Asia-Pacific

Nepalese Parliament Endorses Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the parliament yesterday unanimously endorsed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2072 BS. Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak Continue reading the story...

Railways to make stations accessible for persons with disabilities, Bombay High Court told

MUMBAI, INDIA: An assessment of all suburban railway stations will be conducted to examine shortcomings in providing access to persons with disabilities, the Bombay High Court Continue reading the story...

Increased accessibility for tourists with disabilities pushed

PHILIPPINES: Advocates  said the government and the private sector need to invest more on accessibility for the country to become a preferred destination for persons with Continue reading the story...

Fort Kochi to become accessible heritage site in Kerala

INDIA: Kerala is one destination which is there in almost every traveller’s bucket list. Right from its backwaters to its verdant slopes, the state attracts travellers Continue reading the story...

Delhi government plans to evaluate school students with learning disabilities

NEW DELHI: The government is planning to test children for dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Delhi government’s efforts to ensure all government school students can read Continue reading the story...

Singapore hosts Asia event for people with hearing disabilities

SINGAPORE: Seventy young people from around the region who are deaf have been in Singapore over the past two weeks to attend a youth camp and Continue reading the story...

Archaeological Survey of India to make heritage sites accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI:  India’s most visited monuments are still not accessible for persons with disabilities. So do hundreds of other monuments, which are top revenue earners, lack Continue reading the story...

UN recommendations on the rights of children with disabilities welcomed

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed United Nations recommendations made to the New Zealand Government to strengthen the rights of children with disabilities. “If enforced by our Continue reading the story...

HCR Exhibition 2016, the Asia’s Largest Event for Persons with Disabilities and Older People

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 43rd International Home Care and Rehabilitation (HCR) Exhibition 2016 has been started at East Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight – 3 days Continue reading the story...

43rd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 43rd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition 2016 will be held on October 12-14 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), 3-11-1 Continue reading the story...

Department of Tourism Focuses on Accessibility

PHILIPPINES: The Central Luzon office of the Department of Tourism is focusing on accessibility of tourism destinations north of Manila to promote travel to the region Continue reading the story...

Railways to make stations accessible for persons with disabilities, Bombay HC told

MUMBAI, INDIA: An assessment of all suburban railway stations will be conducted to examine shortcomings in providing access to persons with disabilities, the Bombay High Court Continue reading the story...

19 hotels recognized for being accessible for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: Old age, disability, or having small children should not be obstacles to traveling. This was the message of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) Continue reading the story...

Airport Metro fails accessibility audit for persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: The fastest mode of public transportation to the city’s airport is still a long way off before it becomes the convenient mode for persons Continue reading the story...

First analysis on children with disabilities launched in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW: The first ever situation analysis in Myanmar to provide a systematic understanding of the experiences of children with disabilities and their families was Continue reading the story...

Hong Kong HC finds 2011 govt policy discriminated against students with intellectual disabilities

Hong Kong’s High Court has found a policy that refused more than 5,000 students with disabilities an opportunity to study English in schools under native speakers’ Continue reading the story...

Railway station to become accessible for people with vision disabilities soon

BENGALURU, INDIA: Nearly a year after the Mysuru railway station became the first in the country to put in place facilities for people with vision disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism

In what’s believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in Continue reading the story...

NGOs call for inclusive education for children with disabilities

A nonprofit educational project called Inclusive Education, which aims to create a more comprehensive and beneficial study environment for children with disabilities in the next two Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism has a long way to go in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Tourism Day with the theme ‘Tourism for All — Promoting Universal Accessibility’ on Tuesday, Continue reading the story...

Online travel portal to launch guide for persons with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: In keeping with the World Tourism Day 2016 theme – ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ – an online travel portal for persons Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism will benefit everyone: UN officials

Noting the obstacles that persons with disabilities or those with other access requirements face in taking advantage of fundamental aspects of travel, senior United Nations officials Continue reading the story...

Nagaland government aims to improve tourism accessibility

KOHIMA, INDIA: In line with ‘Tourism for all: Promoting universal accessibility,’ the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day, the Nagaland Tourism Department today distributed wheelchairs Continue reading the story...

AIISH conducts hackathon on assistive technology for persons with disabilities

MYSURU, INDIA: All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) is seeking to tap into the talent of engineering students and faculty to help persons with Continue reading the story...

Contest to make public facilities accessible for persons with disabilities

HCM CITY: The Disability Research and Capacity Development Centre in HCM City last Saturday launched a contest for students to design and upgrade public facilities to Continue reading the story...

Policy on assistive technology for persons with disabilities sought

MYSURU, INDIA: K.G. Satheesh Kumar, director of the Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation, National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Thiruvananthapuram, has stressed the need for Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities made aware of accessible reading, writing solutions in India

CHANDIGARH: The National Association for the Blind (NAB) conducted a seminar on accessible reading and writing solutions in association with the Saksham Foundation at Aasha Kiran, Continue reading the story...

Thailand to host World Tourism Day 2016 on accessible tourism

Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok will host World Tourism Day 2016, which has the theme of “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”, according to the United Continue reading the story...

Seminar on learning disabilities and inclusive education

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: A seminar on learning disability and inclusive education was organized for government school teachers of Chandigarh administration and St. John’s High School with an Continue reading the story...

Most railway stations not accessible for persons with disabilities: audit

KOCHI, INDIA: There are no proper ramp facilities in most railway stations for persons with disabilities to board and detrain smoothly and this is one reason Continue reading the story...

Australia to adopt ICT accessibility standard

The Australian Public Service plans to require ICT vendors to ensure their products and services are accessible to employees with disabilities, under new standards expected to Continue reading the story...

Assam not accessible for persons with disabilities

GUWAHATI, INDIA: The Central government has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nationwide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. But Continue reading the story...

NCDA clarifies laws and mandates on disability

CALAPAN CITY, PHILIPPINES:  The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) recently clarified major pertinent laws and mandates that would apply to persons with disabilities. The clarification was Continue reading the story...

Ministries discuss long-promised disability access in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Officials from the ministries of social affairs and urban planning met with the Disability Action Council (DAC) on Monday to discuss issuing a prakas Continue reading the story...

More work still needed to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

GEORGE TOWN: Accessibility to the Penang administration complex at Komtar for persons with disabilities has improved, but much still need to be done. Penang Accessibility Action Group Continue reading the story...

China releases national action plan on disability

BEIJING: China’s central authority has issued a national action plan on prevention of disabilities, which aims to effectively reduce new disabilities by 2020 through promoting awareness Continue reading the story...

Fijian Elections Office wants to make next elections accessible for persons with disabilities

The Fijian Elections Office has formed a working group to work on disability access during polling. A Terms of Reference has signed with thirteen disability groups, Continue reading the story...

Education program for persons with disabilities in Delhi government schools

NEW DELHI: Every child with disability studying in Delhi government run and aided schools will now get personal attention with the AAP government asking special educators Continue reading the story...

Make stations accessible for persons with disabilities: HC

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay high court on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the railways to provide amenities for persons with disabilities on Mumbai’s suburban stations. Hearing a Continue reading the story...

Australia Introduces Braille Banknote

CANBERRA: The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) officially releases new braille currency today to make it easier for people who are blind and have low vision  Continue reading the story...
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