Asia-Pacific

WHO to collect comprehensive information for disabilities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan and the World Health Organisation, as lead agency in Disabilities in the UN system, are conducting the Model Disability Survey (MDS). The Continue reading the story...

Government to conduct accessibility audit of public buildings for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to make public buildings easily accessible to persons with disabilities, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is going to Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities deserve a fair go at work

NEW ZEALAND: Tracking Equalities at Work research released by the Human Rights Commission yesterday shows that New Zealand’s disabled population has nearly double the level of Continue reading the story...

CBSE tells schools to form school inclusion committee

COIMBATORE, INDIA: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the schools affiliated to it to form a School Inclusion Committee to address the Continue reading the story...

Reconsider admission of student with disabilities: High Court

MUMBAI, INDIA: Noting the movements of a student with disabilities inside the courtroom, the Bombay High Court has directed the state government to consider his admission Continue reading the story...

NAB to launch smartphone app for people with vision disabilities

PUNE, INDIA: People who are blind or have low vision will soon be able to use touchscreen cellphones thanks to an application called Easy Access. The National Continue reading the story...

Delhi High Court issues notice on PIL over implementation of disability quota in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court yesterday sought response of the Centre and UPSC on a plea by an organization for persons with disabilities seeking quashing Continue reading the story...

Government seeks advice from civil society on making buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a first of its kind exercise, the government has asked the civil society to identify 100 public buildings ‘unfriendly’ for persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Burma’s Union Election Commission to adjust polling policies for persons with disabilities

RANGOON: Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has vowed to implement new measures to enhance voting rights for persons with disabilities during the country’s upcoming general election, to Continue reading the story...

More exam aid for people with disabilities

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: People with disabilities can now take the help of a scribe, a person to read out aloud or a lab assistant, to help write Continue reading the story...
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