The 2019 WBUAP Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest is now open in the WBUAP region. This braille essay contest is funded by The Onkyo Corporation Ltd. of Japan, a manufacturer of quality audio-visual equipment, and the contest is implemented by the World Blind Union-Asia Pacific (WBUAP) region. The Contest is open to all blind and … Read more
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
The World Blind Union joins the United Nations to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. The theme this year is Think equal, build smart, innovate for change. It focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access … Read more
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
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.
“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.