• Universal Design

    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.

    Local Grant Brings Universal Design Closer to the Valley

    HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA (USA)  A local Harrisonburg couple is working toward bringing Universal Design to the Valley. Universal Design makes plans for homes, communities, and activities inclusive for everyone. It focuses on people with physical disabilities, mental disorders, and aging in general. Universal Design also sets the stage for homes and buildings if someone were to have an accident,… Continue Reading »

    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 »

    Government asked to fulfill pledge on disability friendly infrastructure

    MALAWI: Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has asked government to fulfill its pledge on considering people with disability when constructing buildings in the country. Munde said it is very unfortunate that some of the structures that government has been constructing are not disability friendly. He added that it is a concern considering the fact… Continue Reading »

    International Certification of Accessibility Consultants for the Built Environment launched by GAATES

    The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), recognized as an international leader in the field of accessibility, is pleased to announce its public launch of the International Certification of Accessibility Consultants – Built Environment (ICAC-BE) program. Significant time and contributions from recognized global industry leaders has resulted in the development of the first… Continue Reading »

    AccorHotels introduces new initiatives to promote accessibility

    Group employees are taking action to map the accessibility of their hotels and local businesses on the “Jaccede” app. The challenge takes the form of an international competition pitting seven teams against one another in the main regions around the world where the Group operates, in order to strengthen a sense of collaboration and promote… Continue Reading »

    Universal standards to make playgrounds inclusive

    AUSTRALIA: Playgrounds in New South Wales will soon need to meet new design standards that cater for people of all abilities. The NSW Government is developing a set of playground and park design guidelines for councils and developers to provide facilities for kids with disability, their parents, the elderly and carers. All playgrounds in NSW… Continue Reading »

    Curtin’s new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017-2020

    Curtin has a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) with a focus on Universal Design and a vision to create an accessible and inclusive environment for everyone in our diverse community. Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent… Continue Reading »

    Accessibility Designed Program creates inclusive living spaces for persons with disabilities

    TORONTO: The Daniels Corporation announced a new program offering condominium suites designed specifically for purchasers who use mobility devices. Called ‘Accessibility Designed Program’ (ADP), suites within this innovative program will exceed Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements by including features such as roll-out/low-threshold balconies with a swing door and large roll-in showers with mosaic tile flooring… Continue Reading »