Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. PDF version [85K] Overview Around 10 per cent of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with a disability.
They are the world’s largest minority. This figure is increasing through population growth, medical advances and the ageing process, says the World Health Organization (WHO). In countries with life expectancies over 70 years, individuals spend on average about 8 years, or 11.5 per cent of their life span, living with disabilities. Education Ninety per cent of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school, says UNESCO. Employment An estimated 386 million of the world’s working-age people are disabled, says the International Labour Organization (ILO). Assistive technology: visual impairments.
The wide range of assistive technologies for people with visual impairments provides plenty of choice for users at all stages of sight loss.
Screen readers A screen reader is a specialised type of software that converts electronic text to speech and outputs it to headphones, speakers or refreshable braille devices, in line with user preference. Screen readers utilise an accessibility API (a software "hook") to access either a web browser and the web content it renders or a computer's operating system, which in turn communicates with certain computer software. Screen magnifiers A screen magnifier is software that interacts with a computer to present enlarged screen content. Speech recognition software. World Facts and Statistics on Disabilities and Disability Issues - Disabled-World.com.
The Global Economics of Disability - 2013 Annual Report.pdf. Unescap-disability-at-a-glance-2012-asia-pacific_878. Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2013. DesignUsersReadDis.pdf. Useful Links to Guides&Tutorials. Jurriaanpersyn.com — Designing ‘Autism-friendly’ websites; principles and guidelines. What is autism? (Easy read) About autism There are many people with autism in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
More than 1 out of every 100 people has autism. You cannot always tell that someone has autism just by looking at them. Fonts. Dyslexia is a disability which is very sensitive to particular typefaces, both in print and on screen.
We look at some of the typefaces we recommend to ensure that whatever materials you are creating, they are accessible to as broad an audience as possible. Many dyslexic people find that the readability of a piece of text varies greatly depending upon the font (type face or type style) used. Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association. Dyslexia Style Guide This Guide is in three parts: Dyslexia Friendly TextAccessible FormatsWebsite design 1.
Dyslexia Friendly Text. The aim is to ensure that written material takes into account the visual stress experienced by some dyslexic people, and to facilitate ease of reading. Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials. - altformat. What is it like to have dyslexia? Animations & Illustrations. Protanopia - Simulator of Color Blindness. What does a Color Challenged Person See. What does a Color Challenged Person See?
This is a good example of what a red-green (most common) person would see. Top is Normal The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with no color vision deficiencies. The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with protanopia. The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with deuteranopia. The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with tritanopia By controlling your color display, you can simulate on the computer different kinds of color blindness. Problems with print and Monitors. NCDJ - National Center on Disability and Journalism. How a dyslexic person reads - Ҵ Google. Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia. What does a dyslexic person see when she reads?
I am in the eighth grade and I am researching this health issue. For 1st time: Movies for blind, deaf now showing. For 1st time: Movies for blind, deaf now showing. Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books for the Blind. “The guy — and this sometimes happens — tried to pull something with Uncle.”
The speaker is a guy named Chuck. The locale is an underground fight seminar in northern California. Disabled cyclist rides equivalent of Everest - seven times. THE Channon's James Middlemiss has climbed the equivalent of seven and a half Mt Everests to beat 44,000 other cyclists from around the world in a nine day challenge.
Now in its third year, the Strava Rapha Rising challenge allows amateur cyclists to upload trip data from their bike computer or phone app and then creates a ranking of all participants. The aim is to see if you can climb 8800 metres (the height of Mt Everest) within the nine days. But James has smashed it, riding 1609 kilometres with a total elevation of 67,332 metres. In order to secure victory James put in a massive final day, beginning at 8am and riding until midnight.
Radio Station Aims to Empower People with Disabilities. Tuesday, 12 August 2014; News by Khmer Times/Nou Sotheavy and Thor Sina Mok Sokunthea, 29, listens to the radio on her smartphone (KT Photo: Nou Sotheavy) PHNOM PENH, Aug 12, (Khmer Times) – Cambodia’s "Voice of Persons with Disabilities" (VPD) radio station hit the airwaves this week, providing a new forum for the estimated 300,000 Khmers with disabilities.
The Cambodian Disabled People's Organization said its new radio station aims to generate awareness of the rights and capabilities of people with disabilities and to promote their socio-economic development. VPD is broadcast in three provinces, carried on a frequency of FM 92.25 MHz in Siem Reap, FM 88.75 MHz in Preah Sihanoukville, and FM 90.25 MHz in Svay Rieng. Topics, including disability issues and raising awareness to the general public, are part of the station's main objective. Note3. CBR. Better care for war invalids and martyrs’ families in Kien Giang — Vietnam Breaking News. Costs-of-Exclusion-and-Gains-of-Inclusion-Report. China's First Braille Newspaper Published. Guide-to-Media-and-Content-Regulation-in-Asia-Pacific. Braille magazine charts commercial course. Mumbai, India - India's first English-language lifestyle magazine for the visually impaired is charting a new course as a commercial venture aiming to stand on its own two feet in the media market.
White Print, which is celebrating its first successful year as an enterprise, is transforming braille publishing by providing readers with mainstream news and original features. The monthly publication is targeting a potentially huge market of more than five million blind people and has already gained recognition for its pioneering approach from India's Limca Book of Records. Inflight Magazines, Discovery, Newspapers, Inflight Entertainment - Cathay Pacific Thailand.
Papua New Guinea Press, Media, TV, Radio, Newspapers - television, circulation, stations, papers, number, print, freedom. Photo by: Tyler Olson Basic Data Background & General Characteristics The independent state of Papua New Guinea enjoys some of the Pacific region's liveliest media coverage. Though its two daily newspapers are foreign owned, the private press reports vigorously on corruption and political issues. Comprising the eastern half of the Pacific's largest noncontinental island and over 600 smaller islands, Papua New Guinea is located some 93 miles north of Australia. Europeans first sighted Papua New Guinea in 1512. Since independence Papua New Guinea has enjoyed strong media growth. The nation's two daily newspapers, the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier (circulation 33,500) and The National (circulation 23,500), are both in English, with 15 copies per 1,000 people. In addition to Christian and national radio networks, the National Broadcasting Corporation has three networks: the Karai Service (English), Kalang FM, and the Kundu Service, which includes 19 provincial stations.
Indian organization launches Braille version of children’s newspaper Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments. Asia-Pacific Jul 9, 2012. Media Data English Version. The Mainichi Shimbun has the most storied history of any daily newspaper in Japan. The Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun is founded. Today, the Mainichi shinbun is Japan's oldest daily newspaper. The paper begins the world's first home delivery service. The Mainichi Shimbun began the home delivery system that underpins Japan's newspaper circulation rate, among the world's highest.
Osaka Nippo is founded. Osaka Nippo becomes Osaka Mainichi Shimbun. Media and advertisers missing out by ignoring the disabled. Gaza-based newspaper launches Braille edition. A Palestinian newspaper published in Gaza has launched a Braille edition, becoming the first of its kind in the besieged strip to provide access to the visually impaired. Palestine newspaper released its first copy for blind readers on Saturday, its website said.
“The Braille edition gives people with visual disabilities the right to access details via hard copy,” the site boasted. The first copy of the Braille edition of Palestine included local, economic, social and sports news. Reliance Foundation's Braille Newspaper Scales New Heights. Browse more on » Other, Not for profit Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) through Reliance Foundation have always made it clear that as an organization, they are committed to helping the needy and establishing new platforms which will empower them. -- Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) through Reliance Foundation have always made it clear that as an organization, they are committed to helping the needy and establishing new platforms which will empower them. The Mukesh Ambani owned industry giant has several programs which benefit people in need.
Guatemala launches braille version of national freesheet newspaper. Guatemala has launched what publishers claim is central America's first braille newspaper. How many braille newspaper in the world. Braille newspaper helps thousands stay informed in India. MUMBAI, INDIA—From delicious billion-dollar scandals to uplifting tales of the human condition and narratives about the country’s economic progress, India boasts a bountiful supply of compelling stories.
Braille newspaper launched. Braille newspaper shows blind new world. Rom delicious billion-dollar scandals to uplifting tales of the human condition and narratives about the country's economic progress, India boasts a bountiful supply of compelling stories. Braille Newspapers. Sgo.sagepub. Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers. Wheelchair-bound man made to climb up 2 flights of stairs. Disabled students struggle to find ways into university. Bangkok Post: lifestyle.