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Nabil Eid's Blog (264)

Nabil Eid, Free eBook "Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide"

Disability and Bridging the Digital Divide . ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technology For People with All Abilities 

The e-book is made available for FREE and can be downloaded through Ruh Global Communications website!Here…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 22, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Teleworking: Is this option right for employment of persons with disabilities

Working at home, sometimes called remote working, teleworking or telecommuting, is an important option for many persons with disabilities because it allows for more flexibility and may be only employment possibility to produce better results than working in a conventional workplace. It seeks to find jobs and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on April 17, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments

How can baby with down syndrome learn, and what can learn in the womb?

What training and technical assistance provided, and is it helpful?

The ability of ICT to offer specific software in these areas is still outstanding.

Down's syndrome can be diagnosed before birth (prenatally). During pregnancy, there are two types of tests that can be done…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 29, 2016 at 1:50am — No Comments

Integration vs Inclusion, the role of ICT accessibility in education system

Inclusion = good teaching for ALL!

Inclusion + integration = Best teaching practices for reaching ALL!

The right to education is one of the most important rights in international human rights law. Education works as a multiplier since it in turn enables all people including persons with…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 15, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Bridging the Digital Divide in Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Today! On Tuesday 8 March 2016, the world celebrates the International Women's Day.

The official United Nations theme for IWD in 2016 is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,…

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Added by Nabil Eid on March 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Persons with disabilities in accessing and using the Internet, challenges and good practices

Accessing to Internet offers an opportunity for inclusiveness, to view the global community of its users as one while recognising its rich diversity. Internet technologies have the potential to give persons with disabilities the means to live on a more equitable basis within the global community in a…

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Added by Nabil Eid on February 29, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

Accessible e-Learning Platforms, Hopes and Challenges!

Technology has great potential to overcome physical barriers. It could improve access to learning for students with disabilities. The increased use of ICTs in most sectors of society and recent developments in adaptive hardware and software have allowed individuals with disabilities to do things that were…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 18, 2016 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Accessible e-Learning Platforms, Hopes and Challenges!

Technology has great potential to overcome physical barriers. It could improve access to learning for students with disabilities. The increased use of ICTs in most sectors of society and recent developments in adaptive hardware and software have allowed individuals with disabilities to do things that were…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 18, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Tourism Destinations and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Studies about the tourism experience of persons with disabilities first arose in the late 1970 and even in the late 1980 and early 1990, researchers only “toyed with this subject” (McKercher et al., 2003). Nowadays, there are growing numbers of studies concentrating on the tourist experience of persons with…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 9, 2016 at 2:52am — No Comments

Disability-Friendly Environments in the Age of 5G, Softwarization is Coming!

Standardization between advancing accessibility, 5G technologies and Softwarization will remove all barriers for persons with disabilities.

Are we ready to remove all the barriers for persons with disabilities?



In the near future, robots, smart things, Internet of Things (IoT) and machines will…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 19, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

Where Innovation and Accessibility Meet

Innovations enable people with disabilities to achieve a more independent and worthwhile quality of life, empowering them to accept their right to social inclusion.

Innovation of accessibility is working in collaboration with all other agencies with industry…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 8, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Accessibility and the Future of the Internet of Things

Smart phones, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being harnessed in increasingly innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for people, expand their access to the Internet, and enhance their participation in the Internet governance ecosystem.

Internet-connected devices offer…

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Added by Nabil Eid on November 29, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

ICT accessibility to strengthen arts and culture for Persons with Disabilities

Art is a visual language that provides another means of communication, since the earliest civilisations, art had become an integral part of society and today, art continues to play a major role in society.

Art provides opportunities to problem solve, to observe, and strengthen aesthetic awareness and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on October 29, 2015 at 12:20am — No Comments

How mobile phones are enabling quality maternal and child healthcare

In 1996, Aparna Hegde was a resident doctor at Sion Hospital, one of Mumbai’s largest public health facilities, when a woman who had just delivered a baby was rushed into emergency care. 

“The baby was dead, it’s…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 22, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Applying Accessible Telecentre for Refugees with Disabilities

“Let us brave forward to give this new idea its place in our hearts and minds”.

Refugees and displaced persons living with disabilities are amongst the most isolated, socially excluded and marginalized of all displaced populations.

Some refugees and displaced persons may have lived their…

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Added by Nabil Eid on September 7, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

There are more refugees and displaced people in the world now than ever before. Fortunately, a much-needed transformation is afoot among humanitarian agencies responding to these needs. Agencies including Oxfam, Mercy Corps and the World Food Program (WFP) are…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 30, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Digital divide progress report: 15 Year review

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have driven global development in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. Billions of people enjoy access to ICTs thanks to technological progress, infrastructure deployment and falling prices.

The ICT industry has…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 27, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

ICT Accessibility and Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Unemployment is one of the biggest issues facing us today specifically, the disability community. Entering and influence disability employment provides increased confidence, expanding their social network and social skills as well as opportunities to develop a career by gaining new work skills and…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 13, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

ICT Accessibility in the education of children with Down syndrome

Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is the world’s most common chromosomal disorder and cause of intellectual disability. It is not an illness or disease, and occurs at conception. It occurs in one of every 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births worldwide, and that each year, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 children are born with this…

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Added by Nabil Eid on July 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Library Services and Accessibility of eBooks for Persons with Disabilities

“Make more books accessible for your library; you do not have to be an expert about technology or accessibility to make a very useful contribution in your library and to readers with disabilities”.

To make a library accessible you need social and economic resources. Many improvements can be implemented…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 29, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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