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    Seoul to make tourism accessible for persons with disabilities

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government vowed Tuesday to make tourism resources in the capital equally accessible to people with physical disabilities. During a press conference, the city announced it will spend 15.2 billion won ($13.3 million) over the next five years starting from next year to improve infrastructure and communication and train personnel to accommodate them.… Continue Reading »

    Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 – September 3

    CHENNEI, INDIA: Kotak Wheelchair Marathon 2017 is set to be held in Chennai on September 3 and the organisers are hoping to create positive social impact through this event. The main aim is to create awareness regarding the necessity of the wheelchair for people with disabilities and to focus on disability due to spinal cord… Continue Reading »

    HC orders exclusive Delhi University entrance test for people with vision disabilities

    NEW DELHI: The case of Vaibhav Shukla who could not board a train from Unnao to Delhi to appear for MPhil exams at Delhi University again came up before the Delhi High Court on August 17. The High Court asked the University to conduct a separate entrance test exclusively for Shukla, who has vision disability.… Continue Reading »

    Kazakhstan hosts swimming competition for children with disabilities

    ASTANA: A swimming competition involving children with disabilities took place Aug. 17 in Astana. The Kazakh association of parents of children with disabilities organised the event with the support of Asyl Bala national association to demonstrate children’s boundless capabilities. Children that participated in the race have different diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and sight… Continue Reading »

    Myanmar to establish center for children with autism

    YANGON: Myanmar is planning to establish a special care center for children with autism in Mawlamyine town of southeastern Mon state early next year, an official report said Tuesday. At least dozens of children are suffering from autism in the town and the move is aimed at improving the lives of such children, organizer of… Continue Reading »

    New Delhi to host conference on inclusive education

    NEW DELHI: Co-partnered by Brotherhood Delhi and Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA); School of Social Work of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; and The Cradle, New Delhi; the conference is based on the premise that ‘all students can learn together in regular schools’. According to the organisers of the conference, children with… Continue Reading »

    Nasscom launches Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities

    NOIDA, INDIA: Three candidates with disabilities from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels. The trainees, Chandan Mehta, a class XII pass out; Rahul Kumar, a B.Com student, and Sangita Rani, also a B.Com student, are all speach and hearing disability. The candidates were among 20 students who were given a… Continue Reading »

    Samsung launches ‘Relúmĭno’ visual aid application

    Samsung Electronics announced that it will launch ‘Relúmĭno,’ a visual aid application for people with low vision. Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR to enhance the vision of people with vision disabilities. Users with newer models of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and… Continue Reading »

    ‘Dangal’ Adds Audio Description for Audiences with Vision Disabilities

    NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aamir Khan’s film ‘Dangal’ has become the first film to be aired on TV with an audio description for audiences who are blind or have low vision. The audio description of the film was completed by the NGO Saksham, which has been working in the field for around 14 years. It has… Continue Reading »