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[20/08/2014] A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop.StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind - Read more
[07/07/2014] New research from the University of Surrey and commissioned by the European Commission, has found that the European tourism sector is missing out on up to 142 billion Euros every year due to poor infrastructure, services and attitudes towards travellers with special access needs.Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions - Read more
Going by bus, train or using your own car? Many people, who want to be or have to be mobile, ask themselves this question. People with disabilities usually do not make this decision easily and rarely spontaneously. After all, every means of transportation has its drawbacks, when it comes to independent mobility. Here is a brief summary.Mobility is (not) a matter of course - Read more
Quickly hopping on the underground or taking a taxi to get from A to B? For wheelchair users this is generally not possible without a great deal of planning – at least in Germany. But how are things in other countries?Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility" - Read more
Does inclusion happen in New Zealand? How are physically impaired people treated in Cambodia? And what role does physical impairment play in Vietnamese families? German middle school teacher Dennis Klein deals with questions like these on his trip around the world. Sailing under the flag of inclusion, he plans to visit 20 countries.Inclusion International: „An Inclusive World Is only Likely, if the System Changes“ - Read more
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[30/10/2013] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities - Read more
Whether beach or culture – vacation is for relaxing and recovering. That’s why you want to avoid needless uproar because of missing accessibility on site. In order to make it possible for vacationers to know in advance what they can expect at their destination, the National Coordination Office Tourism for All (NatKo) has invented a new test seal.Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal” - Read more
Horses in the jungle? Sea stars in Turkey? Exemplary projects for people with disabilities abroad sometimes go apparently unusual ways. What they can achieve for the particular population by doing so, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: For REHACARE.de has A Look Beyond the Horizon.June 2013: A Look Beyond the Horizon - Read more
Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more
When wheelchair users travel, they want to be far away more and more. By now, this is possible in many countries because they are widely accessible. But Andreas Pröve does not need any accessibility. On his journeys he prefers looking for the real big challenges.Over Hedge and Ditch: Wheelchair Travelling Abroad - Read more
On the way to work or during a vacation – particularly wheelchair users feel often confronted with numerous obstacles in the public long-distance and local traffic. To what extent travel assistants can help and how accessible bus and train really are, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month March: Accessibility and Mobility.March 2013: Accessibility and Mobility - Read more
Curbsides, pebble ways or prone sidewalks – these obstacles can spoil the holiday mood of wheelchair drivers everywhere in the world. But it does not have to be like that. A good planning and maybe even trained company help.Experiencing the World – without Barriers - Read more
Bus and train bring many people from A to B – fast and easy on the environment. However, the public means of transportation keep on hand some incommodities for people with disabilities. That’s why different working groups and institutes exert themselves for more accessibility in public local traffic.Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law - Read more