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Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

SEJONG, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Only one-third of people with disabilities had jobs last year, data showed Friday, underscoring the employment challenges facing disabled people. The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for the total population, according to the data from Statistics [...]

AI Speakers to Help Disabled Persons Hail a Cab

AI Speakers to Help Disabled Persons Hail a Cab

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corp. (SFMC) announced on Tuesday that it will be introducing a new taxi hailing service for disabled persons using artificial intelligence (AI) speakers. The hailing service requires Clova, Naver’s AI platform, or LG Uplus’ U+tv. The user can simply ask the AI platform to [...]

Disabled People No Longer Obliged to Disclose Disability to Insurance Companies

Disabled People No Longer Obliged to Disclose Disability to Insurance Companies

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean insurance companies can no longer ask disabled people to disclose their disability before extending coverage, according to financial authorities. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) announced plans on Monday to abolish the obligation for the disabled to reveal disabilities to insurance companies in a move to eradicate discrimination against [...]