• Month: October 2017

    ANZ introduces accessibility features to more than 3 million Visa debit cards

    ANZ has announced the rollout of its specially designed accessibility features to all retail and commercial Visa debit cards to make everyday banking easier for customers with disabilities. All ANZ’s 3.4 million Visa debit cards will now have tactile indicators, larger fonts and high visibility leading edges to help customers identify their cards and to… Continue Reading »

    Brisbane Airport breaking down barriers for passengers with disabilities

    Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the first airport in Australia to open a dedicated ‘Changing Places’ facility for passengers with disabilities. Located on the central ground floor area of BNE’s busy Domestic Terminal (near Qantas Baggage carousel 3), the ‘Changing Places’ facility was officially opened this morning by The Hon. Jane Prentice Assistant Minister for Social… Continue Reading »

    VisitEngland and VisitScotland Launch Accessibility Guides

    With more than half of people with access requirements avoiding going to new places if they can’t find information about accessibility, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have formed a unique partnership to help businesses tap into the lucrative Accessible Tourism market. The national tourism organisations have launched a new, free to use website for the easy production… Continue Reading »

    Swiss Broadcasting Corporation to increase accessible content

    The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has decided to increase it’s accessible media content by 2022 to reach out to a wider audience. The SBC, which includes public radio, television and online services aims to subtitle 80% of it’s programmes. The Corporation also plans to provide 900 hours of audio described content and 1000 hours of… 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 »

    Collaboration towards Inclusive Cities

    On Wednesday, October 18th, the DIAUD Network hosted another successful meeting preparing members for the upcoming Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum on inclusive cities. The Network recently sent out a survey to all its members in order to gain a deeper understanding of the disability communities’ participation in the World Urban Forum (“WUF”)… Continue Reading »

    Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    TORONTO, CANADA: As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities. The introductory Toronto Pearson set of ten Card Decks offers a personal step-by-step… Continue Reading »

    Workshop to Provide Vital Disaster Strategies for the Bay Area Disability Community

    SAN MATEO, CALIF.:  People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo (#AbilitiesExpo) on October 27-29, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center (Expo Hall) are eagerly anticipating the “Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities” workshop on October 27 at 1:00pm, as well as the opportunity to discover the latest products, education and fun for all… Continue Reading »

    Online Survey for Persons with Disabilities

    The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council, in collaboration with the San Diego State University Research Foundation’s Interwork Institute, are conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of the vocational rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities in the CNMI. Former, current or potential consumers of OVR services are encouraged to provide their input into… Continue Reading »