Asia-Pacific

New Delhi to host conference on inclusive education

NEW DELHI: Co-partnered by Brotherhood Delhi and Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA); School of Social Work of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; and Continue reading the story...

Nasscom launches Center of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities

NOIDA, INDIA: Three candidates with disabilities from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels. The trainees, Chandan Mehta, a class XII pass Continue reading the story...

Samsung launches ‘Relúmĭno’ visual aid application

Samsung Electronics announced that it will launch ‘Relúmĭno,’ a visual aid application for people with low vision. Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in Continue reading the story...

‘Dangal’ Adds Audio Description for Audiences with Vision Disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aamir Khan’s film ‘Dangal’ has become the first film to be aired on TV with an audio description for audiences who are blind Continue reading the story...

SCS gives encouragement to summer interns with disabilities

HONG KONG: The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, on August 8 met with some of the undergraduate students with disabilities participating in a Continue reading the story...

Advocates Recognised Through Victorian Disability Awards

MELBOURNE: Leading disability advocates from across Victoria have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Melbourne yesterday. The Victorian Disability Awards formally recognise individuals, teams and organisations Continue reading the story...

Braille project in offing for people with vision disabilities to learn Odissi

Spreading harmony through Odissi dance form in two states Chhattisgarh and Odisha, Purnashree Raut is among the few artists, who made efforts to Odissi alive in Continue reading the story...

New pathways to leadership for victorians with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians with a disability to become leaders in their local community. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today Continue reading the story...

Ministry Launches Indian National Anthem Video in Sign Language

NEW DELHI: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring people with disabilities. Directed by veteran filmmaker Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities struggle with schooling in South Korea

Children with disabilities struggle at regular schools, at which they often find themselves unsupervised. Although most children with disabilities attend regular schools as part of the Continue reading the story...

Moving Forward Together Towards Inclusive and Accessible Cities For All

On July 26th, the DIAUD network held the second of a series of virtual meetings intended to bring together diverse partners for the advancement of the Continue reading the story...

New Android app lets people with vision disabilities in India listen to texts in local language

Millions of people with vision disabilities in India may benefit from free, open-source software for Android devices that converts electronic text written in Indian languages into Continue reading the story...

China to raise public awareness on disability

BEIJING: Chinese authorities called for the raising of people’s awareness of disabilities ahead of the country’s first disability prevention day which falls on Aug. 25, according Continue reading the story...

China improves accessibility for persons with disabilities

BEIJING: More than 5,600 examinees with disabilities submitted applications for supportive treatment in the gaokao, China’s college entrance exam, in 2017, according to the China Disabled Continue reading the story...

State government to give free pre-recruitment coaching to persons with disabilities

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: Buoyed by the success of a number of persons with disabilities in different competitive examinations from Odisha, the state government on Monday announced free Continue reading the story...

Children with vision disabilities find new hope through music in China

BEIJING: Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who Continue reading the story...

Accenture develops AI-powered solution to help people with vision disabilities

BANGALORE: Accenture has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) powered solution  to help people who are blind or have low vision improve the way they experience Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities not to be left behind in smart cities

HYDERABAD, INDIA:  Will persons with disabilities, the much neglected lot in society get due access to basic public utilities in the evolving ‘Smart Cities’ in India? The Continue reading the story...

Rules on parking lots for persons with disabilities set to be tightened in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Demand is going up for accessible car-park lots reserved for persons with disabilities, and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be revising Continue reading the story...

NDMA seeks Kerala’s help to make disability-inclusive DRR

KOLLAM: It was a special occasion for Kerala when it became the first state to launch a disaster preparedness training program for persons with disabilities. That Continue reading the story...

Cab operators discriminating against persons with disabilities, says advocate

CHENNAI, INDIA: Earlier this month, when disability rights activist Rajiv Rajan booked a shared ride on an app-based cab service, the driver arrived at his home Continue reading the story...

Political participation of persons with disabilities vital

KUALA LUMPUR: A non-governmental organisation of people who are blind wants more political participation from Persons with Disabilities  ahead of the next general election. The National Council Continue reading the story...

New app to help find accessible places for persons with disabilities

BillionAbles has announced the launch of a new app called BillionAbles, aimed at finding accessible places across India for people with disabilities. The app will serve Continue reading the story...

New guidelines to help persons with disabilities in Malaysia

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will come up with new guidelines to address issues that persons with disabilities face in obtaining a driving licence. Department director-general Datuk Continue reading the story...

Student to unveil education system for children with disabilities

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN: Fifteen-year-old Taraz resident Isaac Mustopulo, who is committed to helping Kazakh children with disabilities receive a full-fledged education, participated in the Human Library under Continue reading the story...

Autism center to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: A state-of-the-art institute for children with autism will open here in Kerala with a vision to transform the lives of such children through best Continue reading the story...

Film competition to raise awareness on accessibility

NEW DELHI: The Social Justice Ministry will organize a short film competition to raise awareness on making public places accessible for persons with disabilties, an official Continue reading the story...

Filipinos with disabilities urged to assert their rights

DAVAO CITY: Persons with disabilities should assert their rights to fight discrimination. In commemorating the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, Officer-in-charge of Davao Continue reading the story...

Only 20% of firms complied with accessibility law

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES: Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in Davao City said only 20 percent of all government and non-government firms complied with the Accessibility Ordinance Continue reading the story...

AU offering PG diploma in multiple disabilities

CHENNAI: With more schools promoting inclusive classrooms, there is an increasing demand for trained special educators. So V-Excel Educational Trust has tied up with Annamalai University Continue reading the story...

City to have major center for children with autism

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: A Centre for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE) is being set up in Thiruvananthapuram with the vision to transform the Continue reading the story...

Survey to reach out to persons with disabilities

PANAJI: The state commissioner for disabilities, together with the directorate of panchayats, has begun undertaking a survey to bridge the gap between persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Cafes hiring people with hearing disabilities in India

JAIPUR: Cafes run wholly and solely by people with disabilities are now becoming a trend in Pink City. These restaurants have unique and interesting ways in Continue reading the story...

First park for persons with disabilities to open in Nalgonda crossroads soon

HYDERABAD: The city is all set to take its first steps towards becoming a tad more accessible for persons with disabilities with Telangana’s first-of-its-kind park for Continue reading the story...

Auckland Design Manual launches design tool to encourage accessibility

The Auckland Design Manual has introduced a new tool to support architects and designers incorporate ways to cater for people of all physical abilities and stages Continue reading the story...

Why Railway facilities beyond access for persons with disabilities, asks High Court

NEW DELHI: Friday’s TOI report on how a student with disability was unable to board the train and, as a result, missed his entrance examination at Continue reading the story...

Booklet aims to make voting easier for persons with disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR:  The National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) is producing a booklet to ensure people with disabilities are better able to exercise their right Continue reading the story...

Railway to begin SMS helpline for passengers with disabilities

MUMBAI: The Central Railway (CR) plans to start a new helpline system to redress the grievances of passengers with disabilities. Following complaints from passengers with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities still struggle to access mainstream schools: experts

BEIJING: A disability forum held in Beijing last week said that while the country has made steps forward, it still has a long way to go Continue reading the story...

Guidebook on Making Schools Accessible to Children with Disabilities

UNICEF India has developed a guidebook: “Making Schools Accessible to Children with Disabilities” with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Samarthyam, a Disabled Persons Continue reading the story...
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