Smart city means building an inclusive society for all.

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Written by Eng. Nabil Eid.  Strategic Disability Inclusion ICT Accessibility consulting services & solutions Middle East and North Africa.  Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another… Continue Reading Smart city means building an inclusive society for all.

Disability and Romance – Quite An Interlude

Disability and Romance – Quite An Interlude

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Written by Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) at Ruh Global Communications A few months ago, the local news program did a piece on a man with a disability getting married to a woman without a disability.  Why is that news, I thought.  Thousands of couples marry each day, yet their nuptials aren’t featured on the six o’clock news. Like… Continue Reading Disability and Romance – Quite An Interlude

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Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.

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By David Pérez Rueda “In the year 2000, 189 countries came together to face the future.”[1] This phrase references the Millenium Summit where civil society, advocates, and state representatives came together to produce a set of goals that could help the world overcome perennial problems such as famines, droughts, wars,  plagues, and poverty. The most important outcome of the summit… Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.

Disability Influences a Trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

Disability influences a trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

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By David Pérez Rueda Every time you find an article explaining why brands and corporations should be tapping into the market of people with disabilities (PWD) you encounter the argument that this market influences over a trillion dollars in disposable income. I know the number is shocking, but I am going to explain where this money is coming from and… Continue Reading Disability influences a trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

People with Disabilities in Latin America

People with Disabilities in Latin America

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By David Pérez Rueda On the year 2011, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published a study titled “People with Disabilities in Latin America: From legal recognition to real inequality.” In this document, the author Maria Fernanda Stang shows how even though People With Disabilities in Latin America are being included in both national and regional… Continue Reading People with Disabilities in Latin America