Asia-Pacific

Campaign for a barrier-free India for people with disabilities

KOCHI, INDIA: Prathyasha Foundation, a charitable organisation working for the welfare of people with disabilities, will take their campaign, Barrier-Free India, to the national level with Continue reading the story...

Samsung introduces eye-tracking mouse for people with disabilities

Samsung Electronics introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye-tracking mouse that allows people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through Continue reading the story...

ICT can help government empower persons with disabilities and lead to inclusion: Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, at the UNESCO’s International Conference said, “Government is focusing on a seven point agenda relating to the Continue reading the story...

CBSE queries schools on facilities for children with disabilities

NEW DELHI: For ensuring a barrier-free environment for students with disabilities, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools to submit information on Continue reading the story...

Malaysian travel agencies urged to promote accessible travel packages

Local tourism companies that cater to travelers with disabilities are being urged to take part in a travel mart next week when Malaysia hosts the 5th Continue reading the story...

State failed to implement policy for people with disabilities: Activist

SHIMLA, INDIA: An activist for rights of people with disabilities Sunday said the Himachal Pradesh government has failed to implement a policy for conducting exams for people Continue reading the story...

Braille books now available in Tiruchi

TIRUCHI, INDIA: A new section for people with disabilities has been opened at the District Central Library here on Saturday at the valedictory of the 47 Continue reading the story...

International Conference on ICT

NEW DELHI: UNESCO will host a three-day international conference – ‘From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities’ – between Continue reading the story...

Japan to improve accessibility for people with disabilities as part of Olympic preparations

TOKYO: The government plans to dramatically expand accessibility for people with disabilities at train stations, bus terminals and airports by fiscal 2020 in preparation for the Tokyo Continue reading the story...

University relaxes norms for exam ‘writer’ for people with disabilities

SHIMLA, INDIA: Vice-Chancellor, A D N Bajpai, has given nod to the new policy which is in consonance with the examination policy, for persons with disabilities. In Continue reading the story...