New Taxi Accessibility Legislation in the UK to Focus on Inclusive Transportation Experience for Persons with Disabilities in England, Scotland and Wales

New laws will ensure the 13.7 million persons with disability in England, Scotland and Wales receive the assistance they need and will not be charged over the odds when using taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs). The new Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022, which came into force on 28 June, is… Continue Reading »

M-Enabling Summit 2022 | Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities, October 24-26, 2022

Attracting leading advocates, corporate executives and accessibility professionals involved in digital inclusion, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase offering rich networking opportunities, fostering innovative technology that benefits more than one-billion Persons with Disabilities and an expanding population of aging adults globally. With its theme of “Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities,” the 2022 M-Enabling… Continue Reading »

EXPLAINER: The difference between the blue badge and the V-15 in Spain

Do you know the difference between the blue badge and the V-15 in Spain? Here, we explain the differentiators and how you can obtain these cards. The V-15 sign is used to identify drivers who have reduced mobility. The shape (square with rounded edges), dimensions (21cm x 21cm), and colour (blue) are defined in the Noticias Juridicas.… Continue Reading »

Joint Statement on the Situation of Older Persons in Ukraine

Since the start of the war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, we have witnessed a devastating escalation of violence which has resulted in the large-scale displacement of close to 14 million people—within Ukraine, into neighbouring countries and well beyond. This is the largest refugee outflow in Europe since World War II. Everyone living in Ukraine has… Continue Reading »

Armenia: Community Forum Explores Status of Disability Rights

On June 9, 2022 in Vanadzor, Armenia the local NGO “Equal Rights Equal Opportunities” (EREO) organized a Community Forum concluding the results of the action “Challenging stereotypes against disabled people through empowerment in Armenia” being implemented under joint European Union/Council of Europe project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate… Continue Reading »

DANI Project Offers Tech Solutions for Persons with Disabilities

Arrow Electronics has unveiled its new Data Analytics & Network Innovation Project, otherwise known as the ‘DANI Project,’ which is aimed at helping to improve the lives of wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Arrow unveiled the project at the recent ChangeNOW summit in Paris, which brings together visionaries and leading innovators who share… Continue Reading »

International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit 2022 Promotes Accessible and Inclusive Mobility

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event. Held from 18-20 May in Leipzig, Germany, it offered the perfect occasion to address the main challenges still preventing many people from having a safe and easy access to mobility at a… Continue Reading »

BBC Unveils Latest Statistics on Disability and Ethnicity Representation

The BBC has unveiled its latest statistics regarding disability and ethnicity representation in a new impact report. The data is taken from the corporation’s 50:50 Project, an initiative which “uses a methodology that is rooted in data, creativity, practicality and passion to fundamentally shift representation within the media.” The 50:50 Project’s 2022 impact report shows that following… Continue Reading »

UN Committee States 2.7 Million People with Disabilities at Risk in Ukraine

The continued military attacks against Ukraine are putting the lives of an estimated 2.7 million people with disabilities at risk. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today deplored the Russian Federation’s aggression despite repeated calls for a ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. The Committee issued the following statement: “The Committee is deeply disturbed that… Continue Reading »

Spring Applications Now Open for New G3ict/SC4A Country Representatives

G3ict – The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, through its Smart Cities for All (SC4A) Initiative, is seeking Country Representatives to promote the goals and objectives of G3ict, SC4A, and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) in countries around the world. Representatives also take part as subject matter experts for G3ict’s various divisions in the development… Continue Reading »