Built Environment

Municipality preparing for a new code

Built Environment, Middle East, News, Universal Design, January 17 2018

Two people seated in wheelchairs overlooking a view of the city of Dubai

DUBAI UAE: Dubai Municipality is working on developing laws, regulations and policies in line with the new code that will ensure all buildings and public facilities are accessible for special needs by 2020. The International Dubai Code for Accessibility, expected to come into effect next month, will make it compulsory… Continue Reading »

Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

Built Environment, Europe, Tourism, Universal Design, January 3 2018

LONDON, UK: As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognized in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed: a mix of politicians, stars of music, culture and sport, and community champions. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK,… Continue Reading »

Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like?

Americas, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, January 3 2018

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like? For full article visit the source: The Canadian Press http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/603260/long-sought-new-accessibility-law-coming-2018-what-will-it-look Linked with permission.

Gender and disability popular topics among list of Trinity Equality Fund initiatives

Built Environment, Europe, December 29 2017

Trinity College, Dublin

DUBLIN, IRELAND: Gender and disability-related projects dominate in the list of initiatives awarded funding by the Trinity Equality Fund (TEF) this year. Of the 15 initiatives granted funding by the college body, six relate exclusively to gender while a further three are centered around disability-related issues. Of the remaining six… Continue Reading »

Survey to Improve Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Americas, Built Environment, December 27 2017

Hand completing checklist

The Boston city’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities is inviting everyone, whether you’re a Bostonian or not, to take a survey to provide opinions about existing barriers and accessibility needs in Boston. The city will use the findings of the Accessibility Priority Survey to shape strategic planning to better serve… Continue Reading »

2018 Winners – Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards & AABC Conservation Awards

Africa, Americas, Built Environment, Europe, Events, December 26 2017

2018 Civic Trust Awards logo

MANCHESTER, UK: Civic Trust Awards (CTA) is delighted to reveal the list of winning projects for the 2018 Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards, AABC Conservation Awards and Selwyn Goldsmith Awards, which features 60 projects from a wide range of National and International entries. All schemes featured will receive either an… Continue Reading »

BCC Crafts Draft Disability Policy

Africa, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, December 22 2017

Morgan Tsvangirai addresses party supporters at the home of Budiriro Member Coster Machingauta of parliament

ZIMBABWE: The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has crafted a draft disability policy to cater for people living with disabilities (PWD), Southern Eye has learnt. In the draft policy, BCC said in order to ensure that the impact of all policy decisions addresses the specific interests and needs of PWDs, inasmuch… Continue Reading »

Make government buildings easier to access for persons with disabilities: SC

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, December 18 2017


NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that accessibility to buildings of the central and state governments should be made easier for persons with disabilities. A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan issued 11 directions requiring both the Centre and state governments to provide accessibility… Continue Reading »

International Certification of Accessibility Consultants for the Built Environment launched by GAATES

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Europe, Middle East, News, Universal Design, November 27 2017

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), recognized as an international leader in the field of accessibility, is pleased to announce its public launch of the International Certification of Accessibility Consultants – Built Environment (ICAC-BE) program. Significant time and contributions from recognized global industry leaders has resulted in… Continue Reading »

Young school students painted to create awareness about accessibility

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, November 21 2017


NEW DELHI: More than 1200 Students of different schools of Delhi participated together to paint on the theme of Accessibility to raise awareness for a cause which although of ‘Universal’ importance escapes the public consciousness. It is with this thought that the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities organized… Continue Reading »

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