2Gether-International is Creating an Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

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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Scottish EHRC Warns Transport Operators Over Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

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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India’s First Inclusive Railway Station for Persons with Visual Impairment

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  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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Lego Releases Braille Bricks to Impart Education to Children with Visual Impairment    

Posted on April 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The bricks, which will launch fully in 2020, feature the studs used for characters in the Braille alphabet, as well as printed characters allowing sighted people to read the bricks. They will be “fully compatible” with existing Lego bricks, the company said in a press release. The final set will comprise approximately 250 bricks, covering [...]

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Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa for Healthcare  

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

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

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

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 […]

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