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Lack of Job Stability, Scarce Retirement Savings Undermine Economic Security for South Korea’s Disabled Workers

Lack of Job Stability, Scarce Retirement Savings Undermine Economic Security for South Korea’s Disabled Workers

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Two out of three employed individuals with disabilities in South Korea are working in precarious, irregular jobs, according to a new government report highlighting the economic vulnerabilities faced by this population. The findings also reveal alarmingly low levels of retirement preparation, even as the nation’s disabled community rapidly ages.  Based [...]

Wheelchair Ramps Mandatory at New or Renovated Cafes and Restaurants

Wheelchair Ramps Mandatory at New or Renovated Cafes and Restaurants

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next month, new or renovated cafes and restaurants with a floor space of more than 50 square meters will be required to have convenience facilities for the disabled installed, including wheelchair ramps. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Tuesday that a partial revision of the enforcement ordinance [...]

New Regulations Mean Better Movie Theater Evacuation Videos for the Disabled

New Regulations Mean Better Movie Theater Evacuation Videos for the Disabled

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — In the future, evacuation guidance videos for the disabled will also be provided in movie theaters before the movie starts. In the wake of the revision of the revised enforcement rules, the National Fire Agency (NFA) said Wednesday that movie theaters that have newly opened or undergone renovations with [...]

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

SEJONG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of stenographers and sign language interpreters helping disabled college students will increase. In addition, they will be given better treatment. The Ministry of Education announced Tuesday a plan to promote education and welfare support for disabled college students. The number of disabled college students is on the rise, from [...]

Seoul City Facilitates Donation Procedure Upon Death for Unaffiliated Persons

Seoul City Facilitates Donation Procedure Upon Death for Unaffiliated Persons

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is helping the disabled to return their wealth to society after passing away, regardless of how small the amount is. The Seoul Social Welfare Public Interest Law Center, affiliated with the Seoul Welfare Foundation, KEB Hana Bank and the Korea Federation of Centers for Independent [...]

4D Theater Highlights Campaign to Increase Awareness of Disabilities

4D Theater Highlights Campaign to Increase Awareness of Disabilities

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Campaign to Increase the Awareness of the Disabled through Culture” that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) jointly conducted with Lotte Cultureworks Co., the retail giant Lotte Group’s cinema affiliate, is drawing attention. Some 70 ordinary citizens who visited Lotte Cinema Cheongnyangni Branch in Seoul participated [...]

AR and VR to Help with Job Training for the Disabled

AR and VR to Help with Job Training for the Disabled

DAEJEON, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers will use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to support job training and employment for the those with developmental disabilities. According to the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute on Monday, the research team led by the Creative Contents Research Division has begun developing virtual [...]