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 countries around the globe. Past recipients have been distinguished men and women with a wide range of disabilities from backgrounds that include academia, health care, government, technology, and non-profit and corporate sectors. This year’s Awards Selection Committee is once again co-chaired by Robert Dole, former U.S. Senator, along with Sherwood D. Goldberg, Esq. (Col. Ret) Senior Advisor for Asian Affairs Center for Naval Analysis.
Every day, people with disabilities are leaving their mark in communities around the world and making a difference in the lives of others. If you know an extraordinary innovator with a disability, we encourage you to once again consider submitting a nomination for the Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards. Nominations close on September 16, 2019.
Americas, Misc., January 14 2020 UNITED STATES: What started out as a way to help one visually impaired student turned into two major projects from Dr. Katayoun Mobasher, professor of geology in the Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis (IESA) at the University of North Georgia (UNG). The first idea arose in 2011 when Mobasher realized a visually
Middle East, Misc., January 13 2020 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The UAE Cabinet approved a new policy to protect those with disabilities from abuse. The initiative is intended to empower people of determination by giving them a platform to report cases of ill-treatment. With inclusion at its heart, the policy will enable them to “participate effectively within a safe community
United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged member countries on inclusive information and communications technology (ICT) growth. Specifically, ITU said members, including developing countries such as Nigeria, should focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility. The body, which was founded May
IRVINE, Calif., January 8, 2020 – Dahua Technology USA Inc. (hereinafter “Dahua Technology USA”), a provider of world-leading, video-centric, smart IoT solutions, has announced the addition of a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell, floodlight camera, and mini camera as part of their new LincX2PRO Line. These devices are fully compatible with Dahua NVRs and penta-brid recorders, allowing
Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, January 7 2020 CHINA: China has on Sunday released a blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people, highlighting improvements in the barrier-free environment across the country. A blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people shows improvements of barrier-free environment for the disabled. [Chinanews.com] The Chinese Academy of Disability Data Sciences, the