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U.S. DOT awards over $6 million for accessibility research

September 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded six application development research contracts aimed at improving mobility options for all travelers particularly those with disabilities which would cost a total of $6.185 million and will be completed over the next couple of years.

Ministry launches audio-book library

September 14, 2017

In line with its efforts of creating more inclusive cultures and encouraging reading, Abu Dhabi's Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development has launch an audiobook library across all its cultural centers and will provide audiobooks to schools and centers for children with disabilities.

Microsoft invests USD 1.4 million to instigate digital transformation in PH education

September 10, 2017

In collaboration with the Department of Education and a national non-governmental organization, Microsoft Philippines had invested a total of USD 1.4-million for its philanthropic initiatives and to improve the education system in the country through its digital transformation program for students with and without disabilities.

House Approves Dingell-backed Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

September 06, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved the Self Drive Act that supports the safe development and deployment of self-driving vehicles aimed at transforming mobility across states by reducing road congestion, providing greater independence to seniors and persons with disabilities, and helping prevent human error-caused road deaths.

80% of kiwis support minimum standards for disability access

September 05, 2017

The Access Alliance released a report showing the vast majority of New Zealanders want action on improving accessibility for people with disabilities in all areas of society such as built environment, transportation, and information

Disabled People Petition Govt, Make 2018 Demands

September 01, 2017

Disability rights advocates in Zimbabwe presented a petition to ministries of justice, public Service and Finance and the speaker of parliament to demand fair budget allocation, further legislation, and to make political participation more accessible to people with disabilities.

Using technology to make tours accessible

August 30, 2017

A group of technology accessibility experts working with more than 30 museums, galleries, outdoor theme parks and zoos across Australia to make their tours more accessible shares the importance of technology solutions and apps like the OpenAccess Tours app  towards a more accessible cultural life for persons with disabilities.