Personal mobility should be for everyone
You can imagine that persons with disabilities (PWD) are among the worst-affected sectors of the population with physical distancing in effect and limited public-transport options being available. But instead of waiting for nothing and just ranting on social media, Christopher
It's nice to have options
As the Philippine automotive industry grows and matures, it's nice to see more niche markets being addressed. As far as we know there is a very limited selection of vehicles that cater to the elderly and PWDs.During the presscon for
These guys help apprehend hundreds of lawbreakers day in and day out
It's been more than a year since the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) rolled out its no-contact apprehension policy. If you often travel on the major thoroughfares in the metro, you should be familiar with it.According to the agency,
Around 200 of these will be used throughout the event
With the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo fast approaching, Toyota is doing its part to ensure "mobility for all" by providing these electric shuttles for the event. The Accessible People Mover, or APM for short, stretches around 3,900mm long, 1,600mm
Are you in favor of this?
Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may soon find themselves parking apart from one another after a bill was filed in Congress requiring the creation of dedicated parking spaces exclusive to each.House Bill 1037, filed by Representative Joey Tambunting of Parañ
Anything is possible
Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. It's a cliché, we know-but every once in a while, a story pops up on our feeds that restores our faith in the human spirit.Take Dr. Amit Patel, for
Everyone deserves convenience
After six months of testing, Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a newly developed car door that opens automatically as the driver approaches it.Called the "mobility door," this new feature provides assistance to individuals with physical disabilities, or to anyone carrying large
Our legal expert weighs in
My daughter just passed her non-pro qualifying exams today. She has also paid for it. Only belatedly to be told that she CANNOT be issued a driver's license. The reason being she has only three fingers on each hand! I
He transformed his Honda XRM into a PWD-friendly trike
Erickson Nacario was in the midst of a soothing message when hell broke loose at the night market along Roxas Avenue in Davao City past 10pm last September 2, 2016.After a powerful explosion rocked the place, 15 people were killed, and
This includes TNVS vehicles
All public utility vehicles (PUV), Grab and Uber services included, must grant persons with disability (PWD) and senior citizens a 20% discount on rides-no buts, no ifs, no questions asked.This was the directive sent out by the Department of Transportation (
An inspirational story
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.As the old saying goes: True gold is tested through fire.When Arnel Navales Aba lost a leg after he was hit by a
Everyone deserves a shot at work
Technology is really something. Uber Philippines is giving deaf Filipinos the chance to become partner-drivers with the help of a neat new feature on the app called "Beethoven", opening new doors for employment.The new feature is named after 17th century
Hassle-free travel for the handicapped
Finally, it looks like the government has taken note of the plight of disabled commuters. The government has announced that PWD-friendly public buses are now plying routes as part of its point-to-point (P2P) bus service fleet.The special buses
Designed specifically for the handicapped
Moving around with a disability is hard. We often see disabled individuals struggle to enter vehicles or reach places just a step or two above ground level. Well, all that might be about to change thanks to the BraunAbility MXV--the world'
Making life easier for the handicapped
If you're a person with disabilities, then we're pretty sure you know how hard it can be to get around. This is especially true in a country that doesn't seem to give a hoot about whether parking spaces for
This should inspire us to treat PWDs well
To say that living with a disability, especially here in Manila, can be challenging is a colossal understatement. We've seen way too many examples of people's utter lack of respect for the plight of handicapped Filipinos. What's more disheartening
Perfect gift for the PWD set
We just got back from a week-long visit of the United Kingdom, where people with disability (PWD) are held in high regard. Over there, a special section is allotted for handicapped individuals at football stadiums. And the taxicabs have a spacious
PWD Drivers Association of the Philippines officially launched<br />
An organization for people with disabilities (PWD) who have the capability to drive a motor vehicle was launched to promote their enhanced mobility on the road. PWDs Drivers Association of the Philippines, Inc. aims to empower people with disability who can run
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