Asia-Pacific

Thailand introduces videophone booths for people with hearing disabilities

New telephone booths for people with hearing disabilities have been installed nationwide to allow them to communicate with friends, file complaints to the government or make Continue reading the story...

Attitudes to disability need to change

People with disabilities still experience serious barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society and feeling accepted, according to two new reports. Based on interviews Continue reading the story...

China to allow assistance dogs on trains

BEIJING: Passengers with vision disabilities will be allowed to take guide dogs onto trains from May 1, according to new rules announced by China Railway Corporation. The Continue reading the story...

Device to help passengers with vision disabilities board buses

MUMBAI: People with vision disabilities in Mumbai will no longer need to depend on co-passengers to board a bus. A click of a button will help Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities excluded from education

MUMBAI, INDIA: Inclusion of children with disabilities in schools across the state still has a long way to go, reveals the data collected under the District Continue reading the story...

NZSL video, making the arts more accessible to people with hearing disabilities

New Zealand Sign Language video, made by Deafradio’s Seeflow translation service for Arts Access Aotearoa, lets people who are Deaf  know about some of ways artists, Continue reading the story...

Fujitsu Introduces “LiveTalk,” a Participatory Communications Tool for People with Hearing Disabilities

TOKYO: Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory Limited today announced that, starting in mid-May, they will begin sales of FUJITSU Software LiveTalk, a participatory communications Continue reading the story...

Web access awards issued in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme today recognized 199 accessible websites and 45 mobile applications for achieving its prescribed accessibility requirements – almost 50% more Continue reading the story...

Action group set up to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

MALAYSIA: Plans are under way to establish a Penang Accessibility Action Group (PAAG) to monitor and improve public access for older people and persons with disabilities. Pulau Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Sign Language Week 4-10 May 2015

NEW ZEALAND: From 4 – 10 May 2015, Deaf Aotearoa is hosting the ninth New Zealand Sign Language Week – a celebration of one of the Continue reading the story...