• Month: July 2019

    Students in Singapore Work on Accessibility Project to Map Central Business District

    SINGAPORE: Lunch with colleagues is a simple affair for many, a little highlight of each workday. But for people with disabilities, it can be an ordeal they have to pass up because of the lack of accessibility where colleagues may be gathering. A group of 25 students from Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) landscape and architecture department is… Continue Reading »

    Accessibility Fund Set to Benefit Passengers with Disabilities

    Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements following the opening of a £20m government fund on 8 July. This fund is open for applications from stations in need of accessibility improvements, leading to small-scale enhancements such as tactile paving or handrails. The fund’s opening came a… Continue Reading »

    Japan Focuses on Innovation to Empower Elderly Drivers

    Japan is turning to technology to help prevent traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers in the country, a growing problem as the population ages. Orix Auto Corp. offers a service that enables senior citizens to measure their abilities behind the wheel via personal computers and smartphones. With Ever Drive, the company collects data on driving… Continue Reading »

    New Project ‘Month of Access’ to be held UK-wide in 2020

    A new project is promoting the benefits of the outdoors to people with disabilities. Month of Access is to be held UK-wide in June next year following a pilot held in Perthshire. Last month’s inaugural Day of Access took four disabled people to an altitude of 720m (2,362ft) on Meall Tairneachan. A 4×4 vehicle was used… Continue Reading »

    Disability Inclusion Startups in India to Get Funding for Innovation

    The figures are alarming! India has anywhere between 4-8 crore disabled individuals, which is one in 12 households. Many disabled kids don’t attend school and disabled adults don’t go to work owing to their impairments. Due to low literacy levels, social stigma and lack of opportunities, many face exclusion from society. Rising to the situation,… Continue Reading »

    UK: Pilot Project Launched to Introduce Bicycles for Persons with Disabilities

    A pilot project to introduce bicycles suitable for use by disabled youngsters and adults is being introduced into Tredegar Park, Newport. The free initiative by Newport City Council will enhance the facilities at the popular park where an improved cycle route takes users around the park. The specially adapted bikes will be provided by charitable… Continue Reading »

    Canada: Launch of Draft Strategy for Building Inclusive Workplaces

    Advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities in Canadian workplaces have released a new draft pan-Canadian strategy for building an inclusive workforce.   The draft strategy is designed to promote and guide efforts across the country to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Working together, the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, the Canadian Council… Continue Reading »