Asia-Pacific

Government preparing database for people with disabilities

New Delhi: The government Tuesday said it is planning to create a database for people with disabilities. “The Department of Disability Affairs has prepared a detailed project Continue reading the story...

New edition of Odia calendar in Braille

BERHAMPUR, INDIA: The New Year holds new cheer for people with vision disabilities in Odisha as they would be able to hold the new Odia calendar Continue reading the story...

TISS campus to be accessible for students with disabilities

MUMBAI: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is all set to make its campus more accessible to its 34 students with disabilities. The institute has sent Continue reading the story...

Delhi University training nurses on use of sign language in hospitals

New Delhi: Delhi University is providing sign language training to nursing staff in hospitals across the national capital to help them deal with patients with hearing Continue reading the story...

Children learn better with inclusive education

Inclusive education is the need of the hour. It helps build friendships and inculcate mutual respect and understanding. Patricia Mascarenhas investigates why inclusive education is not Continue reading the story...

Green Party welcomes commitment to make Parliament accessible

NEW ZEALAND: The Green Party welcomes the commitments made in the Speaker’s report on improving the accessibility of Parliament for people with disabilities. The Speaker’s report was Continue reading the story...

Government ignoring children with disabilities

FAZILKA, INDIA: In a clear case of ignorance and insensitivity of Punjab government, Teja Ruhela – a small village situated close to the Pakistan border – Continue reading the story...

The Accessible Exit Sign Project

Early in 2013, Lee Wilson, Director of Egress Group Pty Ltd embarked on a journey to write an evacuation guidebook for people with disability. It was during Continue reading the story...

Malaysians with disabilities want action against discrimination

KUALA LUMPUR: The Society of the Orthopaedically Handicapped Malaysia has urged the government to amend the Persons With Disabilities Act (PWDA) 2008 by punishing those who Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities seeking basic rights through technology in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal, which has around 3 percent of its population of 27 million who are considered persons with disabilities , has been lagging behind other countries Continue reading the story...