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Digital Accessibility and Inclusion: A post-COVID19 approach

Have you ever considered how people with disabilities experience the rapid digital transformation with the increasing use of digital devices and platforms after the COVID-19 pandemic? To what extent such marginalized social groups have been affected in terms of their digital inclusion? The ACCESS4All project acknowledging the lack of proper information and awareness-raising towards disability […]

Attitudinal Barriers as an essential aspect for successful accessibility

Accessibility is a mult-dimentional issue concerning designers, decision-makers and professionals of several sectors; aiming at creating inclusive spaces and in extent inclusive cities. According to the World Health Organisation Report in 2011, several researchers have already identified the physical as well as the social aspects of disability. Physical disability is the physical condition that affects […]

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The responsibility of enterprises for their impact on society   The impact of enterprises’ actions on the lives of EU citizens is decisive. Undoubtedly, they offer the products we demand, and they create the jobs we need, but they also have a decisive role in terms of working conditions, health, education and training.   Corporate […]

Leave No-One Behind (LNOB)

The 2nd Principle in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The principle of “leaving no-one behind” is one of the six that guide the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. It represents the promise of the UN’ State Members to eradicate poverty in all its forms, and to combat […]

US News, Adults With Autism, Mental Illness May Be at Higher Risk for Severe COVID

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders are at increased risk for COVID-19 and severe illness, researchers report. By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter “These high-risk populations should be recognized by clinicians, and these groups should be prioritized for vaccine outreach and education,” study co-author Whitney Schott, a […]

The Conversation, The pandemic highlights the importance of walkable and wheelable neighbourhoods (September 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of neighbourhoods and how they fare in terms of walkability and wheelability. Neighbourhood walkability and wheelability are defined as the “measure of how well a neighbourhood fosters active forms of transportation.” Very walkable and wheelable neighbourhoods have built environments, or human-made surroundings, that support physical and social activity. Built environment design features that […]

Independent, Calls for ‘radical new approach’ to reduce disability employment gap (July 2021)

MPs said disabled people were considerably less likely to be in employment than non-disabled people and still faced ‘unacceptable barriers’. The gap between the proportion of disabled and non-disabled people in work has remained stubbornly high for years. The currently overly centralised model of support simply isn’t working. We need a radical new localised approach. […]

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