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Donilia Reid: The face behind the Donilia Swimwear brand in Anguilla
With the beach being such an integral part of Anguillan life, swimwear is an important item of clothing for many. The swimsuits that are likely to emerge on any given day, however, are far from ordinary. Anguillan Fashion Designer, Donilia Reid, turns fabric into swimsuit masterpieces that adorn female bodies of all ages on the island. READ MORE
Are 3D printed garments the future of the fashion industry?
Six years ago, emerging fashion designer, Danit Peleg, introduced 3D printed garments to the world from designs created on a computer, then printed on a 3D desktop printer in her home. Interest was awakened world-wide and in 2016, American Paralympian, Amy Purdy wore a custom-made 3D printed dress at the Paralympic Games during her dance performance. The dress was designed and printed by Danit. Indeed, this concept was revolutionary, with implications going beyond the mere convenience of not having a wardrobe overflowing with clothes. Clothing can all reside on a flash drive or on a file on your computer. Read more
Canada’s Bill C-7: A dire threat to people with disabilities
On March 17th, 2021, shortly after the 11th Anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bill C-7 (an Act to amend the Criminal Code – medical assistance in dying) received Royal Assent in Canada’s Parliament. Bill C-7 introduced assisted suicide as an option for people who are not dying or nearing death only if they have a disability or disabling medical condition. Read more
Dr. Jennifer Camulli on Autism, Inclusion, Accessibility and Expo 2020 Dubai
“All major hotels offer accessible suites, the Dubai Metro system is fully accessible, there are accessible taxis, and many restaurants will offer provisions if a visitor advises them in advance. People of determination, including those who are tourists, can avail free parking passes from the Roads and Transport Authority and discounts and privileges from the Community Development Authority’s Sanad card. Entrance fees to a range of visitor attractions are waived for people of determination, including Expo 2020 Dubai. And Emirates Airline boasts dozens of inflight movies with audio description and captions, making the journey to Dubai more accessible.” Dr. Jennifer Camulli
Dr. Jennifer Camulli is currently leading the efforts to place accessibility at the heart of planning for Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Running from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 is a global gathering dedicated to bringing together people, communities and nations to build bridges, inspire action and deliver real-life solutions to real-life challenges.
Visit www.expo2020dubai.com to find out more.