Maroc – Des ONG en colère!

A lire sur le site L’Économiste, un court article faisant état des revendications des ONG marocaines quant aux lacunes des services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle dans ce pays:

 

Handicap mental: Coup de colère des ONG

par  Aïda BOUAZZA

Édition N° 4421 du 2014/12/16
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On peut aussi lire cet article plus long sur ce même sujet, paru sur le site Aujourd’hui le Maroc:

Ras-le-bol des associations !

par Imane Nigrou

16-12-2014

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The Digital Accessibility Alliance to help address the issues disabled and older people face in accessing digital services

To read on Gov.uk website:

Alliance formed to improve access to digital services

First published:  16 December 2014

A new alliance has been formed to address the issues disabled and older people face in accessing digital services.

Alliance

A voluntary body has been set up to help address the issues disabled and older people face in accessing digital services such as those used in online banking, on public transport and digital TV.

The Digital Accessibility Alliance will bring together government departments, regulators, local government, business and the not for profit sector to:

  • encourage compliance with relevant eInclusion legislation such as the Equality Act 2010;
  • promote universal access for citizens to digital services, particularly for older people and those with disabilities; and
  • generate and promote good practice.

The Alliance will be headed up by Kevin Carey, Chair of the RNIB, and met for the first time last week to agree their priorities.

Welcoming the formation of the Alliance at its inception meeting, Culture and the Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said:

“The explosion of digital services provides endless opportunities for all – but the Government is all to aware that disabled and older people can often intentionally be left behind. By bringing together the various parties, through the Alliance, we can work together to address any issues and make a difference.”

Kevin Carey, chair of the new Digital Accessibility Alliance, said:

“After nearly 20 years of working in the accessibility field, we need to change with technology. We need an agenda to move forward and not play catch up. I look forward to chairing the Alliance to make a positive impact on the lives of disabled and older people.”

The Alliance will meet at regular intervals throughout the year and will provide regular updates to the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy. It will build on the work of the previous eAccessibility Forum, which worked to ensure accessibility, affordability and equal participating for disabled users in the digital economy.

ENDS

Further information

  1. The Digital Accessibility Alliance is open to all those with a publicly declared commitment to its aims and objectives, including, (but not limited to), government departments, regulators, local government, business, universities and academia and the not-for- profit sector.
  2. The Alliance will be managed by DCMS, which will nominate a Chair (Kevin Carey) and a Management Group, and will provide the Secretariat. It is expected to meet three times per year or as necessary, interspersed with meetings, when necessary of the Management Group.
  3. Kevin Carey has been Chair of RNIB since 2009; he was Vice Chair from 2001. Kevin was educated in a school for blind children, was integrated into a standard secondary school and then went on to Cambridge and Harvard. He worked for SightSavers International from 1977-1992 and subsequently founded his own eInclusion charity, humanITy.

 

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22 médailles au JO Spéciaux pour l’Algérie

Algérie

Photo jayhem*

A lire sur le site Algérie Press Service, un compte rendu des résultats des Jeux Olympiques spéciaux de la zone Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, tenus au Caire, du 3 au 11 décembre 2014:

Spécial Olympics (Jeux régionaux-2014) : bonne moisson pour l’Algérie

samedi, 13 décembre 2014

 

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Australia – Four papers on issues relevant to children and young people with disability

To read on Children with Disability Australia (CDA) website, four papers providing in depth review and analysis of specific issues relevant to children and young people with disability:

CDA Issues Papers

Strengthening Participation - 2014 WORD Strengthening Participation – 2014 WORD (476 KB)

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Belonging and Connection - 2014 WORD Belonging and Connection – 2014 WORD (74 KB)

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Enabling and Protecting - 2012 WORD Enabling and Protecting – 2012 WORD (111 KB)

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Inclusion in Education - 2013 WORD Inclusion in Education – 2013 WORD (234 KB)

Read a short explanation.

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Ajaccio – Créer une véritable société inclusive pour tous

A lire sur le site de Corse Net Info, un article sur une exposition s’étant tenue lors de la journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le 3 décembre dernier, à Ajaccio. Cette exposition mettait en valeur les oeuvres de personnes en situation d’handicap mental:

Ajaccio

Ajaccio : Quand l’art devient synonyme d’inclusion

Rédigé par Marilyne SANTI
Mercredi 10 Décembre 2014