People with disabilities in Britain find difficult to access hospitals

UK: Many people with disabilities in Britain find it hard to access medical services such as hospitals and general practices, according to a new survey. The Life Continue reading the story...

China builds more barrier-free facilities for people with disabilities

China: Lin Yong, born blind, has dreamed of walking freely by himself, without help from those warm-hearted individuals who would give him guidance. “Many people would aid Continue reading the story...

Taipei building barrier free transportation for people with disabilities

Taipei, Dec 18:  On a hot summer day 13 years ago, Huang Chun-nan hoped to take his son to the Taipei Zoo by bus. For most city Continue reading the story...

Jakarta city government plans to make city more accessible for disabled people

Jakarta, Indonesia: As form of its attention to disabled people, Jakarta capital city government plans to implement local regulations on building facilities and accessibility for disabled Continue reading the story...

2010 Accessible eLearning Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15: While participating in this year’s Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase (IDEAS) conference, CourseAvenue today announced the winners of the 2010 Accessible eLearning Leadership Continue reading the story...

New Beijing-Shanghai bullet train in China accessible for wheelchair users

BEIJING, China,  The new Beijing-Shanghai bullet train has set a good example in China. The high-speed train, which set an operating speed record of 486.1 kilometers Continue reading the story...

MADA in Qatar launched a new initiative to connect people with disabilities

Dec 08: The Qatar Assistive Technology Centre (Mada) launched a new initiative yesterday in association with Vodafone and Qtel which will connect people with disabilities to Continue reading the story...

Medieval Avila named Europe’s most disabled-friendly city

Spain’s medieval walled city of Avila was Thursday named the most disabled-friendly in Europe for providing better access for people with disabilities as well as increasing Continue reading the story...

BSI publishes first British web accessibility standard

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has developed the first UK standard for web accessibility, in a bid to help website owners make their sites usable for Continue reading the story...

Ottawa ordered to make its websites more accessible to visually impaired

OTTAWA, The federal government has been given 15 months to comply with the Charter of Rights by making its websites accessible to visually impaired Canadians who Continue reading the story...