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

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

Read about the countries in our region

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

Blind woman takes Commonwealth Bank to court over ‘inaccessible’ EFTPOS machines

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