• Americas

    Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers

    At a time when major automakers are planning to deploy greater numbers of autonomous vehicles (AVs), they have a unique opportunity to ensure people with disabilities have access to this transformational technology. That is one of the conclusions of Driverless Cars and Accessibility: Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities, released today by… Continue Reading »

    Nova Scotia Sets Up Committees to Develop the First Provincial Accessibility Standards

     Advocates say there is still enormous amount of work to be done to keep the province on track. As Nova Scotia strikes two committees to develop the first provincial accessibility standards, some advocates say there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to keep the province on track toward its goal of becoming… Continue Reading »

    Adaptive Sports Equipment Enables Outdoor Recreation for All

    Stephen was 14 when he lost all use of his legs and the full mobility of his arms in a traffic accident. Three years after the crash, the Braddock youth, who asked that his last name not be used, said he sorely missed getting outside with family and friends. “Hanging out in the park, fishing… Continue Reading »

    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 »