New Building Rules to Improve Accessibility for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Posted on July 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, July 15 2019 SINGAPORE: From Jan 6 next year, new buildings or buildings undergoing large-scale renovations will have to ensure that they fulfil new accessibility regulations. These include building more spacious changing rooms and toilets for the convenience of the elderly, their caregivers and the disabled to give them a more accessible […]

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Students in Singapore Work on Accessibility Project to Map Central Business District

Posted on July 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, July 12 2019 SINGAPORE: Lunch with colleagues is a simple affair for many, a little highlight of each workday. But for people with disabilities, it can be an ordeal they have to pass up because of the lack of accessibility where colleagues may be gathering. The public accessibility mapping exercise was held on […]

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Government Launches Consultation to Make New Homes More Accessible

Posted on June 27th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Higher accessibility standards for new housing are to be introduced in the UK as part of a wider plan to make sure disabled people are not facing discrimination. Prime Minister Theresa May said that it is widely recognising that too many disabled people still live in unsuitable homes and she announced a consultation on mandating […]

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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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Opinion: India’s General Elections 2019 Focused on Inclusion

Posted on May 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, May 20 2019 April 11 was voting day in Noida. It was Phase 1 of the festival of democracy, the biggest elections in the world. I was excited, curious and a little apprehensive. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had promised an inclusive election. The theme for this massive operation was […]

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Musicians with Disabilities Being Failed by Venues

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Built Environment, Europe, May 10 2019 U.K.: Last year, Ruth Patterson’s band Holy Moly and the Crackers tried to book a tour of the UK. But one venue wrote back, refusing to host them because Patterson, who has arthritis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, uses a wheelchair.   “They said they wouldn’t book us because I […]

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New Partnership Promotes Accessible Banking in Jordan  

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Built Environment, Middle East, April 11 2019 Recognizing the challenges persons with disabilities face throughout the various aspects of their lives, Bank al Etihad partnered with Accessible Jordan to minimize these obstacles starting from within the Bank – consequently promoting accessibility and ensuring inclusion for all clients, particularly those with physical disabilities. Under the mutual partnership, Accessible Jordan will [...]

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Nova Scotia Sets Up Committees to Develop the First Provincial Accessibility Standards  

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

On Thursday, the province released the names of 20 people who are tasked with coming up with standards for making education more accessible, and 19 people who will concentrate on making buildings and public spaces more accessible. In Clayton Dauphinee’s opinion, the number of inaccessible public spaces is a major barrier. “We can make it. […]

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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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