Entries by Pete Charles

ICT Leadership in Inclusive Employment of Persons with Disabilities

SourceAmerica and the World Information Technology Services Alliance have announced the release of their joint paper ‘ICT Leadership in Inclusive Employment of Persons with Disabilities: An Economic and Social Imperative‘. As Information and Communications Technology touches nearly all aspects of human life, the technology sector can play a vital role in addressing the persistent unemployment […]

Website Accessibility Certificate Austria announced

The first independent quality seal in Austria for barrier-free websites has been announced. From now on, the  Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft (OCG) (Austrian Computer Society) can award a seal to organisations that comply with detailed accessibility requirements. The “WACA” certificate was developed by the OCG in cooperation with an expert consortium consisting of scientists from the […]

Be part of the Purple Revolution!

#PurpleLightUp 3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities was launched in 1992 by the United Nations, it is now globally recognised as a day that brings together a united voice to celebrate and empower disabled people. #PurpleLightUp powered by PurpleSpace will amplify millions of voices around the world. #PurpleLightUp aims to celebrate the economic […]

2018 Disability Matters Europe Award Honorees Selected

Springboard Consulting have announced the Award Honorees for the 2018 Disability Matters Conference. Marketplace: Dans Le Noir? Workplace: Cisco Systems BV, Dow Europe GmbH, UniCredit Bank Austria AG Workforce: Delhaize Serbia, Pandora Production Co., Ltd Steps-to-Success: Barilla G&R Flli spa The Honorees represent the Gold Standard when it comes to the commitment required, and actions […]

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The story of Hilda Laura Vazquez Villanueva, a HearColors collaborator and user

“I consider that these kinds of projects provide direct benefits to the persons with disabilities but they are also an example to other private companies, governments, and institutions that should involve us all and generate inclusive programs.” My name is Hilda Laura Vazquez Villanueva. I have a visual disability. I was born blind. I am […]