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ACCESS4All Online Meeting | 25 May 2022

The ACCESS4All team has gathered once again on the 25th of May 2022 virtually, to discuss mainly the dissemination/impact of the project and IO3.    In particular, the topics discussed were:   discussing the current state of ACCESS4All dissemination play discussing the next steps that should be done to maximize the visibility of the project […]

Accessibility of Public Sector Websites and Mobile Apps – Examining the Directive (EU) 2016/2102

Photo Source: Pixabay.com   Inaccessibility on the Web and Internet-enabled mobile technologies are threatening to exclude individuals who experience forms of disabilities, such as visually impaired or/and deaf persons. Thanks to the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, also known as Directive (EU) 2016/2102 that complex, […]

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

Get Involved! Submit your resources to be featured.   Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners collaborate to observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). The initiative highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the […]

Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

How do the SDGs support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs provide a powerful framework to guide local communities, countries and the international community toward the achievement of disability-inclusive development. The Sustainable Development Goals bring an excellent opportunity to work together towards the implementation […]

Training and job placement

A Professional qualification course for a catering operator by FOLIAS   Today we tell you about a good practice of one of our associated partners, the Folias Cooperativa Sociale, located in the province of Rome. Last summer, after more than a year of training, Folias Formazione achieved great goals with the RistorAbile Project: the realisation […]

Philosophy Professor reimagines merging street art and accessibility

What does it mean to be disabled in the public space?  Philosophy Professor Brian Glenney  (a skateboarder and  graffiti artist) along with Boston-based colleague Sara Hendren merged street art, philosophy and accessibility; together they discovered the potential for redefining the future of accessibility.  “We wanted to reclaim an aspect of the built environment to provoke […]

Luxembourg City scoops EU accessibility award

Efforts for a barrier free Luxembourg City   On the European Day of People with Disability  (December 3rd,  2021) it was announced that out of 40 cities, Luxembourg City had won the accessibility award for 2022. Helsinki and Barcelona had taken 2nd and 3rd place respectively.  Luxembourg city had also received special mention in 2015 […]

Digital Accessibility

How we can make accessibility part of our web development process Digital accessibility should propel us into a more inclusive society by making information on the internet accessible to people with disabilities. To achieve this we must identify the barriers people with disabilities have while trying to access digital information. ‘The Web and Internet in […]

27 January – Remembrance Day

27 January is the International Holocaust Remembrance day. Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims: six million Jews and other minorities.   UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its unwavering […]

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