• Transportation

    New lanyards launched to assist passengers with hidden disabilities

    ABERDEEN, UK: Aberdeen International Airport launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access last week with an aim to make air travel more friendly and accessible for all passengers. The airport now offers passengers the opportunity to have familiarisation tours of the terminal prior to their travel plans as well as the… Continue Reading »

    Why Railway facilities beyond access for persons with disabilities, asks High Court

    NEW DELHI: Friday’s TOI report on how a student with disability was unable to board the train and, as a result, missed his entrance examination at Delhi University left the Delhi high court shocked as it questioned the railways over lack of facilities for persons with disabilities. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal… Continue Reading »

    Railway to begin SMS helpline for passengers with disabilities

    MUMBAI: The Central Railway (CR) plans to start a new helpline system to redress the grievances of passengers with disabilities. Following complaints from passengers with disabilities that they were not getting adequate help when they called the helpline number 9004411111, the CR is all set to implement a new system where passengers just need to… Continue Reading »

    Groups sue Uber for denying equal access to wheelchair users

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Equal Rights Center is suing Uber for denying equal access to its services for persons with disabilities. Uber has failed to accommodate customers in wheelchairs, with policies that inhibit access for wheelchair users or provide them with watered-down options, depriving them of the ability to use the door-to-door UberX service, and instead,… Continue Reading »

    Vision for Accessible Transportation in Canada

    GATINEAU, QC: Scott Streiner, the Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, today shared his vision of a national transportation system that is the most accessible in the world. He outlined this vision in a speech to representatives from disability rights associations and industry. Since 1988, the Agency has been protecting the fundamental right… Continue Reading »

    Make city buses accessible for persons with disabilities: Minister

    NAGPUR, INDIA: On May 6, 2016 NGO Pandit Deen Dayal Institute of Medical Science, Research and Human Resources, along with PN Andhare, an activist working for the cause of persons with disabilities submitted a plan to ease the commute of persons with disabilities on Nagpur’s red city buses to union minister for road transport and… Continue Reading »

    Montana State University and Moscow partnership improves transportation accessibility

    BOZEMAN: The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University and Moscow State University for Transport Engineering (MIIT) in Russia have completed a unique, year-long collaboration designed to make transportation in rural communities more accessible to people with disabilities. In both countries, rural transit agencies struggle to meet accessibility requirements because of limited funding and large service… Continue Reading »

    Free Accessible Air Travel Guide for Persons with Disabilities Published

    NEW YORK: United Spinal Association today announced the publication of an Accessible Air Travel Guide for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities, designed to provide a hassle-free experience at the airport. Wheelchair users and other people with disabilities using assistive equipment, have a little more travel preparation to consider than the average jet setter. The booklet… Continue Reading »

    Railways to make stations accessible for persons with disabilities, Bombay High Court told

    MUMBAI, INDIA: An assessment of all suburban railway stations will be conducted to examine shortcomings in providing access to persons with disabilities, the Bombay High Court was told on Wednesday. The India Centre for Human Rights and Law, the petitioner in the Public Interest Litigation, will conduct an accessibility assessment of facilities at over 100… Continue Reading »