Asia-Pacific

Education for all, says Malaysian PM Najib

PUTRAJAYA: MALAYSIA aspires to emulate other countries in providing inclusive education to all children regardless of disabilities, with a National Centre for Autism to be operational Continue reading the story...

Voters with disabilities worried about access at poll booths

CHENNAI, INDIA: With just a day to go for the elections, activists working for voters with disabilities  are worried the polling stations are not accessible enough. Policemen Continue reading the story...

Korean SK Telecom develops technology to help people with vision disabilities

SEOUL, KOREA: SK Telecom announced on April 17 that they have developed a smartphone-based digital image management service which will allow videos to be transmitted digitally Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities lack assistive devices in Bangladesh

A lack of affordable, good quality assistive devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, and artificial limbs are holding back development of people with mobility disabilities, speakers told Continue reading the story...

Polling places remain inaccessible

IMPHAL, INDIA: Monitoring about the accessibility of electors with disabilities in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Election, a team of Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation Manipur led Continue reading the story...

Chinese students with vision disabilities can now access higher education

The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind Continue reading the story...

App challenge launches to raise accessibility awareness

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Human Rights Commission have launched the inaugural Apps For All Challenge 2014, a competition to find Australia’s Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education project for children with disabilities implemented in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK: The project of inclusive education for children with disabilities is implemented in Kyrgyzstan. South and Central Asia Regional Director at Save the Children International Mike Novell Continue reading the story...

Organization to provide free transport for voters with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: A group of persons with disabilities staged a demonstration near Lalbagh West Gate on Wednesday to drive home the point that their disabilities will Continue reading the story...

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first Assistance Animals facility

BRISBANE: A trip to the airport has become much easier for passengers’ travelling with Guide Dogs and assistance animals with Australia’s first dedicated animal ‘bathrooms’ officially Continue reading the story...