Asia-Pacific

Comprehensive approach needed to address disability issues in Bangladesh

Banglaldesh has ratified the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Moreover, pursuant to constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination enshrined Continue reading the story...

University to open ‘Accessibility Centre’ for students with vision disabilities

PAKISTAN: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will set up an ‘Accessibility Centre’ for students with vision disabilities at its national library. It will be free of cost arrangement Continue reading the story...

Student creates hands-free mouse for persons with disabilities

COIMBATORE, INDIA: A 16-year-old student in Coimbatore city, of Tamil Nadu has developed a hands-free mouse for the people with mobility disabilities. Nisanth Kumar, a resident of Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities protest against new norms

THANJAVUR, INDIA: Persons with disabilities staged a demonstration in front of the taluk office on Tuesday protesting against the stringent conditions laid down for availing the Continue reading the story...

Low-floor buses set to help people with disabilities by 2017

HONG KONG: Commuters in wheelchairs can expect easier bus access by 2017 when all franchised vehicles – except for some serving hilly routes on Lantau Island Continue reading the story...

Department to register people with vision disabilities

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Social Welfare Department will collect information on people with vision disabilities over the next three weeks, Minister for Social Welfare Syed Haroon Sultan Bukhari Continue reading the story...

Chess tournament for people with vision disabilities in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA: Nethrodaya, an organisation that works for people with vision disabilities, will conduct a state level chess tournament for the blind here on August 22. “This Continue reading the story...

NIDian designs car for drivers with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: NID-Gandhinagar alumnus Mikhil Sonavaria has innovated a car that will help people with vision disabilities take the wheel. Called Aloka, Sonavaria’s is a semi-autonomous Continue reading the story...

Indian government starts ‘On-line On-Site’ to aid persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: An online beneficiaries registration system, ‘On-line On-Site’, was launched  to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids Persons with Continue reading the story...

NVDA 2015.3rc1 Released

NVDA 2015.3rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the Continue reading the story...
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