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.
Asia-Pacific, Events, News, November 15 2019 INDIA: Ability Foundation has announced EmployABILITY 2019, the pioneering job fair for qualified persons with disabilities, to be held in Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY, the trend-setting job opportunities fair for persons with disabilities will be held at Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY is jointly organised by Ability
Americas, News, Transportation, November 15 2019 U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
Americas, ICT, News, November 13 2019 TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Deaf and Hearing Impaired students who live in remote areas can now access academic studies through Information and Communication Technology. In its continued effort for the advancement of persons with special needs the Digicel Foundation partnered recently with Deaf Pioneers Life Centre to introduce IT support for the group’s Deaf/Hearing
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
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