• Built Environment

    Ghanaians with Disabilities Assured of Accessibility to Courts

    GHANA: The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has assured persons with disabilities that all efforts are put in place under her leadership to ensure that  all the courts in the country are accessible to  them  to access justice. The Chief Justice gave the assurance when she paid a two-day working visit to the Upper East Region… Continue Reading »

    Fiji commits to improve accessibility of sidewalks

    FIJI: The Ministry of Local Government is serious about making footpaths in municipalities around the country accessible for persons with disabilities. Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Parveen Kumar said he had been advised by the Labasa/Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand that they were rebuilding the footpaths in Labasa Town. Mr Kumar… Continue Reading »

    Christchurch to be more accessible

    Christchurch organisations have made significant progress in advocating for those with disabilities by establishing the Accessibility Charter, National’s Disability Issues spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. “It is important that public buildings and outdoor spaces are genuinely barrier free to ensure to ensure accessibility for our disabled community,” Ms Wagner says. “The Accessibility Charter, established by the… Continue Reading »

    Polling stations lack accessibility for persons with disabilities in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: Out of the total 269 polling stations set up for the NA-4 by-polls, 95 per cent lack essential accessibility criteria for persons with disabilities, elders and sick people, an audit report revealed. The survey, conducted by sister foundation of Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, the Pakistan Alliance for Inclusive Elections [PAIE], through… 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 »

    Selhurst Park Accessibility Improvements for Fans with Disabilities

    Crystal Palace FC is committed to improving accessibility and facilities for fans with disabilities, and ensuring an exceptional matchday experience for all fans attending matches at Selhurst Park. Major works were completed throughout the 2017 summer following consultation with the club’s Disabled Supporters Association, the Premier League and independent experts. Improvements include: Wheelchair capacity has… Continue Reading »

    Building accessible facilities makes good business sense, experts say

    DUBAI: Detailing the number of people with disabilities in the country and region, with data on how many of these are potential tourists, will be key to convincing the industry to invest in inclusive facilities. Roberto Castiglioni, member of the Access to Air Travel Advisory Group, UK Civil Aviation Authority advocated universal designs, so travellers… Continue Reading »

    Persons with Disabilities Raise Concerns Over Accessibility of 2018 Election in Zimbabwe

    HARARE: Persons with disabilities want the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to put specific registration measures that would allow their constituencies to participate in next year’s crucial elections —starting with the biometric voter registration exercise which got underway last week. Senator representing people with disabilities, Nyamayabo Mashavakure, said the importance of a friendly environment for persons… Continue Reading »

    Chennai gearing up for two new ramps at Elliot Beach

    CHENNAI, INDIA: The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) is building two new ramps along the stretch of Elliot beach thus paving way for more accessible public spaces for people with disabilities. Until now, there were two ramps at both the ends of the beach which made it hard for people on wheelchairs to reach them as… Continue Reading »