Tag archives for people with disabilities

Letter to the World Bank President on Safeguards and Disability

After adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), all nations that have signed this legislation have committed to ensure the rights of the people with disabilities within their own countries. We the people with disabilities acknowledge that many parties are now talking about inclusion of people with disabilities […]

The IPad’s Secret Abilities

The Apple tablet is helping people with disabilities by reading e-mails, voicing directions, and zooming in on text By Rachael King Jonathan Avila uses his iPad in ways most people might not realize are possible: The device reads e-mail to him while he’s traveling to work, tells him which way to walk when he is […]

Inclusive Business: “How to Go Beyond CSR?”

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Business as Customers and Workforce Women and men with disabilities can and want be productive members of society. In both developed and developing countries, promoting more inclusive societies and employment opportunities for people with disabilities requires improved access to basic education, vocational training relevant to labour market needs and […]

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