Home

The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) is part of the World Blind Union (WBU). Through this website you can keep up to date with the work we are doing to promote the interests of blind and vision impaired people in this region. You can:

  • browse through our latest news and website updates right here on this page;
  • read about our work in more detail;
  • find out more about who we are and the countries that make up our region;
  • read issues of our East Wind newsletter; and
  • subscribe to receive updates from this website direct to your inbox or use our RSS feed.

We have tried hard to make this website work well for you whether you are blind, have low vision or are fully sighted, and whether you are using a computer, smart phone or other device. You can read more about this website, its accessibility features and how you can get the most from it.

Introducing a network of partners to end the book famine

Dipendra Manocha from the Daisy Consortium writes: Access to information and publication is one of the toughest challenges in the lives of persons with blindness, low vision or other print disabilities. The issue is extremely important as it has direct impact on education, livelihood and independent living activities. The DAISY Consortium is an international network … Read more

Fellowships with Accessible Books Consortium in Geneva, Switzerland closes 25 March

Please find attached the terms of reference and application form for three fellowship positions with the Accessible Books Consortium Secretariat at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Interested candidates should send the following documents to mailto:ABC.Fellows@wipo.int by Monday, March 25, 2019, before 6:00 p.m. Geneva time: a. the attached fellowship application form with … Read more

Thailand Joins Marrakesh

Neil Jarvis writes: On Monday 28 January 2019, Thailand deposited its Instrument of Ratification with WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation) in Geneva. Thailand thereby became the 77th country to join the Marrakesh Treaty. This is fabulous news and many congratulations are due to the Thai Association of the Blind and many other organisations in … Read more

General Assembly reports now available

Varius documents relevant to the recent World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia are now available for you to read on this website. These include country reports, the Treasurer’s report and the official statement adopted by the Assembly. Find them at our General http://viagra-50-online-store.com/ Assemblies page. We’ll add more documents and reports if … Read more

WBU statement on White Cane Day October 15, 2018

In October every year, blind and partially sighted persons across the world celebrate White Cane Day. The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually sighted persons can live and work independently while giving back to their communities. It is also aimed at celebrating the … Read more