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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 [...]

Disabled Make Up Smaller Percentage of Workforce at Larger Firms

Disabled Make Up Smaller Percentage of Workforce at Larger Firms

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — After inspecting 27,012 entities in the private sector last year, the Ministry of Employment and Labor revealed the average employment rate (compared to number of full-time workers) for individuals with disabilities was 2.61 percent, and that this figure declined among employers with larger workforces. While employers with 100 to [...]

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

DAEJEON, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Patent applications for high-tech smart gloves are on the rise.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of smart glove patent applications quadrupled over the past five years (2012 to 2016) to an average of 17.8 per year from what was 4.6 patents between 2007 and 2011.  [...]

Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Three new government initiatives will make use of the latest smart devices to help improve the lives of elderly farmers and the disabled.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, in partnership with the local governments of Andong, Jeonju, [...]

Cybathlon 2016 to Feature Korean Iron Man with Leg Paralysis

Cybathlon 2016 to Feature Korean Iron Man with Leg Paralysis

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of researchers from Korea is participating in the 2016 Cybathlon along with 42-year-old Kim Byung-ok, who’ll be featured as the Korean Iron Man. Cybathlon is an international competition for disabled athletes with bionic assistive technology, and will be held for the first time this year in October [...]