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Gov’t to Develop Pedestrian Navigation Service for the Disabled

Gov’t to Develop Pedestrian Navigation Service for the Disabled

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities, a quasi-governmental agency under the Ministry of Employment and Labor, said Sunday it will collect big data for the next three months which will be used for the development of a pedestrian navigation service for the disabled. The project was launched [...]

Seoul’s Mapo Ward to Expand Location-tracking Smart Insole Program

Seoul’s Mapo Ward to Expand Location-tracking Smart Insole Program

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Songpa District Office in Seoul said Wednesday it will increase the number of beneficiaries eligible to receive a “Smart Insole,” a location-tracking device for those with developmental disabilities, from the current 32 to 82. The Smart Insole is a shoe insert mounted with Internet of Things (IoT) technology [...]

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups representing people with disabilities are staging a series of protests at subway stations in Seoul, calling upon authorities to allocate sufficient funding for the promotion of disability rights, and amend legislation to improve access to public transportation. The Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) and other civic groups [...]

SK hynix to Support Handball Teams Consisting of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

SK hynix to Support Handball Teams Consisting of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc., South Korea’s No. 2 chipmaker, said Wednesday it will support handball teams made up of individuals with developmental disabilities as part of efforts to support their dreams and challenge them through sports. The company plans to form a total of eight teams by Oct. 18 and [...]

Foreign Ministry Hosts Exhibition for Korean, Chinese, Japanese Artists with Disabilities

Foreign Ministry Hosts Exhibition for Korean, Chinese, Japanese Artists with Disabilities

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry opened a three-day exhibition for artists with developmental disabilities from South Korea, China and Japan on Thursday, seeking to enhance the countries’ ties long plagued by historical and territorial tensions. The event, involving 13 artists, took place at COEX in southern Seoul under the theme of [...]

Goyang City to Distribute Smart Bracelets to Prevent People with Developmental Disabilities from Going Missing

Goyang City to Distribute Smart Bracelets to Prevent People with Developmental Disabilities from Going Missing

GOYANG, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A municipal government has come up with an effective solution to prevent people with developmental disabilities from going missing. The city of Goyang in Gyeonggi Province decided to launch a smart bracelet support project from next month, aimed at supplying wrist-type wandering sensors to the people with developmental disabilities [...]

“Smart Insoles” to Prevent the Disappearance of People with Developmental Disabilities

“Smart Insoles” to Prevent the Disappearance of People with Developmental Disabilities

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seongdong District said Monday that it will distribute “smart insoles” with built-in location tracking devices to prevent the disappearance of people with developmental disabilities in its jurisdiction and help them to learn to be on their own. When the smart insoles are in use, the location of people [...]