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Editorial

Editorial

People with disabilities are citizens with equal rights and responsibilities. Both as individuals and as a group they are of equal worth as any other. They are entitled to an equitable share of the country’s resources. They have the right to participate in whatever other citizens participate in –whether it could be the same schools, the same workplaces, the same …

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Mumbai Architect Aims to Make Art Accessible to the Visually Impaired. His latest project will be unveiled in Karachi soon.

Mumbai Architect Aims to Make Art Accessible to the Visually Impaired. His latest project will be unveiled in Karachi soon.

It's the first for Pakistan. The Museum and Art Gallery, State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, will unveil a braille handbook in Karachi on August 14. "It's the only museum in Pakistan, which is disabled-friendly," smiles the man behind realising the project, Siddhant Shah. The 26-year-old has completed his masters in heritage management from the Athens University of Economics and Business, …

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Eradicating Polio

Eradicating Polio

Implementation of an effective mobilisation mechanism is strongly needed in order to administer polio drops to vulnerable children The crippling polio virus is no longer an endemic in all countries of the world except in two — Pakistan and Afghanistan — where 13 and six polio cases have been reported this year respectively. Even after achieving considerable reduction in polio …

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Experts for Increased Interaction Between Psychiatry and Neurology

Experts for Increased Interaction Between Psychiatry and Neurology

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY HOSTS LECTURE ON DEMENTIA Rawalpindi The Institute of Psychiatry here at Benazir Bhutto Hospital in town hosted a lecture on ‘Dementia: An Overview & Recent Advances in Management’ with a special emphasise on the need for an increased interaction between psychiatry and neurology. The guest speaker was Consultant Neurologist at Shifa International Hospital Professor Arsalan Ahmad was …

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From Darkness to Little Light, But for How Long?

From Darkness to Little Light, But for How Long?

The victim of a horrible acid attack W.A. Nuwan Prasad who regained 77 per cent of his vision after many an arduous surgery in Chennai makes a plea to you the readers to help him hold on to his sight What you can do: All those generous donors who wish to support this victim to at least hold onto the …

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Now, Stem Cell Treatment to Save Children from Disability

Now, Stem Cell Treatment to Save Children from Disability

Now, stem cell treatment is being used to treat Perthes, a common disease in childrenwhich makes them limp before disabling them with debilitating arthritis. "Use of stem cells for orthopaedic purposes comes under an emerging area of medical science called orthobiologicals. The university has already used stem cells among elders for successful treatment of a condition called avascular necrosis of the femur (thigh) bone. …

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Disability and the Demographic Dividend: Why Skilling Persons with Disabilities is Good for India’s GDP?

Disability and the Demographic Dividend: Why Skilling Persons with Disabilities is Good for India’s GDP?

The National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities launched in 2015 has set a target of skilling 5 lakh persons with disabilities by 2018. Census 2011 data also reveals that of the 13.4 million people with disabilities in India in the employable age group of 15-59 years, 9.9 million were non-workers or marginal workers. Talks of India’s …

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Archana Kochhar Brings Disability Issue on Fashion Ramp

Archana Kochhar Brings Disability Issue on Fashion Ramp

Archana Kochhar showcased her new digital collection Garden of Eve at the grand finale of the fashion week here on Sunday. Archana Kochhar showcased her new digital collection Garden of Eve at the grand finale of the fashion week here on Sunday. Ace designer Archana Kochhar, who promoted global disability inclusion issue at the recently concluded 15th edition of Bangalore …

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Disability is not Inability

Disability is not Inability

JANNATUL FERDOUS IVY, President, Voice and Views, talks to NILIMA JAHAN about her struggles as a disabled woman, and how it helped her become the woman she is today. Jannatul Ferdous Ivy. Photo: Prabir Das Stephen Hawking, the great English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author once said, “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability …

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Disabled Stand on Their Feet

Disabled Stand on Their Feet

Persistent poverty debilitation has plagued many rural areas of the Eastern Province since the end of the civil conflict just over seven years ago. Due to the war and the poor state of the local economy, many residents had received little schooling or skills training. It is therefore a challenge to many people in the East to secure employment that …

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Chasing Equality: The Disabled Bewail Over Inadequacy

Chasing Equality: The Disabled Bewail Over Inadequacy

While Sri Lanka moves to guarantee basic human rights to all, a few people discuss the plight of a group whose rights are still not fully guaranteed in practice: the disabled. A conference was convened at Batticaloa’s Sarvodaya Development Education Centre on Saturday to create awareness of the problems the disabled face each day. Community Business and Technology Developers (CBTD), …

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The Feel of Ireland

The Feel of Ireland

Spanish Arch. — Courtesy: uggclog’s blog To the land of “one hundred thousand welcomes”, to attend the international law summer school for the disabled, where Brexit becomes a concern I sit on a sidewalk in Galway with the Spanish Arch behind me, and a thin, tall 25-year-old Irish girl, Kerry Reynolds, who loves Bernie Sanders, hates Brexiteer politicians and is …

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Disability Hate Leads to Mass Murder in Japan

Disability Hate Leads to Mass Murder in Japan

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, 19 men and women were stabbed to death, and 25 others wounded, in the Tsukui Yamayuri-En centre for disabled people in Sagamihara near Tokyo, Japan. The attacker, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu, worked at Tsukui Yamayuri-En for four years until he was dismissed in February after expressing hateful views about disabled people. It appears that …

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Two States Just Made it Easier for Disabled People to Save

Two States Just Made it Easier for Disabled People to Save

Warren Photography—Getty Images More states will follow soon. Two more states are rolling out programs this week designed to help families and individuals living with disabilities and special needs save money for basic living expenses, as well as health costs and employment training. Following similar programs launched earlier this month in Ohio and Tennessee, Nebraska opened enrollment for its Enable Savings …

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Hong Kong Parents’ Soaring Demand for Learning Disability Tests

Hong Kong Parents’ Soaring Demand for Learning Disability Tests

Experts point to the ‘unrealistic expectations’ of tiger parents, saying there’s no evidence of a rise in number of children with developmental issues Hong Kong’s tiger parents have been warned against having unrealistic expectations amid an alarming rise in the number of children being tested for learning disabilities. Government and private agencies say the number of children taking developmental assessment …

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Disabled Activists Condemn Treatment at Social Work Conference

Disabled Activists Condemn Treatment at Social Work Conference

Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination group says members were subjected to ‘violent suppression’ at opening ceremony in South Korea Ruth Hardy in Seoul Disabled activists have condemned the “violent suppression” they were subjected to when they protested at an international social work conference. The Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) group took to the stage at the opening ceremony of the Social Work and Social …

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Serbia: Children With Disabilities Neglected

Serbia: Children With Disabilities Neglected

Government Should Invest in Community-Based Services  (Belgrade) – Hundreds of Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation in institutions that may lead to stunted intellectual, emotional, and physical development, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Serbian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of children with disabilities, but more should be done to end the routine placement of children …

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7 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With An Invisible Disability

7 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With An Invisible Disability

The word "disability" often has one particular image: the person in the wheelchair. But for those with invisible disabilities, the definition is far broader, and doesn't manifest itself in a way that's obvious to outside observers. Disabled World defines them simply as "disabilities that are not immediately apparent," but notes that under that umbrella term come many different types of disability: chronic pain, …

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