Asia-Pacific

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...

DSWD leads event for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its attached agency, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), will lead the celebration of the Continue reading the story...

Officials focus on disability inclusive development

The Forum Disability Officials meeting commenced yesterday at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadiwhere senior officials of government ministries responsible for disability issues are convening to dialogue on various issues related Continue reading the story...

Accessible environment for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The nationwide observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPRW) starts on July 17, 2014, and cultimates on July 23, 2014, the 150th birth Continue reading the story...

SSA to emphasize on inclusive education

MANGALORE, INDIA: The program will be implemented with help of SHGs and active volunteers in a particular region. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana (SSA) has chalked out a Continue reading the story...

University students with vision disabilities facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

HONG KONG: Students with vision disabilities face additional obstacles in some universities because of an unwillingness to accept them in class or provide suitable teaching materials, Continue reading the story...

India’s Finance Minister announces new schemes for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced some new schemes for people with disabilities. Tabling the union budget 2014-15 in parliament, Jaitley said: “Fifteen new Continue reading the story...

Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities

PHILIPPINES: The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is stepping up its commitment to disability inclusive elections, with its latest Resolution, dated June 25, 2014, declaring July 20, Continue reading the story...