Asia-Pacific

LGUs urged to comply with accessibility rules for people with disabilities

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Most local government units (LGUs) in the country still do not comply with the provisions on accessibility for persons with disabilities as stipulated in Continue reading the story...

Survey of ICTs in inclusive disaster management

The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) is conducting a study, commissioned by the ITU, on best practices in using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for Continue reading the story...

Reservation for candidates with vision disabilities; Delhi High Court reserves verdict

The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on a PIL filed by an NGO seeking one per cent out of total 3 per cent quota Continue reading the story...

Australian Public Service Commission launches video on disability

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has released the first video in its Leading the Way series designed to build education and awareness around disability employment Continue reading the story...

‘Amend bill to provide driving license for people with hearing disabilities’

PUDUCHERRY, INDIA: The Puducherry Deaf Society has urged the Union Government to bring amendments to the draft Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014 to provide driving Continue reading the story...

New Smartphone app for people with vision disabilities launched

New Delhi: An application equipped with Braille typing feature that promises to assist people with vision disabilities in using all features of a smartphone was launched here Continue reading the story...

Lack of audiologist hits people with hearing disabilities

TRICHY, INDIA: The unavailability of an audiologist at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH), is forcing patients with hearing disabilities  from Trichy district go all Continue reading the story...

Delhi University to make toilets accessible

After Delhi University took part in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the campus, the university has decided to make toilets on campus more accessible for students Continue reading the story...

Draft report on identity card for people with disabilities complete

NEW DELHI: Inching closer to the ambitious project of issuing Unique Disability Identification Card for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Disability Affairs has released the Continue reading the story...

Poor access for people with disabilities

KOLKOTA: Entry to Durga Puja pandals prove to be a huge challenge for people with disabilities , a survey of 30 pandals in the city has Continue reading the story...