• Americas

    Canada to Increase Accessibility at National Level

    CANADA: While the UK, USA and Australia have had national accessibility legislation in place for many years, it has taken until 2018 for the Canadian government to follow suit. The governing Liberals held consultations which led to the proposal that all federally governed buildings must be accessible to all. Not even all federal websites are accessible, so… Continue Reading »

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

    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.

    Memphis Airport uses Aira smart glasses to simplify airport experience for blind and low vision travelers

    MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (USA):  Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced a partnership with technology company Aira that will help to simplify the airport experience for blind and low vision travelers. Through the new program, passengers at MEM can access the Aira Airport network powered by its Site Access technology and connect with agents who act as… Continue Reading »

    How to Protect Disability Rights in 2018

    USA: Disability rights have always been an important political issue in the United States, but in 2017, the growing profile of activist group ADAPT highlighted what’s at stake. The fight for health care is only a small part of the larger battle for full inclusion in society — something that will be under threat in 2018, thanks to Republican… Continue Reading »

    Local Grant Brings Universal Design Closer to the Valley

    HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA (USA)  A local Harrisonburg couple is working toward bringing Universal Design to the Valley. Universal Design makes plans for homes, communities, and activities inclusive for everyone. It focuses on people with physical disabilities, mental disorders, and aging in general. Universal Design also sets the stage for homes and buildings if someone were to have an accident,… Continue Reading »

    Survey to Improve Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

    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 persons with disabilities. This includes… Continue Reading »

    Lime Connect Partners on Ground-breaking Corporate Disability Study

    NEW YORK: Lime Connect (Lime) and Bloomberg, PwC and Unilever – three of the organization’s corporate partners – are lead sponsors of a first-of-its-kind study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) that finds that far more people than expected have a disability: 30 percent of college-educated employees working full-time in white-collar professions in the… Continue Reading »

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

    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 Award or Commendation, with 3… Continue Reading »

    CTA Foundation Announces Accessibility Award Winners, Exhibitors, Programming at CES 2018

    ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, a national organization with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, announced today accessibility-related programming and exhibits at CES 2018. Owned and produced by CTA, CES is the global stage for innovation and will take place January 9-12 in Las… Continue Reading »