May Mobility Makes e-Shuttle Accessible by Wheelchair

Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Transportation, July 16 2019 UNITED STATES: May Mobility that partners with Magna and has select funders such as BMW iVentures or Toyota AI onboard is moving its autonomous electric vehicle concept forward. To be exact, the company is developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype of its self-driving electric shuttle. May Mobility Chief Operating Officer and co-founder Alisyn […]

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Canada: Launch of Draft Strategy for Building Inclusive Workplaces

Posted on July 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, July 1 2019 Advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities in Canadian workplaces have released a new draft pan-Canadian strategy for building an inclusive workforce.   The draft strategy is designed to promote and guide efforts across the country to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Working together, the Centre for Research on Work Disability […]

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India: Nippon Launches New Program Focused on Employment for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on June 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, June 20 2019 Keeping in line with its tradition of transforming the lives of underprivileged and special-needs children, Nippon Paint has launched SAHYOG -a program that aims at creating employment opportunities for people with special needs. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from PORDAC NGO (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) will join as Trainee Interns and […]

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Barbados Tourism Minister Looking to Improve Island’s Accessibility for Disabled Tourists, Locals

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Tourism, June 10 2019 Kerrie D. Symmonds, Barbados’ minister of tourism and international transport, told TravelPulse on Thursday that the island is looking into several initiatives to make disabled tourists more comfortable on vacations, while also improving the quality of life for its disabled locals. As part of Caribbean Week New York, which was organized by […]

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The Portland Art & Learning Studio Encourages Diverse Projects by Artists with Disabilities

Posted on June 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Americas, Misc., June 4 2019 The Portland Art & Learning Studio is a 10,000 sqft maker-space for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nearly 200 artists attend our program to work on their creative endeavors with freedom and support. Several of the artists were recently featured in an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum […]

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Province in British Columbia, Canada to Develop Online Tool to Track Accessible Parking Spaces

Posted on May 28th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Americas, Built Environment, May 28 2019 An online tool to track accessible parking spaces is being developed by Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), thanks to a $28,000 provincial grant they received last year. The province is once again calling for grant proposals for community projects that improve accessibility – for the second year running, the […]

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The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches New Universal Homes “Accessibility is Beautiful” Initiative

Posted on May 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Universal Design, May 18 2019 The Cerebral Palsy Foundation launched a new initiative on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) called Accessibility is Beautiful, generously supported by CHUBB. This innovative accessibility initiative includes a YouTube video miniseries and Universal Design “Look Book” will feature the homes of disability advocates Pat Wright and Deb Zeyen, Karen Braitmayer, Leslie Haynes and Randy Earle, [...]

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Four Industry Leaders Announce Shared Commitment to Accessible Customer Service

Posted on May 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Americas, ICT, News, May 15 2019 Four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking are partnering with Be My Eyes to ensure the accessibility of their products. A phone screen displays a list of companies providing Be My Eyes support, including Google, Herbal Essences, Lloyds Banking Group and Microsoft. “Can you describe the […]

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SUDI 2019 – Sustainability and Disability Conference

Posted on May 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Americas, Events, May 13 2019 Event details: Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 25 -26, 2019 Currently more than one billion people (15% of the global population) live with some form of disability. Aging, chronic health issues, and mental health disorders are major factors contributing to disability around the globe. These individuals are disproportionately disadvantaged globally in economic […]

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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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