• Americas

    Machu Picchu Becomes Wheelchair Accessible

    PERU: Machu Picchu, the hugely popular Incan settlement in Peru, is finally wheelchair accessible thanks to a new tour. Wheel the World, an accessible travel company set up so wheelchair users could enjoy bucket list experiences previously off limits to them, launched its first ever Machu Picchu itinerary a few months ago. The business was set… Continue Reading »

    Calgary Building Receives $72,000 Toward Accessibility Renovations

    CALGARY, ALBERTA: Seventy-two thousand dollars will go a long way in renovating a local community space. Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Honourable Carla Qualtrough, said the Evergreen Community SPACES building in Calgary is receiving this money through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. “The idea of creating initiatives that remove barriers for people with disabilities is really the… Continue Reading »

    G3ict and GAATES Align Activities to Promote More Inclusive Cities

    With GAATES part of Smart Cities for All, G3ict is poised for greater global outreach and impact Ottawa and Atlanta, January 23, 2019 GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, today announced that the nonprofit organizations have entered into a definitive agreement under which GAATES… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund

    Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund for the Edie Mourre Scholarship Program January 8, 2019, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced it is supporting Braille Literacy Canada’s drive to make its Edie Mourre Scholarship Program a permanent and… Continue Reading »

    Central Americans with Disabilities in Tijuana (Mexico)

    MEXICO: Carlos Ríos Espinosa, Senior Researcher and Advocate with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch published an article on December 20th, 2018 called ‘Life With a Disability in the Migrant Caravan‘ With the agreement between the United States and Mexico governments, known as “Remain in Mexico,” asylum seekers are placed at risk of becoming victims… Continue Reading »

    Improving Women’s Mobility: It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses

    The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that this reality should be reflected into the design of transport projects. In general, women engage in more non-work-related travel such as to run household errands and are more likely to travel with children and elders. Therefore, but not exclusively because of that,… Continue Reading »

    WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to achieving SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).   For… Continue Reading »

    DESA Releases Information on September 2019 SDG Summit

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has provided information on the September 2019 meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), also known as the “SDG Summit,” in a Question and Answers document on the HLPF webpage. The HLPF will convene on the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September and all… Continue Reading »

    Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog

    USA: In the United States there are around 500,000 service dogs that assist people for various reasons, from vision impairments and seizures to diabetes and disabilities. People are dependent on their service dogs and their lives wouldn’t be the same without them, but for people who are about to get a service dog it can be difficult to know… Continue Reading »