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International conference aims to promote inclusive education

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: A three-day Global Disability Inclusion conference, which would bring together global experts and representatives from the disabled people’s organisations from over 40 countries, began Continue reading the story...

Schools lack basic accessibility for students with disabilities in India

RANCHI: The state is framing policies to make mainstream education inclusive for children with disabilities but fails to ensure basic accessibility for such students in many Continue reading the story...

Foundation to launch free education project for persons with disabilities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has announced to launch free education project for persons with disabilities in collaboration with Special Education Department. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Punjab Continue reading the story...

Inclusive society for sustainable future

Out of 7 billion people around the world, over 1 billion people have some form of disability, that’s 1 in 7. There are more than 100 Continue reading the story...

Disabilities Bill needs amendments before it is passed, say advocates

NEW DELHI: If the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 is passed in the winter session of Parliament without incorporating certain changes, it will defeat Continue reading the story...

New site to bring disability community together

AUSTRALIA: A new social network will be officially launched to help connect the disability community across Australia and all over the world. Known as the My Disability Continue reading the story...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed

NEPAL: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Saturday expressed his commitment to take necessary initiatives to endorse the act related to persons with disabilities. Speaking during a Continue reading the story...

Improving access to justice for people with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: The Judicial College of Victoria and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Disability Access Bench Book, a new resource Continue reading the story...

Disability Access Audit on Marina beach

CHENNAI, INDIA: Disability rights activists, along with officials from the corporation and the traffic department, conducted an accessibility audit of the Marina beach on Tuesday. It Continue reading the story...

Computer training center for people with learning disabilities launched

TRICHY, INDIA: C Surya, 26, a woman with learning disabilities, from Trichy, will now have the opportunity to add value to her hand-made purse, which is Continue reading the story...

Make Public Transport, Government Offices Accessible for Persons with Disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of persons with disabilities at government offices, public transport Continue reading the story...

Banking smartphone app to aid people with vision disabilities in Thailand

BANGKOK: A man with vision disability uses a mobile app, designed specially for people with low vision by Beacon Interface, KBank’s new fintech subsidary. The bank Continue reading the story...

For millions of Indians with disabilities, making payments online is tough call

BANGALORE, INDIA: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with Continue reading the story...

Workshop on intellectual disability

 CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is organizing a one day continuing medical education-cum-Workshop for psychiatrists, psychologists, Continue reading the story...

Most popular apps inaccessible to persons with disabilities, says study

BENGALURU: Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they’re just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of Indians with disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Ho Chi Minh City to help students with vision disabilities with Braille book

Library staff at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities plan to develop audio and Braille books for students with vision disabilities Continue reading the story...

Indian government urged to pass disabilities bill during winter session

BENGALURU, INDIA: The members of the Joint Action Committee for People with Disabilities staged a protest on Monday, demanding the passage of  the Rights of Persons Continue reading the story...

NGO plans 12-day Disability Day celebration

JAIPUR, INDIA: Two well decorated and canvas clad buses will go to various educational institutes and organisations where people will put their signatures on the canvas Continue reading the story...

Australian embassy organizes ‘Education for All’ workshop in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Australia Awards Regional Alumni Workshop: Education for All Australian Ambassador Glenn White on Thursday inaugurated the Australia Awards South and West Asia Regional Alumni Workshop Continue reading the story...

BHU introduces audio textbooks for students with vision disabilities

VARANASI, INDIA: In a move to assist students with vision disabilities and those with learning disabilities to read without being assisted by other people owing to Continue reading the story...

USAID supports inclusive education

KARAGA: The Ghana Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr Andrew Karas, has handed over equipment including hearing aids, wheelchairs, and Braille Continue reading the story...

Unemployment higher among persons with disabilities in Bangladesh: Study

BANGLADESH: The study, titled ‘Inclusion of Young Persons with Disability in Skills and Employment’ done by Albert Mollah, executive director of Access Bangladesh, was unveiled on Continue reading the story...

India to host T20 Cricket World Cup for people with vision disabilities

MUMBAI: India are to host the T20 Cricket World Cup for People who are Blind at nine different centres from January 31 to February 12 and Continue reading the story...

Seminar on accessible tourism

PHILIPPINES: Stakeholders in the tourism industry, transport sector, tour guides and other concerned sectors in the region will convene on Tuesday, November 15, in Zamboanga City Continue reading the story...

Braille books distributed in India

IMPHAL: Under the initiative of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, State Mission Authority, Manipur, 313 braille books were distributed to the students of Government Ideal Blind School, Takyelpat Continue reading the story...

“Disability rights must be strengthened legally”

CHENNAI: “The legal framework of India itself discriminates against people with disabilities,” said Rajiv Rajan, Human Rights Law Network, here on Wednesday. He was addressing an Continue reading the story...

Lack of Braille education stops people with vision disabilities from checking voter slips in Bengal bypoll

TAMLUK: “I can’t read Braille. Had I got the opportunity to learn it, would I beg in local trains?,” asked Nuruddin Sheikh while counting his day’s Continue reading the story...

Tonga focuses on rights of persons with disabilities

Tonga’s justice system has opened up public discussion this week on ratifying the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The country is celebrating its annual ‘Law Continue reading the story...

Indian government to provide more sports facilities to encourage players with disabilities: Thawar Chand Gehlot

NEW DELHI: Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Sunday said that the government will establish five National Level Disability Sports Centres in separate zones in Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities need greater access to books

CHENNAI, INDIA: Vidya Sagar, an organization that works with persons with disabilities, hosted a panel discussion with authors and publishers who have written and published books Continue reading the story...

IFFI to screen films for children with disabilities

PANAJI, INDIA: The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here from November 20 to 28 will screen three films for children with disabilities through audio Continue reading the story...

Tech team plans bus stops for persons with disabilities

BENGALURU, INDIA: City bus service can now be made more accessible for persons with disabilities, thanks to a project that aims to make bus stops more Continue reading the story...

Scholarship for students with disabilities

KOCHI, INDIA: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has invited applications for ‘Scholarship for Top Class Education for Continue reading the story...

ASEAN Launches Social Enterprises Collaborative Projects

JAKARTA: Three collaborative projects between social enterprises in ASEAN were launched on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, during the Project Showcase of ASEAN Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Continue reading the story...

Nar introduces training school project for persons with disabilities

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN: Nar launched one more social project in order to support persons with disabilities. Main aim of the Training School project is successful continuation of Continue reading the story...

IIT researchers enable web access for persons with disabilities

KOLKOTA, INDIA:  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have designed a software that enables those with neuro-motor disorders to access the web, play games Continue reading the story...

India to host international conference on disaster risk reduction

NEW DELHI: India will host the Asian ministerial conference for disaster risk reduction next month which will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe Continue reading the story...

Fiji to ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Fiji is well on its way to ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The statement was made by Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Continue reading the story...

Move to upgrade school for students with hearing disabilities

TIRUCHIRAPALLI, INDIA: Though Tiruchi is known for its educational institutions, it is yet to a get a higher secondary school for people with hearing disabilities either Continue reading the story...

Government to issue ID cards for persons with disabilities

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: The Union Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) will provide Universal Disability Identity (UDID) card to persons with disabilities. The cards will Continue reading the story...
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