Ecommuter MI

Posted: 30 May 2013

Disabled People’s Association would like to introduce you to Ecommuter MI, which is a mobile and web system that matches mobility impaired commuters with current available transportation options for their commuting needs, encompassing a volunteer’s platform to offer them a free of charge rides.

“A virtual transportation hub for the mobility impaired”

“A novel flexible volunteering opportunity, capturing the hectic modern lifestyle”

If you are interested in this new and interesting system there are two ways to get involved, either as a volunteer driver or as a user.  (more…)

Access to Banking Services Survey

Posted: 9 May 2013

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) conducted an Access to Banking Services Survey in early 2013. This survey aimed to assess barriers and/or difficulties people with disabilities may experience whilst accessing banking services. The findings of this survey were published on Thursday 25 April 2013. The full survey report was launched at a seminar held at DPA’s office on the same day.  (more…)

Green Man+

Posted: 3 May 2013

What is Green Man+

Green Man + is an initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to address the needs of elderly pedestrians and persons with disabilities who may require more time to cross the road. Elderly pedestrians and PWD can expect up to 13 seconds more of green man time when they make use of signalized pedestrian crossings fitted with the Green Man +.  (more…)

Diversity and Inclusion Training Workshops

Posted: 2 May 2013

DPA runs training workshops for corporate, voluntary welfare and government organisations that are looking to make their workplace, programmes and services more inclusive. This training workshop is also relevant for organisations that have adopted inclusive policies and want to ensure that they are on the right track. The session will cover a broad range of topics from understanding what the relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to your organisation to how to make your existing services more accessible to employees or clients with disabilities. (more…)

Access to Banking Services Survey

Posted: 25 April 2013

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) advises local banks that their services should accommodate the needs of customers who have disabilities. 

In early 2013, DPA conducted a survey on accessibility of banking services for people with disabilities.  On 25th April 2013, DPA shared the findings of the survey at a seminar with its members and representatives from banking services.  (more…)

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