WBUAP 14th Regional Massage Seminar

The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) Regional Massage Commission is pleased to host the 14th Regional Massage Seminar, to promote employment opportunities of visually impaired masseurs, strengthen inter-regional exchange and cooperation in blind massage and to enhance the development of blind massage in the Region. The seminar will be held in Fuzhou, Fujian … Read more

21st ASEF Summer University 27 January – 10 February 2018, Australia & New Zealand, applications close 10 December

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has recently published an Open Call for Application to the 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21) on “Youth with Disabilities: Shaping Inclusive ASEM Societies”. The project will take place between 27 January and 10 February 2018 in Melbourne (Australia) and Christchurch (New Zealand). Participants need to be youth, 18-30 years old who … Read more

Closing date 31 August for grants for Organizations Working to Increase Electoral Participation of Marginalized Communities

Washington, D.C. – The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) has announced a new grants program designed to increase the political participation of historically marginalized populations in electoral processes. Qualified applicants include non-U.S.-based regional and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or private, non-profit organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations or coalitions. These … Read more

Blind Comedian Breaks Down Barriers

OSAKA — “If you can’t make up your mind whether to laugh, please just laugh!” Yutaro Hamada, a 27-year-old comedian who is blind, said this as he talked nonstop to the audience on a small stage while holding a white cane at an event held at a multi-tenant building in Kita Ward, Osaka. The event … Read more

Dr Kevin Murfitt awarded a Member of the Order of Australia

Dr Kevin Murfitt AM has been recognised for his services to the blindness and low vision community in the June Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Vision Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ron Hooton said the award acknowledges Dr Murfitt’s achievements and contribution to the blindness and low vision community. “We congratulate Dr Murfitt on this well-deserved recognition. … Read more

New Zealand’s audio description wins award from American blindness Disabled Persons Organisation

Able, who provides audio description for film and television in New Zealand, is absolutely delighted to have been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Audio Description Achievement Award-International, awarded by the American Council of the Blind and its Audio Description Project. Able has received the award for our work providing audio description for New … Read more