Asia-Pacific

1.2 million people with disabilities live alone in India

NEW DELHI: At least 1.2 million people with disabilities in India are living in households consisting only of people with disability. While the total people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Accessible Tourism

The 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2014 organized by Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, will be held on December 4-7, 2014, at MBPJ Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities to get Universal ID cards: Minister

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: ‘Universal Identity Cards’ would be issued to persons with disabilities for which a survey would begin next month to ascertain the exact number of Continue reading the story...

Government websites are not accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: An estimated 70 million people with disabilities in India have no accessibility to the information on top government websites. This is despite Indian government’s guidelines Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities to get extra time in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: Students with vision disabilities appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday’s preliminary exam, an official statement Continue reading the story...

Study on inclusive education highlights challenges faced by teachers

Barely a fortnight after an 8-year-old disabled child was caned mercilessly by his teacher, a study by the Human Development College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, Continue reading the story...

Urgent action need on accessible housing

New Zealand’s housing stock will become a liability for future generations without urgent leadership from government, says CCS Disability Action. While other countries including the United Kingdom Continue reading the story...

Election Commission warned to make website accessible for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Pressure from disability rights activists has prompted the Court of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities to issue a stern warning and ultimatum Continue reading the story...

Call for full broadcast access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing

Ruth Warick, President of The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf, call on all Continue reading the story...

FM station for people with vision disabilities seeks to expand reach in other states

NEW DELHI: An ambitious FM channel which was launched in Dehradun to showcase the broadcasting talents of people with vision disabilities may soon spread its wings Continue reading the story...