Asia-Pacific

Report on CRPD

NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia welcomed the release of the second report of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism on Implementation of the Convention on Continue reading the story...

Cambodia launches first radio station for people with disabilities

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia Saturday launched its first radio station to promote awareness about the rights of people with disabilities and to broaden opportunities for them in Continue reading the story...

Consultation Report on Access to Buildings for People with Disabilities

NEW ZEALAND: The Minister for Disability Issues says the consultation report on Access to Buildings for People with Disabilities reflects the voice of the disabled community, Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities to be included in sports program

BAGUIO, PHILIPPINES: Association of Barangay Councils President and Councilor Michael Lee Lawana plans to include sport programs covering minority groups in the city particularly Persons with Continue reading the story...

Government departments fail to submit proposals to create accessible facilities

JAMMU, INDIA: The government departments have shown little interest in submitting proposals for creation of facilities to provide barrier-free environment to persons with disabilities in the Continue reading the story...

Commission on Elections urges persons with disabilities to register

SAN FERNANDO, PHILIPPINES: The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here encourages persons with disabilities to register in line with the upcoming 2016 national and local elections. Last Sunday, Continue reading the story...

IIT-Delhi students Braille project wins top innovation prize

THRUVANANTHAPURAM: A student project from IIT Delhi on increasing Braille display for people with vision disabilities has won the top award in a national innovation contest Continue reading the story...

Conference on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre of CII proposes to organize the Conference on “Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies” with the theme of Continue reading the story...

OwnFone launches Braille mobile phone in Australia

SYDNEY: OwnFone, a London-based firm, has launched the first Braille mobile phone of the world for people with vision disabilities in Australia. Braille phone. Photo: OwnFone “Touchscreen technology Continue reading the story...

Indian firm develops smart shoes for people with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: The latest in wearable technology isn’t about a smartwatch or a jacket, rather it’s about your feet.

 Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) based Ducere Technologies has Continue reading the story...