Asia-Pacific

New Zealand Sign Language programs receives $11 million boost

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with Education minister Hekia Parata’s announcement this week that $11 million in funding will go towards a range of New Zealand Sign Continue reading the story...

Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

NEW ZEALAND: A group of 25 Disabled People’s Organizations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first Continue reading the story...

Reimagining disability: Ground-breaking new research

University of Waikato PhD candidate Ingrid Jones is conducting ground-breaking new research into changing the way society thinks about disability. Her research, entitled “Reimagining disability: Towards Continue reading the story...

Korean oil firm donates learning aids to youth with disabilities

S-Oil, a leading refinery in Korea, said Thursday it held an event to donate customized learning aids to 90 students with disabilities from low-income families worth Continue reading the story...

1.2 million people with disabilities live alone in India

NEW DELHI: At least 1.2 million people with disabilities in India are living in households consisting only of people with disability. While the total people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Accessible Tourism

The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities to get Universal ID cards: Minister

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: ‘Universal Identity Cards’ would be issued to persons with disabilities for which a survey would begin next month to ascertain the exact number of Continue reading the story...

Government websites are not accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: An estimated 70 million people with disabilities in India have no accessibility to the information on top government websites. This is despite Indian government’s guidelines Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities to get extra time in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: Students with vision disabilities appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday’s preliminary exam, an official statement Continue reading the story...

Study on inclusive education highlights challenges faced by teachers

Barely a fortnight after an 8-year-old disabled child was caned mercilessly by his teacher, a study by the Human Development College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, Continue reading the story...