• Americas

    yoocan CEO to discuss global collaboration 2020 vision at the GAATES Annual Meeting Feb. 21st

    yoocan believes that shared experiences and knowledge, by and for people with disabilities from around the world, can inspire and change lives so no one feels alone. Thousands of yoocan community members are making daily connections, finding new friendships and relevant solutions – join the online community today & watch the video here. If you… Continue Reading »

    Be My Eyes and Moovit join forces to make public transit more accessible

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA: Public transit is an integral part of urban metropolitan areas and relied upon by millions of citizens. Blind or low vision transit riders are frequently uncertain that  they’ve caught the right train or that the bus they’re waiting for will take them where they need to be. Be My Eyes and Moovit… Continue Reading »

    Blackboard and Readspeaker Partner to Enhance Accessibility of Digital Course Content

    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve the accessibility of course content for their students. Currently, ReadSpeaker is Blackboard’s exclusive text-to-speech provider that is fully integrated within Blackboard’s learning management systems, supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Now, as part of this extended collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated… Continue Reading »

    Zibrio Receives $25K Commercialization Award from Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT)

    HOUSTON, TEXAS: The Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) announces funding for Zibrio, for a novel method to measure human balance and assess patients’ fall risk. Zibrio was awarded $25,000 and up to 100 hours of in-kind support. “Current physical check-ups don’t have an objective measure for balance, so patients typically can’t… Continue Reading »

    ICT Accessibility and Digital Inclusion in Development Efforts Survey: International Development Stakeholder Feedback Needed

    INTERNATIONAL: Global growth of information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives creates unprecedented pathways for cities and countries to improve quality of life and plan for future challenges. Incorporation of ICT accessibility and digital inclusion into development efforts represents a shared opportunity to extend these benefits to all citizens, including people with disabilities and older populations,… Continue Reading »

    The Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Hamilton, and London, Ontario

    HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA: Accessibility for people with disabilities will soon be improved at L’Arche Hamilton, thanks to the Enabling Accessibility Fund. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, toured the ongoing project at L’Arche today to witness first-hand how this Government of Canada-funded program has on changing lives. L’Arche Hamilton recently received $9,110 through the… Continue Reading »

    Building Awarded Second Place in the Saudi Award of Excellence in Services for Person’s with Disabilities (PWD)

    KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA: Under the supervision and guidance of AlModon Urban Consultancy on Universal Design & Accessibility and architect Mr. Mukhtar Alshibani, past-president of the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES); Ms. Fatin Al Yafi, GAATES Country Rep for the KSA and the team at the Fatin Al Yafi Consulting office in… Continue Reading »

    Canada to Increase Accessibility at National Level

    CANADA: While the UK, USA and Australia have had national accessibility legislation in place for many years, it has taken until 2018 for the Canadian government to follow suit. The governing Liberals held consultations which led to the proposal that all federally governed buildings must be accessible to all. Not even all federal websites are accessible, so… Continue Reading »

    Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like?

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like? For full article visit the source: The Canadian Press http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/603260/long-sought-new-accessibility-law-coming-2018-what-will-it-look Linked with permission.