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Art and You: A Planning Guide

AUSTRALIA: Arts Access has launched Art and You: A Planning Guide capacity building resource for the arts, disability and mental health sectors. Art & You: A Planning Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities struggle to open bank account in Nepal

NEPAL: People with vision disabilities in Dhankuta are facing hardships to open bank account to receive the social security allowances. THe Nepal Rastra Bank rule stipulates that Continue reading the story...

Student invents device for people with vision disabilities

INDIA: In a bid to make the life of people with vision disabilities easy, Anang Tadar—a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh has come out with a Continue reading the story...

Supreme Court asked to ensure inclusion of disability data in census

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: The Supreme Court has been asked to direct the federal government to ensure that information about persons with disabilities is collected in the upcoming Continue reading the story...

DU students app helps people with hearing disabilities enjoy heritage tours

NEW DELHI: A group of Delhi University (DU) students have created a mobile app to help people with hearing disabilities enjoy personalised tours of historical monuments Continue reading the story...

City to host awareness workshop on Disability Act – Feb 18

HYDERABAD, INDIA: A State-level awareness workshop is being organised on 18th February 2017 at C.G.O Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad on the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 which Continue reading the story...

Revised National Building Code should bring down barriers for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: It struck a disparate note with the country’s 26.8 million persons with disabilities. On February 12, the very day the Indian cricket team was Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities seek an improved eSpeak

KANNUR, INDIA: eSpeak text-to-speech (TTS) software is one that works well for people with vision disabilities speaking many Indian languages, including Malayalam. Those who now largely Continue reading the story...

School launches picture-based app for people with disabilities

NOIDA, INDIA: A school for persons with disabilities has launched a picture-based application for the speech impaired and also an e-commerce portal that sells products made Continue reading the story...

Online campaign seeks accessibility measures in Railways

MUMBAI: A wheelchair user young woman from the city has launched an online campaign seeking disability access measures in Indian railways. Virali Modi, the first runner-up at Continue reading the story...

New guide opens tourism opportunities for persons with disabilities

The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new guide to help grow Queensland’s accessible tourism market and break down barriers preventing persons with disabilities from enjoying a Continue reading the story...

Affordable video calling a boon for people with hearing disabilities

LUDHIANA, INDIA: Mobile revolution may have swept the country long time ago, but for people with hearing disabilities, the real benefit of mobile communication technology had Continue reading the story...

Minister launches Braille atlas to let people with vision disabilities study maps

NEW DELHI: In a first, the Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a comprehensive Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh people with vision Continue reading the story...

New campaign focuses on greater acceptance for persons with disabilities in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Hit by a bus while on a business trip in Paris in 2011, Mr Rajan Raju was paralysed from the neck down. But the corporate Continue reading the story...

Braille signage will help visitors with vision disabilities

MYSURU, INDIA: Here is good news for people with vision disabilities. Thanks to the efforts of the authorities concerned, they will be spared of asking information Continue reading the story...

Upgrade facilities to make Railways accessible for persons with disabilities: Bombay HC

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay High Court today said the Railways was duty-bound to provide facilities for passengers with disabilities and suggested a separate budgetary allocation for Continue reading the story...

Provide facilities for voters with disabilities at polling centres: High Court

NAGPUR, INDIA:  Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Thursday, directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to provide facilities like ramps and handrails at the polling Continue reading the story...

Elections Commission to provide services for voters with disabilities

INDONESIA: The Salatiga General Elections Commissions (KPU Salatiga) has pledged to provide special facilities and services for voters with disabilities for the upcoming regional election on Continue reading the story...

LG, UAE join hands over app for persons with disabilities

LG Electronics said that it will help students in Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) develop a mobile application for persons with disabilities . The Seoul-based Continue reading the story...

Ballot paper in Braille to help voters vision with disabilities cast their vote in Indonesia

INDONESIA: Offices of the General Elections Commission (KPU) in several areas across Indonesia have prepared specially designed ballot papers that will allow voters who are blind Continue reading the story...

Grant to help advance communication skills of children with autism

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: The Fort Wayne based AWS Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to SPEAK MODalities to advance a technology that has shown promise in Continue reading the story...

Revolutionary device will show the way forward for people with vision disabilities

MELBOURNE: Daily life for people who are blind or have low vision will be dramatically improved following the development by University of Melbourne researchers of a Continue reading the story...

Voters with disabilities fight for access to polling stations

Hundreds of voters with disabilities in Jayapura, Papua, are hoping they can cast their votes during the concurrent regional elections slated for Feb. 15. “As Indonesian citizens Continue reading the story...

Delhi railway stations to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Railway stations in the capital may soon be equipped with more disabled-friendly features though cleanliness and passenger safety will be given top priority. According to Continue reading the story...

CSR for persons with disabilities to get a boost from new law

NEW DELHI: The winter session of Parliament, which began on 16 November and ended on 16 December in 2016, failed to achieve much in terms of Continue reading the story...

Provide facilities for passengers with disabilities, Bombay HC tells Railways

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay High court on Wednesday directed the railways to provide facilities to passengers with disabilities travelling in local trains and CCTV cameras inside Continue reading the story...

80% public buildings lack ramps for persons with disabilities in Mumbai

MUMBAI, INDIA: A survey of 53 public utility buildings conducted under the union government’s Accessible India campaign showed that Mumbai is not a friendly place for Continue reading the story...

CSIR develops reading device for people with vision disabilities

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: Chandigarh-based Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a reading machine for people with vision Continue reading the story...

Call for more consultations to ensure full participation of persons with disabilities in election process

KOHIMA, INDIA: Diethono Nakhro, State Icon today said that disability, people with disability and disability issues are still very poorly understood in our society – not Continue reading the story...

Students develop app for children with speech disabilities

MUMBAI: A collaborative team from IIT Bombay and the IDC school of design have developed an app to that serves as a learning and communication device Continue reading the story...

Committee formed to set rules for implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act

NEW DELHI: A committee has been constituted by the Centre to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation of the Rights Continue reading the story...

New app makes dining out easier for people with vision disabilities

HONG KONG: Hongkongers with vision disabilities can now order meals at select restaurants across the city by themselves, thanks to a new app ‘Tap My Dish’ Continue reading the story...

Digital sign language lab planned to help children with hearing disabilities

INDIA: Digital sign language books prepared by Gurgaon-based ‘Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment’ will be distributed across the state to help children Continue reading the story...

Earthquake experiences of people with vision disabilities documented

Residents with vision disabilities faced further challenges that have now been documented by Massey University’s Dr Gretchen Good and Dr Suzanne Phibbs of the College of Continue reading the story...

Indian government issues guidelines for persons with disabilities in cinema halls

PANAJI: Following the Supreme Court’s order stating that all cinema halls in India should play the national anthem before a feature film and that all present Continue reading the story...

Art Museums Offer Tours for Visitors with Vision Disabilities

For visitors people who are blind and have low vision, many of the experiences sighted people take for granted aren’t available, such as going to an Continue reading the story...

Make railway stations accessible for persons with disabilities: HC

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday warned the Railways that it will initiate contempt proceedings against the general managers of Central and Western Railways if Continue reading the story...

Rajasthan government plans college for students with hearing disabilities

JAIPUR, INDIA: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the state government is in discussion with an organization to open a college for students with hearing Continue reading the story...

Fest to celebrate disability, diversity

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: In a bid to sensitize people to problems arising from mobility disabilities, We Care a travelling festival will showcase films on the theme from Continue reading the story...

Universal design should leave nobody out

SINGAPORE: Senior architectural designer Richard Kuppusamy cuts an unusual sight in busy construction sites when he navigates expertly past enormous cranes and trucks, manoeuvres around floors Continue reading the story...
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