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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Ability Foundation Announces EmployABILITY 2019 Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

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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Course Aims to Provide Training to Create Accessible Homes

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, October 23 2019 INDIA: Vidya Sagar, the prominent Chennai NGO has finished a three-month course to create a pool of professionals who can support people with disabilities and the elderly to become independent in their homes. Accessibility in public spaces is coming in for attention and that’s needed and welcome. But what about […]

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Article 15 of Indian Constitution Needs Amendment: UN Committee Experts

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, October 21 2019 INDIA: The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is composed of 18 international independent experts, who monitor implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the findings or Concluding Observations. The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on India which […]

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App Aims to Make Visual Contrast a Mainstream Concern in the Built Environment

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, October 21 2019 Get Luminance has been developed from research and provides an empirical basis for calculating luminance.  Get Luminance measures what is ‘seen’ by a photograph and reflects the conditions experienced by users.  It measures luminance in the prevailing light conditions, (rather than the pure colour with a controlled light source […]

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University Launches New Six-year Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

The new six-year plan aligns with our core values of inclusion and diversity, and community expectations that people with disability are included in all areas of public life. The University of Sydney is recognised as one of Australia’s higher education leaders in disability inclusion, with our previous Disability Action Plan (2013-18) being recognised as an […]

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