Asia-Pacific

Accessible environment for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The nationwide observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPRW) starts on July 17, 2014, and cultimates on July 23, 2014, the 150th birth Continue reading the story...

SSA to emphasize on inclusive education

MANGALORE, INDIA: The program will be implemented with help of SHGs and active volunteers in a particular region. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana (SSA) has chalked out a Continue reading the story...

University students with vision disabilities facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

HONG KONG: Students with vision disabilities face additional obstacles in some universities because of an unwillingness to accept them in class or provide suitable teaching materials, Continue reading the story...

India’s Finance Minister announces new schemes for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced some new schemes for people with disabilities. Tabling the union budget 2014-15 in parliament, Jaitley said: “Fifteen new Continue reading the story...

Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, declaring July 20, Continue reading the story...

Make all new ATMs talking: RBI

MUMBAI, INDIA: All new automated teller machines (ATMs) to be installed by commercial banks from July 2014 would provide audible instructions and Braille keypads to customers, Reserve Continue reading the story...

Provide accessible environment to people with disabilities, states told

NEW DELHI: All states and union territories have been directed to provide accessible environment in important government buildings for the people with disabilities, the Lok Sabha Continue reading the story...

5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism

The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Continue reading the story...

Telephone service for people with hearing disabilities

BANGKOK: Realizing the importance of personal communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, especially in a situation where help is needed, Telephone Organization Continue reading the story...

Minister calls for drive to fill up backlog of vacancies for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot has called for a special recruitment drive in all States to fill up the Continue reading the story...