Asia-Pacific

Taiwan High Speed Rail helps people with disabilities make their dreams come true

TAIPEI: The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSR) handed out 20 round-trip tickets to students from the Dann Center, an association for individuals with development disabilities Continue reading the story...

TV Broadcasters can use DD News feed of sign language

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked broadcasters to utilize DD News feed carrying the sign language interpretation of Independence Day ceremony and Continue reading the story...

Bureaucrats to be sensitized towards needs of persons with disabilities

LUCKNOW, INDIA: In a first, a training session will be held for bureaucrats to better prepare them for dealing with persons with disabilities. On August 14, Shakuntala Continue reading the story...

Zomato to launch new filter to find wheelchair accessible restaurants

NEW DELHI: Online restaurant listing service Zomato is all set to introduce a ‘disabled-friendly’ filter following feedback from disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra. According to a report Continue reading the story...

Delhi’s district courts lack facilities for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: A day after TOI carried a report on the plight of a disabled accused who was forced to crawl on his hands to a Continue reading the story...

Pavements set to become accessible for persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: Pavements maintained by the Highways department in the city are all set to become accessible for persons with disabilities. They will be wide enough for Continue reading the story...

Jawaharlal Nehru University plans e-resources for students with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is considering setting up a National Resource Centre to develop an online portal to provide access to e-resources to faculty Continue reading the story...

Department of Health revises policy on persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Health (DOH) has revised its policy on health and wellness of persons with disabilities  in order to give them greater attention and Continue reading the story...

Frame rules to appoint commissioner for persons with disabilities, High Court tells government

BENGALURU, INDIA: The High Court on Monday directed the State government to frame rules and guidelines for appointing the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in four Continue reading the story...

China promotes barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities

BEIJING: China marks the third anniversary for as China’s Regulations on Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment were introduced in 2012. The Regulations are designed to create Continue reading the story...
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