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ADDC Bulletin July 2016


JULY 2016 CONTENTS

NEWS and UPDATES

  • High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

  • UNESCO promotes universal access to digital information for persons with disabilities

  • International Disability Alliance appoints Colin Allen as new Chair

  • Marrakesh Treaty Marrakesh Treaty (to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities) Reaches 20 ratifications

  • 2nd Regional Dialogue on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community

  • Disability Rights Bill 2016 Tabled in Parliament (Nepal)

  • Education for hearing-impaired children improved (Vietnam)

  • European Commission Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

 

CONFERENCES and EVENTS

  • Nossal Institute for Global Health: Short Courses 2016

  • ACFID National Conference, Melbourne (26-27 Oct 2016)

  • 2016 IASSIDD World Congress (14-19 August 2016)

  • Second CBR World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (27-29 September 2016)

  • WBU-ICEVI General Assembly (18-25 August 2016)

  • Third International Universal Design Conference (August 21–24 2016)

  • Exclusion & Embrace: Disability, Justice and Spirituality (21-23 August 2016)

  • 2016 Paralympics Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (7-18 September 2016)

  • 23rd Rehabilitation International (RI) World Congress, Edinburgh, UK (25-27 October, 2016)

  • Workability International Annual Conference - Join disability employment leaders in New Zealand (26-28 Sep 2016)

 

EMPLOYMENT and FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Disability Rights Fund Releases Second 2016 Request for Proposals

  • Product Design Technical Mentor - Inclusive Design & Accessibility (IDA) Project (Cambodia)

 

M&E and DISABILITY

  • Practice Note: Collecting and Using Data on Disability to Inform Inclusive Development (Plan International & CBM Australia - Nossal Institute Partnership)

 

EMPLOYMENT and DISABILITY

  • Allianz Malaysia develops a program to employ more people with disabilities

  • Disabled people are frustrated at being denied the chance to work

  • USAID public-private partnerships create job opportunities for people with disabilities (Sri Lanka)

  • Starbucks is being recognized as a “best place to work” after scoring 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index survey (United States of America)

 

CLIMATE CHANGE and DISABILITY

  • New Resource on Climate Change and Disability from the World Institute on Disability

 

NEW RESOURCES

  • Disability Inclusive Education Handbook for Teachers (Fiji)

  • Steps towards Achieving Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Timor-Leste

  • Windows 10 anniversary update brings accessibility improvements for users with disabilities

 

NEWSLETTERS FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS

  • Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP, University of Sydney) - June 2016 Highlights

  • Weekly Estanara Magazine E-Newsletter (Pakistan)

  • UN Enable Newsletter, June-July 2016