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.
In a new resolution, the organization urges governments to listen to those who are affected the most by natural disasters. A line of elderly citizens unable to board a bus to evacuate a senior home. People with limited mobility sitting helpless by the side of the road. Wheelchairs buried in mud after a flood. Scenes […]
Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, July 19 2019 A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students access maps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print […]
A new piece of legislation has been introduced into Congress that aims to promote safety and more accessible transportation routes in all 50 states. The bill would require states to use a portion of their federal highway money to create a grant program to fund safer and more accessible projects. Bus on a city street The Complete […]
Africa, Assistive Technology, Europe, July 19 2019 Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide […]
Americas, July 18 2019 When Enable Montreal wrapped up in June 2018, organizers knew they had to find a way to pass on the invaluable lessons gleaned from the project. The Concordia-hosted initiative challenged designers to find solutions for a more accessible and inclusive city. Two people facilitate a workshop at the 2018 Enable Montreal event. | […]