• Europe

    Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

    The second M-Enabling Forum Europe will take place on September 19, 2019 parallel to REHACARE in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf. EJ Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology, are jointly organizing the international conference with accompanying exhibition.           Representatives of stakeholders, government… Continue Reading »

    New Report: How Assistive Technology Can Support and Transform the Social Care Sector

    Learning disability charity Hft has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare, a specialist in connected healthcare solutions, to release a new report on how assistive technology can support and transform the social care sector. The report looks at the untapped potential of assistive technology and how it can support disabled people, increase independence and free up carers… Continue Reading »

    Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

    Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide advanced business and technical support to accelerate… Continue Reading »

    Ministry of Tourism to Cooperate with Foundation and Increase Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg’s Ministry of Tourism hopes to expand its cooperation with the Kraizbierg foundation, which assists the physically and mentally disabled in the southern part of the Grand Duchy. More specially, the ministry wants to order its products from the foundation and consequently create more jobs for people with disabilities. Minister for Tourism Lex Delles… Continue Reading »

    Accessibility Fund Set to Benefit Passengers with Disabilities

    Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements following the opening of a £20m government fund on 8 July. This fund is open for applications from stations in need of accessibility improvements, leading to small-scale enhancements such as tactile paving or handrails. The fund’s opening came a… Continue Reading »

    New Project ‘Month of Access’ to be held UK-wide in 2020

    A new project is promoting the benefits of the outdoors to people with disabilities. Month of Access is to be held UK-wide in June next year following a pilot held in Perthshire. Last month’s inaugural Day of Access took four disabled people to an altitude of 720m (2,362ft) on Meall Tairneachan. A 4×4 vehicle was used… Continue Reading »

    UK: Pilot Project Launched to Introduce Bicycles for Persons with Disabilities

    A pilot project to introduce bicycles suitable for use by disabled youngsters and adults is being introduced into Tredegar Park, Newport. The free initiative by Newport City Council will enhance the facilities at the popular park where an improved cycle route takes users around the park. The specially adapted bikes will be provided by charitable… Continue Reading »

    UK: Government Launches Consultation to Make New Homes More Accessible

    Higher accessibility standards for new housing are to be introduced in the UK as part of a wider plan to make sure disabled people are not facing discrimination. Prime Minister Theresa May said that it is widely recognising that too many disabled people still live in unsuitable homes and she announced a consultation on mandating… Continue Reading »

    Swedish Furniture Manufacturer Joins with Physiotherapists to Launch New Range for Persons with Disabilities

    IKEA has announced the launch of new products to its OMTÄNKSAM range, aiming to give people with disabilities greater independence through comfort, function and safety at home. OMTÄNKSAM means “thoughtful” in Swedish and encompasses the idea of care that the products bring. The new range is due for global launch in May 2020 and is… Continue Reading »