Asia-Pacific

Organizations commended for making their websites and mobile apps accessible

HONG KONG: A total of 110 enterprises and organizations were lauded at an awards presentation ceremony under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme on April 14 for Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities most affected by disaster

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. Adjunct Professor Dr David Continue reading the story...

TabTimer launches new website for assistive technology

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: TabTimer Reminders has just launched its new website for people living with disabilities. Since 2009 TabTimer has been supplying reminder devices for people with Continue reading the story...

New Book Released: ‘Stepping Stone’

FIJI: A Book launched by the United Blind Persons of Fiji emphasizes that people with disabilities in the country have been able to overcome major challenges Continue reading the story...

Government ignores Delhi high court order to reserve seats for students with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court’s order on April 3 to restart the nursery admissions may have got all the attention but another directive with far-reaching Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Assistive Technology

BANGKOK: The 8th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2014) to be held from 6th – 8th Aug 2014 in Bangkok Metropolitan (Pathum Continue reading the story...

EU grants to empower persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: Though there are a number of welfare schemes set up by the Central government and various States for the welfare of persons with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Technology changing lives for people with vision disabilities in developing countries

He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn’t think people with vision disabilities like him could do high-tech jobs in India. But after discovering Continue reading the story...

Pakistani government urged to promote physical activities for people with disabilities

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Association of the Blind (PAB) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chapter has asked the provincial government to ensure the provision of recreational activities for people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

BANGKOK: Some 3,000 experts including government ministers from 50 Asian
countries are to meet in Bangkok, to discuss the disaster-prone region’s final inputs into a new global
agreement Continue reading the story...