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Jamaica: Disabilities Act to Come Into Effect on February 14, 2022

The Disabilities Act is to come into effect on February 14, 2022. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the announcement during Wednesday’s (October 6) sitting of the House of Representatives as he tabled the Disabilities Regulations, 2021, Resolution. The Regulations were approved by Members of the House and will now enable… Continue Reading »

Jamaica: Work To Develop Three Codes Of Practice For Persons With Disabilities Completed

JAMAICA: Executive Director for the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Christine Hendricks, says work to develop three codes of practice, designed to safeguard persons with disabilities, has been completed. Speaking recently on the JIS Television programme, ‘Get the Facts’, Dr. Hendricks explained that codes of practice are practical guidelines on how the society can… Continue Reading »

G3ict’s Digital Accessibility Rights Education (DARE) Academy Announces 20 Recipients to Cycle 1 of its Scholarship Fund Program

The DARE Academy Scholarship Fund is G3ict’s pilot program dedicated to opening new potentials for persons with disabilities who are interested in and passionate about advocating for digital accessibility and to get certified as professionals in the field. Twenty recipients have been awarded scholarships as part of Cycle 1 of the scholarship fund program. The… Continue Reading »

Adults with Disabilities Face Barriers accessing food, leading to food insecurity: University of Toronto study

CANADA: During an ice storm, Cynthia, a woman in her 50s who lives in downtown Toronto and uses a walker, didn’t know where she would get her next meal. If she couldn’t afford food delivery, her plan was to drink a glass of water and wait to eat the following day. This is just one… Continue Reading »

Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks Working On Accessibility Improvements

UNITED STATES: Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks can offer a demanding landscape if you require a wheelchair or other aid in getting around the park and its facilities or reading interpretive displays. Park staff realizes that, and is working on plans to improve access and interpretation to some of the parks’ wonders. If you’ve ever visited… Continue Reading »

Justice Department Enters Agreement to Ensure Public Transportation for Passengers with Disabilities in the County of Hawaii

The Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement with the County of Hawaii and the County’s Mass Transit Agency (MTA) to resolve an investigation conducted under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement, the County and MTA must make their transit services, including Hele-On, the buses used by the majority of riders,… Continue Reading »

Study Reveals Findings in Food Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

During an ice storm, Cynthia, a woman in her 50s who lives in downtown Toronto and uses a walker, didn’t know where she would get her next meal. If she couldn’t afford food delivery, her plan was to drink a glass of water and wait to eat the following day. This is just one of… Continue Reading »

Social support, assistive technologies improve quality of life for Farmers with Disabilities

UNITED STATES: Disabled farmers who have social support, assistive technology, motivation and family support are more likely to improve their quality of life, according to a study by AgrAbility. “The goal of our project is to help the farmers cope with the disabilities and the resulting limitations,” said Hamida Jinnah, program evaluation specialist at the Institute… Continue Reading »

G3ict Announces the DARE Academy Scholarship Fund. Apply now!

The DARE Academy Scholarship Fund is G3ict’s pilot program dedicated to opening new potentials for persons with disabilities who are interested in and passionate about advocating for digital accessibility and to get certified as professionals in the field. If you are interested in getting certified as an accessibility professional, you are welcome to benefit from… Continue Reading »

TravelAbility Forms Alliance with Miles to Develop “Herd Accessibility” Initiative

USA: TravelAbility is proud to announce that Miles Partnership, one of the pre-eminent strategic marketing agencies and web design firms in the travel industry, will become a partner on a variety of accessibility initiatives, including providing joint webinars, educational workshops, digital best practices, and research. Key to this partnership is the “Herd Accessibility” initiative, where the… Continue Reading »