Asia-Pacific

Government plans free education for children with disabilities

BENGALURU, INDIA: Minister for Women and Child Welfare Umashree, on Wednesday, said free education would soon be offered to children with disabilities aged between 6 and 18 Continue reading the story...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote ICT

FIJI: The Pacific Disability Forum has used International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote the impact and benefits of ICT in improving the well being Continue reading the story...

China to improve E-Banking accessibility for people with disabilities

BEIJING: China’s electronic banking service is required to provide easier access for people with disabilities, according to a guideline co-issued by China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) Continue reading the story...

Technology helping people with disabilities: Minister

NEW ZEALAND: Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand’s work with people Continue reading the story...

Campaign encourages people with disabilities to try public transport

NEW ZEALAND: It’s hoped Have A Go Day in Hamilton will encourage people with disabilities to get out and about on public transport. Buses are parked in Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Inclusive Education in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Education under the banner of Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) that is going to be held in Dhaka, Continue reading the story...

India to launch awareness campaign on disabilities issues

NEW DELHI: Centre is contemplating to launch a massive campaign to sensitize people on accessibility issues concerning persons with disabilities, besides creating an awareness on improving Continue reading the story...

Campaign for a barrier-free India for people with disabilities

KOCHI, INDIA: Prathyasha Foundation, a charitable organisation working for the welfare of people with disabilities, will take their campaign, Barrier-Free India, to the national level with Continue reading the story...

Samsung introduces eye-tracking mouse for people with disabilities

Samsung Electronics introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye-tracking mouse that allows people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through Continue reading the story...

ICT can help government empower persons with disabilities and lead to inclusion: Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, at the UNESCO’s International Conference said, “Government is focusing on a seven point agenda relating to the Continue reading the story...