Month: December 2015

3D-printed paintings allow people with vision disabilities to experience classic art

A new 3D print project is seeking worldwide support to help people who are blind or have low vision experience art for the first time. The Unseen Art Project is the brainchild of Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon, giving people who are blind a life-changing experience – to touch and visualise iconic classical art such as… Continue Reading »

Businesses create harmonious workplaces to support outstanding employees with disabilities

HONG KONG: The Government is committed to encouraging the employment of persons with disabilities and enabling their self-reliance and integration into the community on the basis of equal working opportunities. The Marketing Consultancy Office (Rehabilitation) of the Social Welfare Department (SWD) on December 1 held an award presentation ceremony for the Outstanding Disabled Employee and… Continue Reading »

Nepal urged to promote accessible tourism

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Tourism experts have urged Nepal to tap its immense potential by promoting “accessible tourism”- the fastest growing business opportunity in the tourism industry to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. Nepal has little knowledge and many misconceptions about this market… Continue Reading »

'Access All Areas’ report reveals 3 in 4 guide dogs refused entry to places

UK: Guide dog owners are regularly being turned away by businesses, such as taxis, shops and restaurants, according to new research. The charity Guide Dogs has published new research which shows that, despite legal protection, people who own guide dogs and other assistance dogs are still regularly being turned away by taxis, shops and restaurant… Continue Reading »

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport

NEW ZEALAND: A recent national transport survey has revealed persons with disabilities utilise transport less than non-disabled people, and find it less easy to use. It also highlights that these access issues are impacting on people’s quality of life. The Kiwi Transport Survey, a national web based survey, was undertaken in September and October 2015… Continue Reading »

Indian government to introduce identity cards for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Revealing that the government was planning to introduce identity cards for all persons with disabilities in the country, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has said that it would enable them to claim the benefits of various government welfare schemes. Gehlot also announced a financial aid of Rs. 19… Continue Reading »