They design in Mexico special clothing for people with disabilities

05-01-2018

Those who use wheelchairs will be able to dress with special garments that will solve their daily problems, according to the new design devised by students of the Universidad Iberoamericana.

 

 

 

With small and simple modifications to a common garment, the students offer patients pieces that provide fast dressing, comfort, freedom, autonomy and efficiency.

 

The dress was designed for a patient with multiple sclerosis, another with rigid spasticity and a girl with West Syndrome. These three diseases are characterized by damaging the mobility of those who present them.

 

In order not to hurt the patients who must remain seated in a wheelchair, the students used fabrics with soft and thin fibers, natural and artificial, and elastane.

 

In turn, they made modifications such as placing bags in the thighs and knees in the pants, in addition to lengthening the shot to increase the space to lower the closure.

 

Also, they increased the fabric in the back so that they were more comfortable when seated, the opening of the shot changed from side to center and they put lateral closures in the ankles.

 

The shirts were fitted with sleeves, snaps and magnetic fasteners, while the jackets were fitted with detachable sleeves through zippers.

 

With the development of clothing for people with disabilities, the students of the Iberoamericana realized that the fashion industry, normally considered banal, "can go beyond business trends and have a facet of social responsibility by providing help to the people who are in a wheelchair, "the statement said.

 

Finally, they said that the research and design development of this project led them to understand the opportunity that brands have to implement clothing for people with disabilities in their product line.

 

The garments were designed by María Eugenia Romero Niembro, Aranza Xanat Martínez Miranda, Andrea Fernandez, Regina Segura, Deni Martínez Sánchez and Marinieves Tejeda Vázquez, all students of the Bachelor of Design in Clothing and Fashion.


Uber Assist arrives in Mexico, a service for people with disabilities

16-01-2018

It will only be available in Monterrey, under certified drivers.

Uber Assist arrived, another option in the taxi rental platform that will serve people with disabilities. Although it is already in Mexico, it will only be available in Monterrey because of the high demand.

"According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), in Mexico there are seven million 200 thousand people with disabilities. In Nuevo Leon, the figure rises to 290,000 with one or more motor, intellectual or sensory limitations, "said the general director of Uber Mexico and the Caribbean, Federico Ranero.

More than 300 drivers were certified by Uber to provide the service under this option, which is also for the elderly, motor, sensory or intellectual disability.

Uber Assist is currently available in more than 30 cities including: Santiago, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Houston, San Diego and Montevideo.


Prepares CRI week of disability in San Juan del Río

03-12-2017

San Juan del Río, November 24 17.- December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, for which reason the Integral Rehabilitation Center (CRI) in San Juan del Río, will carry out as of this Monday, the Disability Week with different activities.

 

There will be workshops, conferences, meetings, delivery of functional devices, as well as the delivery of the 'Paloma de la Esperanza', said Blanca Estela Sánchez Sandoval, Deputy Director of the organization.

 

He highlighted the visual activities, such as how to use a cane, as well as the acceptance of the person and talks about equinotherapy in children.

 

He also recalled that there is a Development Pole of the DIF in La Llave, where there is a basic rehabilitation unit that serves people with disabilities and a team of people who will make a tour in the community so that people know the services.

 

They will also offer free consultations, for the identification of flat feet, postural hygiene talks, psychologists' attention and language therapy services.

 

"THESE ACTIVITIES ARE BY THE CRI AND IS THE AXIS OF THE MUNICIPALITY THAT SERVES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THIS WITH THE HELP OF THE MUNICIPAL DIF AND OTHER FOUNDATIONS OF QUERÉTARO", PUNTUALIZÓ.

 

He stressed that he will have the presence of Gaby Ruiz Zetina, who will give a keynote address, which will address his experience of how to make a normal life, since he has a prosthesis in both legs, and how he has overcome the fear or fear that It can be generated in third parties.

 

A day for physiotherapists is also scheduled, with myofascial detection topics.

 

To finish the week, the delivery of functional devices will be carried out in collaboration with the Bertha O de Osete Foundation.

 

In the evening, the delivery of the 'Paloma de la Esperanza' award will be made, organized through the institutions that work with people with disabilities in the adult, youth and child stages.

 

 

by

 Oddete Brindis


The Cemefi inaugurated its Annual Meeting 2017

13-11-2017

In the presence of more than 500 attendees and in a ceremony headed by Javier García Bejos; Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Regional Development of the Ministry of Social Development; the opening ceremony of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Cemefi was held, which in its twenty-first edition has as its central theme Challenges and Opportunities in complex times.

 

During his speech, the Executive President of the Cemefi, Jorge Villalobos, stressed that in the uncertain context (renegotiation of the FTA, elections, reconstruction after earthquakes, corruption and impunity), civil society must reflect on its role and contributions . For this reason, during the Meeting, it will aim to build a joint diagnosis and call for action as an organized civil society.

 

Subsequently, the President of the Annual Meeting, the businessman Salvador González Lóyzaga, said that in the face of the uncertainty that we live, it is important to look to the future. He noted that the September emergency made the review and adherence to laws and regulations even more urgent. As a civil society, we must defend the rule of law and we are called to the reconstruction of values, of ethics.

 

Jorge Familiar Haro, President of the Board of Directors of Cemefi, affirmed that the emergency generated by the natural phenomena of September 2017 left all Mexicans a great lesson in solidarity, which was expressed through volunteering and donations in kind and in money to support the affected population.

 

The response of civil society working on the emergency together with the government and with the collaboration of the business sector, has become an example for the world (since it had never been seen in another country), according to a study recently conducted by the Bank. World; He commented at the time of exhorting everyone to make synergies, to generate intersectoral alliances in favor of those who need it most. We must be jointly responsible in public decisions, in the promotion of development, in the defense of human rights, constantly and not only when emergencies occur, he emphasized.

 

When formally inaugurating the work of the Meeting, Javier García Bejos pointed out that the lack of opportunities and poverty can not be fought if one thinks that it is only the government's task. It is about closing ranks, building opportunities based on what each one has to contribute in this respect. No matter who measures poverty or what the number of poor people is, as long as there is a Mexican living in poverty, there will be a pending task in this regard; he asserted.

 

Philanthropy does not depend on having resources but on having time and will. Nobody by his condition is left behind, in the ability to reach out and generate resilience, he said at the end of his message.


Masters of the UAM design a platform that will look for employment options for people with disabilities

04-11-2017

Although it is a platform that is hardly in development, those who wish to register must enter their data, as a level of schooling, to be channeled to whoever offers a position.

 

Given the difficulty encountered by people with disabilities in finding employment, teachers in Design, Information and Communication from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) designed IN-SER, a linking platform that allows them to link them with companies and government entities that offer a vacancy .

Beatriz Cedillo Becerril, Alfredo Chávez Villanueva, Carlos Pardo Rozo and David Vargas Rodríguez, graduates of the same University, developed the project as an interdisciplinary proposal for their master's degree, which earned them the first place of the National Design Award Mexico 2017, in the category of Web sites, UAM said in a statement.

How does IN-SER work?

According to the University, this platform provides a database connected with groups and contractors interested in the inclusion of people with disabilities, who struggle more to get work because of prejudices about their abilities, the costs to adapt spaces, as well as technological implementation .

Although it is a platform that is hardly in development, those who wish to register must enter their data, as a level of schooling, to be channeled to whoever offers a position.

 

"One of the main contributions of the system is that it incorporates usability recommendations into its programming, making it accessible through a screen reader with the possibility of extending up to 200% -without distorting the design or color contrast for those with color blindness- and an area of focus ", explains the University.

The UAM mentions that although it has elements of interaction such as a readable typology, use of color with contrast for people with color blindness, text alternative to twice the size, among others, it still needs to be adapted to other disabilities.

"The investigation will continue focused on addressing the interactive requirements of motor disability to continue with the auditory and later with the intellectual within the IN-SER site", described Beatriz Cedillo.

 

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