Asia-Pacific

Election Commission warned to make website accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Pressure from disability rights activists has prompted the Court of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities to issue a stern warning and ultimatum Continue reading the story...

Call for full broadcast access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing

Ruth Warick, President of The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf, call on all Continue reading the story...

FM station for people with vision disabilities seeks to expand reach in other states

NEW DELHI: An ambitious FM channel which was launched in Dehradun to showcase the broadcasting talents of people with vision disabilities may soon spread its wings Continue reading the story...

Applications open for Disability Advisory Panel

NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Council is inviting applications for positions for the second term of the Disability Advisory Panel. The panel provides advice to councillors on how Continue reading the story...

Green Party launches policy to require 100% captioning of TV

NEW ZEALAND: The Green Party today announced that building a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities will be a social priority for this Continue reading the story...

Universal identity cards to persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Government is looking into the process of issuing universal identity cards to persons with disabilities for which a survey would be conducted, Minister for Continue reading the story...

Creating an inclusive society for persons with disabilities

NEW ZEALAND: A Labour Government will provide free annual health checks for people with an intellectual disability, Labour’s Disability Issues spokesperson Ruth Dyson said today in Continue reading the story...

Malaysian Education Ministry working on inclusive education for students with disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is working on more inclusive education for students with disabilities. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap said the first step was Continue reading the story...

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...