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

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

Reporter:Emma Bennison, Board DirectorAustralian Blindness Forum Introduction The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation, whose purpose is to operate as a partnership between consumers and service providers in representing the issues for people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia. In the last reporting period, 2016 – 2018 there have been considerable … Read more

Next Regional General Assembly

The next Quadrennial Regional General Assembly will be held on 21 August this year in Orlando. Here we have the following materials: Agenda Regional General Assembly 2016. Minutes of the Mid-Term Regional General Assembly held in Hong Kong SAR in November 2014. Covering letter from Secretary General, WBUAP to all Heads of Organisations of Member-Countries, … Read more