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Tactile Model Makes a Stadium Accessible to Persons with Visual Impairment  

April 19, 2019

Americas, April 19 2019 The Tower and the 1976 Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, a symbol of the city of Montreal in Québec, Canada, can now be explored with the fingertips. They have been reproduced as a tactile model for people with visual disabilities, thanks to a collaboration between the Olympic Park, Kéroul and Tactile Studio. […]

Using Assistive Technology to it’s full Potential for Children in Hospices  

Using Assistive Technology to it’s full Potential for Children in Hospices  

April 17, 2019

Assistive Technology, April 17 2019 A UK charity recently welcomed children’s hospice staff from across the British Isles to a free conference to learn about the potential impacts of assistive technology on life-limited and disabled children. Lifelites donates and maintains assistive technology for children and young people in every children’s hospice across the British Isles. […]

Dahua Technology USA Adds Under Vehicle Surveillance System, Enterprise-Level DSS and EVS to Its Specialty Portfolios – Dahua North America

Dahua Technology USA Adds Under Vehicle Surveillance System, Enterprise-Level DSS and EVS to Its Specialty Portfolios – Dahua North America

April 15, 2019

Summary Article Name Dahua Technology USA Adds Under Vehicle Surveillance System, Enterprise-Level DSS and EVS to Its Specialty Portfolios – Dahua North America Description Preventing restricted items from entering high-security environments has traditionally been limited to the use of mirrors and police dogs. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

The "Travel for All", project has been funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

New Accessible Travel Database Announced by German National Tourist Board  

April 15, 2019

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The German National Tourist Board has launched a new and comprehensive online database for BarrierFree (accessible) travel, the first of its kind to include a national labelling and “Accessibility Checked” identification seal. Entitled “Travel for All“, the database enables the user to search for a wide range of accessible holiday facilities throughout […]

Three Ways to Get Clear Security Video at Night – Dahua North America

Three Ways to Get Clear Security Video at Night – Dahua North America

April 12, 2019

Summary Article Name Three Ways to Get Clear Security Video at Night – Dahua North America Description Video surveillance in dark conditions is imperative for many users, since crimes like burglary and vandalism are more likely to occur at night. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan

New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan  

April 11, 2019

Summary Article Name New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan   Description Recognizing the challenges persons with disabilities face throughout the various aspects of their lives, Bank al Etihad partnered with Accessible Jordan Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Dahua Technology’s Product Integration with Control 4 Announced at ISC West – Dahua North America

Dahua Technology’s Product Integration with Control 4 Announced at ISC West – Dahua North America

April 10, 2019

Summary Article Name Dahua Technology’s Product Integration with Control 4 Announced at ISC West – Dahua North America Description Dahua Technology, a provider of world-leading, video-centric smart IoT solutions, has announced a new integration with Control4® Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

The Home Innovation Challenge

UK-based Design Council Focuses on Accessible Home Innovation  

April 10, 2019

Europe, Universal Design, April 10 2019 Now in its fifth year, Design Council Spark is putting a new focus on driving accessible home innovation; Design Council Spark: The Home Innovation Challenge is aiming to deliver major impact, both financially and socially, for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. Innovators challenged to design products for homes […]

New Partnership to Provide Tailored, Accessible Holiday Packages  

New Partnership to Provide Tailored, Accessible Holiday Packages  

April 8, 2019

Tourism, April 8 2019 Handiscover announces its partnership with Travel-For-All, the Premiere Accessible Travel Agency in North America which provides tailored-made accessible holiday packages for people with disabilities or specific requirements. Travel-For-All specialises in tours to some of the most exotic destinations in the world such as Cuba and Africa, with full capacity to arrange accessible flights, […]

Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa for Healthcare  

Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa for Healthcare  

April 5, 2019

Assistive Technology, News, April 5 2019 Amazon announced yesterday that healthcare companies such as Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital have equipped the Alexa Skills Kit with HIPAA-compliant voice apps, which are limited in number and foolproof while complying with the United States’ 1996 HIPAA regulation. The launch introduces a total of six HIPAA eligible Alexa […]

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Smart Transport Hub Helps Enhance Access to Public Transportation  

April 5, 2019

For the disabled community, the smart hub has a variety of options that could assist them based on their impediment. For the hearing impaired, Matilda can directly relay messages to their hearing aid to keep them informed on the arrival of their vehicle. The system can also communicate using sign language to people who use […]

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The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Seeks Subject Matter Experts  

April 4, 2019

Americas, April 4 2019 The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is seeking Subject Matter Experts to form Speaker’s Bureau Are you an accessibility subject matter expert?  Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise?  The IAAP is conducting a survey to assess interest in forming a Subject Matter Expert Speaker’s Bureau.  The purpose of the […]

Dahua’s Commitment to Charity – Dahua North America

Dahua’s Commitment to Charity – Dahua North America

April 4, 2019

Throughout the years, Dahua has given back to society to help people, organizations, and schools in need. In 2018, Dahua’s head office was honored with an award for “Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility” for charitable programs including support of ill and under-resourced children. Our charitable efforts are evident in North America as well, where Dahua Technology […]

Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers

Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers  

April 4, 2019

Summary Article Name Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers Description That is one of the conclusions of Driverless Cars and Accessibility: Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Yoocan community member Antonis Tsapatakis is a Paralympic swimmer training for Tokyo 2020

Yoocan Seeks Collaborative Partners, Highlights Projects at Naidex 2019  

April 3, 2019

Europe, Events, News, April 3 2019 Yoocan CEO presented at Naidex 2019 on March 25-26 in Birmingham, England.  Presentation included tips on how to improve collaboration in the global disability ecosystem, the new “yoocan work” search tool & the yoocan “Tokyo 2020” initiative giving para-athletes & related organizations from around the world an opportunity to […]

Autism Research Centre to Expand in India

Autism Research Centre to Expand in India  

April 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Autism Research Centre to Expand in India   Description The Center for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education, a not-for-profit organisation based here, has announced its second phase of development. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Nova Scotia Sets Up Committees to Develop the First Provincial Accessibility Standards  

Nova Scotia Sets Up Committees to Develop the First Provincial Accessibility Standards  

April 1, 2019

On Thursday, the province released the names of 20 people who are tasked with coming up with standards for making education more accessible, and 19 people who will concentrate on making buildings and public spaces more accessible. In Clayton Dauphinee’s opinion, the number of inaccessible public spaces is a major barrier. “We can make it. […]

Dahua Technology Announces New Multi-sensor Cameras offering More Flexible Security Options in North American Market – Dahua North America

Dahua Technology Announces New Multi-sensor Cameras offering More Flexible Security Options in North American Market – Dahua North America

March 28, 2019

Summary Article Name Dahua Technology Announces New Multi-sensor Cameras offering More Flexible Security Options in North American Market Description Dahua Technology, a leading video surveillance solutions provider, has announced the addition of two new multi-sensor cameras to its North America IP product line. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Researchers Developing Wheelchair-accessible Maps for Persons with Disabilities  

Researchers Developing Wheelchair-accessible Maps for Persons with Disabilities  

March 27, 2019

Summary Article Name Researchers Developing Wheelchair-accessible Maps for Persons with Disabilities   Description Researchers with the Global Disability Innovation Hub, co-led by UCL (University College London) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Five Years in the U.S. and What Comes Next – Dahua North America

Five Years in the U.S. and What Comes Next – Dahua North America

March 26, 2019

Summary Article Name Five Years in the U.S. and What Comes Next – Dahua North America Description Dahua Technology USA Inc., set out for California in 2014 with the directive of establishing the company’s North American branch office. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Amy Newton of MS Society Fife using one of the St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs and viewing the Scotland’s Accessible Beaches App. From left to right Debbie McCallum (left), Amy Newton (centre), Peter Newton (right)

St Andrews and North East Fife to benefit from Accessibility Destination App  

March 26, 2019

Europe, Transportation, March 26 2019 IRELAND: The St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs service has been hugely popular since the launch at the start of the 2018 tourism season, with over one hundred bookings in the first summer of operation and customers travelling from all over Scotland to use the beach-friendly wheelchairs and enjoy the additional St […]

Japan to Promote Wheelchair-Friendly Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics  

Japan to Promote Wheelchair-Friendly Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics  

March 25, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, Universal Design, March 25 2019 The Japanese government is hoping that visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics who use wheelchairs will have an easy time getting around. Officials say they’re going to obligate taxi operators to train their drivers in the use of specially designed vehicles.”Universal design” taxis look like station […]

Dahua Technology USA Celebrates Five Years in North America – Dahua North America

Dahua Technology USA Celebrates Five Years in North America – Dahua North America

March 22, 2019

Summary Article Name Dahua Technology USA Celebrates Five Years in North America – Dahua North America Description Dahua Technology, a leading video surveillance solutions provider, is celebrating its fifth year of local operation in the North American market. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Hawaii Progresses Towards Creating Better Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities  

Hawaii Progresses Towards Creating Better Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities  

March 21, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Misc., March 21 2019 Whether Matthew Sakamoto would be able to hold a job after high school was always a big question mark. Sakamoto was born with a cognitive developmental delay. At 19, the Roosevelt High School student reads at a level akin to an elementary school student. But he also has a friendly, unreserved personality […]

Sports Push in Schools and Disability Centers  

Sports Push in Schools and Disability Centers  

March 20, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, March 20 2019 National agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) will ramp up efforts to promote sports at special education schools and disability centres by linking up these institutions with specialised coaches. It hopes to reach out to 10 schools and centres by April next year. A floorball game at last year’s edition of […]

A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition

A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition

March 20, 2019

Summary Article Name A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition Description Ford Government Agrees to Consult on Practices of Schools Refusing to Admit some Students with Disabilities to School for All or Part of The School Day Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Accessibility Features and Equipment in Customer Service

Accessibility Features and Equipment in Customer Service

March 20, 2019

Summary Article Name Accessibility Features and Equipment in Customer Service Description The Standard mandates that service providers must offer accessibility features in customer service by training staff to interact with customers who have disabilities. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Online Customer Service Accessibility

Online Customer Service Accessibility

March 20, 2019

Summary Article Name Online Customer Service Accessibility Description The Customer Service Standards of the AODA gives service providers guidelines on how to start making their goods, services, and facilities accessible to customers with disabilities Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

The 7th Access Israel Annual Conference on “The Future of Accessibility”

The 7th Access Israel Annual Conference on “The Future of Accessibility”  

March 20, 2019

Events, Middle East, March 19 2019 The 7th Access Israel Annual Conference on “The Future of Accessibility” Access Israel is the leading non-profit organization in Israel dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion for people with all kinds of disabilities and the elderlies to improve their lives in all spheres of life. The 7th international conference will take […]

Eve Gilbert—a grade 10 student from KCVI tells us about her award winning science project that is expected to redefine the accessibility industry

Eve Gilbert—a grade 10 student from KCVI tells us about her award winning science project that is expected to redefine the accessibility industry

March 19, 2019

The project has caught the eye of the University of Guelph and Greenland engineering. Source link Summary Article Name Eve Gilbert—a grade 10 student from KCVI tells us about her award winning science project that is expected to redefine the accessibility industry Description The project has caught the eye of the University of Guelph and […]

Global Campaign to Encourage More Support for Airline Passengers with Intellectual Disabilities  

Global Campaign to Encourage More Support for Airline Passengers with Intellectual Disabilities  

March 18, 2019

Europe, March 18 2019 Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced it has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request (SSR) code, which can be used by travel agents, among others, to alert airlines when a passenger has intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance. Team Jordan […]

Adaptive Sports Equipment Enables Outdoor Recreation for All  

Adaptive Sports Equipment Enables Outdoor Recreation for All  

March 18, 2019

Americas, Universal Design, March 18 2019 Stephen was 14 when he lost all use of his legs and the full mobility of his arms in a traffic accident. Three years after the crash, the Braddock youth, who asked that his last name not be used, said he sorely missed getting outside with family and friends. […]

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