• Month: April 2019

    Organization in Kerala Works to Promote Accessibility in Eco-Friendly Destination

    The Thenmala Eco-tourism Promotion Society is an effort to encourage the visually – impaired and hearing-impaired to visit Thenmala and make the state 100 per cent disabled-friendly. Away from the chaos of the city lies Thenmala, the eco-tourism destination which is also one of the first eco-tourism destinations to have introduced the braille brochure for… Continue Reading »

    Qatar Opens Disabilities Rehab Center in Gaza

    Hamad Hospital, named after the former emir of Qatar, has 100 beds and helps people who lost their limbs in conflict. Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab centre in the Gaza Strip on Monday, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Rafat Lubad, the local director of… Continue Reading »

    Tactile Model Makes a Stadium Accessible to Persons with Visual Impairment

    The Tower and the 1976 Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, a symbol of the city of Montreal in Québec, Canada, can now be explored with the fingertips. They have been reproduced as a tactile model for people with visual disabilities, thanks to a collaboration between the Olympic Park, Kéroul and Tactile Studio. This first project of… Continue Reading »

    Using Assistive Technology to it’s full Potential for Children in Hospices

    A UK charity recently welcomed children’s hospice staff from across the British Isles to a free conference to learn about the potential impacts of assistive technology on life-limited and disabled children. Lifelites donates and maintains assistive technology for children and young people in every children’s hospice across the British Isles. Part of their work is… Continue Reading »

    New Accessible Travel Database Announced by German National Tourist Board

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The German National Tourist Board has launched a new and comprehensive online database for BarrierFree (accessible) travel, the first of its kind to include a national labelling and “Accessibility Checked” identification seal. Entitled “Travel for All“, the database enables the user to search for a wide range of accessible holiday facilities throughout… Continue Reading »

    New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan

    Recognizing the challenges persons with disabilities face throughout the various aspects of their lives, Bank al Etihad partnered with Accessible Jordan to minimize these obstacles starting from within the Bank – consequently promoting accessibility and ensuring inclusion for all clients, particularly those with physical disabilities. Under the mutual partnership, Accessible Jordan will extend a set of services and recommendations… Continue Reading »

    UK-based Design Council Focuses on Accessible Home Innovation

    Now in its fifth year, Design Council Spark is putting a new focus on driving accessible home innovation; Design Council Spark: The Home Innovation Challenge is aiming to deliver major impact, both financially and socially, for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. In the UK, there are currently 14 million people living with a disability… Continue Reading »

    Smart Transport Hub Helps Enhance Access to Public Transportation

    Matilda can accurately predict the arrival of autonomous shuttles to its location, based on the position of the vehicle, the speed at which it can move, and also based on the traffic conditions enroute. This helps people when they travel; they can make plans that are timed to the minute. Matilda is also portable, making… Continue Reading »

    New Partnership to Provide Tailored, Accessible Holiday Packages

    Handiscover announces its partnership with Travel-For-All, the Premiere Accessible Travel Agency in North America which provides tailored-made accessible holiday packages for people with disabilities or specific requirements. Travel-For-All specialises in tours to some of the most exotic destinations in the world such as Cuba and Africa, with full capacity to arrange accessible flights, on-ground transportation and local… Continue Reading »