Asia-Pacific

NGO conducts hospitals accessibility survey

CHENNAI, INDIA: A recent survey of city hospitals for their accessibility to people with disabilities received mixed response. While private hospitals seemed to be receptive to Continue reading the story...

Disability rights organizations urge government to improve access to information

COMBODIA: A coalition of disability rights organizations has called on the government to provide more sign language on television for people who are deaf and radio Continue reading the story...

Telstra launches communications initiatives for Australians with disabilities

Telstra is providing more options for people with disabilities to access communication services, with three new initiatives launching today including a new portal on Telstra.com that Continue reading the story...

Identity card for people with disabilities soon: Minister

NEW DELHI: A national identity card for people with disabilities is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said Tuesday. “The handicapped people face Continue reading the story...

Accessible Taxi Service Launches in Indonesia

Indonesia’s largest taxi operator, Blue Bird Group, launched on Wednesday its new line of taxis designed for people with disabilities, Blue Bird Lifecare Taxi, the first Continue reading the story...

Supreme Court: 3% quota must for people with disabilities in all government jobs including IAS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for people with disabilities must be provided in all government jobs including Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Continue reading the story...

Awards for institutions working for people with disabilities

BANGALORE: The department for empowerment of disabled and senior citizens, government of Karnataka will be honoring persons and institutions who are doing an outstanding work in Continue reading the story...

New Technology for New Zealanders with hearing Disabilities

AUCKLAND: Auckland-based creative corporate communications agency, One Plus One, is bringing back the joy of music for New Zealanders with hearing Disabilities, thanks to its latest Continue reading the story...

No policy to rescue people with disabilities during emergency

NEW DELHI: Ever since she had to be carried, wheelchair and all, up a flight of stairs at Vigyan Bhavan, Abha Khetarpal has wondered what she’d Continue reading the story...

Union presses for accessible buses for people with disabilities

BANGKOK: The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) labour union has called on the organization to speed up the purchase of low-floor buses to boost safety and Continue reading the story...