A research group in Halifax is trying to make the city more inclusive to residents and visitors. PEACH Research works to promote equity, accessibility and health in urban design and planning practices. It’s part of Dalhousie University’s school of planning and consists of faculty members, students and partners developing and executing projects to help […]

Read More

Save-On-Foods has apologized to a B.C. man after a number of accessibility features were removed when the grocery chain updated its online shopping app. “I should be able to expect the same range of services as people who are sighted,” Richard Marion told Global News. Marion, who is blind, says In January, Save-On-Foods upgraded […]

Read More

Long-awaited Vendome tunnel will finally open Monday

Posted on May 27th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Delayed by several years and more than $30 million over its initial budget, the long-awaited newly accessible tunnel linking the Vendome Metro Station to the MUHC’s Glen site will open next week. “It’s a priority for the STM. I think it’s very important to state that it’s a real priority and the results are […]

Read More

Manitoba Access Awareness Week | Watch News Videos Online

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Lindsey Cooke with Manitoba Possible joins Global News Morning’s Kahla Evans with more on Manitoba Access Awareness Week and why the entire community should get involved.

Read More

New Brunswick’s largest beach will once again be open to the public starting Friday and visitors to Parlee Beach Provincial Park will notice some changes that include improved access for those with disabilities. “We have been lobbying for years now to make the entire province accessible,” said Mathieu Stever, the manager of the ParaNB […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
This website uses cookies and asks your personal data to enhance your browsing experience.