Vietnam Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

During the last period, Vietnam Blind Association (VBA) has selected a new board member due to the 9th General Assembly hold in Hanoi on 6-7 December 2017. The General Assembly welcomed 442 participants from 57 local provinces and 3 international delegations including Ms. Michiko Tabata – WBUAP president, Thailand Association of the Blind and Laos … Read more

Thailand Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

By Thailand Association of the Blind There are many areas of improvements in the past 2 year (2016-2018). Some of the important development projects are as follows: Thailand association of the blind (TAB) had important presentation of the sub-regional meeting on Marrakesh treaty and the production and exchange of accessible books at Grand Pacific hotel … Read more

Philippine country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

PHILIPPINE BLIND UNION BY: MR. JOSE M. ROBREDO JR. Chairman/National President The Philippines is a country of 7,107 islands and has a total population of 100,981,437, as per the August 1, 2015 Census. However, statistical data on persons with disability are based on the 2010 Census which indicates that about 16 per thousand of the … Read more

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

Due to lack of methodology on how to assess a person’s degree of disability including visually impaired persons, there are different data about visually impaired person’s social condition in Mongolia. For instance, According to the 2010 census on population and housing, 128,000 people with disabilities live in Mongolia, out of which 16,600 are blind or … Read more

Laos Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

In September 2017, Lao Association of the Blind celebrated the 10th anniversary of the organization. During 2015-2018, LAB has been performing community based rehabilitation activities continually that could identify more new members as follows: in 2016 it had 1,752 members, in 2017 the number of members became 2,051 and during the first half of this … Read more

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

Japan Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

1. Population Profile Data of the Blind Community In Japan, in order to receive welfare benefits pertaining to a disability, physical disability certificates are issued from the government. According to the 2016 report on the number of people having physical disability certificates, there are 312,000 visually impaired people ages 18 and above living at home. … Read more

Hong Kong, China Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Organization : Hong Kong Blind Union & Hong Kong Society for the Blind 1. Population Profile Data of the Blind Community According to Special Topics Report No. 62 “Persons with disabilities and chronic diseases” published by HKSAR Census and Statistics Department in December 2014, the number of people with visual impairment are 174,800 which equals … Read more

China Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

There are more than 85 million disabled persons in China, of which more than 17.5 million are visually impaired (including blind persons with multiple disabilities). China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” lasts from 2015 to 2020.Its overall aimis to build acomprehensive well-off society in an all-round way. In this process, the Chinese government attaches great importance to … Read more