Asia-Pacific

AccessBank supported project on inclusive education

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN: AccessBank supported the project ‘Inclusive Decisions for Equal and Accountable Society’ implemented by the British Council and the Centre for Innovations in Education. This Continue reading the story...

Tablet technology to help children with autism

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to Continue reading the story...

42nd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN: The 42nd International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition 2015 will be held on October 7 – 9, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tokyo Continue reading the story...

Cebu government office staff learn sign language to improve service

CEBU, PHILIPPINES: Expect the Cebu provincial government to be friendlier to people with hearing disabilities, after staff in two of its offices learned sign language in Continue reading the story...

Braille book shortage hits students with vision disabilities

PARBAT, INDIA: Students with vision disabilities at Shalija Higher Secondary School in the district do not have Braille textbooks even four months after the new academic Continue reading the story...

Accessible India campaign launched in Chennai

CHENNAI: For people with disabilities in Chennai, most government buildings and many private buildings are inaccessible. Be it a railway station or registrar’s office, accessing them Continue reading the story...

Indian government tells state to develop accessible infrastructure

DEHRADUN: The Ministry of Empowerment and Social Justice has asked the Uttarakhand Government to make provisions for persons with disabilities at government offices and public places. With Continue reading the story...

Engage Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction Planning: Legarda

PHILIPPINES: In line with this year’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (July 17-23), Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to ensure Continue reading the story...

New buildings to be audited for accessibility

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: ThE Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) and the persons with disabilities organization based in Iloilo City will conduct an accessibility audit on Continue reading the story...

Government decision barrier to employment for people with disabilities: CCS

NEW ZEALAND: As the Government prepares to walk away from current legislation requiring property owners to upgrade buildings so they are accessible, a disability rights organization Continue reading the story...
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