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Mobility Center provides transportation options for people with physical disabilities

DETROIT, MICH.: The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Mobility Center, premiering with the 2012 edition of the NAIAS, will provide new transportation options and opportunities Continue reading the story...

Inaccessible public transportation makes life difficult for wheelchair users to move around city

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA:  Ng Say Leng, 33, a wheelchair user who is a resident of the Beautiful Gate Foundation in SS2, Petaling Jaya seldom goes out, Continue reading the story...

Minister Fletcher addresses need for transportation accessibility at End Exclusion 2011

OTTAWA, CANADA: The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), yesterday delivered a speech at End Exclusion 2011, an event hosted by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Texas Department of Transportation planning to improve Calvert pedestrian accessibility

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to improve pedestrian accessibility in downtown Calvert along Main Street (SH 6). Through consultation with interested citizens, including Continue reading the story...

Saipan Governor creates new office for accessible public transportation

Saipan: Gov. Benigno R. Fitial established last week a new office within the Office of the Governor to develop a viable public transportation system as mandated Continue reading the story...

Raleigh cab drivers worry about new accessible transportation contract

Raleigh, NC: A contract with MV Transportation for services for people with disabilities is on hold after some raised questions about its effect on local cab Continue reading the story...

Disabled people march against inaccessible public transportation in Pakistan

Multan, Pakistan: A large number of disabled people organized a rally in the city on Saturday to highlight their problems. A walk was convened by the Leo Continue reading the story...

Israel public transportation companies under fire for not making buses blind-friendly

The Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice has filed a criminal indictment against the bus companies Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Delhi University distributes smartphones, e-sticks to students with vision disabilities

Delhi University distributed smartphones and electronic stick to 180 students with vision disabilities on Tuesday. The distribution was conducted after shortlisting the students registered in the Continue reading the story...

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay Continue reading the story...

Accessible tour packages for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a first, one of India’s largest travel companies has launched tour packages for persons with disabilities. Cox & Kings has come out Continue reading the story...

Qatar stresses need to integrate persons with disabilities

DUBAI: Qatar emphasised the need to work towards the integration of persons with disabilities through the provision of appropriate support for them and their families. Qatar’s  persons Continue reading the story...

Researchers seek ways to assist drivers with autism

The University of Virginia Health System is teaming with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit Continue reading the story...

Expo Connects People with Vision Disabilities with Resources to Maintain Independence

A vision expo Saturday, March 4 at the University of Houston will offer exhibits, programming and workshops for Houston’s visually impaired community on maintaining independence. The Continue reading the story...

New route-finding map lets Seattle pedestrians avoid accessibility barriers

Transportation routing services primarily designed for people in cars don’t give pedestrians, parents pushing bulky strollers or people in wheelchairs much information about how to easily Continue reading the story...

Ecuador ensures voting rights for persons with disabilities

ECUADOR: Ahead of the presidential elections, Ecuador is rolling out a plan to make it easier and safer for people with disabilities to cast their votes. The Continue reading the story...

Training to Improve Access to Air Travel for Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a series of new disability-related training materials for airlines and passengers with disabilities on the four areas where Continue reading the story...

Turkey’s new regulations remove barriers for persons with disabilities in shopping malls

Turkey’s Ministry of Family and Social Policies has launched a new project designed to enhance the social life of persons with disabilities by redesigning movie theaters Continue reading the story...

GAATES Program Manager – Job Posting

The Global Alliance On Accessible Technologies And Environments (GAATES) is seeking a Program Manager to be based in Ottawa, CANADA The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Continue reading the story...

Move to make government buildings accessible

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: All departments have been asked to submit details of Government buildings in the Capital and 10 other important cities and towns in a bid Continue reading the story...

Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans

The Access Board has issued a final rule updating sections of its accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Continue reading the story...

Durham Council passes 2016 Accessibility Report

WHITBY, ON: Durham Regional Council has passed The Regional Municipality of Durham’s 2016 Accessibility Report, a document that outlines completed initiatives that will help to further Continue reading the story...

US DOT Improving Accessibility of Aircraft Lavatories and In-Flight Entertainment for Passengers with Disabilities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that its negotiated rulemaking committee, the ACCESS Advisory Committee, has reached an important agreement to improve the accessibility Continue reading the story...

Inclusive society for sustainable future

Out of 7 billion people around the world, over 1 billion people have some form of disability, that’s 1 in 7. There are more than 100 Continue reading the story...

Make Public Transport, Government Offices Accessible for Persons with Disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of persons with disabilities at government offices, public transport Continue reading the story...

For millions of Indians with disabilities, making payments online is tough call

BANGALORE, INDIA: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with Continue reading the story...

Most popular apps inaccessible to persons with disabilities, says study

BENGALURU: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Chicago Disability Rights Group Sues Uber Over Lack of Wheelchair Accessible Rides

CHICAGO: Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, along with Michelle Garcia, Rahnee Patrick and Justin Cooper,  asserted a claim in federal court against Uber Technologies, Inc., for Continue reading the story...

Increased accessibility for tourists with disabilities pushed

PHILIPPINES: Advocates  said the government and the private sector need to invest more on accessibility for the country to become a preferred destination for persons with Continue reading the story...

Washington Metro Accessibility Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations for Heddinger Award

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (Metro) Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is  is seeking nominations for the 2016 Richard W. Heddinger Accessible Transportation Award. The award honors Continue reading the story...

Airport Metro fails accessibility audit for persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: The fastest mode of public transportation to the city’s airport is still a long way off before it becomes the convenient mode for persons Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism will benefit everyone: UN officials

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials Continue reading the story...

Nagaland government aims to improve tourism accessibility

KOHIMA, INDIA: In line with ‘Tourism for all: Promoting universal accessibility,’ the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, the Nagaland Tourism Department today distributed wheelchairs Continue reading the story...

BioTalent Canada to Assist Ontario Biotech Companies with Accessibility-Compliance Reporting

OTTAWA: OntarioBioTalent Canada announced the launch of an employer-awareness campaign. In support of the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program, BioTalent Canada’s EnAbling Change campaign aims Continue reading the story...

Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

MADRID: Tourism for all: people with disabilities, senior citizens and families travelling with small children, and sooner or later all citizens will appreciate the advantages of Continue reading the story...

NCDA clarifies laws and mandates on disability

CALAPAN CITY, PHILIPPINES:  The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) recently clarified major pertinent laws and mandates that would apply to persons with disabilities. The clarification was Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Awards: Nominate someone who improves the quality of life for people with disabilities

Do you know an individual, group or organization whose work or services improves access for Calgarians with disabilities? If so, the City of Calgary want to Continue reading the story...

DOT seeks comment on accessibility plan

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced Thursday that the draft update to the Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan is Continue reading the story...

DESA Publication on Good Practices of Accessible Urban Development

In light of the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III) and the imminent launch of the New Urban Agenda, DESA Continue reading the story...
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