Asia-Pacific

Free Braille Maps to 300 Schools in India

INDIA: The government has decided to provide India’s only Braille atlas free to at least 300 schools that cater to the needs of students with vision Continue reading the story...

Meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment held

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) on Continue reading the story...

Lack of accessible toilets restrict access to public places for women with disabilities in India

INDIA: “I don’t eat a full meal for dinner. We don’t have a toilet at home and I can’t see at night to go out in Continue reading the story...

Guwahati’s first Braille library opens

GUWAHATI, INDIA: The city gets its first braille library for students who are blind or have low vision at the Guwahati Blind High School here on Continue reading the story...

Project to make State accessible for persons with disabilities

KERALA, INDIA: The government will launch a comprehensive project — Anuyatra — for the management of disabilities in the State. The project adopts a rights-based life Continue reading the story...

HC directs Delhi University to admit PhD candidate with disabilities

NEW DELHI: At a time when the country’s lawmakers are favouring equal representation of persons with disabilities, a high court judgment will boost the morale of Continue reading the story...

Move to make government buildings accessible

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: All departments have been asked to submit details of Government buildings in the Capital and 10 other important cities and towns in a bid Continue reading the story...

New currency notes a problem for people with vision disabilities in India

BANGALORE: Demonetisation has created a new demon for people who are blind or have low vision, who are struggling to identify the new notes on the Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities still lack access to education in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Fifty years have passed since the government officially declared education as a right of all children in the country. Today, 20,706 children with several types Continue reading the story...

Indian government notifies law on rights of persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Government has notified the recently passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill which provides for raising reservation in government jobs for persons with benchmark Continue reading the story...

Project Smile to help 35,000 children with learning disabilities

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has identified 35,000 children with learning disabilities and would be provided appropriate learning support under its new Project Smile. According to a Continue reading the story...

Inclusive sports festival for children with disabilities in Jakarta

Following similar festivals held in Pasuruan, Bone and Subang, an inclusive sports festival for children was held for the first time in Jakarta on Dec. 18. Located Continue reading the story...

IIMB hosted a roundtable on Digital Accessibility

BANGALORE:  Has demonetization dealt yet another blow to persons with disability? In emerging Digital India, do policy makers and service providers consider persons with disability an Continue reading the story...

India’s parliament passes Disabilities Bill, making accessibility a mandatory requirement

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed by voice vote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement. The bill, Continue reading the story...

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 Passed By Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is likely to make a larger number of people eligible for rights and entitlements by Continue reading the story...

Demand for accessibility courses in India

PUNE: Experts and people with disabilities have called for inclusion of accessibility as a subject in civil engineering and architecture curricula. EKansh, an NGO, has announced a Continue reading the story...

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President

GAATES is pleased to share that Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President, was recently presented with an award by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Continue reading the story...

ASEAN Task Force on the rights of persons with disabilities

BANGKOK: The Task Force on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community successfully convened its first meeting on 5 to Continue reading the story...

Disability Bill still stuck in Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI, INDIA: If one looks at the functioning of the Parliament, or the lack of it, in the last few days, it is no surprise Continue reading the story...

More Schooling for Children with Disabilities in Cambodia

Education Ministry officials said yesterday that there will be greater participation by children with disabilities in schools, announcing a plan that would allow disabled youngsters to Continue reading the story...

Hong Kong SWD to invite applications for 15th batch of Support Program for Employees with Disabilities

HONG KONG: The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will invite employers of persons with disabilities to submit applications for the 15th batch of Support Program for Employees Continue reading the story...

Vodafone launches caller tunes for people with hearing disabilities

Vodafone India announced launch of special caller tunes for people with hearing disabilities that can be availed lifelong for free on the occasion of the International Continue reading the story...

International conference aims to promote inclusive education

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: A three-day Global Disability Inclusion conference, which would bring together global experts and representatives from the disabled people’s organisations from over 40 countries, began Continue reading the story...

Schools lack basic accessibility for students with disabilities in India

RANCHI: The state is framing policies to make mainstream education inclusive for children with disabilities but fails to ensure basic accessibility for such students in many Continue reading the story...

Foundation to launch free education project for persons with disabilities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has announced to launch free education project for persons with disabilities in collaboration with Special Education Department. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Punjab Continue reading the story...

Inclusive society for sustainable future

Out of 7 billion people around the world, over 1 billion people have some form of disability, that’s 1 in 7. There are more than 100 Continue reading the story...

Disabilities Bill needs amendments before it is passed, say advocates

NEW DELHI: If the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is passed in the winter session of Parliament without incorporating certain changes, it will defeat Continue reading the story...

New site to bring disability community together

AUSTRALIA: A new social network will be officially launched to help connect the disability community across Australia and all over the world. Known as the My Disability Continue reading the story...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

NEPAL: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Saturday expressed his commitment to take necessary initiatives to endorse the act related to persons with disabilities. Speaking during a Continue reading the story...

Improving access to justice for people with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Judicial College of Victoria and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Disability Access Bench Book, a new resource Continue reading the story...

Disability Access Audit on Marina beach

CHENNAI, INDIA: Disability rights activists, along with officials from the corporation and the traffic department, conducted an accessibility audit of the Marina beach on Tuesday. It Continue reading the story...

Computer training center for people with learning disabilities launched

TRICHY, INDIA: C Surya, 26, a woman with learning disabilities, from Trichy, will now have the opportunity to add value to her hand-made purse, which is Continue reading the story...

Make Public Transport, Government Offices Accessible for Persons with Disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of persons with disabilities at government offices, public transport Continue reading the story...

Banking smartphone app to aid people with vision disabilities in Thailand

BANGKOK: A man with vision disability uses a mobile app, designed specially for people with low vision by Beacon Interface, KBank’s new fintech subsidary. The bank Continue reading the story...

For millions of Indians with disabilities, making payments online is tough call

BANGALORE, INDIA: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with Continue reading the story...

Workshop on intellectual disability

 CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is organizing a one day continuing medical education-cum-Workshop for psychiatrists, psychologists, Continue reading the story...

Most popular apps inaccessible to persons with disabilities, says study

BENGALURU: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Ho Chi Minh City to help students with vision disabilities with Braille book

Library staff at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities plan to develop audio and Braille books for students with vision disabilities Continue reading the story...

Indian government urged to pass disabilities bill during winter session

BENGALURU, INDIA: The members of the Joint Action Committee for People with Disabilities staged a protest on Monday, demanding the passage of  the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

NGO plans 12-day Disability Day celebration

JAIPUR, INDIA: Two well decorated and canvas clad buses will go to various educational institutes and organisations where people will put their signatures on the canvas Continue reading the story...
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