Barrier-Free Access Improves for China’s Disabled: Report

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, January 7 2020 CHINA: China has on Sunday released a blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people, highlighting improvements in the barrier-free environment across the country. A blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people shows improvements of barrier-free environment for the disabled. [] The Chinese Academy of Disability Data Sciences, the […]

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Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, December 18 2019 NORTH KOREA: North Korea has adopted a bill requiring all buildings to be wheelchair accessible, according to state media.North Korea said the law would improve facilities for the disabled, Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA reported Wednesday. North Korea state media said Wednesday buildings are required by law to include facilities […]

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Launched Program to Improve Accessibility

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The report says that road-crossing signals will be established along with flyovers with lifts for the elderly and disabled, particularly in high-traffic areas. Flyovers with ramps linking King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Lumpini Park are also in the works to serve as an example for other flyovers in Bangkok that provide easier ways to cross roads. […]

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Course Aims to Provide Training to Create Accessible Homes

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, October 23 2019 INDIA: Vidya Sagar, the prominent Chennai NGO has finished a three-month course to create a pool of professionals who can support people with disabilities and the elderly to become independent in their homes. Accessibility in public spaces is coming in for attention and that’s needed and welcome. But what about […]

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App Aims to Make Visual Contrast a Mainstream Concern in the Built Environment

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, October 21 2019 Get Luminance has been developed from research and provides an empirical basis for calculating luminance.  Get Luminance measures what is ‘seen’ by a photograph and reflects the conditions experienced by users.  It measures luminance in the prevailing light conditions, (rather than the pure colour with a controlled light source […]

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Province to Provide $1.4 Billion to Make Schools More Accessible

Posted on October 7th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Built Environment, News, October 7 2019 CANADA: Ontario is making its education system more inclusive to help all students in York Region reach their full potential in an accessible and supportive learning environment. When the education system is not accessible, students are left out, impacting their participation  in the school experience. That is why Raymond […]

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Request for the United Nations to Create World Universal Accessibility Day

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Built Environment, Europe, News, October 1 2019 SPAIN: The Alliance for World Universal Accessibility Day, formed by FC Barcelona, the Barça Foundation, the ‘la Caixa’ Bank Foundation, Barcelona City Council and Mapp4all Universal Accessibility have put together a request that will be sent to the United Nations to ask the international organisation to declare 30 […]

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University Launches New Six-year Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The new six-year plan aligns with our core values of inclusion and diversity, and community expectations that people with disability are included in all areas of public life. The University of Sydney is recognised as one of Australia’s higher education leaders in disability inclusion, with our previous Disability Action Plan (2013-18) being recognised as an […]

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How Gaming Technology is Helping Design More Accessible Homes

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Universal Design, September 10 2019 AUSTRALIA: A group of Perth university students and real estate agents have teamed up to design an accessible home using construction software inspired by the gaming industry, with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of creating universal affordable accommodation. A computer model of one of the […]

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Myanmar Opens First Cafe Accessible for Persons with Hearing Impairment

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, August 26 2019 MYANMAR: A first-ever private eatery run by staff with hearing impairment was opened in Myanmar’s Yangon earlier this month, creating a deaf-friendly environment. “The Able,” a sign language book cafe, is entirely staffed by six hearing-impaired persons from service staff to chef, to encourage disabled yet differently abled […]

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