• Asia-Pacific

    Fiji National Council for disabled people seek more accessible buses

    Mar 30: The Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons is looking into having discussions with government for the provision of more accessible buses in the future. Executive Director Dr Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa said a certain category of disability especially disabled people confined to wheelchairs will not benefit from the free bus fare initiatives due to non-accessibility.… Continue Reading »

    Singapore aims to provide accessible digital content for people with disabilities

    While we exploit technology and work on interoperability to share digital contents over multiple platforms, what we don’t realise is that we might inadvertently leave behind a group of individuals who may have difficulty accessing these digital content, said Chia Woon Yee, Director of Technology & Vocational Training at the Society for the Physically Disabled… Continue Reading »

    High Court in India asks architects body to contact survey of disability access of all government buildings

    Nagpur, Mar 22: In a ray of hope for disabled and senior citizens, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court has asked the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) to conduct a survey of all the government/semi-government buildings in the city on facilities being offered. The IIA has been told to take the help ofNagpur… Continue Reading »

    DPWH to strictly enforce Accessibility Law in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines, Mar 09: Saying it is not just a matter of implementing the law but also consideration for disabled people, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has ordered the strict compliance to the special law on disabled persons which allows them easy access to government and private buildings. In a recent report, the Commission on… Continue Reading »

    Technology helps disabled people, but is expensive

    India, Mar 08: Rohit Parekh Jain, a 20-year old from Chennai, with cerebral palsy and has not been able to communicate verbally all his life. But just over a year ago, in February last year, he spoke a sentence for the first time in his life after using Avaz, a device with a graphical interface,… Continue Reading »

    Israeli company to provide advanced bionic vision to blind people

    JERUSALEM, Mar 07: An Israeli company will provide an advanced bionic vision device to help millions of blind people see the world. Herzilya-based Nano Retina is developing a prototype medical device, that “if all goes well” could be an answer to the prayers of people worldwide who suffer from impaired eyesight and blindness due to… Continue Reading »

    Israeli company to provide advanced bionic vision to blind people

    JERUSALEM, Mar 07: An Israeli company will provide an advanced bionic vision device to help millions of blind people see the world. Herzilya-based Nano Retina is developing a prototype medical device, that “if all goes well” could be an answer to the prayers of people worldwide who suffer from impaired eyesight and blindness due to… Continue Reading »

    Singapore aims to provide accessible digital content for people with disabilities

    While we exploit technology and work on interoperability to share digital contents over multiple platforms, what we don’t realise is that we might inadvertently leave behind a group of individuals who may have difficulty accessing these digital content, said Chia Woon Yee, Director of Technology & Vocational Training at the Society for the Physically Disabled… Continue Reading »

    Nectec in Thailand launches aid for deaf people

    Mar 02: Deaf people will soon be able to access the services of call centres as easily as those with normal speech and hearing. In the next few months, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) plans to set up a relay-call centre to help people with speech and hearing disabilities to reach both… Continue Reading »