UAE Launches New Policy to Protect Persons with Disabilities

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Misc., January 13 2020 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The UAE Cabinet approved a new policy to protect those with disabilities from abuse. The initiative is intended to empower people of determination by giving them a platform to report cases of ill-treatment. With inclusion at its heart, the policy will enable them to “participate effectively within a safe community […]

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Africa, Disaster, January 6 2020 ZIMBABWE: Marking the International Day of Persons with Disability, CBM launches a new Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (iDRR) application (www.cbm.org/i-drr) and releases a new version of its Humanitarian Hands-On Tool (HHoT). CBM Zimbabwe Emergency Response Team member Allen Chaitezvi and Local Disabled Persons Committee chair Tapiwa Sigauke review the Humanitarian Hands-on Tool […]

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Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, December 18 2019 NORTH KOREA: North Korea has adopted a bill requiring all buildings to be wheelchair accessible, according to state media.North Korea said the law would improve facilities for the disabled, Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA reported Wednesday. North Korea state media said Wednesday buildings are required by law to include facilities […]

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Americas, Misc., News, November 8 2019 UNITED STATES: For 2Gether-International founder Diego Mariscal, disabilities and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. “From the moment we wake up, we have to figure out how to get dressed, how to get from one place to the next, how to communicate, and that’s inherently an entrepreneurship skill,” Mariscal said. 2Gether International aims to strengthen the […]

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IIT Madras Launches Unique Wheelchair at Affordable Price

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, November 6 2019 INDIA: A new affordable ‘standing wheelchair’ that enables persons with disabilities to shift between standing and sitting positions independently, has been indigenously designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems. It was launched here on Tuesday. Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot with differently […]

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Launched Program to Improve Accessibility

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The report says that road-crossing signals will be established along with flyovers with lifts for the elderly and disabled, particularly in high-traffic areas. Flyovers with ramps linking King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Lumpini Park are also in the works to serve as an example for other flyovers in Bangkok that provide easier ways to cross roads. […]

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Europe, News, Transportation, October 3 2019 SCOTLAND: The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has sent a warning out to transport operators over problems with disabled access. The organisation says the new project will support individuals who have experienced discrimination while using, or attempting to use, public transport. The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission […]

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Concordia University Launches Inclusive Innovation Guide 

Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, July 18 2019 When Enable Montreal wrapped up in June 2018, organizers knew they had to find a way to pass on the invaluable lessons gleaned from the project. The Concordia-hosted initiative challenged designers to find solutions for a more accessible and inclusive city. Two people facilitate a workshop at the 2018 Enable Montreal event. | […]

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Jean Vanier, Canadian Champion for Persons with disabilities Passes Away

Posted on May 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Americas, News, May 8 2019 Jean Vanier, a Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died at 90. A charity he founded, L’Arche, said Vanier died Tuesday in Paris after suffering from thyroid cancer. Pope Francis was informed of Vanier’s death and […]

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  Anuprayaas, a Bengaluru-based social enterprise is on a mission to change this. The organisation is not only working towards creating inclusive neighbourhoods but also sensitising people about different disabilities. In a first of sorts, it has collaborated with the Indian Railways to give the country its first ever blind-friendly railway station in Mysuru. “Equal access to public places is a right, not […]

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