Tag: National Council for Persons with Disabilities

Disability council challenges airport change

Disability council challenges airport change

| 10/09/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS) The National Council for Persons with Disabilities organised a meeting recently with Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson and his team to address the adverse impact for the disabled community of new ban on kerbside drop-off and pick-up at Owen Roberts International Airport. Given that the new policy directly affects people with mobility […]

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Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

| 16/07/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS) Updated with statement from MLA Barbara Conolly: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has made it clear that it expects the renovations of Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to include access for disabled people. At a public meeting in George Town South last week about the enhancement project, the Progressive MLA for the […]

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Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

| 16/05/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable beach access pathway designed for people with disabilities, is to be rolled out permanently on the Seven Mile Public Beach this weekend. Following several test runs last month, the specialist access mat will be officially installed on Saturday near Calico Jack’s. Various local activists as well as the National […]

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Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

Council aims to ensure inclusion of disabled

| 23/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers on the National Council for Persons with Disabilities have begun working on the goal of ensuring that disabled people can participate fully in society and enforcing the provisions of the Solomon Webster Disability Law, 2016. Magda Embury, the chairperson, explained that the primary objective was “to ensure that people with disabilities in the […]

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Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

| 02/08/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The government has published its new disabilities bill based on the current administration’s policy to protect people with disabilities in Cayman from having their civil and political rights infringed across the community and not just by government. The Disabilities (Solomon Webster) Bill, 2016 has been named in remembrance of a local special Olympian who […]

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