• Built Environment

    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 »

    BCC Crafts Draft Disability Policy

    ZIMBABWE: The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has crafted a draft disability policy to cater for people living with disabilities (PWD), Southern Eye has learnt. In the draft policy, BCC said in order to ensure that the impact of all policy decisions addresses the specific interests and needs of PWDs, inasmuch as disabilities were different and… Continue Reading »

    Make government buildings easier to access for persons with disabilities: SC

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that accessibility to buildings of the central and state governments should be made easier for persons with disabilities. A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan issued 11 directions requiring both the Centre and state governments to provide accessibility features like ramps, accessible toilets,… Continue Reading »

    Social Inclusion and Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilites

    On Wednesday, December 13th, the DIAUD Network the hosted another successful meeting to discuss final preparations for the upcoming World Urban Forum.  Network members highlighted the responsibilities of the GAP Persons with Disabilities Partner Constituent Group in hosting events at the Forum   The meeting also featured a presentation on inclusion of persons with disabilities by… Continue Reading »

    International Certification of Accessibility Consultants for the Built Environment launched by GAATES

    The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), recognized as an international leader in the field of accessibility, is pleased to announce its public launch of the International Certification of Accessibility Consultants – Built Environment (ICAC-BE) program. Significant time and contributions from recognized global industry leaders has resulted in the development of the first… Continue Reading »

    Young school students painted to create awareness about accessibility

    NEW DELHI: More than 1200 Students of different schools of Delhi participated together to paint on the theme of Accessibility to raise awareness for a cause which although of ‘Universal’ importance escapes the public consciousness. It is with this thought that the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities organized a Drawing and Painting Competition… Continue Reading »

    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 »