ITU Tasks Nigeria, Others Member Countries on Inclusive ICT Growth

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged member countries on inclusive information and communications technology (ICT) growth. Specifically, ITU said members, including developing countries such as Nigeria, should focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility. The body, which was founded May […]

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Europe, Transportation, January 2 2020 SPAIN: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office have published a second short film that showcases the transportation legacy of the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games. The film, part of the “Transforming Lives Makes Sense for Everyone” campaign, focuses on some of the post-Games accessibility improvements made […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 MOSCOW: The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a package of recommendations for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the provision of services to people with disabilities, BelTA learned from the EEC’s press service. “The document defines the recommended approaches to transport infrastructure and public passenger […]

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Europe, Transportation, December 26 2019 Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Business school ISDI, through ISDI Accelerator, have created the Toyota Startup Awards. This competition targets inclusive mobility companies that offer innovative solutions empowering people with a physical impairment to move around more freely and facilitating their daily life. Eight startups will be invited to attend 4YFN in Barcelona from […]

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Scheme Helps Over 29,000 Persons with Disabilities Establish Startups

Posted on November 7th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Misc., News, November 7 2019 United Kingdom: A funding initiative aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs to launch their own company by providing a cash injection of up to £25,000 has helped more than 29,000 disabled people establish their own start-ups. Launched in May 2013, the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) is a scheme to help the […]

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Athens Acropolis to Get Lift for Enhanced Accessibility

Posted on October 16th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Tourism, October 16 2019 GREECE: One of the world’s most visited archaeological sites, the Acropolis in Athens, will soon offer improved disabled access thanks to the installation of a new lift, the Greek culture ministry has said. The Acropolis in Athens. The country’s central archaeological council (KAS) approved a new elevator to provide improved access to disabled visitors […]

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LONDON: Ten bright entrepreneurs from across the UK will be pitching for a share of up to £150,000 on 15 October, as they enter the final stages of Design Council’s Spark programme – a leading UK product support programme and fund. The potential funding, comes in addition to £15,000 initially awarded to each finalist to […]

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Europe, News, Transportation, October 3 2019 SCOTLAND: The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has sent a warning out to transport operators over problems with disabled access. The organisation says the new project will support individuals who have experienced discrimination while using, or attempting to use, public transport. The Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission […]

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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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Turkey Provides Support to Persons with Disabilities in Djibouti

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, September 25 2019 TURKEY: Turkey’s state-run aid agency has distributed a total of 200 wheelchairs and vocational supplies to disabled people in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, according to a statement on Monday. Turkey’s state-run aid agency continues to touch people’s lives in Africa, providing wheelchairs for persons with […]

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