Adaptive Sports Equipment Enables Outdoor Recreation for All  

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Universal Design, March 18 2019 Stephen was 14 when he lost all use of his legs and the full mobility of his arms in a traffic accident. Three years after the crash, the Braddock youth, who asked that his last name not be used, said he sorely missed getting outside with family and friends. […]

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Machu Picchu Becomes Wheelchair Accessible  

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Tourism, February 1 2019 Machu Picchu can be accessed by specialised wheelchairs. (Getty) PERU: Machu Picchu, the hugely popular Incan settlement in Peru, is finally wheelchair accessible thanks to a new tour. Wheel the World, an accessible travel company set up so wheelchair users could enjoy bucket list experiences previously off limits to them, launched […]

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Calgary Building Receives $72,000 Toward Accessibility Renovations  

Posted on January 29th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Built Environment, January 29 2019 Picture credit: (ET Monroy – 660 NEWS CALGARY, Alberta: Seventy-two thousand dollars will go a long way in renovating a local community space. Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Honourable Carla Qualtrough, said the Evergreen Community SPACES building in Calgary is receiving this money through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. “The idea […]

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G3ict and GAATES Align Activities to Promote More Inclusive Cities  

Posted on January 23rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, January 23 2019 With GAATES part of Smart Cities for All, G3ict is poised for greater global outreach and impact Ottawa and Atlanta, January 23, 2019 GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, today announced that the nonprofit organizations have entered into a […]

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Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund  

Posted on January 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, News, January 8 2019 Crawford Technologies Helps Braille Literacy Canada Establish a Permanent Endowment Fund for the Edie Mourre Scholarship Program Image courtesy of nipitphand at FreeDigitalPhotos.net January 8, 2019, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced it is supporting Braille Literacy Canada’s […]

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Central Americans with Disabilities in Tijuana (Mexico)  

Posted on January 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Built Environment, Disaster, Events, News, Transportation, January 4 2019 Photo by MCML ➖XXXIII (steal my _ _ art) on Unsplash MEXICO: Carlos Ríos Espinosa, Senior Researcher and Advocate with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch published an article on December 20th, 2018 called ‘Life With a Disability in the Migrant Caravan‘ With the agreement [...]

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It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses  

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Transportation, January 2 2019 Accessible Bus The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that this reality should be reflected into the design of transport projects. In general, women engage in more non-work-related travel such as to run household errands and are more likely to [...]

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WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health  

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Europe, Middle East, News, January 1 2019 credit- N. Sakarin, Shutterstock INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to [...]

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DESA Releases Information on September 2019 SDG Summit  

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, January 1 2019 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has provided information on the September 2019 meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), also known as the “SDG Summit,” in a Question and Answers [...]

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Things You Should Know Before Getting A Service Dog  

Posted on December 31st, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

Source: Pexels.com USA: In the United States there are around 500,000 service dogs that assist people for various reasons, from vision impairments and seizures to diabetes and disabilities. People are dependent on their service dogs and their lives wouldn’t be the same without them, but for people who are about to get a service dog it can be difficult [...]

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