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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

Get Involved! Submit your resources to be featured.   Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners collaborate to observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). The initiative highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the […]

Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

How do the SDGs support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs provide a powerful framework to guide local communities, countries and the international community toward the achievement of disability-inclusive development. The Sustainable Development Goals bring an excellent opportunity to work together towards the implementation […]

Training and job placement

A Professional qualification course for a catering operator by FOLIAS   Today we tell you about a good practice of one of our associated partners, the Folias Cooperativa Sociale, located in the province of Rome. Last summer, after more than a year of training, Folias Formazione achieved great goals with the RistorAbile Project: the realisation […]

Philosophy Professor reimagines merging street art and accessibility

What does it mean to be disabled in the public space?  Philosophy Professor Brian Glenney  (a skateboarder and  graffiti artist) along with Boston-based colleague Sara Hendren merged street art, philosophy and accessibility; together they discovered the potential for redefining the future of accessibility.  “We wanted to reclaim an aspect of the built environment to provoke […]

Luxembourg City scoops EU accessibility award

Efforts for a barrier free Luxembourg City   On the European Day of People with Disability  (December 3rd,  2021) it was announced that out of 40 cities, Luxembourg City had won the accessibility award for 2022. Helsinki and Barcelona had taken 2nd and 3rd place respectively.  Luxembourg city had also received special mention in 2015 […]

Digital Accessibility

How we can make accessibility part of our web development process Digital accessibility should propel us into a more inclusive society by making information on the internet accessible to people with disabilities. To achieve this we must identify the barriers people with disabilities have while trying to access digital information. ‘The Web and Internet in […]

27 January – Remembrance Day

27 January is the International Holocaust Remembrance day. Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims: six million Jews and other minorities.   UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its unwavering […]

Italian Guidelines for promoting the employment inclusion of people with disabilities

On 25 January on the website of the Minister for Disabilities, it was announced that on 30 December 2021 the Decree of 7 December 2021 of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Equal Opportunities was published in the Official Gazette bearing the title “Adoption of the guidelines aimed at favouring gender […]

Living with Hidden Disabilities

Progress Lifeline (2021) explains:   “Invisible disabilities, also known as Hidden Disabilities or Non-visible Disabilities, are disabilities that are not immediately apparent. Typically, they are chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living.   Living with these conditions can make daily life more demanding for many people. They affect each person […]

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