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26 February, 2012New Canadian Museum Sets Benchmark for Accessibility
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is currently under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  It is a $351 million project. The first meeting of its Inclusive Design Advisory Council (IDAC) was recently held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. IDAC, made up of 8 disability rights experts, will assist the CMHR in providing visitors with a universally inclusive and satisfying experience, regardless of age or ability.
Read More: http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nz/2013/02/new-351-million-canadian-museum-sets-benchmark-for-accessibility/

22 February 2013
UNWTO and Italy advance accessibility in tourism

Ensuring that tourism facilities and sites meet the needs of persons with disabilities, both as a key means of promoting tourism for all and as an engine for market growth, were the main focus of the International Conference on “Accessibility in tourism: an ethical value, a business opportunity” on February 14, 2013 at BIT in Milan, Italy.
Read More: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/unwto-and-italy-advance-accessibility-in-tourism/

29 Jan 2013
Canada: Human rights museum boasts inclusive design
Winnipeg-based museum to set ‘global standard’ for being accessible to disabled visitors
Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/01/28/mb-canadian-museum-human-rights-accessibility-standard.html

23 Jan 2013
India: Making Public Libraries Accessible to People with Disabilities
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the 20 disability rights groups that wrote to the Ministry of Culture seeking remedial action on the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing public libraries in India.
Read More: http://cis-india.org/accessibility/blog/making-public-libraries-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities

20 Dec 2012
India / Global: Disability groups in India welcome progress on treaty for blind persons
Four years of struggle for a global treaty for the benefit of blind persons is finally bearing fruit. Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organisation have agreed to conclude a treaty for visually-impaired and print disabled persons by June 2013.
Read More: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-20/mumbai/35933164_1_treaty-disabled-persons-blind-persons

6 Dec 2012
How can we make Museums more Inclusive?
Recently, an increasing number of museums have been responding to the reality of learning and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in several ways.
Read More: http://www.thinkinclusive.us/the-incluseum-how-can-we-make-museums-more-inclusive/

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