Asia-Pacific

Rights commission issues notice to social welfare department director

GOA, INDIA: The Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) recently issued a notice to Director, Goa Social Welfare Department, returnable on August 10, asking her to Continue reading the story...

Don’t discriminate against investors with vision disabilities: Sebi to brokers

NEW DELHI: Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and stock exchanges have warned brokers against any discrimination in providing trading and investment facilities Continue reading the story...

Cricket lovers with disabilities want equal access to Kotla

NEW DELHI: The Court of Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, national capital territory of Delhi, has directed the chief administrator of Delhi and District Cricket Association Continue reading the story...

Workshop to encourage self-employment for people with disabilities

FIJI: The lack of access to skills development training has been slated as one of the major factors surrounding unemployment issues for people with disabilities. To rectify Continue reading the story...

New Zealand’s first Deaf dining restaurant opens in Wellington

NEW ZEALAND: CQ Hotels in Wellington is offering guests a unique dining experience, launching the countrys first ever restaurant menu in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Sign Continue reading the story...

Indian parliamentary panel bats for setting up of Disability Rights Tribunal

NEW DELHI: Batting for a Disability Rights Tribunal, a parliamentary panel has recommended increased penalty for offences against persons with disabilities, and suggested bringing “long term” Continue reading the story...

Indonesia’s new cafe opens doors for people with hearing disabilities

Pamulang resident Frisca Carolina Loho, 25, possesses skills in cooking, sewing, computer design, home repairs and Balinese traditional dancing. However, the woman, who previously lived in Continue reading the story...

People with hearing disabilities protest merger of sign language centers

NEW DELHI, INDIA:  Opposing the Centre’s decision to integrate the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) with the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Continue reading the story...

Indian Railways urged to make services accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People (NCPEDP) has urged the Kaya Kalp council to make the Indian Railways accessible for persons Continue reading the story...

Government orders on disability quota under High Court scrutiny

CHENNAI, INDIA: All government orders in Tamil Nadu allowing or disallowing persons with disabilities from applying for certain posts in government services have come under judicial Continue reading the story...
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