Asia-Pacific

Mumbai suburban stations to be accessible by December 31

MUMBAI, INDIA: Suburban stations in Mumbai would be made accessible for persons with disabilities and have facilities like low height ticket counters by December 31, Railways Continue reading the story...

New Sign Language Bible app launched in Japan

A new Sign Language Bible app in Japan is not only giving Japanese with hearing disabilities instant access to Scriptures in their mother tongue, but its Continue reading the story...

Lack of accessibility a key barrier to the full participation of people with disabilities

NADI, FIJI: Accessing quality education and proper employment opportunities is still a challenge for youths with disabilities in the Pacific. While the protection and promotion of disability Continue reading the story...

Software to help people with vision disabilities

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: Reading Punjabi literature or subject books in Punjabi will no more be a hindrance to people with vision disabilities. The Punjabi Espeak reading software Continue reading the story...

Australia to introduce tactile banknotes

The Governor, Glenn Stevens has announced that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people who are blind or have Continue reading the story...

Allahabad University to amend admission rules for people with disabilities

ALLAHABAD, INDIA: Allahabad University authorities, on Wednesday agreed to consider the proposal of amending admission under disability quota for the next academic session (2015-16). Newly appointed director Continue reading the story...

Women Conference on Disability

FIJI: Strengthening partnership and action towards a disability inclusive Pacific for women with disabilities will be the emphasis of the Pacific Regional Women Conference on Disability Continue reading the story...

Australia India ink MoU to improve disability program

Indian public-private health organization, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) Monday inked an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Melbourne to improve disability Continue reading the story...

First regional sports complex for persons with disabilities to come up in Vizag

VISAKHAPATNAM: The second regional sports complex for persons with disabilities in the country and first in South India will be established in Visakhapatnam, Union Minister of Continue reading the story...

Students with vision disabilities to get smart canes, DAISY players

NEW DELHI: Students with vision disabilities of Delhi University will soon be getting ‘mobility and accessibility’ kits, including DAISY players and smart canes to help them Continue reading the story...