WBU statement for International Women’s Day 8 March 2018

WBU is working hard to support blind and vision impaired women especially in developing countries. Read about the challenges women face and WBU’s work to help. WBU Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 The World Blind Union has voiced concern over slow progress towards full inclusion of women with visual disabilities in global development agendas. … Read more

Disability group seeks better disaster planning

The head of the Pacific Disability Forum in Fiji says recent natural disasters have highlighted the need for aid agencies to consider how they help people with disabilities during emergencies. Setareki Macanawai says stories of how some disabled people have struggled during cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis were shared at a recent regional conference … Read more

Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point

The Immigration Department announced today (December 21) that with effect from December 22, an e-Channel equipped with voice navigation function will be operational at both the arrival hall and departure hall of the China Ferry Terminal Control Point (CFTCP), with a view to enabling visually impaired persons to perform self-service immigration clearance. They will be … Read more

LG’s smart technologies address needs of people with disabilities

Around 15 percent of the world’s population lives with special needs, and many still face barriers to their full integration in society. The theme of international development for the year 2017 was “transformation toward sustainable and resilient society for all,” aimed at increasing awareness of disability with the transformative changes identified in the United Nations … Read more