Regional WILD – Asia, Call for Applications by 5 February Mobility International USA (MIUSA) Invites Women with Disabilities from China, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to Apply for the Regional Women’s Institute on Leadership & Disability (WILD) – Asia May 23 – 30, 2018 DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 5th, 2018 APPLICATION AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND … Read more
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
New free braille translation software and new low cost electronic braille displays will increase literacy for blind people around the world this year. Read the WBU statement about braille here.
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
Here is the press release about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities prepared by the World Blind Union head office. Download the press release in Microsoft Word .docx format.
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
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 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
Like Beethoven, who wrote some of his best compositions after becoming deaf, a young blind man has become a top programmer in China after learning how to code by ear. Cai Yongbin, who lost his sight at the age of six due to an accident, had to memorise tens of thousands of coding combinations after … Read more
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