How Misha, a 19-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Escaped Ukraine

For those with disabilities, the trauma of war is magnified; “usual life has been destroyed.”

Ableism And Disability Discrimination In New Surveillance Technologies

How new surveillance technologies in education, policing, health care, and the workplace disproportionately harm disabled people.

Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.

Business Travel Accessibility Still a Hurdle

Companies are digging into accessibility strategies for meetings; travel logistics are a trickier matter and harder to scale in a fragmented environment.

Mainstreaming. Works. For. No. One.

Recently, a friend of mine tagged me in a Facebook post from a perturbed parent and supporter of inclusion who shared a Psychology Today article titled “Mainstreaming Doesn’t Work for Everybody.” Amy S.F. Lutz, the author, critiques a 2015 blog post I wrote for Noodle called “Let’s Get Rid of Special Education” while I was still a classroom teacher.

Why I Won’t Be Organizing Any In-Person Fundraising Events For the Foreseeable Future

Reasons, I’ve got a few. But this still-current guidance from the CDC for high-risk people is the one that matters for any organization claiming inclusion as a core value.

The Promise & Limitations of Awareness

"One requires an official diagnosis for medical support; however, one should not need an official diagnosis for support from their Jewish community."

How to Begin Changing Mindsets

On this episode of The Weeklyish, Carol Quirk drops by to talk about what it takes to change mindsets toward inclusive education.

Video: Heumann-Armstrong 2022-23 Application Opening

Application for the Heumann-Armstrong Award.

Entries now being accepted for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.

Julie Beckett, Who Helped Disabled Children Live at Home, Dies at 73

A waiver named for her daughter, Katie, has allowed hundreds of thousands of children to receive medical care without having to live in a hospital.

Government Overreach

I went into one of those cripple accessible “ family” bathrooms. And because it was coed there was a tampon dispenser mounted on the wall across from the toilet.

Accessibility and the Intangibles: How 2 Students With Disabilities Chose a College

This is the second article in a series on college applicants and the circumstances that shaped their choices this spring.

An Inclusion Story

Including kids with disabilities leads to the best outcomes.

Book: Year of the tiger

A mixed-media collection of prose and other work by Asian American disability activist Wong.

10 Disabled Scientists To Discover

We share 10 disabled scientists you should explore and discover, including physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

WomanHood & Disability

Womanhood & Disability: creating, uplifting, and representing narratives and experiences of women with disabilities and differences.

10 Podcasts You Can Use for Professional Development

"When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the radio."

The Hearing Exhibition

In honour of May being the speech and hearing awareness month, Accessibility Collective member, Nicole interviews Vernon’s own pediatric audiologist, Jessica Niemela. How is Jessica bringing a much needed awareness with her public education idea? Please listen or download the episode.

South African Sign Language set to become official language

South Africa has approved the Constitutional Eighteenth Amendment Bill for public comment, which will finally be making South African Sign Language (SASL) the country’s 12th official language.

Love Island confirms Natasha Ghouri as first deaf contestant on ITV dating show

Dancer Natasha Ghouri has been confirmed as the first deaf contestant to appear on the next series of the popular ITV2 dating show, Love Island.

'Color My World with Love': 5 things you didn't know about Lily D Moore

'Color My World with Love' tackles a real-life issue and presents it as a romantic drama with a nice end.

Willow TV Series Sequel Reveals First Trailer

The Disney+ television sequel to the 1988 cult classic movie has been in the works for over two years.

‘Breaking Character’ is breaking boundaries in the world of disability representation

As the first disabled person in Canada to produce a broadcast docu-series, Michelle Asgarali is making history with her new show “Breaking Character.” In fact, that was the whole point.

Gotham Knights Dev Revises Batgirl Backstory to Address Harmful Disability Tropes

The developer of Gotham Knights has revised the backstory for Batgirl after fans criticized the game for using harmful disability tropes. In the comics, Batgirl is shot in the spine by Joker and is then largely seen in a wheelchair. Depending on the version of the character, she becomes Oracle, Batman's eyes and ears while he's in the field. She is able to use her technical wiz to be a major asset to Batman without getting into combat. Batgirl's biography in Gotham Knights indicates she was critically injured in some sort of fight, though it's unclear with who. The biography noted she was able to return to active duty as Batgirl after training, something some fans took issue with as it's not as easy as doing some training to recover from a critical injury that places someone into a wheelchair. This has been seen as a harmful trope throughout media and it seems Warner Bros. is aware of this.

Gotham Knights developer addresses criticism over Batgirl's “recovery” from requiring wheelchair

Character biography revised, thanks to consultation with specialists at AbleGamers.

20 Most Inaccurate Movie Character Portrayals Of Mental Illness

Portraying a specific mental illness can be a difficult thing to get right. Here are some of the most medically inaccurate portrayals in film history.

Accurate Disability Representation In Mass Media: 8 Powerful Film and Television Performances

From the best TV & film portrayals of actors with disabilities, discover the 8 most powerful ones.

New Report Highlights Lack of Inclusion and Equity in TV Writing

Report based on a survey of 876 respondents and results from two focus groups, thirteen percent of survey respondents identified as disabled.

‘This Is Us’ Gives Insight Into Alzheimer’s Disease From 3 Generations

"There have been so many storylines that have hit me, but this one was different."

This is Us and This is Me: Meet Visually Impaired Actor Karl Seitz

For This Is Us fans, the finale ended an era. For Karl Seitz, the visually impaired actor who played young Jack, the show started a promising career.

Netflix’s New Director Of Product Accessibility Heather Dowdy Opens Up About Being A CODA...

In a blog post published on Thursday, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Dowdy shares her personal connection with disability—like me, she’s a lifelong CODA—before announcing Netflix’s latest plans to make its content more accessible and inclusive.

Marginalized people are not your subject to write about, but your peers to engage with

A couple of weeks ago I attended a new book fair at my neighborhood and, unbeknownst to me, my colleague and friend Siobhan Guerrero-MacManus was scheduled to talk on a roundtable by people from the sexual-generic diversity. She was giving a very short time to talk, so she had to cover a lot of ground and make a lot of points very quickly. One of them stuck out to me specially. She stressed the importance of institutions like academia to attend to diversity, but not merely as subjects of study. She did not say as what instead, but it is not hard to see what she meant. Consider disability. Attending to disability not merely as subject of study requires, not organizing conferences and seminars on the ontology and epistemology of disability, but proper action to improve accessibility right now and a commitment to continue until it becomes effectively universal. Ramps, cushioned seats and doors with larger grips show more genuine commitment to diversity than another paper, book or Op Ed. Similar considerations apply to other marginalized groups.

Writing Disability and Chronic Illness – a 6 wk workshop w/ Ashna Ali

The Crip Lit for Spoonies workshop series is a series of reading group-style writing workshops called “CripLit4Spoonies” that centers literatures of chronic illness and disability. The first CripLit looked at the relationship between trauma and disability. CripLit4Spoonies II focuses on the genre and poetics of writing about one’s own experience of illness and disability as a way of healing and asserting the truth of one’s own experience in the face of isolation, silencing, pathologization, and gas-lighting. Over the course of six weeks, we will read excerpts from works on cancer, chronic pain, gynecological disorders, nervous system disorders, and mental illness. Each week, we will share body scans, no less than 30 minutes of collaborative writing in response to prompts generated by the readings, and our responses and impressions of the readings. The workshop envisions itself as a space to share vulnerability, resources, and care through the shared experience of living as a “spoonie,” or a chronically ill individual.

The Powerful Connection Between Disability and Music

"Music provides an opportunity to feel included, to feel represented, and to feel like you're a part of something much greater than yourself. "

Opera & Accessibility

What is Opera Mariposa and how is it accessible as well as disability represented? CiTR’s Accessibility Collective chats with two co-founders, Jacqueline Ko and Stephanie Ko from Opera Mariposa.

Billie Eilish and Letterman Discuss Harm of Mocking Tourette’s Tics

"Some things are laughable, some things are not, and Billie Eilish’s Tourette's syndrome is definitely not."

Disability and Art History from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century

This volume analyzes representations of disability in art from antiquity to the twenty-first century, incorporating disability studies scholarship and art historical research and methodology.

The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability

The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability explores disability in visual culture to uncover the ways in which bodily and cognitive differences are articulated physically and theoretically, and to demonstrate the ways in which disability is culturally constructed.

Andrew Roach Talent

Providing a personal and dedicated service to clients in the comedy and entertainment industries.

Tanzila Khan: disability rights campaigner tells young women ‘the world is yours’

Winner of the inaugural Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment award says she saw mainstream culture did not represent her, so she created her own space.

Crip Rave Is the Revolutionary Collective Prioritising Accessibility

The Toronto collective's events embody the notion that a few changes can make the difference between disabled ravers staying home out of caution, or going out for a potentially transformative night.

Access All, Escape plan

Fear after high rise fire evacuation plans are rejected by the government.

New App Will Make Metro More Accesible For Blind Riders

The new technology will feed audio instructions to users through their phones as they get around Metro's train platforms and bus stops.

AMV BBDO launches disability inclusion service

AMV BBDO has become the latest agency to shift its focus to the importance of accessibility by launching AMVxOpen – a new partnership that will work with brands to find accessibility- and disability-inclusive experience gaps in order to develop solutions to better attract and serve customers.

Brands should work with more deaf and disabled talent

Influencer agency Whalar acquires C Talent, a disabled-led talent management and consultancy company that represents high-profile deaf and disabled talent. 

Getty Images and Verizon announce $40,000 grant to support disability communities

Getty Images in collaboration with Verizon, has announced its latest global Creative Grant program focused on disability communities.

Blog: Are you being served?

Join us at the "Are you being served? Welcoming disabled consumers" conference (sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group)

Tommy Hilfiger's Adaptive Clothing Line Offers Ease, Fashion to Clothes for People With Disabilities

'We were able to use the same design as our mainstream collection but add innovative modifications and make dress easier.'

Using the New Disability Access System

Lessons learned from using the online DAS registration system and app bookings.

Going the extra mile

How our Office of Accessibility is ensuring inclusion for all. Plus, a heartwarming military homecoming.

Autonomous Vehicles Open up a New World for People with Disability

For years, people with disabilities have been promised that autonomous vehicles are right around the corner. Self-driving cars enabled with artificial intelligence and machine learning will open up new possibilities for people with vision, hearing, and mobility impairments.

Electric vehicles and accessibility

With electric vehicles becoming more popular around the world and in the UK specifically, how suitable are electric vehicles and charging points for drivers with accessibility needs?

Hotels Designing for Disabilities Must Think Beyond Old Stereotypes

"Just 6 percent of (people with disabilities) use a wheelchair. We help people think about what they are doing for the other 94 percent."

Accessible travel platform Mobee raises €1.5M in funding

The company offers accessible accommodation and activities via its platform.

10 Things Under $100 That Help With Functional Neurological Disorder

Would these items help you?

Google Maps Rival Gets Accessibility Navigation Feature, Surprisingly Useful for Everyone

One of the most important components of navigation software out there is the support for audio guidance, as this feature allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road without having to look at the screen to figure out which way to go.

Removing Barriers and Investing in Accessibility with Maayan Ziv

In this Startup Canada Podcast epsiode, Maayan Ziv shares why removing barriers is step one to investing in accessibility.

Max Fisher: Pursuing a career as a DeafBlind person

If someone had told me when I first picked out my career path that I would be an organisation’s first DeafBlind scientist, I would have laughed.

Video: One handed climber pushes the limits - Guinness World Records

Born missing one of her lower arms below the elbow, on the climbing wall Anoushé forgot her illness and her chronic pain.

Turning Disability Discrimination Into Creative Inspiration

I turned the disability discrimination, or ableism, I experienced in college into creative inspiration to start my own personal brand.

Meet Kami, the First Virtual Influencer With Down Syndrome

What's the currency of inclusion in a space defined by marketability?

Accessibility Virtual Reality Meetup: What Is It Like in Spatial?

Accessibility Virtual Reality (A11yVR) Meetup has held many of its meetups in Mozilla Hubs. We’ve had one in AltspaceVR. And now we’ve tried our third virtual reality environment and that’s in Spatial . Each VR environment is unique and delivers different experiences.

5 Ways Delivery Apps Don't Deliver On Accessibility

Lots of people use delivery apps, but they don't always deliver on accessibility. Read 5 common problems on delivery apps and how to solve them.

Digital inequality

Scott Hollier and Justin Brown* ask why little attention is being given to making websites accessible.

Why can inequalities appear in digital accessibility?

The world is full of questionable design outcomes due to unconscious biases, political agendas or a lack of empathy, and working as a manager in accessibility you have to be mindful of all of these in your research and decision-making processes. These are not just things you have to deal with but you also have to be mindful of not letting them creep into your own practice.

Organisations failing to meet digital accessibility standards

Applause has published the 2022 results of its third consecutive, annual global survey on digital accessibility to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 (19.05.22).

Accessible Typefaces, Fonts, and Text with Jared Smith

Most of our time online is typically spent reading text, yet we don’t often consider how accessible that text is. The typefaces, fonts, and text styling used can have a significant impact on the user experience — and there are few accessibility guidelines that relate to text accessibility. In this presentation, guest speaker Jared Smith provides an overview of how reading is processed in the human mind, and how to minimize the cognitive effort and maximize the visual accessibility of online text.

Stephanie Walter

Stéphanie is a User Researcher and Designer who focuses on building user-centered, inclusive and accessible products and services. She spent the last 12+ years helping her clients deliver successful projects in different industries (banking, financial, automotive, healthcare, press, travel, etc.)

What's Wrong With Quick-Fix Products For Digital Accessibility

For more recent guidance on this category of vendors please see my blog post Get Help With Digital Accessibility: Tips For Selecting An Accessibility Partner.

The Disability Divide: Why The Modern PC Must Be Accessible

"We are all going to be disabled someday. It's just that some of us beat you to it. So even though we're designing for that group today, we're designing for everyone else afterward," says Microsoft's Director of Accessibility, Dave Dame.

What Can We Do to Improve Digital Accessibility for Those Living With a Disability?

When people hear the term “accessibility” in the context of disability, most will see images of ramps, automatic doors, elevators, or tactile paving (textured ground which helps vision impaired people navigate public spaces). These are physical examples of inclusive practice that most people understand.

Android 13 Will Have Out Of The Box Support For Refreshable Braille Displays

Many Braille literate blind and deafblind users use refreshable braille displays with their Android devices to touch-read and type out braille dots that represent text. Usually, people connect their Android devices using the BrailleBack app which is a separate download or use a virtual keyboard within Talkback instead of a physical device. In the upcoming Android 13 Beta, which should be available to users in the next few weeks, Google is providing out of the box support for Braille displays within Talkback, Android’s screen reader. With this new update, there will be no need for additional downloads to use most Braille displays. For example, users will be able to use display buttons to navigate their screen, compose emails, make phone calls, send text messages or read books There will be shortcuts for scrolling/moving to the next character, word or line as well as for editing documents – like jumping to the end of documents or selecting, copying, and pasting. Watch the video below to learn more about this upcoming out of the box support for Braille displays and other accessibility features and services in Android 13. Sign up for the Android beta program to try Talkback 13 when it is [...]

Coming soon to a phone near you: A new wave of accessibility tools

Smartphones and tablets are getting better at helping people with disabilities understand and interact with the world around them. Here's our guide to the accessibility features that are coming to your phone -- or the next one you buy.

How AI is improving the web for the visually impaired

As the world evolves, websites and mobile applications needs to be built with accessibility in mind from the beginning. AI can help.

Gavel to Gavel: Algorithms, AI, and the ADA

On May 12, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice issued guidance to caution employers about using artificial intelligence (AI) and software tools to make employment decisions.

Advancing Accessibility on Instagram

Today, we are continuing our accessibility initiative with our expansive updates from image descriptions to auto generated video captions.

5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day

These are the five most annoying inaccessible web elements I face as a blind screen reader user every day, and how to fix them.

Lesson: Accessibility

A significant percentage of your audience has trouble accessing your data visualizations. Learn about some of the key challenges to be aware of and some initial techniques to address them.

Credibility Checklist for the VPAT

Hiram Kuykendall, Microassist Chief Technology Officer, provides guidance for accessibility reviewers during the purchasing cycle.

CHALLENGE: Accessibility know-how needs to go mainstream with developers. NOW.

Relatively, there isn’t a lot of great information about accessibility out there. You really have to seek it out. How many of you know what JAWS is? After popping up IE6/IE7/IE8 et. al. to ensure website compatibility, do you also check your content in a screen reader?

Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility is the process of making digital products, such as websites, apps, online learning content, and any other online tools, accessible to all people regardless of ability or disability.

Virtual testing has led to discrimination against those with disabilities

Accommodations that students once had weren't always being honored with virtual learning, according to the report.

Low Vision Users Aren’t Just Using Magnifiers Anymore.

With technology rapidly advancing, low vision users have options when it comes to assistive technology. Learn more about AT alternatives!

What Is ASR?

ASR, or automatic speech recognition, refers to the process of computer technology transcribing audio into text.

How tech solutions help expand accessibility to all customers

The hospitality industry has made great strides in making physical hotel properties accessible for people with disabilities. However, online bookings are another story. And according to the CDC, 26 percent of adults in the United States live with a disability. That’s one-fourth of the population that hospitality businesses are potentially barring from digital customer experiences.

Inventor of brain injury app wins second Young Innovators prize

Ellis Parry created the Alfred app to help the rehabilitation process after his twin brother suffered a devastating accident.

Electronic Arts’ Website Not Independently Usable For Blind, Visually Impaired, Says Class Action

Electronic Arts fails to design and maintain its website so that it can be fully accessible for blind and visually impaired individuals, a new class action lawsuit alleges.

Etsy Class Action Claims Website Inaccessible To Blind

Etsy faces a class action that alleges the company’s website is inaccessible to visually-impaired, violating the ADA.

Leveraging Technology to Improve Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired – Vodafone Super Care

Today, 19th May, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day set aside to raise awareness about digital access and inclusion. The day, which is celebrated every year on the third Thursday of May, was first observed in 2012, with the objective of ensuring accessibility is built into the product development lifecycle for technology and digital products.

Team SWIFT Responders from Singapore wins APAC Microsoft AI for Accessibility Hackathon

Teams from Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines are winners of the Microsoft AI for Accessibility (AI4A) Hackathon in APAC. In its third year, the AI4A Hackathon features teams who are deeply committed to solving real-world challenges faced by people with disabilities (PwD). The hackathon acts as a springboard for creators and developers to launch their applications, with cash prizes, access to Microsoft Technical experts to co-build their solutions on Microsoft Azure and continued mentoring support to build out their solution.

Guide to Accessible HTML Documents

The BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines set out best practices for mobile web content, hybrid and native apps.

How to document the screen reader user experience

User experience designers guide - How to document the screen reader user experience for web content. Using your visual as a starting point, we’ll take you step by step through how to document the screen reader UX introducing concepts along the way.

How to write accessibility acceptance criteria

Team guide - How to write accessibility acceptance criteria. We’ll take you step by step through how to write accessibility acceptance criteria for a component or feature.

Accessibility design review

User experience designers guide - Accessibility design review. We’ll take you step by step through how to carry out an accessibility design review for a component.

Assistive technology testing in a foreign language

Team guide - Assistive technology testing in a foreign language.

Accessibility swarms

Team guide - Accessibility Swarms. We’ll take you step by step through how to carry out an accessibility swarm for a component.

Assistive Technology News – May 2022 round up

Assistive tech and accessibility updates from Clive Gilbert, freelance research consultant and specialist writer in public policy, social affairs and technology.

Skiggle: A FREE SOS Alert Service For Special Needs Care Products

Find out how Skiggle's 24-hour FREE SOS service and marketplace for special needs care products can help you if you have a disabled child.

No Body Left Behind

No Body Left Behind is an online campaign centred around the disabled community’s concerns regarding the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, including mask and vaccine mandates. We hope that this campaign will raise awareness around those who are being left behind as the world returns to “normal”.

Tobacco industry causing huge environmental damage, WHO warns

WHO accuses industry of causing widespread deforestation, pollution and emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Open Sesame Model 133 Automatic Door Opening System

Anna Pannell doesn’t have time for unexpected obstacles like doors she can’t open.

Smart home technology must advance for disabled independent living

Clive Gilbert, freelance research consultant and specialist writer in public policy, social affairs and technology discusses how independent living technology must become more aspirational to give disabled and older people genuine choice and control.

Can Robots Save Nursing Homes?

The pandemic has given a new urgency to the development of robots and ‘virtual assisted living’ that can help care for aging adults, physically and emotionally.

Inclusion of people with disabilities is 'lacking' in health care, researcher says

In a room full of health technology executives and others in the field at #STATHealthTech, @BerkeleyBlink described his difficulty in accessing basic tools, including a Covid test.

Mental Illness Is a Disability, and That’s OK

"Claiming the word 'disabled' empowers me."

No explicit budget funding for preventing violence and abuse against persons with disabilities

Budget 2022 has pluses and minuses for the disabled community, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero.

Disability and the barriers to feminine hygiene

Economic and structural factors create more hurdles to hygiene management, good health, health-seeking behaviours.

Graphic Public Health: A Comics Anthology and Road Map By Meredith Li-Vollmer

As we confront the challenges of emerging diseases, environmental health threats, and gaps in health equity, medical professionals need versatile communication tools that help people make informed decisions and engage them in constructive conversations about the health of their communities. This book illuminates the power of comics to meet that need.

What does cost of living support mean for blind and partially sighted people?

Read how the new £15 billion package, announced by the government, will support blind and partially sighted people with the rising cost of living,

Rising costs force British Columbians on living, disability assistance to make tough choices

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket across the province and country, people living on income and disability assistance are forced to make difficult decisions, like choosing between groceries and medication.

Melbourne woman with cerebral palsy fights to stay in her home after NDIS funding cut

Samar Bain faces being forced into shared accommodation as agency says support package is not ‘value for money’.

Formula Shortage: 28-Year-Old Depends on Formula, Without It She'd Die

The woman has maple syrup urine disease, which requires her to consume formula to prevent her brain from swelling.

Lawsuit argues the Americans with Disabilities Act should apply to transgender rights

A lawsuit from a Maryland woman is part of a larger push for trans rights to be considered under the Americans With Disabilities Act and for trans women in prison to be housed with other women.

Do I have Long COVID? As many as 23 million Americans want to know, as more than 200 symptoms emerge

A vast array of symptoms, from fatigue and cough to “brain on fire,” hallucinations, and peeling skin have experts increasingly agreeing, “Long COVID is not one thing.”

You Are Going to Get COVID Again … And Again … And Again

Will the danger mount each time, or will it fade away?

4 Things High Risk People Need Now To Fight Covid

People with disabilities and chronic illnesses are asking themselves — not for the first time in the last few years — “What do we do now?”

Women may be experiencing more long COVID than men. We don't know why

There could be clues in other debilitating, poorly understood syndromes that share "remarkable similarities" to long COVID.

Over 75 Percent of Long Covid Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Initial Illness, Study Finds

Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.

Long COVID-19 and Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Here's what the United States government says.

Kids get Long COVID, too. Experts are racing to understand it

Long COVID is poorly understood in adults, and even more mysterious in kids. One expert says only a small percent likely have “true Long COVID, whatever that means. We’re still figuring it out.”

Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly

Experts say it will take longer for Black communities to recover from the pandemic’s public health and economic impact.

Rights of Children with Disabilities in Africa Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Leading expert on the international and regional legal standards on the human rights of children, Professor Benyam Dawit Mezmur, will deliver a lecture at this.

Pressure mounts on French disabilities minister accused of rape

French President Emmanuel Macron's newly appointed disabilities minister rejected accusations of rape against him Monday and said he would not be resigning.

Japan to undergo first UN disabilities committee review in August

Japan will undergo a policy review by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in late August following a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sources close to the matter said Monday, reported the Kyodo News.