Universal Design, Accessibility and the Streets of Lima, Peru

Two small busses on the street at night.
© Dave Nold

Strolling through San Isidro, a municipality of Lima, Peru, you get the impression that they had accessibility in mind. Curb cuts on every corner, ramps leading into stores, restaurants and some private homes. And plenty of clearly marked blue spots for parking. I wonder how strictly the parking was enforced since when crossing the street I learned that Stop signs are more of a suggestion.
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Memories from the Celebration

ACCESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE: Fighting for Equality in Health Care

Photos and Videos from DREDF’s 37th Anniversary

September 15, 2016

Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California

Mary Lou and Denise seated at a table and laughing.

Left to right: Mary Lou Breslin and Denise Sherer Jacobson

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Ability in Tech Summit at The Ed Roberts Campus

Happening Now (May 21, 2016)

A speaker on the stage and ASL interpreter giving presentation to audience

From the Ability Tech Inclusion website:

As technology continues to affect every sector of business and innovation, there’s a growing concern for the lack inclusion across the tech ecosystem: from the pipeline to the boardroom to Capitol Hill. While we work to correct this through a growing focus on diversity and inclusion, we often leave out populations of capable people in tech like those with visible and invisible disabilities.

The Ability in Tech Summit will address barriers and biases for people with different physical and mental abilities in tech – through workshops, panel discussions, a technology showcase, a career fair and a safe space to learn and meaningfully connect.

NHTSA Automated Vehicle Operational Guidance Public Meeting

At The CARS Facilities at Stanford University

From the NHTSA website:

“At this meeting, NHTSA seeks input on planned operational guidelines for the safe deployment of automated vehicles (AV). Of high importance to the agency is information on the roadway scenarios and operational environments that highly automated vehicles will need to address, and the associated design and evaluation processes and methods needed to ensure that AV systems are able to detect and appropriately react to these scenarios.”

Panel of five men seated at deus listening to testimony
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Disability Rights Museum on Wheels at the ERC

The Disability Rights Museum at the ERC

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