of 200 wheelchairs and vocational supplies to disabled people in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, according to a statement on Monday. Turkey’s state-run aid agency continues to touch people’s lives in Africa, providing wheelchairs for persons with […]

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