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Students designers make spaces, products more accessible

From a wheelchair accessible home bathroom to computer equipment that’s easier on arthritic hands, student innovators from across California designed products and spaces to better serve Continue reading the story...

UB Inclusive Design Center Gets Federal Funding

BUFFALO, NY: The University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its Continue reading the story...

Architecture students explore design solutions during Accessibility Awareness Day

Several students of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture will experience firsthand the challenges confronting people with disabilities in daily campus life, during the Continue reading the story...

More buildings win BCA award for user-friendly design in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A record 37 projects have received a Building and Construction Authority award for user-friendly design this year, said the BCA in a statement on Tuesday. The Continue reading the story...

Mobility Ventures Announces 2014 Production Launch of Universally Accessible MV-1 Vehicle

MISHAWAKA, IND.: Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the first American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of wheelchair users to meet Continue reading the story...

NID student designs wristwatch for people with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: In a bid to make watches universal to all, a student of National Institute of Design (NID) has developed a tactile wristwatch that will Continue reading the story...

Indian government approved National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

NEW DELHI: The government yesterday approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities as well as Continue reading the story...

Insensitive by Design

NEW DELHI: Every year, the monsoon brings with it an outpouring of angst against the poor state of our civic infrastructure. This is completely justified. But Continue reading the story...

Training on Universal Accessibility in Haiti

HAITI: At the initiative of the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (BSEIPH), of the vocational school Haiti Tec Continue reading the story...

CMHR outlines inclusive design plan

WINNIPEG: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has embraced an approach to inclusive design that will set new Canadian and world standards for universal accessibility, Continue reading the story...

Saudi corporation’s Universal Accessibility project near completion

JEDDAH: The Savola Group has announced the completion of 90 percent of its Universal Accessibility Project, an initiative that covers all of its operating companies. Launched last Continue reading the story...

New policy on “universal accessibility”

HONG KONG: Following is a question by the Hon Paul Tse and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Continue reading the story...

CEA accepting entries for the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards

ARLINGTON, VA:  The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced on August 14 that entries for the 2013 Mark of Excellence Systems Integrator Awards will be accepted through Sept. Continue reading the story...

University of Cincinnati students design a better pill bottle for people who are blind or low vision

It’s easy to see that University of Cincinnati design students Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma are on to something with their new design and prototype for Continue reading the story...

Saudi corporation continues implementing “universal accessibility” across its operating companies and factories

JEDDAH: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, and to ensure the mobility of employees and customers with disabilities within the various buildings and facilities Continue reading the story...

Indian ten-point charter adopted for designing accessible roads

NEW DELHI: A four-day national symposium on “Designing Roads for Disabled Pedestrians in India” concluded on Sunday, with the participants unanimously adopting a ten-point charter of Continue reading the story...

New York builders design accessible homes

Contractor Martin Watters earns his living renovating upscale Manhattan home renovations, yet people kept suggesting he focus on people with disabilities. This business idea eventually led Watters Continue reading the story...

Santa Monica City Council to consider city’s first Universally Accessible Playground

The Santa Monica City Council will decide Tuesday whether to move forward with plans to build the city’s first universally accessible playground. The playground, which would be Continue reading the story...

Focusing on Universal Access for People with Disabilities

ITSOSENG, SOUTH AFRICA: Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said action was required to ensure that people with disabilities benefited from good concepts designed for them. Bogopane-Zulu said this Continue reading the story...

6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology

The 6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access (UA) and Assistive Technology (AT) (CWUAAT 2012) will be held on 26th – 29th March 2012 at Fitzwilliam College, Continue reading the story...

Cyprus prepares new national Action Plan for persons with disabilities

CYPRUS: The new national Action Plan for Disability, covering the period 2017-2020, is being drafted, Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance Zeta Emilianidou has said. In Continue reading the story...

AgrAbility to host training workshop on disabilities in agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: The 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) will take place March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Chris Bell sits next to his tractor that has Continue reading the story...

Revised National Building Code should bring down barriers for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: It struck a disparate note with the country’s 26.8 million persons with disabilities. On February 12, the very day the Indian cricket team was Continue reading the story...

Third Annual Assistive Technology Conference – Feb 17

MACOMB, IL: Western Illinois University will host the third annual Assistive Technology Conference from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in Horrabin Hall, room 1. The conference 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...

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...

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...

Workshops on Making Course Materials Accessible

In June, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) offered a Summer Accessibility Workshop program that helped about 40 instructors Continue reading the story...

19 hotels recognized for being accessible for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: Old age, disability, or having small children should not be obstacles to traveling. This was the message of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) 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...

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...

Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

As an education development specialist, Indrani Singh often hears from teachers who aren’t sure how to accommodate students with disabilities. What the teachers don’t realize, Singh Continue reading the story...

India’s first accessibility audit fails to find a single accessible building

NEW DELHI: India’s first accessibility audit of buildings and public places has not found a single completely accessible building for persons with disabilities, exposing terrible plight Continue reading the story...

Steven Winter Associates Announces Launch of Accessible Product Guide

NORWALK, CT: Steven Winter Associates, Inc. has launched the Accessible Product Guide, an innovative online tool to help architects, builders, developers, and homeowners find products that Continue reading the story...

Organization calls on architects: Require access for persons with disabilities in buildings

CEBU, PHILIPPINES: Government infrastructures are not accessible for persons with disabilities, a group leader said, as she urged architects and even laborers to require the provision Continue reading the story...

BCA to expand accessibility mandatory requirements for existing buildings

SINGAPORE: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will introduce new mandatory requirements on barrier-free accessibility in existing buildings from 2017. These requirements will mean that owners Continue reading the story...

New BCA rules for building owners to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE: Owners of existing commercial and institutional buildings must include “barrier-free” accessibility upgrades when they undergo additions and alterations works, under new rules by the Building Continue reading the story...

New tool that simulates user interaction can help develop accessible ICT applications for people with disabilities

A tool developed by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) allows us to assess usability during the design and testing process of accessible ICT-based applications. Researchers Continue reading the story...

BART conference connects users, creators of transit accessibility technology

When BART opened in 1972 it broke new ground for accessibility in public transit, buoyed by a burgeoning disability rights movement born in Berkeley. So it Continue reading the story...
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