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    access for persons with disabilities who were not able to finance their higher education aspirations because of limited resources or financial difficulties You would have heard through the budget we now also through the Tertiary Education Loan and Scholarship scheme will fund a persons with disabilities who wants to go to university he said From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 30 education plans for persons with disabilities November 30 2015 India Sign Language Gets Status of Separate Language in Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh Sign language will be recognized as a separate language in Madhya Pradesh and 10 industrial training institutes will be set up at divisional headquarters to give vocational training to people with hearing disabilities in the next one year These and other announcements were made by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday to mark the completion of his 10 years in office Besides imparting education in sign language to those pursuing diplomas in education D Ed and bachelor of education B Ed the state will bear the fee of students with hearing disabilities in professional courses Chouhan said From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 30 sign language gets status of separate language in mp November 30 2015 India Prime Minister to Launch Accessible India Campaign on December 3 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan Accessible India Campaign on December 3 Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot announced on November 26 The Minister was addressing a program on the launching of new revised schemes of National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism Cerebral Palsy Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities The Accessible India Campaign Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan as a nationwide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and to create an enabling and barrier free environment with a focus on three verticals Built Environment Public Transportation and Information and Communication Technologies From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 27 pm to launch accessible india campaign on december 3 November 27 2015 Turkey AFAD Launches Emergency Database for People with Disabilities The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority s Turkish Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı AFAD Kütahya office launched Z EVET a project seeking to collect personal information about people with disabilities to meet their special needs in cases of emergency The initiative aims to expedite the authorities response to disasters and emergencies by ensuring that people with disabilities can be reached with greater ease From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 25 afad launches emergency database for people with disabilities November 27 2015 USA Campus Group Works to Enhance Statewide Instructional Accessibility Goals The University of Tennessee UT System recently adopted a policy that reiterates its commitment to providing and supporting a teaching and learning environment that is accessible to all The policy requires that all campuses and institutes provide information materials and technology that are accessible to individuals with disabilities including those who use assistive technologies The Accessibility Policy went into effect on October 16 From

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    how to meet wcag 2 0 a customizable quick reference November 23 2015 Five Big Technology Predictions Into 2016 Frost Sullivan Security will be the biggest issue in the ICT industry driven by rapid adoption of Cloud Mobility and the Internet of Things The Enterprise Communications Market will witness disruption from an emerging class of start ups Increased use of sensors across various industries will lead to a tsunami of data driving massive developments in Big Data Smart Machines will disrupt the market place Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence platforms to become big across industries From http www prnewswire com news releases five big technology predictions into 2016 frost sullivan 300183051 html November 23 2015 USA Education Department Announces New Guidance to Help Students with Disabilities as Part of 40th Anniversary of IDEA Law To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA the U S Education Department is releasing guidance aimed at ensuring that America s 6 million children and youth with disabilities have the same opportunity for a quality education as their nondisabled peers In the 40 years since this law was enacted we have moved beyond simply providing children and youth with disabilities access to the school house said U S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Today we want to assure that these students have no less than the same equal shot at the American dream as their nondisabled peers From http 1 usa gov 1SV4Loc November 23 2015 USA Silicon Valley Goes Gray Inside The Booming Age Tech Industry Until recently Silicon Valley didn t pay much attention to old people Entrepreneurs in their twenties and thirties mostly dreamt up solutions for people their own age But Stephen Johnston of the Aging2 0 innovation network says that s starting to change As would be startup founders seek novel markets hundreds of age tech startups have emerged in the last year or two The group s recent 30 city pitch event 30in30in30 attracted applications from 300 companies The problems on the mind of these innovators aren t improving dating or takeout delivery it s how to manage daily drug regimens cope with dementia and create communities for the over 60 set From http www fastcoexist com 3053184 silicon valley goes gray inside the booming age tech industry November 20 2015 Microsoft Windows Celebrates 30th Anniversary This November November 20 2015 will be the 30th anniversary of the launch of the very first version of Windows Upon its debut this operating system aimed at the general public had a new graphic interface which was relatively easy to use It was the first foundation stone in the immense Windows edifice to come When they set up Microsoft in 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen had a plan that seemed outlandish at that moment in history that there should be a computer in every home at a time when computers for the general public did not exist From http pctechmag com 2015 11 microsoft windows turns

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    to the national development and develop technology and people s quality of life to enhance the country s capacity and competitiveness in preparation for the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community AEC The MICT focuses on developing a network of community digital centers and creating opportunities and equality in the society From http news thaivisa com thailand ict moves forward with digital thailand policy 121251 November 17 2015 India Student Creates Hands free Mouse for Persons with Disabilities A 16 year old student in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu has developed a hands free mouse for the people with mobility disabilities Nisanth Kumar a resident of Coimbatore said he developed the idea when during a recent visit to a home for people with a disability he saw people with the talent and skill to use computers being unable to do so due to physical limitations Kumar says through this mouse he wants to enable people with mobility disabilities to find a job The mouse has been uniquely designed as the mouse is worn as a headgear and has an air sensitive microphone The movement of the head gear moves the mouse on screen The mouse clicks on the computer screen every time the operator blows on the microphone From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 14 student creates mouse for persons with disabilities November 16 2015 USA Survey Shown Effective in Helping States Improve Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities The push to end segregated employment in which individuals with disabilities are limited to menial work for sub minimum wage pay is gaining momentum Researchers at the University of Kansas are leading the way in promoting equal opportunity and pay as well as assisting states making the effort to end employment segregation Now a survey designed to assess training efforts for individuals and families has been shown to be an effective way to investigate many types of disability programs and resources and states are beginning to put it to use From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 16 survey shown effective in helping states improve employment opportunities for persons with disabilities November 16 2015 Qatar Computing Research Institute Launches Custom Braille Keyboard for People with Vision Disabilities The Qatar Computing Research Institute QCRI one of Hamad bin Khalifa University s HBKU three specialized national research institutes has developed a custom keyboard for iOS that enables eyes free one handed typing based on Braille and is suitable for both Arabic speaking and English speaking users The BrailleEasy keyboard was launched by QCRI on Thursday November 12th alongside representatives of Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind QSCCB Al Noor Institute for the Blind and MADA Qatar Assistive Technology Center each of which played an important role in the development of the application The app helps people with vision disabilities type quickly on touch screen devices a process that can otherwise be very cumbersome and slow From http globalaccessibilitynews com 2015 11 16 qatar computing research institute launches custom braille keyboard for people

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    Articles written by author Articles written by James Thurston ICT Accessibility Seven ICT Accessibility Policy Trends to Watch in 2016 James Thurston G3ict Vice President for Global Strategy and Development anticipates seven ICT Accessibility policy trends for 2016 More Comments 0 Five Important Global ICT Accessibility Policies of 2015 James Thurston G3ict Vice President for Global Strategy and Development lists out five most important ICT accessibility policy developments of 2015

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    Login Register Home Email E mail page Friends email accepts also list of semicolon or comma separated multiple email addresses Your name Your e mail Security code Message Hi Read this article on G3ict com and thought you might find

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    progress on two of the most well known existing accessible technology public procurement policies a final rule for the refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in the United States and across the European Union the implementation of 2014 s revised Public Procurement Directive in combination with the relatively new European accessibility standard EN 301 549 Beyond the U S and Europe in 2016 we expect to see more countries create procurement policies and adopt the European accessibility standard perhaps with Australia leading the way G3ict and several other leading organizations have started a global procurement initiative to push progress in this area Smart Cities The implementation of the CRPD is no longer happening only at the national level of government Through our Accessibility Worldview service we are tracking a large and growing number of accessibility policy activities taking place at the state provincial and city levels of government That trend is particularly crucial as the value of both public and private sector investments in Smart Cities continues to grow Infusing technology into cities is a great idea but it must be accessible technology Government policies need to ensure that Smart Cities are also Accessible Cities Voting One policy area of the CRPD that needs more attention from a technology perspective is Article 29 dealing with participation in political and public life There is a compelling policy digital inclusion and human rights case for accessible voting technology to empower persons with disabilities to vote independently privately and securely Policies enabling the broader use of accessible voting technologies can help governments meet their legal commitments under the CRPD In 2016 we expect to see more governments look to both technology and accessibility policy as a way to increase participation rates by persons with disabilities in elections and campaigns Web In 2015

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  • Press Release
    and his deep knowledge of the global technology industry are exactly the kind of expertise that G3ict will use to continue pushing for broader and deeper global implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities We are excited to bring that unique talent to the G3ict executive team Thurston will lead the development of new worldwide advocacy strategies and programs to scale up G3ict s global impact leveraging its global network of experts James unique experience will help us design new programs in support of our advocacy work in cooperation with industry government and organizations of persons with disabilities We are very pleased that G3ict will benefit from James long time involvement in promoting ICT accessibility at a time when so many organizations around the world are seeking support said Francesca Cesa Bianchi Vice President of Institutional Relations for G3ict since its inception Thurston has more than 20 years of technology policy and program management experience with the last 14 focused almost exclusively on international disability and technology issues Immediately prior to joining G3ict Thurston was Director of International Accessibility Policy at Microsoft where he developed and executed a global strategy to expand the company s outreach on disability and technology issues to governments and NGOs around the world I am passionate about technology as an engine to address important social and economic challenges said Thurston I have been a longtime supporter of G3ict s leading edge work around the world on behalf of the more than 1 billion people with some form of disability and I am looking forward to the opportunity now to help build on its success from the inside About G3ict G3ict the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the

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    disabilities need in technology products etc We are very open minded about what the advancement could be The AAA will be given to pioneers in accessibility and innovations Contenders could be individuals or organizations public and or private entities academics students application developers and represent mainstream or assistive technology industries In addition to recognizing the development of individual mainstream or assistive technologies introduced into the marketplace the awards could also recognize other accessibility advancements such as the development of standards or best practices that foster accessibility or the development of a new consumer clearinghouse of disability related products and services We also believe that teaching modules and tools that could help students learn Universal Design and other accessibility practices could be worthy of recognition A L Who can apply for the Chairman s AAA P G Anyone over the age of eighteen or even age sixteen with parental permission The Chairman s AAA is open to and encourages international entries whether it is from a more accessibility advanced country or a developing country It is open to any individual or entity in the public sector private sector or even a public private partnership This is the perfect way to hear the wonderful stories that are happening right now that advance accessibility A L What is the time line for the Chairman s AAA P G This year the product service technology or practice must be available and promoted publicly until 1 May 2011 In the future we will consider available and publicly promoted advancements that occur during a 12 month period prior to the award s announcement A L Who can nominate an entity for the Chairman s AAA and how will the FCC pick the winners P G Anyone from any country can nominate an entity We will be forming an internal cross bureau advisory group to review the nominations and advise the Chairman on the awards Employees of the Commission and their families are not eligible for this competition A L How does one apply or nominate an entity for the Chairman s AAA P G It is very simple When you visit the Chairman s AAA webpage http www broadband gov accessibilityandinnovation there is some text that explains the Chairman s AAA and at the bottom of the page there is an accessible electronic form All one need to do is fill out the form and hit submit and it will be sent to a team of people who are keeping track of the nominations We also have an e mail address ChairmansAAA fcc gov if anyone has specific questions on the Chairman s AAA A L Thank you Pam Is there anything else you would like to add P G Sure we encourage parties to nominate themselves or entities that have advanced accessibility This is a great project and we hope your readers will participate Our Chairman is waiting to hear from your readers When you check out the Accessibility and Innovation Initiative I highly recommend

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