• Coming Fall 2017 International Certification of Accessibility Consultants - Built Environment Registration for English program begins in October 2017 - certification@gaates.org

    Month: October 2017

    Selhurst Park Accessibility Improvements for Fans with Disabilities

    Crystal Palace FC is committed to improving accessibility and facilities for fans with disabilities, and ensuring an exceptional matchday experience for all fans attending matches at Selhurst Park. Major works were completed throughout the 2017 summer following consultation with the club’s Disabled Supporters Association, the Premier League and independent experts. Improvements include: Wheelchair capacity has… Continue Reading »

    New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University

    A new policy at Ohio University is one of several recent steps in making OHIO’s online presence more accessible, ensuring an equal opportunity for all students to access technology and online tools related to their educational experience. In addition, the policy will enable the University to establish an information technology infrastructure that makes its online programs and… Continue Reading »

    Youth with hearing disabilities shapes own destiny with art in Vietnam

    A 23-year-old Vietnamese with hearing disability has been setting an example of what people with disabilities can achieve. Despite suffering from the defect at birth, Tran Quoc Dat has shown great talent with a brush in his hand. Currently living in Dong Thap Province, located in southern Vietnam, Dat has achieved a long-time dream of… Continue Reading »

    Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights in Mexico

    Mexico’s Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that proposes to improve mental health services for all in Mexico but would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter sent on October 16, 2017, to the Commission on Health and Drugs in the Chamber… Continue Reading »

    High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the AP Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022

    BEIJING: ESCAP, in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, in Beijing from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Objectives of the Meeting are: To undertake a midpoint review of the progress made,… Continue Reading »

    UB, NFTA working to make public transportation more accessible

    For many people who have a disability, taking public transportation is a necessity. But it can also be a nightmare. The barriers abound. It can be extremely difficult to get up and down the stairs on the bus. Riders who use a wheelchair often feel undue attention drawn upon them as passengers sit and wait… Continue Reading »

    Disability Rights Advocates Calling for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports

    DENVER, CO: Nationally recognized airport security expert, Capt. LaPonda Fitchpatrick, and Associate Director of the Center for Disability and Health Policy, June Kailes, are joining airport workers in Denver to call for a whole community approach to emergency preparedness, including ensuring that passenger service workers are fully trained and paid liveable wages that will keep experienced… Continue Reading »

    Disability Rights Scholarship Program

    NEW YORK: The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With the knowledge and networks… Continue Reading »

    UCIC Launches Hardware Agnostic Alexa Voice Service Client

    TORONTO: The Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC) announces the release of its new hardware agnostic voice control client & AI integration manager; Ubi Kit. “The platform has been designed to enable companies the quickest time to market, at the lowest cost, and most flexible supply chain,” said Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC. The free Ubi Kit… Continue Reading »