Sports Push in Schools and Disability Centers  

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, March 20 2019 National agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) will ramp up efforts to promote sports at special education schools and disability centres by linking up these institutions with specialised coaches. It hopes to reach out to 10 schools and centres by April next year. A floorball game at last year’s edition of […]

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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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Accessible Housing Crisis – Only 7% of Homes Deemed Accessible  

Posted on January 7th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

ENGLAND: Controversy rang out in November 2018 when the Home Builders Federation objected to councils across England wanting to increase the number of homes with universal home designed centered around accessibility. Organizations such as Age UK and the Centre for Ageing Better and Disability Rights UK released reports stating that only 7% of homes classify as […]

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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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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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Chennai’s Largest Disabled-Friendly Children’s Park is Open to the Public  

Posted on December 27th, 2018 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, December 27 2018 Source: News Hook CHENNAI, INDIA: From therapeutic walkways with different textures to a raised sand pit for wheelchair users, Chennai’s largest inclusive park has much to offer. The Infinity Park, built by the Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation under the Smart Cities project, was opened to the public on Monday to a rapturous […]

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