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Accessible sidewalks for people with disabilities constructed in Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia: The Central Jakarta Administration is about to spend Rp 1.7 billion to provide pedestrian for disabled people. The lane will be constructed in September Continue reading the story...

Volunteers to build free access ramp for disabled people in Algona

Algona residents James and Anna Ogar will watch volunteers from the Master Builders Care Foundation construct a free ramp for wheelchair user at their home on Continue reading the story...

Tokyo Haneda Airport sets “Universal Design” standards for barrier-free airports

Tokyo, Japan: The universal design principles incorporated into the passenger areas at Haneda Airport’s new international terminal have been acclaimed as world class and can serve Continue reading the story...

Jakarta city urged to create disabled parking spots as part of bylaw

Jakarta, Indonesia: Beni Kusuma continues to drive despite a stroke that paralyzed him 20 years ago. He says that Jakarta discriminates against disabled people Continue reading the story...

“Most planned city in India” forgotten its disabled population

Chandigarh, India: Life is not easy for disabled people in Chandigarh, moreso if they plan to move around the city as they face several Continue reading the story...

UN disability representative prohibited by Swissair from boarding a flight

European disability rights movements were flabbergasted on hearing that a high United Nations disability representative was prohibited by Swissair from boarding a flight that Continue reading the story...

EU vows to improve travel rights for people with disabilities

The European Commission vowed Wednesday to strengthen the travel rights of disabled people, after a UN disability expert who uses a wheelchair complained that Continue reading the story...

Chinese website portal launched to ensure disabled people better access to public information

A Chinese website portal was launched Tuesday to provide the country’s nearly 83 million disabled people with better access to information services. Sponsored by the Continue reading the story...

DLA Aviation migration to videophones for hearing impaired complete

RICHMOND – Two years ago, DLA Aviation began the process of upgrading all of its deaf and hearing-impaired employees from the old and obsolete telephone typewriter, Continue reading the story...

Airlines facing EU clampdown for refusing Travelers with Disabilities

The EU is under pressure to enforce equality rules on airlines as increasing numbers of disabled people, including a UN disability rights monitor, are being refused Continue reading the story...

New audible pedestrian signal installed for blind people at BSU

Boise, ID USA: People with impaired vision have some new high-tech help crossing the street on the Boise State University (BSU) campus. Audible pedestrian signal at Boise Continue reading the story...

Ben-Gurion University may help disabled people use computers with thoughts

Researchers announce their application of a unique computer pointing device, or mouse/keyboard replacement, to operate one’s computer. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers announced on Sunday Continue reading the story...

Hackensack church offers captioning for hearing-impaired

Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Hackensack could well be the first church in North Jersey to offer captions for hearing impaired. Sunday, which was Palm Sunday, was Continue reading the story...

Access for disabled people an issue for Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma: Tulsa’s self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance has revealed nearly $23 million in necessary modifications for public buildings, parks, sidewalks, intersections and Continue reading the story...

London 2012 – Concerns about disability access for transport

London 2012 transport plans are on track but there is no room for complacency, members of the London Assembly have warned. However, concerns have been raised about Continue reading the story...

Sawai Mansingh Stadium in India inaccessible for people with disabilities

JAIPUR, India: Cricket may have won today at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (SMS) and people had the best of their times, but for 25-year-old cricket Continue reading the story...

Students create device for hearing impaired

Terre Haute, Ind. : The hearing impaired get some help from a new invention by Rose Hulman students. Students at the school created an indication system that Continue reading the story...

Paralympians boycott Jetstar over wheelchair policy in New Zealand

Jetstar is facing more criticism of its wheelchair policy after it refused to fly some of New Zealand’s top disabled athletes. Paralympics New Zealand was told only Continue reading the story...

Zoom Reader for iPhone 4, an App for Low-Vision Users

The iPhone has been praised for its wide range of accessibility features, but the recent launch of theZoomReader app just firmly sealed the iPhone’s leadership for Continue reading the story...

Taiwan can do more to create barrier-free environment: President Ma Ying-jeou

Taipei: President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday praised the strides Taiwan has made in developing a barrier-free environment to promote accessible tourism but acknowledged that more needs Continue reading the story...

Oklahoma colleges improve accessibility for students with disabilities

A woman smacked Steve Stokes in the head with her purse, knocking him out of his wheelchair. She told him he shouldn’t be out in public, Continue reading the story...

Software helps people with disabilities use computer mouse

SEATTLE, Apr 09: U.S. computer scientists say a free software program can help people with motor disabilities who have trouble using a computer mouse. The Pointing Magnifier, Continue reading the story...

Seattle ferries add video screens of information for help hearing impaired passengers

When John Waldo, who is hearing-impaired, lost his checkbook at Colman Dock a few years ago, he didn’t hear the announcement that it had been found. Although Continue reading the story...

Abilities Expo, the largest event for people with disabilities and their caregivers, is coming to Los Angeles April 15-17

LOS ANGELES:  Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, April 15, Continue reading the story...

Atlantic City casinos face compliance checks for accessibility by disabled people

ATLANTIC CITY: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey will inspect the Atlantic City casino hotels to make sure they are accessible to people who have Continue reading the story...

London five star Savoy hotel completes £220 million refit but still inaccessible for wheelchair users

When the five-star Savoy hotel completed its £220 million refit it promised to “exceed people’s expectations”. Husnara Begum had problems attending an event at the Savoy hotel. Continue reading the story...

Tobii PCEye brings eye-control technology to disabled people

Tobii Assistive Technology, makers of the eye-tracking technology behind the eye-controlled laptop, is bringing its eyeball-tracking equipment to any personal computer with the Tobii PCEye. Part of Tobii’s Continue reading the story...

Brain-computer interface technology could help people who use wheelchairs

Since the nineteen seventies, scientists have been searching for ways to link the brain with computers. Brain-computer interface, or BCI, technology could help people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Seminar on Accessible Tourism for Tourist Boards and DMOs

Brussels, 16 to 17 May 2011. Organised by ENAT, this seminar aims to give added impetus to Tourist Boards and Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that are Continue reading the story...

Starline Los Angeles tour company sued over wheelchair access on buses

HOLLYWOOD: The largest tour company in Los Angeles is facing a lawsuit. Starline Tours is accused of discriminating against people with disabilities. If you’ve been to Hollywood, Continue reading the story...
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