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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 [...]

Unmanned Kiosks Inaccessible for Persons with Disabilities

Unmanned Kiosks Inaccessible for Persons with Disabilities

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Unmanned kiosks are spreading through restaurants, movie theaters, and train stations to make orders and purchases. In many cases, however, these systems are still inaccessible to persons with disabilities. Most of the systems come with a touch screen without any auxiliary devices for persons with disabilities, such as braille [...]

Pregnant Women with Disabilities Pay More Medical Fees than Those Without Disabilities

Pregnant Women with Disabilities Pay More Medical Fees than Those Without Disabilities

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Pregnant women with disabilities bear a higher cost to deliver their children than those without disabilities. Rep. Jin Sun-mee of the ruling Democratic Party reported that a pregnant women with disabilities spent an average of 1.9 million won (US$1,600) for medical treatment, which is more than the cost borne [...]

S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Thursday that it will launch so-called Community Care projects in local communities for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with mental illness, and homeless people over the next two years, led by eight local authorities. The government’s new Community Care initiative refers [...]