Republic Of Korea Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

1) Population Profile Data of the Blind Community The total Korean population is 51,806,977(July, 2018) and approximately 250,000 are registered as the visually impaired. According to a 2015 study by the Korea Disabled Development Institute, The number of disabled people is decreasing, The number of registered visually impaired people has been increasing gradually since 2012. … Read more

International Study Program for Youth in South Korea in July

The Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities has launched the 2017 International Study Program Global Challenges of Youth with Disabilities. Young professionals with disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 34, who are working in the disability field are invited to apply to join this International Study Program. The study program will be … Read more

Korea Blind Union International Cooperation Project

The Information about International cooperation project on distribution of white canes & braille equipments The Korea Blind Union (KBU) is working to protect and promote human rights of visually impaired people. We are planning to expand those “endless effort” for blind and visually impaired persons living in developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region … Read more