Après avoir enflammé le public aux "Crystal Boot" en 2013, Alex et Jacqueline Glyn nous ont fait une démonstration lors des "Rencontres nationales de la country" à Issoudun samedi 22 mars 2014
The U.S. Access Board has launched new online guides on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. This web-based material features illustrated technical guides that explain and clarify requirements of the ADA and ABA standards, answer common questions, and offer best practice recommendations. It also includes a series of animations on various subjects covered by the standards.
"The Board is very excited to offer this series of technical guides and animations to help users understand the requirements of the ADA and ABA Standards and how they can be met," states Access Board Member Michael Graves, FAIA. "As a practicing architect, I know from experience how valuable this type of guidance is in following the standards and ensuring accessibility."
The initial installment of the guide covers the first three chapters of the standards, including application and use of the standards (Chapter 1), scoping in new construction, alterations, and additions (Chapter 2), and basic "building block" technical provisions (Chapter 3). Guides covering other sections of the standards will be released at a later date. The supplementary animations, which range in length from 6 to 10 minutes, address wheelchair maneuvering, doors and entrances, and accessible toilet and bathing facilities.
"These new resources not only explain requirements in the standards but also demonstrate their rationale," notes Graves. "Knowing the 'whys' behind various provisions is key to understanding what accessibility means and how best to achieve it."
The Guide to the ADA Standards covers design requirements that apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities subject to the ADA in new construction, alterations, and additions. The Guide to the ABA Standards addresses similar standards that apply under the ABA to facilities that are designed, constructed, altered, or leased with federal funds.
Future installments to the guides will be published as they become available. Users can sign-up to receive email updates on the release of new technical guides in the series.
See the story behind the disability rights action in Lisbon Portugal that has gone viral from Lisboa (In)Acessível.
From May 14 - 23, 2014 I will be traveling through Nepal providing technical assistance to the tourism industry on accommodating travelers with disabilities. I wanted to find our a little more about disability culture in Nepal. This post features a dancer who is also an amputee Roma Neupane.
Using Brazil's first national study on domestic tourism by travelers with disabilities this address looks at some preliminary points to making the PETAR region truly a destination for all. It was my privilege to be invited to present at a conference on disability, development, and citizenship in Brazil. The conference site, Eldourado in the interior of São Paulo state sits in the Upper Ribeira River Ecological Park (PETAR) which is a world patrimony site.
We cread in Ronny Blaschke's article:
"In our country, there are no disabled people." This is a quote attributed to Soviet communist party leader Leonid Breschnev in the 1980s.
The 1980 Summer Olympic Games took place in Moscow and the Soviet Union simply refused to organize the Paralympics, which were then held in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Now in 2014, the Russian organizers see things differently, they are planning a ten-day cosmopolitan sports festival with 600 athletes from 45 nations.Source: http://www.dw.de/sochi-paralympic-games-highlight-russian-discrimination/a-17479262
But can the Paralympics help bring a marginalized group in Russia's population into the national spotlight?
To find out more read the in-depth study by Human Rights Watch:
As we have been been saying daily since Brazil won the right to host the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic/Paralympic Games, the world is turning its attention to Brazil with unrelenting scrutiny. This article from the New York Times is one of a series of exposés that will appear in the international press in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Games:
"Archaeologists are exposing the foundations of our unequal society while we are witnessing a perverse attempt to remake the city into something resembling Miami or Dubai," said Cláudio Lima Castro, an architect and scholar of urban planning. "We're losing an opportunity to focus in detail on our past, and maybe even learn from it."
Candace Cable in Armenia spreading the word about living with disabilities.
"The idea of 'Sport Doesn't Care' is that sport is the great leveler," says Carlo Cavallone, ecd at 72andSunny in Amsterdam, of his agency's hard-hitting 90-second spot for Paralympics sponsor Samsung.
From The Barbados Advocate:
The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) and its initiative, the Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB) programme, are affording persons with disabilities who are visiting the island an opportunity to experience Barbados beyond the decks of their cruise liners.Hence other organisations, places of interests and businesses are being encouraged to become accessible.Co-ordinator and Founder of the Boca Area Post Polio Group, Maureen Sinkule, said that Barbados' having the FAB programme is "fabulous".She said, "So many times people think that people with disabilities don't have money to spend, not that I do, but I'm just saying, if you can get us there, we can spend the money, but if we can't get there, we can't spend money. So this is fabulous. This is fabulous that you have such a vehicle and such wonderful people to work with."And her refrain was chanted by other local and visiting persons with disabilities interviewed on Wednesday in the Bridgetown Port, "The disabled have money to spend too," and they want opportunities to spend it.Full story:http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=34696
Although it is not the point of this PSA here is proof that we see the world differently from a wheelchair.