It was recently announced that The Nippon Foundation in Japan and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, etc. will cooperate to advance the disability policy in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, establishing the graduate program on the administrative service for the persons with disabilities on the Internet in September, 2011.
The kind of graduate program is unusual in the world. It aims at the promotion of the human resources involved in the disability administration in each country in Asia, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
For the lecture through the net, the software developed by the U.S. will be used so that students with disability such as visual or hearing impairment may communicate each other on the Internet. The practical on-the-job training of about 20 percent of the course will be conducted at the research institutions in the partnership.