Asia-Pacific

NAB to launch smartphone app for people with vision disabilities

PUNE, INDIA: People who are blind or have low vision will soon be able to use touchscreen cellphones thanks to an application called Easy Access. The National Continue reading the story...

Delhi High Court issues notice on PIL over implementation of disability quota in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court yesterday sought response of the Centre and UPSC on a plea by an organization for persons with disabilities seeking quashing Continue reading the story...

Government seeks advice from civil society on making buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a first of its kind exercise, the government has asked the civil society to identify 100 public buildings ‘unfriendly’ for persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Burma’s Union Election Commission to adjust polling policies for persons with disabilities

RANGOON: Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has vowed to implement new measures to enhance voting rights for persons with disabilities during the country’s upcoming general election, to Continue reading the story...

More exam aid for people with disabilities

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: People with disabilities can now take the help of a scribe, a person to read out aloud or a lab assistant, to help write Continue reading the story...

Advocates call for Universal Design to be included in new constitution

BANGKOK, THAILAND: An advocate group for the interests of persons with disabilities has petitioned the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) to push for the new constitution’s guarantee Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities have difficulty finding jobs in China

BEIJING: Despite China’s booming economy, persons with disabilities, including those with rare medical disorders, still find it difficult to find jobs. Social stigma and discrimination in Continue reading the story...

SBS Transit to introduce more wheelchair accessible bus services

SINGAPORE: Four more wheelchair accessible bus services will be introduced on June 22, according to an official announcement from SBS Transit. A bus driver helping a wheelchair Continue reading the story...

Sign language interpreter backing New Zealand ShakeOut

NEW ZEALAND: Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland is the latest prominent New Zealander to get behind New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill. Best known for being Continue reading the story...

Survey of persons with disabilities in July

UDUPI, INDIA:  Niranjan Bhat, District Officer for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, said on Saturday that his department would conduct a survey of persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...
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