Asia-Pacific

Persons with disabilities lack assistive devices in Bangladesh

A lack of affordable, good quality assistive devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, and artificial limbs are holding back development of people with mobility disabilities, speakers told Continue reading the story...

Polling places remain inaccessible

IMPHAL, INDIA: Monitoring about the accessibility of electors with disabilities in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency Election, a team of Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation Manipur led Continue reading the story...

Chinese students with vision disabilities can now access higher education

The Chinese Education Ministry’s decision to provide Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance will improve access to higher education for candidates who are blind Continue reading the story...

App challenge launches to raise accessibility awareness

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the Australian Human Rights Commission have launched the inaugural Apps For All Challenge 2014, a competition to find Australia’s Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education project for children with disabilities implemented in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK: The project of inclusive education for children with disabilities is implemented in Kyrgyzstan. South and Central Asia Regional Director at Save the Children International Mike Novell Continue reading the story...

Organization to provide free transport for voters with disabilities

BANGALORE, INDIA: A group of persons with disabilities staged a demonstration near Lalbagh West Gate on Wednesday to drive home the point that their disabilities will Continue reading the story...

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first Assistance Animals facility

BRISBANE: A trip to the airport has become much easier for passengers’ travelling with Guide Dogs and assistance animals with Australia’s first dedicated animal ‘bathrooms’ officially Continue reading the story...

Organizations commended for making their websites and mobile apps accessible

HONG KONG: A total of 110 enterprises and organizations were lauded at an awards presentation ceremony under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme on April 14 for Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities most affected by disaster

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. Adjunct Professor Dr David Continue reading the story...

TabTimer launches new website for assistive technology

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: TabTimer Reminders has just launched its new website for people living with disabilities. Since 2009 TabTimer has been supplying reminder devices for people with Continue reading the story...