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Blindness increase a concern

At a workshop on Monday, government officials and civil society organisations expressed concern over the increase in the number of people suffering from blindness and visual impairments, with blindness being the most common form of disability in the Kingdom. The workshop on the “Marrakesh Treaty”, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/blindness-increase-concern

Ministries discuss long-promised handicap accessibility

Officials from the ministries of social affairs and urban planning met with the Disability Action Council (DAC) on Monday to discuss issuing a prakas to standardise long-promised handicap accessibility in public buildings, according to a Facebook post by DAC. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-discuss-long-promised-handicap-accessibility

UN program to help disabled

The ninth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at UN headquarters in New York last week. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26286/un-program-to-help-disabled/

Gov to give drivers licenses to people with disabilities

Em Chan Makara, president of the Disability Action Council (DAC), told reporters that his group will issue drivers licenses for people with disabilities in conjunction with the government. The council will also discuss appropriate vehicles for disabled people with other stakeholders. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18828/gov-to-give-drivers-licenses-to-people-with-disabilities/

Gov’t ramping up plan for tourist-site access

A push is on to mandate handicapped-accessible ramps at the Kingdom’s tourist attractions, a member of the government’s Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-ramping-plan-tourist-site-access

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