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Michigan Department of Transportation and Indian Trails launch first U.S. bus fleet with ‘hearing loop’ technology

OWOSSO, MICHIGAN: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Indian Trails, Inc., have teamed up to install “hearing loop” technology on a fleet of 17 motorcoaches Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches new carriage of mobility aids resource tool

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency on June 1 launched its new Carriage of Mobility Aids Resource Tool for air, rail and interprovincial ferry carriers to assist Continue reading the story...

Accessibility plan focuses on transportation

KITCHENER: Waterloo Regional Council has published its 2012 Accessibility Plan, a document which outlines projects and initiatives which will improve our community for our neighbours with Continue reading the story...

Hamilton Township ponders request for accessible transportation funding

NORTHUMBERLAND: The transportation program co-ordinator for Community Care Northumberland has asked Hamilton Township to consider a first-ever donation toward accessibility transportation. The transportation initiative is working in Continue reading the story...

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...

New guidelines to help persons with disabilities in Malaysia

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will come up with new guidelines to address issues that persons with disabilities face in obtaining a driving licence. Department director-general Datuk Continue reading the story...

Uber sued again over discriminating riders with disabilities

NEW YORK: Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national nonprofit legal center, filed a major class action against Uber on behalf of a broad coalition of disability Continue reading the story...

Filipinos with disabilities urged to assert their rights

DAVAO CITY: Persons with disabilities should assert their rights to fight discrimination. In commemorating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, Officer-in-charge of Davao Continue reading the story...

New Act roots for inclusive eduation for children with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: The new central Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, yet to be brought into force in the state, has reinforced the importance of Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

New Stanford graduate empowering people with disabilities in Thailand

Disability significantly affected the lives of many of Oranicha “Natty” Jumreornvong’s loved ones, but the topic was rarely discussed. That’s because Jumreornvong, who graduates this week, Continue reading the story...

New Scorecard Shows Where Pennsylvania Needs Improvement to Serve Older Adults and People with Disabilities

HARRISBURG, PA.: Pennsylvania ranks 36th among all states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, according to Continue reading the story...

Experts urge support for most marginalized persons with disabilities, as UN forum begins

NEW YORK: As the largest and most diverse international disability meeting in the world kicks off at the United Nations in New York, leading experts in Continue reading the story...

Making downtown Salem sidewalk more accessible for persons with disabilities

SALEM–Improved accessibility — that’s the goal of a proposed downtown sidewalk rehabilitation project and may be the top selling point for the project’s funding application. Ohio Mid-Eastern Continue reading the story...

Canada’s new accessibility laws should include rules for inclusive buildings and transport

GATINEAU, QC: Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for persons with disabilities have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some Continue reading the story...

Wheelchairs Made for All-Terrain

Developing countries often remain so due to underdeveloped transportation systems, which limit people’s ability to access food, products, and services. Coupled with disabilities, it can be Continue reading the story...

Microsoft hosts Accessibility Summit in India

HYDERABAD: Microsoft India hosted its first-ever Accessibility Summit here aiming to enhance technology access for people with disabilities. The summit aimed at demonstrating the business value of Continue reading the story...

Dignity and independence for persons with disabilities in emergencies

Approximately one billion people in the world are living with a disability, 80% of which are living in developing countries. 1 in 10 are children and Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible

Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed today, April 27. Nova Scotia is only the third province Continue reading the story...

New guide addresses transporting children with disabilities to school in developing countries

The Access Exchange International has published a guide to promote affordable, safe, accessible transportation to get children with disabilities to school in developing countries. ““Bridging the Gap: Continue reading the story...

Disability, Accessibility in Sustainable Urban Development

ETHIOPIA: The construction development in Ethiopia is remarkably growing from time to time. Every morning, it is usual to see the rising of various infrastructural developments. 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...
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