Asia-Pacific

NZSL video, making the arts more accessible to people with hearing disabilities

New Zealand Sign Language video, made by Deafradio’s Seeflow translation service for Arts Access Aotearoa, lets people who are Deaf  know about some of ways artists, Continue reading the story...

Fujitsu Introduces “LiveTalk,” a Participatory Communications Tool for People with Hearing Disabilities

TOKYO: Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory Limited today announced that, starting in mid-May, they will begin sales of FUJITSU Software LiveTalk, a participatory communications Continue reading the story...

Web access awards issued in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme today recognized 199 accessible websites and 45 mobile applications for achieving its prescribed accessibility requirements – almost 50% more Continue reading the story...

Action group set up to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

MALAYSIA: Plans are under way to establish a Penang Accessibility Action Group (PAAG) to monitor and improve public access for older people and persons with disabilities. Pulau Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Sign Language Week 4-10 May 2015

NEW ZEALAND: From 4 – 10 May 2015, Deaf Aotearoa is hosting the ninth New Zealand Sign Language Week – a celebration of one of the Continue reading the story...

Need more focus on inclusive education in India

Inclusive education is not a much-discussed subject. It is not the talking point at seminars or conferences. We know that there is a large population of Continue reading the story...

First comprehensive consultative workshop on disabilities law held in KP

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: 8th – 9th April 2015, first ever two days Provincial Consultation on disability legislation “Pakistan Disability Bill “ and Compilation of United Nation Convention Continue reading the story...

Sports competition for young kiwis with disabilities opens

NEW ZEALAND: The 2015 Halberg Junior Disability Games – a national three day sports competition for young people with disabilities aged eight to 21 – has Continue reading the story...

Beijing to introduce 800 more accessible cabs in 2015

Beijing will add 800 more accessible cabs to its taxi fleet in 2015 to better serve people with disabilities and mobility issues, transport authorities have announced. Continue reading the story...

ActionAid publishes laws on rights of persons with disabilities in Braille

ActionAid Bangladesh on Monday launched the braille version of the laws protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, at Biswa Sahitya Kendra in the capital, said Continue reading the story...
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