Tag: disabilities

Changi Airport launches initiatives supporting passengers with invisible disabilities

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has launched three new initiatives to better support persons with invisible disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and dementia. Aimed at creating a more stress-free and inclusive travel experience for these passengers, the initiatives include a ...

Lithuanian Airports join project dedicated to people with hidden disabilities

The national airports operator further pursues the goal to ensure a smooth travelling experience for passengers with special needs, therefore they commence the cooperation with international social project the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. The purpose of this project is to assist people with hidde...

London Stansted trains 1,000 staff as Dementia Friends

A major milestone has been reached at London Stansted to help staff better support passengers and their families affected by dementia. More than 1,000 Stansted Airport staff have become Dementia Friends and completed awareness training so they can help passengers with hidden disabilities when th...

Copenhagen Airport focuses on hidden disabilities

Airport procedures such as check-ins, security checks and boarding the aircraft can be a stressful experience for all travellers. For people with hidden disabilities, such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, brain damage, ADHD, or dyslexia, making their way through an airport can cause additional strai...

OmniServ’s Samantha Saunders becomes a global ambassador for #PurpleLightUp movement

OmniServ’s Samantha Saunders becomes a global ambassador for #PurpleLightUp movement

The Head of Innovation and Regulatory Compliance at airport services provider OmniServ, Samantha Saunders, has been made a global ambassador for the #PurpleLightUp movement. The role will see Saunders furthering the aim of PurpleSpace in supporting those employees living with ill ...

Families and older people get taste of airport surroundings before they fly

Families and older people get taste of airport surroundings before they fly

Older adults with dementia joined over 30 young families at Gatwick’s Accessibility Day on Saturday (16 Nov), so that they too had a chance to experience airport surroundings before they fly. Travelling through an airport can be challenging for people with a disability and the Gatwick Accessib...

Houston Airports launch mobile app for children with developmental disabilities

Houston Airports launch mobile app for children with developmental disabilities

Houston Airports have launched a new mobile app designed for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The ‘Access Houston Airports’ app is designed to prepare children and their caregivers for the airport experience in an engaging way, providing tools to transition throug...

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Web accessibility and language software company Recite Me is calling on all UK airport websites to ensure their platforms are accessible for people with disabilities. This follows the recent publication of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) 2018/19 annual report on the disability access o...

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