• Month: July 2016

    Justice Department Settles with Orpheum Theater to Resolve ADA Discrimination Complaint

    The Justice Department announced today it has reached an agreement with the Omaha Performing Arts Society (OPAS) resolving an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint against the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. The department alleged that OPAS failed to ensure that, to the maximum extent feasible, the theater provided access to individuals with disabilities as… Continue Reading »

    Illinois Legislation to Improve Accessibility Becomes Law

    CHICAGO: Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that her office’s legislation to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Illinois was signed into law by the Governor and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. “Our commitment to equality for all must extend to making sure people who have disabilities have equal access to facilities within… Continue Reading »

    Malaysia introduces new rights for air travelers with disabilities

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has introduced a new set of consumer rights enhancing the rights of air traveler with disabilities. The newly introduced Code 2016, which is designed to protect consumer rights in Malaysia. code, the first in Malaysia’s aviation industry, is adapted from international guidelines such as the Montreal Convention 1999… Continue Reading »

    Omni Hotels & Resorts Offers Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

    TORONTO: eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Omni Hotels & Resorts have partnered to launch the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app, an exciting accessibility initiative for guests with disabilities. The eSSENTIAL Accessibility app provides keyboard and mouse replacement tools that help individuals with physical, reading and age-related disabilities navigate the web. Through the app’s motion technology and voice activated controls,… Continue Reading »

    NPC Sweden, KONE call for accessible facilities

    SWEDEN: The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden is teaming up with elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE to tackle issues of accessibility in the country, particularly in sports facilities. There have been many shortcomings in accessibility at Swedish sports facilities, and a new survey showed that 60 per cent of respondents are not planning changes… Continue Reading »

    Report on improving accessibility

    FIJI: A report on improving the accessibility in transport infrastructure for people with disabilities was presented at the Asian Development Bank 2016 Pacific Update Conference at the University of the South Pacific yesterday. The new Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) report Improving Accessibility in Transport Infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands was presented by the… Continue Reading »

    People with vision disabilities demand more Braille books on law

    DHAKA, BANGLADESH: People of all strata of life should extend their cooperation to people with disabilities for ensuring their access to all social and government services, said discussants at a function yesterday. They are deprived of equal rights and facilities. So, changing of public mindset is very crucial for establishing rights of people with disabilities,… Continue Reading »

    New guidance system with 3D sounds for people with vision disabilities

    People with vision disabilities will be able to use a new system of sensorial guidance that uses 3D sounds. The system was developed by Geko NAVSAT, a company that receives assistance from the Business Incubator at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Science Park. The application is designed to be installed in a mobile… Continue Reading »

    Electoral Commission of Zambia prints Braille ballots

    ZAMBIA: The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says the move it has taken to print tactile folders or Braille jackets to help people with vision disabilities to vote with minimum or without help is a huge step in addressing concerns of people with vision disabilities. ECZ Senior Public Relations Officer Sylvia Bwalya has told the… Continue Reading »