Asia-Pacific

International Conference on ICT

NEW DELHI: UNESCO will host a three-day international conference – ‘From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities’ – between Continue reading the story...

Japan to improve accessibility for people with disabilities as part of Olympic preparations

TOKYO: The government plans to dramatically expand accessibility for people with disabilities at train stations, bus terminals and airports by fiscal 2020 in preparation for the Tokyo Continue reading the story...

University relaxes norms for exam ‘writer’ for people with disabilities

SHIMLA, INDIA: Vice-Chancellor, A D N Bajpai, has given nod to the new policy which is in consonance with the examination policy, for persons with disabilities. In Continue reading the story...

Media guidelines for reporting on people with disabilities to be launched early 2015

JAKARTA: In a bid to publicize issues related to people with disabilities and their access to the democratic process, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) Continue reading the story...

DSWD urges tourism industry to be accessible for persons with disabilities

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre urged tourism stakeholders to ensure barrier-free tourist destinations for persons with disabilities. In Continue reading the story...

Delhi University installs technology for students with vision disabilities in libraries

NEW DELHI: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, Continue reading the story...

Seminar on Assistive Technology

KOCHI, INDIA: An assistive technology seminar, jointly organized by the Ernakulam district committee of the Kerala Federation of the Blind and its youth forum, will be Continue reading the story...

Delhi to host global film fest on disability

NEW DELHI: An international festival showcasing films and documentaries made on disability issues will be held in the capital from November 24-26. The 12th edition of We Continue reading the story...

Organization invites applications for certificate course in human rights

CHENNAI, INDIA: Vidya Sagar, a Chennai-based organization working for the benefit of persons with disabilities, is offering a certificate course in human rights with focus on Continue reading the story...

Department of Tourism gears up for accessible tourism

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Tourism-Western Visayas is gearing up for accessible tourism awareness program for persons with disabilities  in all tourism facilities and destinations in the Continue reading the story...