Barrier-Free Access Improves for China’s Disabled: Report

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, January 7 2020 CHINA: China has on Sunday released a blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people, highlighting improvements in the barrier-free environment across the country. A blue paper on efforts made for handicapped people shows improvements of barrier-free environment for the disabled. [Chinanews.com] The Chinese Academy of Disability Data Sciences, the […]

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KAZAKHSTAN: The government hosted a press conference Dec. 25 to share the country’s plans for next year, including increasing support for entrepreneurs and the social sector, reported the prime minister’s press service. Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev, Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov and Minister of Labour and Social Protection Birzhan Nurymbetov were in attendance. Kazakh […]

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Disability at a Glance 2019: Investing in Accessibility in Asia and the Pacific

Posted on December 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, December 19 2019 Disability at a Glance 2019: Investing in Accessibility in Asia and the Pacific — Strategic Approaches to Achieving Disability-inclusive Sustainable Development. An estimated 690 million persons with disabilities live in Asia and the Pacific. As this figure is expected to grow over the coming decades, the need for enhanced accessibility will […]

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Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, News, December 18 2019 NORTH KOREA: North Korea has adopted a bill requiring all buildings to be wheelchair accessible, according to state media.North Korea said the law would improve facilities for the disabled, Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA reported Wednesday. North Korea state media said Wednesday buildings are required by law to include facilities […]

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Disability Apps, Cards in Japan to Replace Paper Certificates for Ease of Use

Posted on November 18th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

JAPAN: The process of acquiring and using disability certificates has long been cumbersome and impractical, but with plastic cards and smartphone apps gaining ground, things could get much simpler. Toshihito Isoya shows his Mirairo ID at Nakai Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Tokyo on Oct. 18. | KYODO The government has started allowing plastic […]

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Asia-Pacific, Events, News, November 15 2019 INDIA: Ability Foundation has announced EmployABILITY 2019, the pioneering job fair for qualified persons with disabilities, to be held in Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY, the trend-setting job opportunities fair for persons with disabilities will be held at Chennai on Tuesday 17 December 2019. EmployABILITY is jointly organised by Ability […]

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Pitch for Canberra to Host Asia Pacific’s Accessible Tourism Conference and Expo

Posted on November 11th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Tourism, November 11 2019 AUSTRALIA: With the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commencing public hearings this week, the general public will be forced to confront how we have often failed to create a safe, inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities. Yasmine Gray, founder of getaboutable at […]

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IIT Madras Launches Unique Wheelchair at Affordable Price

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, November 6 2019 INDIA: A new affordable ‘standing wheelchair’ that enables persons with disabilities to shift between standing and sitting positions independently, has been indigenously designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems. It was launched here on Tuesday. Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot with differently […]

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Launched Program to Improve Accessibility

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The report says that road-crossing signals will be established along with flyovers with lifts for the elderly and disabled, particularly in high-traffic areas. Flyovers with ramps linking King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Lumpini Park are also in the works to serve as an example for other flyovers in Bangkok that provide easier ways to cross roads. […]

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China Aims to Better Serve the Poor with Disabilities

Posted on October 28th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, News, October 28 2019 BEIJING – Better care services will be offered to poor people with severe disabilities in China as the country strives to win the battle against poverty. A list of caring needs for severely disabled poor people will be made on a county-level basis to help various agencies work out targeted […]

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