Asia-Pacific

Reserve parking for persons with disabilities: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday ordered civic agencies to reserve space for persons with disabilities in every parking space across the city and punish Continue reading the story...

Minister urges private sector to use accessible products

BANGI, MALAYSIA: The private sector should consider Universal Design Products to help make lives better and easier for the persons with disabilities. Deputy Minister of the Women, Continue reading the story...

India Launches National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, March 21, 2015, India launched a new National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities, at a day long conference Continue reading the story...

Hearing disability no barrier to saving lives

Hearing impairment doesn’t stop Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic Bronwyn Dunlop saving lives. Bronwyn is a Clinical Advisor on the Clinical Support Desk. She is one of Continue reading the story...

CCPD issues notice to bank for not accessible for persons with disabilities

CHENNAI, INDIA: The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) has issued a notice to the branch manager of a nationalized bank in Chennai on a Continue reading the story...

Students with disabilities demand filling of government posts

CHENNAI, INDIA: Hundreds of students with vision disabilities staged a protest against the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, demanding the filling up of vacancies in the Continue reading the story...

Report highlights needs of children with disabilities

A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group highlights the invisibility of children with disabilities in Government policy making and significant gaps in data. The report Continue reading the story...

UN Conference in Sendai Adopts Action Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction incorporating Disability-inclusive Perspectives

TOKYO: The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, focusing one of its Continue reading the story...

Indian government focussing on comprehensive law for persons with disabilities: Minister

NEW DELHI: Government is focussing on enactment of a comprehensive law for persons with disabilities to fulfill India’s international obligations following the ratification of UN Convention Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities rights in post-2015 UN agenda backed

PHILIPPINES: The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) says it fully supports the international call to firmly include the human rights of persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...