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The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) is part of the World Blind Union (WBU). Through this website you can keep up to date with the work we are doing to promote the interests of blind and vision impaired people in this region. You can:

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We have tried hard to make this website work well for you whether you are blind, have low vision or are fully sighted, and whether you are using a computer, smart phone or other device. You can read more about this website, its accessibility features and how you can get the most from it.

Uber Launches UberASSIST to Help Persons with Disabilities in Macau

Mar 27, 2017 Worldwide ride-hailing company Uber is launching “Uber-Assist” in Macau today, a new function of its well-known mobile app. Designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities, Uber-Assist pairs passengers with “specialized” driver-partners. According to Uber Macau general manager Trasy Lou Walsh, these drivers have received special intensive training in … Read more

Uber Teams Up with National Council for the Blind Malaysia to Help the Visually-Impaired

KUALA LUMPUR: In a bid to expand e-hailing services to the visually-impaired, Uber Malaysia has partnered with the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) to empower the blind with the independence to gain more mobility using the mobile application. Through the partnership, NCBM will not only organise special training sessions for driver-partners on how … Read more

Ballot Paper for the Blind – Myanmar

Myanmar may be struggling to organize systematic elections but the country has certainly done well when it comes to providing a method for the blind to vote. U Aung Lwin Oo, a computer trainer at the School for the Blind in Kyeemyindaing township, Yangon Region, has designed a special template ballot paper to help visually … Read more