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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 [...]

South Korea to Enforce Content Quota on TV for the Disabled

South Korea to Enforce Content Quota on TV for the Disabled

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean lawmakers have proposed a bill to require TV networks to dedicate more airtime to programs representing disabled members of society. Criticism over the lack of representation of the disabled on South Korean TV has prompted a number of politicians including Kang Hyo-sang, a member of the Liberty [...]

[Feature] Travel Accessibility for the Handicapped: Nowhere Near Adequate

[Feature] Travel Accessibility for the Handicapped: Nowhere Near Adequate

SEOUL, Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – As the weather gets warmer, people tend to travel more. The urge to go and spend days away from home is common to all regardless of age, gender, and physical state. Still, however, there are many places out there not so friendly to the handicapped including senior citizens [...]