Asia-Pacific

Sign Language Interpretation for Republic Day Broadcast on Doordarshan

NEW DELHI: Improved images and special sign language commentary for people with hearing disabilities – national broadcaster Doordarshan’s live coverage of the Republic Day parade was Continue reading the story...

Province to have persons with disabilities offices soon

COTABATO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Every municipality in Maguindanao is expected this year to have an office for persons with disabilities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Continue reading the story...

Government offices still not accessible for persons with disabilities, says Angara

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Many government offices have failed to comply with the laws requiring them to provide all possible facilities for persons with disabilities, according to Sen. Continue reading the story...

Sign language dictionary for people with hearing disabilities released

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Sign Language for Beginners’, the Indian sign language dictionary was released here on Friday. The book, written by Arun C. Rao, Editor of TheDeafWay.org, and Continue reading the story...

Indonesia to host disability access conference

GORONTALO: Indonesia will host the third General Election for Disability Access (AGENDA) South Asia Conference to discuss the political roles and rights of people with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Shinhan card offers sign language counseling for people with hearing disabilities

SEOUL: Shinhan Card expanded its sign language counseling service through PCs and smartphones. In the past, the service for people with hearing disabilities was available at only six Continue reading the story...

State lags behind in accessible parking

MARGAO, INDIA: Reserved parking for people with disabilities with has not been properly implemented in the state—the scheme is yet to be notified in South Goa Continue reading the story...

IIT-M opens center to develop devices for people with mobility disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: A center for students to develop devices for people with mobility disabilities was inaugurated at Indian Institutes of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Monday. The TTK Centre Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities twice as likely to face poverty in Hong Kong, study finds

HONG KONG: Almost half of Hong Kong’s people with disabilities live in poverty – more than double the rate for the general population – according to Continue reading the story...

Introduce laws to protect rights of persons with disabilities

SINGAPORE: MR ONG Soon Kiat suggested ways to deter illegal parking in spaces reserved for drivers with disabilities (“Enforce law on disability parking more strictly”; Dec Continue reading the story...