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Ethiopia: Of Disability and Accessibility – allAfrica.com

INTERVIEW

By Henok Reta

Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader of the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She has been appointed Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State.

She previously served as the Director for the Department on Disability Services for the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for the Developmental Disability Administration and Rehabilitation Services Administration. …

Judith was in Addis Ababa last week to see the lives of people with disability and Henok Reta of The Reporter caught up with her and sat down with her for a brief interview.

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The web pioneers who are making the world accessible to everyone, regardless of disability | Daily Mail Online

For the ten million plus people in the UK with a disability, it has long been a challenge to find places to stay that meet their needs.

But things are improving.

Disabled people with a love for travel are using the internet and social media to help others find accessible accommodation.

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‘Responsive street furniture’ in cities could boost accessibility – Yahoo News Canada

…what if the city itself could adapt to the individual needs of the people on the street? Imagine street lights that get brighter as a visually impaired pedestrian approaches, signs that can announce their location out loud, a street crossing that gives extra time to an elderly person, or benches that fold down for someone who needs a place to rest. That’s the vision of Ross Atkin, a British designer and engineer who has created what he calls “responsive street furniture.” The urban fixtures connect to a

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