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For Persons with Disabilities, Accessible Transport Provides Pathways to Opportunity

If your daily commute forces you to waste precious hours stuck in traffic or to elbow your way into overcrowded public transit vehicles, you probably …

Smart Cities

If Uber Kills Cabs, Cities Must Ensure Accessible Vehicles Live

"This is more urgent than people realize."<p>Accessibility advocates have argued for years that on-demand car companies don't serve people with disabilities well. Now there's a figure to back them up: According to a recent report, the number of wheelchair-accessible vehicles for hire in San Francisco …

Transportation

Officials tour downtown in wheelchairs or blindfolded to better understand accessibility issues

More than a dozen representatives from the city, construction industry and non-profit organizations toured downtown Thursday morning in wheelchairs …

Disability

On IDPD, working toward a more accessible and inclusive world

We believe in a world built for everyone, which is why we launched the global Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities earlier this year. The Impact …

Disability

Disabled and elderly risk being \'left behind\' by society, Equality Comission warns

British society is at risk of becoming more segregated, as increasing levels of social isolation mean that disabled and elderly people are being …

Alberta nixes public-private partnerships on schools

The Alberta government is abandoning plans to build 19 schools across the province using a public-private partnership.<p>Infrastructure Minister Wayne Drysdale says the province can build the schools for at least $14-million cheaper than with a P3 partnership. The cost using traditional financing is …

Accessibility and User Needs in Transport for Sustainable Urban Environments