Barbados Likely To Implement National Accessibility Standard for Tourist Accomodations

Posted on December 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Tourism, December 13 2019 BARBADOS: Hotels, guest houses and villas may soon be required to ensure their properties are fully accessible for people with disabilities, Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds hinted on Wednesday. He said changes could be coming to the “tremendous amount” of concessions being granted to the tourism industry. He made the suggestion […]

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Federal Agencies in Canada Invite Public Input on Air Travel for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Transportation, December 4 2019 CANADA: Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada — one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions. A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, May […]

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G3ict Seeks Principal Investigator, International Inquiry on Brain-Computer Interfaces for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on November 22nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Assistive Technology, News, November 22 2019 An International Inquiry on the current state of advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable persons with disabilities and older persons to better interact with their environment led by G3ict with the support of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. Background G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and […]

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U.S. House Committee Leaders Call for More Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, Transportation, November 15 2019 U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian […]

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Trinidad and Tobago: Digicel Foundation Supports Persons with Hearing Impairment

Posted on November 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, ICT, News, November 13 2019 TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Deaf and Hearing Impaired students who live in remote areas can now access academic studies through Information and Communication Technology.  In its continued effort for the advancement of persons with special needs the Digicel Foundation partnered recently with Deaf Pioneers Life Centre to introduce IT support for the group’s Deaf/Hearing […]

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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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Hawaii Nonprofits Engaging in Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Posted on November 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Disaster, November 5 2019 HAWAII: Hawaii nonprofits are distributing water jugs to seniors and homebound individuals across the state as part of efforts to ramp up emergency preparedness. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency worked with county agencies to provide the 2 1/2 gallon collapsible jugs to vulnerable residents. The effort is funded by a $30,000 federal […]

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Report: Canadians with Disabilities Could Boost Economy by $50 Billion

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Misc., October 21 2019 CANADA: Canadians with disabilities are already a large part of the working age population and will increase in importance as the population ages, says a new report by TD Economics. Yet labour market outcomes for these individuals continues to lag. Even moderate success in narrowing gaps between people with disabilities (PWD) and […]

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LIFT Announces RFQ on Social Inclusion and Employment Outcomes for Persons Living with Disabilities

Posted on October 9th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, October 9 2019 LIFT is thrilled to announce our Request for Qualifications for a new initiative that will provide invaluable support to social purpose organizations (SPOs) that support social inclusion and employment outcomes for persons living with disabilities. This initiative is aimed at helping organizations who are removing barriers for persons living with disabilities, […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Sign and Accede to the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Posted on October 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, October 8 2019 SAINT KITTS and NEVIS: The historic move by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to sign and accede to the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been praised by Joseph Bergan, President of the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Persons with Disabilities (SKNAPD). […]

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