• Transportation

    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 »

    Gatwick Airport Hosts Accessibility Day

    Gatwick Airport says staff from across the airport came together on Sunday November 5 for an event designed to give over 30 local families with a disabled family member – and their carers – an overview of airport processes before they travel. Travelling through an airport can be a challenge for people with restricted mobility… Continue Reading »

    Uber launches accessible services in Bengaluru

    Global cab company Uber on Tuesday launched two new products UberASSIST and UberACCESS in Bengaluru, India with the support of Mphasis, a leading cloud and cognitive services provider as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative (CSR). Riders in Bengaluru can now request UberASSIST, an option designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities.… Continue Reading »

    Turkish Airlines to Provide Braille Boarding Passes to Customers with Vision Disabilities

    The Turkish Airlines (THY) has announced that it will provide boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet to its customerswho are blind or have low vision travelling from the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. The boarding passes will be printed by special check-in counters, which have been placed around the airport’s international terminals. THY CEO Bilal… Continue Reading »

    Brisbane Airport breaking down barriers for passengers with disabilities

    Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the first airport in Australia to open a dedicated ‘Changing Places’ facility for passengers with disabilities. Located on the central ground floor area of BNE’s busy Domestic Terminal (near Qantas Baggage carousel 3), the ‘Changing Places’ facility was officially opened this morning by The Hon. Jane Prentice Assistant Minister for Social… Continue Reading »

    Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    TORONTO, CANADA: As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities. The introductory Toronto Pearson set of ten Card Decks offers a personal step-by-step… Continue Reading »

    United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

    NEW YORK: United Spinal Association today announced an online survey for people who require accessible parking and/or have disabled placard or license plates. The online survey, Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse, takes about 10 minutes to complete and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities. United Spinal Association is part of a… Continue Reading »