Singaporean cleaning firm Spic & Span provides career progression opportunities for the disadvantaged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spic & Span is a cleaning firm with a difference, placing social outreach at the core of its operations. The company hires disadvantaged workers that face difficult...

Agoood transforms charity into service that creates value and does good deeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mark Yeh (葉文宏), board director of charity managing company Agoood, believes that, “The best kind of charity creates values and provides services instead of just soli...

Sense Innovation wins APISPA award by meeting needs of children with disabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Sense Innovation has won the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) for providing the latest medical technologies and working with two charities to meet...

Sex offenses by teachers in Taiwan rise eightfold in 10 years: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has seen an eightfold increase in cases of sexual assault committed by teachers in the nation's schools, while sexual harassment cases have risen by 16 times over th...

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others....

Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy says hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" — and they "remain invisible" in ...

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government has apologized to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. Chief...

Court OKs dismantling accessibility system on Venice bridge

ROME (AP) — An Italian court has authorized the city of Venice to dismantle egg-shaped cars and tracks that were designed to make a Grand Canal bridge accessible to people with disabilities and hardly...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calli...

Romanian carers in Italy: 'I miss my family so, so much'

"I am very proud of the work I do," Mariana Turcu says over the phone, passionately. "I enjoy my work. Maybe it's because I don't have my parents anymore; they died young."...

O'Rourke: People with disabilities will help lead campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins...

Della Duck, intrepid space explorer and amputee, comes to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Duck is a brave and resourceful fowl, the sort that refuses to be defeated by a solo crash landing on the moon — even when it costs her a leg. Della, an elus...

How to file your taxes for free

Filing your taxes doesn't have to cost you money. Here are a few of the free options available: IRS FREEFILE Qualified taxpayers can use FreeFile to file their fede...

Where to get tax filing help

It's tough to know all the answers at tax time, particularly in a year with massive tax law changes. Sometimes people need help, but where should they turn? Here are a few options: I...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...