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Disability-themed emojis approved for use

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
February 2019

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New accessibility-themed emojis including characters with hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white "probing" canes and guide dogs are to be introduced.

Their inclusion in 2019's official list means many smartphones should gain them in the second half of the year

We're The Superhumans - Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

Channel 4 (UK Paralympic broadcaster)
August 2016

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Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described versions are available in the playlist.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held from 7-18 September 2016. Download the track at from Sat 16th July, with all profits going to the British Paralympic Association.

Policy paper : accessibility|How to design and promote an environment accessible to all?

November 2009

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This policy paper defines accessibility and presents the operational strategy of Handicap International in this area. It details types of intervention, targeted objectives and activities, as well as providing tools and a bibliography for reference. This policy paper is useful for organisations, programmes and projects that are interested in accessibility issues

Accessibility : how to design and promote an environment accessible to all

GEISER, Priscille
November 2009

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"This policy brief is an introduction to Handicap International’s 2009 policy paper on accessibility. It provides an overview of Handicap International's activities in this sector." It highlights several modalities followed by Handicap International to promote accessibility and adherence to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PP brief No 2

New rights, equality and participation legislation in India! [whole issue]


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The journal highlights two key areas: the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (Act No 1 of 1996) in India and the activities around the world concerning celebrations on the International Day of the Disabled (Dec 3rd 1995). The new Act in India is described chapter by chapter with some supporting comments form Professor Ali Baquer (consultant on disability issues)

Special issue : living with HIV and AIDS


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A special edition focusing entirely on information about AIDS. The theme was chosen because many disabled people do not receive information about HIV, making them more vulnerable to infection. The articles included are not disability specific

Focus : social services in Mauritius


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A snapshot of social services provision for disabled people in Mauritius with a detailed breakdown of benefits. Also an overview of legislation and what provisions are made for the improvement of their lives

World programme of action concerning disabled persons


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The World Programme of Action (WPA) is a global strategy to enhance disability prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities, which pertains to full participation of persons with disabilities in social life and national development. The WPA also emphasizes the need to approach disability from a human rights perspective. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 37th regular session on 3 December 1982


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