• Transportation

    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.

    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 »

    Heathrow airport enhances service for passengers with disabilities

    Heathrow has announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport. The number of passengers requesting special assistance at Heathrow is rising at approximately 8% annually, with over one million requests in 2017 alone – more than any other European… Continue Reading »

    Canada’s aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

    As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a more inclusive and accessible transportation system, underscores a group of experts in a new report releasedby the Council of Canadian Academies. Older Canadians on the Move addresses key obstacles faced by today’s… Continue Reading »

    Turkish Airlines introduces Braille boarding passes

    ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has introduced boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet for passengers who are blind or have low vision. The boarding passes are now being provided at special check-in counters at Istanbul Ataturk Airport International departures. The global carrier launched this new service from a special check-in desk located at the Istanbul Ataturk… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities test out Metro facilities

    HYDERABAD, INDIA: The authorities have ensured that Metro trains and stations, including lifts, fare gates and ticket vending machines cater the needs of people with disabilities. A test run was carried out with a small group of individuals, and it was found that they were able to buy tickets, cross the barrier gates, enter the… Continue Reading »

    Telangana government announces facilities for barrier-free travel of people with disabilities

    HYDERABAD, INDIA: The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited, which is likely to begin its first phase in the next few weeks says it’s going to be accessible for all, even as the Telangana Department for Disabled Welfare is in the process of making public transport facilities accessible for persons with disabilities. Making services available for… Continue Reading »

    Airlines agree to increase availability of accessible airport kiosks

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation has reached agreements with Alaska Airlines/Virgin America and Spirit Airlines to expand the availability of airport kiosks that will be accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to a DOT press release.  DOT also reached an agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to make the airline’s mobile website accessible for… Continue Reading »

    Cathay Express Transportation Services Announces Taxis for Wheelchair Users in NYC

    REGO PARK, NY: Finding reliable transportation in the city can be stressful. Finding wheelchair accessible transportation can be even harder. Between unpredictable wait times and inadequate accommodations, travel can be a nuisance. Yet, with the right assistance, finding wheelchair accessible transportation doesn’t have to be difficult. Cathay Express Transportation Services announces taxis for wheelchair users… Continue Reading »