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TALK SHOW “THE ACCESSIBILITY OF A SMART CITY”

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

TALK SHOW “THE ACCESSIBILITY OF A SMART CITY”

On 26 October 2020, Disability Research And Capacity Development (DRD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organizeda talkshow “The Accessibility toofa smart city”. The representatives of the state agency, the expertson urban and architectural planning; social organizations specializing in disability sector; people with disabilitiesand general public caring about accessibilitywill...

Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

Monday, 31 August 2020

Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for the total population. (Yonhap) Only one-third of people with disabilities had jobs last year, data showed Friday, underscoring the employment challenges facing disabled people. The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for...

TENS OF OBJECTIVES HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE 2020-2021 PERIOD

Friday, 07 August 2020

TENS OF OBJECTIVES HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE 2020-2021 PERIOD

The Prime Minister hasapproved a program on supporting people with disabilities in the 2021-2030 period with different specific tasks proposed.  On 5 August 2020, the Prime Minister approved Decision No. 1190/QĐ-TTg about SupportProgram for people with disabilities in the 2021-2030 period.  Accordingly, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has been assigned to work with ...

Q&A: Why we need to measure inclusion in cities

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Q&A: Why we need to measure inclusion in cities

The signing of the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi. Photo by: Global Taskforce via Twitter BARCELONA — At the 10th session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, several special interest groups and local civil society organizations, as well as two city mayors, signed the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. The declaration...

From CSR into HR: Disability inclusion in the workplace

Saturday, 25 April 2020

From CSR into HR: Disability inclusion in the workplace

Person with a disability using technology in the workplace. Photo by: How Do I? ARCELONA — Stigma and misconception can mean that people living with disabilities are often overlooked for positions. In low- and middle-income countries this situation is often exacerbated: In Kenya, as many as 67 percent of people living with a disability are unemployed, while in South Africa that number rises...

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Saturday, 25 April 2020

COVID-19: Who is protecting the people with disabilities? – UN rights expert 

GENEVA (17 March 2020) – Little has been done to provide people with disabilities with the guidance and support needed to protect them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, even though many of them are part of the high-risk group, today warned the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas. "People with disabilities feel they have been left behind," the...

Disabled Students Already Faced Learning Barriers. Then Coronavirus Forced an Abrupt Shift to Online Classes.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Disabled Students Already Faced Learning Barriers. Then Coronavirus Forced an Abrupt Shift to Online Classes.

Photo by Jeff Sadler Christina Beck, a student at New York U., suffered a head injury five years ago that interferes with her short-term memory and focus. Five years ago Christina Beck suffered a workplace injury to her head. What doctors initially advised would be alleviated with rest turned out to be a traumatic brain injury. Warned that she might spend the rest of her life mostly bedridden, Beck...

Six Vietnamese who make the world a better place

Friday, 27 December 2019

Six Vietnamese who make the world a better place

The world always needs heroes and influencers to make it a better place, and in 2019 there were six from Vietnam. Human trafficking fighter Ta Ngoc Van is chief lawyer and founding member of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Hanoi-based nonprofit organization that rescues women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade and victims of forced labor. Vietnamese lawyer Ta Ngoc Van...

Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi Vo

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi Vo

Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi VoDisability Research and Capacity DevelopmentVietnam Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi Vo is a tireless activist for the rights of people with disabilities in Vietnam, a social worker and disability educator for colleges, GOs, and NGOs with projects or programs on disability, and consultant for several disability-related community programs. In 2005, Yen founded the Disability Research and Capacity...

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