Asia-Pacific

NISH to set up India’s first Assistive Technology center

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of transforming into India’s only university for rehabilitation science and disability studies, the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), has initiated Continue reading the story...

USAID announces fund for people with disabilities

PHNOM PENH: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is increasing funding to support a rehabilitation and prosthetics project for people with disabilities in Cambodia. USAID announced Continue reading the story...

Allahabad University to improve accessibility for students with disabilities

ALLAHABAD, INDIA: The authorities have decided to build ramps at all the departments and buildings on its four campuses for students with mobility disabilities.  The varsity Continue reading the story...

80% of government buildings in Davao City not accessible: Official

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES: At least 80 percent of the government buildings in the city are inaccessible to persons with disabilities, an official said. In Monday’s Kapehan sa Continue reading the story...

Pakistan lacks data to address persons with disabilities problems

ISLAMABAD: Despite signatory to the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, there is no statistical data in Pakistan to identify or address the Continue reading the story...

More schools needed for children with disabilities in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI, INDIA: A big factor behind Beno Zephine’s bubbling energy and self-confidence stems from the fact that she had a strong foundation both at home and Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities in dark of government schemes

CHENNAI, INDIA: From early intervention centres to scholarships; readers’ allowance to magnifiers; unemployment allowance to social security pension -the state has been rolling out a number Continue reading the story...

Chennai Metro not inclusive enough, says access audit

CHENNAI: For Smitha Sadasivan, getting into the Chennai Metro Rail train at Alandur station was next to impossible. Her wheelchair got stuck in the gap between Continue reading the story...

Over 37,000 students in state have learning disability

MUMBAI, INDIA: There are over 37,000 students with Learning Disability in the 8 to 15 age group across the state. While Pune has the highest number Continue reading the story...

Assistive Technology Center to be Set up

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA:  The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has partnered with Federal Bank to set up an Assistive Technology (AT) Centre at the institute Continue reading the story...
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