Accessibility for People with Blindness, Visual Impairment or Mobility Disability
Israeli company and app: Step-Hear is an audio-guide wayfinding system for blind and visually impaired people. It works indoors, outdoors, and on public transportation. It assists people with mobility disabilities to remove some obstacles in their daily activities.
The system combines a free application (or personal wrist-activator) that automatically activates Step-Hear’s unique audio signs.
If you know of any entities that could supply or distribute Step-Hear in Australia or New Zealand, we would love to learn about them and connect them with Step-Hear in Israel.
A woman who took up running after she lost her left leg to cancer has passed the Guinness World Record for most consecutive marathons.On Saturday, she completed her 104th consecutive marathon in as many days - an achievement she expects to be certified by Guinness World Records.To find out more, click the link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61299527
In 2008, the original Trekker model that Zur’s father rode was able to change wheels in 40 to 50 seconds. Today’s model “does the same in about four seconds,” Zur says, and includes specially designed ropes to make pulling more comfortable for the helpers. Typically, three to four people need to be on hand to push or pull the trekker on the trail. Paratrek is one of the only companies in the world building hiking wheelchairs, but the company earns revenue in three different ways – selling the Trekkers, teaching workshops, and organizing hikes. Full article: https://israeltrade.org.au/2022/05/11/israels-paratrek-designed-a-wheelchair-to-make-hiking-accessible-for-all/