Western Sydney Airport Recruits Wheelchair Rugby Players as Accessibility Consultants  

Western Sydney Airport Recruits Wheelchair Rugby Players as Accessibility Consultants  

February 15, 2019

Assistive Technology, Universal Design, February 15 2019 Last week airport representatives announced a sponsorship agreement with the New South Wales (NSW) Wheelchair Rugby League that will see players act as accessibility consultants during development. In Australia, approximately 18.3 percent of the population has one or more disability. “We want to go over and above our legislative requirements when it […]

Toyota Improves Universal Design Taxicab for Quicker Wheelchair Access  

Toyota Improves Universal Design Taxicab for Quicker Wheelchair Access  

February 8, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, Universal Design, February 8 2019 JAPAN: Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will improve its “JPN Taxi” universal design taxicab to enable wheelchair users to get into the vehicle more quickly — cutting the current maximum of around 20 minutes down to three minutes. A driver paces an easier-to-install wheelchair ramp on […]

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M-Enabling Summit Announces 2019 Program – Accessibility: Transforming Users’ Experience  

February 6, 2019

Events, February 6 2019 M-Enabling Summit 2019 New accessible technologies are rapidly transforming the way users interact with digital interfaces. In a dramatic paradigm shift, alternative modes of communication and assistive solutions are made available to all users at an ever-lower cost due to the considerable economies of scale of the global mobile marketplace. Speech […]

Sensory Devices to Access Art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum  

Sensory Devices to Access Art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum  

February 6, 2019

Middle East, Universal Design, February 6 2019 Tactile representation of George Washington by Tactile Studio highlighting the different symbols of power. ABU DHABI: The Middle East’s states have recently invested a significant amount to create innovative and universal museums institutions in their territory. The 2017 opening of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi and more […]

Outdoor Camera Ratings – Dahua North America

Outdoor Camera Ratings – Dahua North America

February 5, 2019

Summary Article Name Outdoor Camera Ratings – Dahua North America Description No matter where you are located, winter likely brings a host of inclement weather conditions, from icy cold temperatures to intense rain or snow. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Transport System to Cater for Persons with Disabilities  

Transport System to Cater for Persons with Disabilities  

February 4, 2019

Africa, Transportation, February 4 2019 A man with a physical disability walks with others to CBD after Nairobi county put to effect the ban of matatus in the CBD / MONICA NJERI KENYA: Nairobi county plans to revamp the public transport system to accommodate people living with disabilities. The Public Road Transport and Traffic Management […]

Machu Picchu Becomes Wheelchair Accessible  

Machu Picchu Becomes Wheelchair Accessible  

February 1, 2019

Americas, Tourism, February 1 2019 Machu Picchu can be accessed by specialised wheelchairs. (Getty) PERU: Machu Picchu, the hugely popular Incan settlement in Peru, is finally wheelchair accessible thanks to a new tour. Wheel the World, an accessible travel company set up so wheelchair users could enjoy bucket list experiences previously off limits to them, launched […]

Senior officials of Mada and ITA at the signing of the MoU

Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA  

January 30, 2019

ICT, Middle East, January 30 2019 Senior officials of Mada and ITA at the signing of the MoU DOHA, QATAR: Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions. “We are meeting to witness a successful start to future co-operation […]

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Calgary Building Receives $72,000 Toward Accessibility Renovations  

January 29, 2019

Americas, Built Environment, January 29 2019 Picture credit: (ET Monroy – 660 NEWS CALGARY, Alberta: Seventy-two thousand dollars will go a long way in renovating a local community space. Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Honourable Carla Qualtrough, said the Evergreen Community SPACES building in Calgary is receiving this money through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. “The idea […]

加拿大环境部於今天下午发出特别天气预报。多伦多市居民将於星期一见到10至15厘米积雪,驾驶人士必须更加注意道路情况。

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January 27, 2019

Summary Article Name 加拿大环境部特别天气预报 Description 加拿大环境部於今天下午发出特别天气预报。多伦多市居民将於星期一见到10至15厘米积雪,驾驶人士必须更加注意道路情况。 Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

G3ict and GAATES Align Activities to Promote More Inclusive Cities  

G3ict and GAATES Align Activities to Promote More Inclusive Cities  

January 23, 2019

Americas, News, January 23 2019 With GAATES part of Smart Cities for All, G3ict is poised for greater global outreach and impact Ottawa and Atlanta, January 23, 2019 GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, today announced that the nonprofit organizations have entered into a […]

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Goa Carnival 2019 promises to be wheelchair accessible  

January 18, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Tourism, January 18 2019 India: The famous annual Carnival of Goa is round the corner and this year it promises to be super special. For the first time, the carnival beginning on 2 March, will be a wheelchair accessible festival with inclusive fun for everyone. The carnival is a four-day-long festival that starts from […]

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University of Chittagong Inaugurated the First Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh  

January 12, 2019

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, January 12 2019 Launching Ceremony of the Accessible E-Learning Center Bangladesh: Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong, inaugurated a state of the art “Accessible E-learning Center” for the visually impaired students studying at the University. A.K. Khan Foundation, a2i programme of Bangladesh Government and YPSA (Young Power […]

Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund  

Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund  

January 8, 2019

Americas, News, January 8 2019 Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund for the Edie Mourre Scholarship Program Image courtesy of nipitphand at FreeDigitalPhotos.net January 8, 2019, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced it is supporting Braille Literacy Canada’s […]

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Accessible Housing Crisis – Only 7% of Homes Deemed Accessible  

January 7, 2019

ENGLAND: Controversy rang out in November 2018 when the Home Builders Federation objected to councils across England wanting to increase the number of homes with universal home designed centered around accessibility. Organizations such as Age UK and the Centre for Ageing Better and Disability Rights UK released reports stating that only 7% of homes classify as […]

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Qaderoon Network conduct “Disability Supportive Work Environments” Workshop for Accor Hotels Group  

January 4, 2019

Events, Middle East, News, January 4 2019 Participants at Qaderoon workshop SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Network conducted “Disability Supportive Work Environments” workshop on Thursday, 13 December 2018, which is a voluntary system launched by the Ministry of Labor for companies aiming to improve their work environments to become more supportive for persons with disabilities and increase their […]

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Central Americans with Disabilities in Tijuana (Mexico)  

January 4, 2019

Summary Article Name Central Americans with Disabilities in Tijuana (Mexico)   Description Senior Researcher and Advocate with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch published an article on December 20th, 2018 Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Qaderoon Network Participates in the First ‘Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities’  

January 3, 2019

Events, Middle East, News, January 3 2019 Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon network participated in “Jazan Forum for Empowering People with Disabilities” on Monday, December 24, 2018, which aims to highlight the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their role in society. “Qaderoon” presented a paper on the importance of the […]

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No More Ransom, a global anti-ransomware initiative, announces ESET as new partner

January 3, 2019

Summary Article Name No More Ransom, a global anti-ransomware initiative, announces ESET as new partner Description With its 130 partners, the No More Ransom online portal hosts a collection of 59 free decryption tools from multiple security software vendors Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Hanwha Techwin cuts the ribbon at new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

January 3, 2019

Summary Article Name Hanwha Techwin cuts the ribbon at new manufacturing facility in Vietnam Description The new facility offers Hanwha Techwin the opportunity to considerably increase manufacturing output and reduce costs. Logistics will also be greatly improved Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Savola Group celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Savola Group Celebrates with its Employees the International Day of Persons with Disabilities  

January 3, 2019

Events, Middle East, News, January 3 2019 Savola Group celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities SAUDI ARABIA: In recognition of Savola Group’s commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities and their role in the development of their society and country, Savola Group hosted an awareness lecture on Wednesday 12 December 2018 presented by Qaderoon […]

SonicWall

SonicWall boosts EMEA presence to support record year-on-year growth in the region

January 3, 2019

Summary Article Name SonicWall boosts EMEA presence to support record year-on-year growth in the region Description SonicWall announces its record year-on-year growth in the EMEA region. Key EMEA milestones include the opening of three new offices in Basingstoke Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Hikvision unveils its latest innovations at IFSEC India, wins award for excellence in security technology

January 3, 2019

Summary Article Name Hikvision unveils its latest innovations at IFSEC India, wins award for excellence in security technology Description Hikvision participated in the 12th edition of the International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC India 2018) at Pragati Maidan Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog

Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog Description In the United States there are around 500,000 service dogs that assist people for various reasons. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

AxxonSoft

Axxonsoft – the powerful video management solution force behind Daman Health’s new headquarters in Abu Dhabi

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Axxonsoft - the powerful video management solution force behind Daman Health’s new headquarters in Abu Dhabi Description AxxonSoft and its partners to implement a fully integrated security and access control solution that would also integrate with their employee time and attendance system. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Officer catches ‘dumb’ suspected bike thief red-handed outside Oregon police station - National

Officer catches ‘dumb’ suspected bike thief red-handed outside Oregon police station – National

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Officer catches ‘dumb’ suspected bike thief red-handed outside Oregon police station - National Description Police say a would-be thief was captured on video trying to steal a bike outside an Oregon police station, and then captured by a police officer a few seconds later. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher […]

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It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses  

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses   Description The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

GWS

GWS and Expat Preventive sign long-term partnership agreement

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name GWS and Expat Preventive sign long-term partnership agreement Description GWS Production AB, Sweden and Expat Preventive in Netherlands, have signed an agreement, in order to provide the market with the best solution for travel risk management. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Ask the expert – IDIS

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Ask the expert - IDIS Description Jamil Al Asfar, Senior Sales Manager, IDIS Middle East & Africa explained what the company has in store for Intersec and the major advantages of updated IDIS technology. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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Growing number of European police forces use bodycam

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Growing number of European police forces use bodycam Description Surveys in het US, where bodycams are used for years now, show that they de-escalate aggression or have a civilizing effect on police-citizen encounters, thus reducing complaints. Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Securing and Safeguarding

Securing and Safeguarding schools for long, cold nights

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Securing and Safeguarding schools for long, cold nights Description Facility managers and other school officials responsible have a lot to think about in the build-up to closing for Christmas. As well as festive assemblies Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

Lodge Security

Lodge Security acquires Ladbroke Security Services

January 2, 2019

Summary Article Name Lodge Security acquires Ladbroke Security Services Description Operating primarily in London and the Southeast, Ladbroke provides managed security services that include 24-hour concierge, front of house reception Author BBG Publisher Name Best Brothers Group Publisher Logo

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