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    Month: February 2011

    Japan Haneda Airport adopts universal design to facilities travelers with disabilities

    Tokyo: Japan’s airports have been rapidly improving their buildings and facilities based on the concept of “universal design” as a wide variety of people, such as the elderly, parents with baby strollers and people using wheelchairs, pass through airports. Universal design refers to hardware and software considerations to enable anyone to safely and comfortably use… Continue Reading »

    German iPhone app guides wheelchair users to find accessibility

    BERLIN: Raul Krauthausen, who has used a wheelchair since childhood, has always been uncomfortable with the services Germany provides for physically disabled people, like special taxis and grocery delivery — saying they feel patronizing and further isolate him from the able-bodied world. So Krauthausen took matters into his own hands and launched wheelmap.org, an iPhone… Continue Reading »

    Building barrier-free environment in Ghana for people with disabilities

    Feb 20: Ghana is among the few countries in Africa that have taken affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups at a higher level with a focus on persons with disabilities. These efforts have resulted in laws and policies promoting equality, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. The Government of the Republic… Continue Reading »

    Building barrier-free environment in Ghana for people with disabilities

    Feb 20: Ghana is among the few countries in Africa that have taken affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups at a higher level with a focus on persons with disabilities. These efforts have resulted in laws and policies promoting equality, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. The Government of the Republic… Continue Reading »

    Philadelphia insurance improves website to benefit people with disabilities

    Feb 16: Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the leading property and casualty insurance company for non-profits and other niche markets, announced today upgrades to its website that increase accessibility to people with disabilities (PWD). These upgrades to PHLY.com make it possible for policy holders, business partners and anyone with sensory, physical, or speech-related disabilities to access… Continue Reading »

    Philadelphia insurance improves website to benefit people with disabilities

    Feb 16: Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the leading property and casualty insurance company for non-profits and other niche markets, announced today upgrades to its website that increase accessibility to people with disabilities (PWD). These upgrades to PHLY.com make it possible for policy holders, business partners and anyone with sensory, physical, or speech-related disabilities to access… Continue Reading »

    Exhibition on technology for visual disability opens in Sharjah

    Sharjah, Feb 15: Institutes across the country participated on Monday in the first Exhibition and Conference of Visual Disability Technologies, in order to facilitate the integration of visually impaired people into mainstream schools and jobs. The exhibition, which was launched at Expo Centre Sharjah, runs until February 16 and is held under the patronage of… Continue Reading »