The Singapore Building and Construction Authority's (BCA's)Friendly Built Environment Portal was first developed with our local users in mind, to serve as a one-stop portal for information on universal design and accessibility to cater to the special needs of different user groups. We are in the midst of enhancing this portal and will take on board feedback of users to further improve it.
The first international certification programme for accessible tourism destinations has been developed and carried out in Lousã, Portugal by the Belgian Accessibility Office, Toegangelijkheidsbureau (TGB). The Certification Programme is a completely new destination management tool which provides an accurate measure of the excellence of an accessible tourism destination, based on strictly defined criteria.
The Norwegian Design Council is behind a new Norwegian prize to reward innovative, accessible and user-friendly solutions. Scandic Oslo Airport won the category "Furniture and Interiors" and was thus automatically nominated for the Innovation Award for Universal Design. In November 2011 Scandic Oslo Airport won by the main prize - the Innovation Award.
Co-hosted by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute, Interdependence 2012 is an international four-day conference and exposition with a focus on creating accessible communities and furthering spinal cord injury (SCI) research for a cure. Abstracts are now invited for presentations in the theme session on "Making Communities Accessible for All". The two sub-themes are "Accessible and Inclusive Tourism" and "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities".
Scandic, the Sweden-based hotel group, is intensifying its successful focus on improved accessibility. This year, over 100 new disabled rooms will be added to the portfolio and 2012 there will be even more to meet the large and growing demand. More and more companies and organisations seek rooms and conference facilities that are accessible to all.
Accessibility is not just about improving your welcome for customers with a range of access needs, or ticking the right boxes – it simply makes good business sense. Here are 5 tips for improving your business.
This richly illustrated guide was developed by the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Design and International Business, Centre for Innovations for Independent Living in connection with a European Union co-funded project.
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