Barcelona Metro Launches New Accessible Customer Service Centre

Posted on March 31st, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

SPAIN: As of 15 March, there is a new citizen service centre (Punt TMB) operating in the lobby of the Sagrada Familia station of the Barcelona Metro. TMB, the operator company, described the new office addition as a pioneering in certain aspects. Among other things, it will be the first to offer information in Catalan […]

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Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta has launched Volt hockey, giving kids with special needs a chance to play the game with specially designed hockey chairs.

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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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New Partnership Launched to Make Qatar Accessible to All

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Middle East, Tourism, December 4 2019 QATAR: Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator today announced a partnership with Wheel The World aimed at opening up the many tourist attractions in Qatar to all. Ooredoo, Wheel The World partners to make Qatar accessible to all Wheel The World promotes tourism for those with disabilities, raising awareness of the challenges […]

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Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Tourism, November 11 2019 AUSTRALIA: With the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commencing public hearings this week, the general public will be forced to confront how we have often failed to create a safe, inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities. Yasmine Gray, founder of getaboutable at […]

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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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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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Portugal First to Win Accessible Tourism Award

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Europe, Tourism, September 13 2019  PORTUGAL: Portugal is the first country to receive the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which recognises the effort in promoting accessibility. “Portugal is the only country to have received this distinction, which is awarded for the first time this year by WTO in partnership with […]

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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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Americas, Assistive Technology, September 9 2019 CANADA: Canadians with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to find good jobs, contribute to their communities, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Yet many Canadians with disabilities still face barriers to full participation in the digital economy. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science […]

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