Asia-Pacific

Bangalore city not so friendly to disabled people

Bangalore, India, Mar 01: As it is, life is no cakewalk for disabled people, but even in a city like Bangalore, there is a severe dearth of basic facilities for disabled people. Be it bus stops, hospitals or malls, many of these seem to have been built overlooking the plight of these people. “There are… Continue Reading »

National Museum in India opens door to visually-impaired people

New Delhi, Feb 28:  The National Museum here has put in place a system to enable visually-impaired people to walk through and appreciate art — becoming the first museum in India to become accessible to visually-impaired people . The National Museum has installed monograms, signs and Braille inscriptions to make the objects blind-friendly. Besides, the… Continue Reading »

Japan Haneda Airport adopts universal design to facilities travelers with disabilities

Tokyo: Japan’s airports have been rapidly improving their buildings and facilities based on the concept of “universal design” as a wide variety of people, such as the elderly, parents with baby strollers and people using wheelchairs, pass through airports. Universal design refers to hardware and software considerations to enable anyone to safely and comfortably use… Continue Reading »