Asia-Pacific

Commission on Elections urges persons with disabilities to register

SAN FERNANDO, PHILIPPINES: The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here encourages persons with disabilities to register in line with the upcoming 2016 national and local elections. Last Sunday, Continue reading the story...

IIT-Delhi students Braille project wins top innovation prize

THRUVANANTHAPURAM: A student project from IIT Delhi on increasing Braille display for people with vision disabilities has won the top award in a national innovation contest Continue reading the story...

Conference on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre of CII proposes to organize the Conference on “Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies” with the theme of Continue reading the story...

OwnFone launches Braille mobile phone in Australia

SYDNEY: OwnFone, a London-based firm, has launched the first Braille mobile phone of the world for people with vision disabilities in Australia. Braille phone. Photo: OwnFone “Touchscreen technology Continue reading the story...

Indian firm develops smart shoes for people with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: The latest in wearable technology isn’t about a smartwatch or a jacket, rather it’s about your feet.

 Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) based Ducere Technologies has Continue reading the story...

Buildings are not accessible in Vadodara

VADODARA, INDIA: Only 429 schools out of 2,318 in the district have special toilets that are accessible for students with disabilities. This, despite the fact that Continue reading the story...

Private buildings violate accessibility code

PHILIPPINES: Private buildings are mostly the violators of the Batas Pambansa (BP) 344 or the building code that caters to the access of persons with disabilities Continue reading the story...

SSC candidates with vision disabilities denied scribes

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: At least five candidates with vision disabilities had to return disappointed without attending a Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination here on Sunday after they Continue reading the story...

English-Gujarati dictionary now in braille

AHMEDABAD: The Braille Press at Blind People’s Association (BPA) has come up with the braille version of Oxford English-Gujarati Dictionary in 2013-14. The dictionaries are now Continue reading the story...

Dutch organizations form alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Six Dutch organizations working for disability rights have formed an alliance to work for disability inclusive development in Nepal. The ‘Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development: Leading Continue reading the story...