• Americas

    United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

    NEW YORK: United Spinal Association today announced an online survey for people who require accessible parking and/or have disabled placard or license plates. The online survey, Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse, takes about 10 minutes to complete and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities. United Spinal Association is part of a… Continue Reading »

    Three multinationals join UN global network on disability inclusion

    Three multinational enterprises – Capgemini, Legrand and the Savola Group – became the latest members of a United Nations global network that promotes equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the workplace. “People with disabilities constitute some 15 per cent of the world’s population,” pointed out Guy Ryder, Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities around B.C. to benefit from new accessibility programs

    Accessible, inclusive communities for people with disabilities are the main goals behind two provincially funded programs designed to improve universal access in British Columbia. Through $9 million in provincial funding, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched  two new programs to improve accessibility for British Columbians. “When we remove the physical barriers, we create communities… Continue Reading »

    New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University

    A new policy at Ohio University is one of several recent steps in making OHIO’s online presence more accessible, ensuring an equal opportunity for all students to access technology and online tools related to their educational experience. In addition, the policy will enable the University to establish an information technology infrastructure that makes its online programs and… Continue Reading »

    Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights in Mexico

    Mexico’s Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that proposes to improve mental health services for all in Mexico but would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter sent on October 16, 2017, to the Commission on Health and Drugs in the Chamber… Continue Reading »

    UB, NFTA working to make public transportation more accessible

    For many people who have a disability, taking public transportation is a necessity. But it can also be a nightmare. The barriers abound. It can be extremely difficult to get up and down the stairs on the bus. Riders who use a wheelchair often feel undue attention drawn upon them as passengers sit and wait… Continue Reading »

    Disability Rights Advocates Calling for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports

    DENVER, CO: Nationally recognized airport security expert, Capt. LaPonda Fitchpatrick, and Associate Director of the Center for Disability and Health Policy, June Kailes, are joining airport workers in Denver to call for a whole community approach to emergency preparedness, including ensuring that passenger service workers are fully trained and paid liveable wages that will keep experienced… Continue Reading »

    Disability Rights Scholarship Program

    NEW YORK: The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With the knowledge and networks… Continue Reading »

    UCIC Launches Hardware Agnostic Alexa Voice Service Client

    TORONTO: The Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC) announces the release of its new hardware agnostic voice control client & AI integration manager; Ubi Kit. “The platform has been designed to enable companies the quickest time to market, at the lowest cost, and most flexible supply chain,” said Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC. The free Ubi Kit… Continue Reading »