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:
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We, the participants at the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) Mid-Term Regional General Assembly in UlaanBaatar, 12 September, 2018 adopt the following statement and refer it to relevant stakeholders for their consideration and action where appropriate: 1. We request governments to review or enact legislation which ensures that the United Nations Convention on … Read more
Each of the 22 countries in the Asia Pacific Region of WBU has its own page. The page for Malaysia has been updated with information about the country as well as descriptions of services available for blind people. Read about Malaysia here. The country reports from previous regional general assemblies are also available. When they … Read more
Kopex Tim, 21, is blind in both eyes and has just gone back to school in Papua New Guinea for the first time since he was eight. Kopex Tim stops for a brief moment when his cane hits something. His younger brother Hanika moves ahead, and seeing the piece of wood in the middle of … Read more
All details and the registration form are available at http://www.wbuapga2018.org. Registrations close on Friday 20 July 2018.
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“I could achieve this result because of the support of my wife, who used to wake up early to train with me,” said Viet, chairman of the Blind Association in Hoai Duc District, Hanoi. Led by Giho Kim, a volunteer from South Korea, Viet on Monday reached the finish line in three hours and four … Read more
Would you trust a stranger with your bank PIN? It’s a question Nadia Mattiazzo is forced to ask herself daily. Key Points Commonwealth Bank facing lawsuit alleging discrimination over touchscreen EFTPOS machines Blind and vision-impaired people say terminals are virtually impossible for them to use because they don’t have tactile keypad Lawsuit follows 18 months … Read more
The ICEVI East Asia region will be hosting its Regional Conference in Manila on 16-18 October 2018. For details of the Conference, Registration Form and Abstract submission Form go to the home page of ICEVI’s website.
Strumming his guitar with ease and backed by a drummer, Singhkum Boonriang belts out covers of Thai ballads as strangers pass by on a busy Bangkok afternoon. But Singhkum is no ordinary busker — he’s one of hundreds of blind singers who perform across the Thai capital at traffic junctions, skytrain stops and other busy … Read more
WBU is working hard to support blind and vision impaired women especially in developing countries. Read about the challenges women face and WBU’s work to help. WBU Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 The World Blind Union has voiced concern over slow progress towards full inclusion of women with visual disabilities in global development agendas. … Read more