Disability research council commends Saudi project to integrate disabled

Updated 01 March 2018
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Disability research council commends Saudi project to integrate disabled

RIYADH: The King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) underscored on Thursday the importance of the Comprehensive Access Project (CAP), which has been approved by the Council of Ministers.

“It’s one of the most important strategic projects of the center that provides a vital service to 10 percent of the Kingdom’s population, including the disabled and elderly,” KSCDR executive director Ahmed Al-Yahya said.

The program aims to eliminate obstacles so that the disabled can be integrated in society.

The center has a national role in researching suitable care packages for disabled people in the Kingdom.

The program was created after a comprehensive study that assessed the scale of problems facing disabled people in the Kingdom and looked at best practice internationally on designing infrastructure.

As a result of the study, the KSCDR has produced four guides including a comprehensive look at access in urban environments as well as access to transport and tourism.


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.