Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like?

Americas, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, January 3 2018

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 Linked with permission.

BCC Crafts Draft Disability Policy

Africa, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, December 22 2017

Morgan Tsvangirai addresses party supporters at the home of Budiriro Member Coster Machingauta of parliament

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… Continue Reading »

Heathrow airport enhances service for passengers with disabilities

Europe, Transportation, December 20 2017

Special Assistance service at Heathrow airport

Heathrow has announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport. The number of passengers requesting special assistance at Heathrow is rising at approximately 8% annually, with over one million requests in 2017 alone –… Continue Reading »

Canada’s aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

Americas, Transportation, December 15 2017

Accessible Bus

As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a more inclusive and accessible transportation system, underscores a group of experts in a new report releasedby the Council of Canadian Academies. Older Canadians on the Move addresses… Continue Reading »

Turkish Airlines introduces Braille boarding passes

Europe, News, Transportation, November 27 2017

person holding a braille boarding pass

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has introduced boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet for passengers who are blind or have low vision. The boarding passes are now being provided at special check-in counters at Istanbul Ataturk Airport International departures. The global carrier launched this new service from a special check-in desk… Continue Reading »

Persons with disabilities test out Metro facilities

Asia-Pacific, News, Transportation, November 24 2017

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The authorities have ensured that Metro trains and stations, including lifts, fare gates and ticket vending machines cater the needs of people with disabilities. A test run was carried out with a small group of individuals, and it was found that they were able to buy tickets, cross… Continue Reading »

Telangana government announces facilities for barrier-free travel of people with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, News, Transportation, November 21 2017

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited, which is likely to begin its first phase in the next few weeks says it’s going to be accessible for all, even as the Telangana Department for Disabled Welfare is in the process of making public transport facilities accessible for persons with… Continue Reading »

Airlines agree to increase availability of accessible airport kiosks

Americas, News, Transportation, November 20 2017

self check-in kiosks in airport

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation has reached agreements with Alaska Airlines/Virgin America and Spirit Airlines to expand the availability of airport kiosks that will be accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to a DOT press release.  DOT also reached an agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to make the… Continue Reading »

Cathay Express Transportation Services Announces Taxis for Wheelchair Users in NYC

Americas, Transportation, November 13 2017

Accessible Taxis

REGO PARK, NY: Finding reliable transportation in the city can be stressful. Finding wheelchair accessible transportation can be even harder. Between unpredictable wait times and inadequate accommodations, travel can be a nuisance. Yet, with the right assistance, finding wheelchair accessible transportation doesn’t have to be difficult. Cathay Express Transportation Services… Continue Reading »

Gatwick Airport Hosts Accessibility Day

Europe, News, Transportation, November 11 2017

celebrating Autism Awareness Day

Gatwick Airport says staff from across the airport came together on Sunday November 5 for an event designed to give over 30 local families with a disabled family member – and their carers – an overview of airport processes before they travel. Travelling through an airport can be a challenge… Continue Reading »

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