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Disability News Asia - August 2014

Braille Literacy Campaign yet to be implemented fully | Print |

INDIA, April 22, 2013: The Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority’s (KSLMA) Braille Literacy Campaign, expected  to change the lives of many blind people for the better is yet to be implemented properly in the state.

Australian capital to roll out full disability scheme | Print |

CANBERRA, April 21, 2013: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has reached agreement with the commonwealth government on Friday to fully roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in ACT.

Ministry moves to help persons with disabilities | Print |

HA NOI, Veitnam, April 20, 2013: The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is incorporating vocational training for persons with disabilities into national target programmes on employment.

US-based foundation to provide free hearing aids worldwide | Print |

Jalandhar, Apr 3, 2013: The US-based Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) would distribute one million (10 lakh) hearing aids free of cost to beneficiaries throughout the world during the current financial year.

Free training for people with vision disabilities in India | Print |

BANGALORE, Mar 26, 2013: The National Association for the Blind (NAB), Karnataka branch’s Rehabilitation and Basic Training Centre is conducting free vocational training courses in the month of April for blind male and female students who are in the age group of 16 to 35 years.

IPL style cricket tournament for persons with disabilities to be held in India | Print |

MUMBAI, INDIA, Mar 25: An Indian Premier League (IPL) type inter zonal all India cricket tournament for persons with disabilities will be held at three grounds on March 31 and April 1 as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of All India Cricket Association for the Physically Challenged (AICAPC).

8.07 lakh persons with disabilities issued disability certificates | Print |

INDIA, Jan 9, 2013: A total of 8.07 lakh disabled persons in Bihar have been issued certificates out of which nearly half of them are getting disability support pension, a minister said today.

Ensure dignity of people with disabilities: panel | Print |

KERALA, INDIA, Jan 7, 2013: M.K. Jayarajan, appointed a one-man commission by the State government to assess the problems faced by people with mental disabilities in the State, has called upon society to ensure a dignified life for people with disabilities who are destined to lead a life of misery for no fault of theirs.

NDIS, education reform before election: Gillard | Print |

Dec 31, 2012: Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her government has two major items to implement in 2013 before going to an election – introducing the National Disability Insurance Scheme and undertaking further major education reforms.

Workshop on assistive technology held | Print |

MUSCAT: Dec 30, 2012: The Ministry of Social Development organised a workshop on assistive technology for disabled children here recently.

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