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Editorial

Editorial

It is really so refreshing to see an initiative by the “Diamonds” by diamonds I mean the toughest stone which is the hardest and toughest among all. It never breaks down though it can break apart many, a folk used this word referring to his fellow participants with SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) Forum at its first introductory meeting arranged by …

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ISLAMABAD:

ISLAMABAD:

US Counsellor for Public Affairs, Christina Tomlinson, joined the members of the National Assembly and non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives on Thursday to celebrate the achievements of Pakistani women with disabilities. At the Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) conference, she emphasised on the importance of supporting the rights of women with disabilities, so they can fully participate in all aspects of …

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Why is Our Criminal Justice System Punishing a Paranoid Schizophrenic?

Why is Our Criminal Justice System Punishing a Paranoid Schizophrenic?

What purpose will the execution of Imdad Ali serve? PHOTO: TWITTER/GulfTimes_QATAR The mere mention of a crime engages our natural thought process into gauging a punishment for it. Some would just ask what punishment a specific crime entails, some of us would delve into arguing what purpose a particular punishment serves, while others would discuss whether a punishment is adequate or not. We all …

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PM Modi to Distribute Aid, Assistive Devices to Disabled on Birthday

PM Modi to Distribute Aid, Assistive Devices to Disabled on Birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (AP Photo) The scheme of assistance to disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme) is in operation since 1981 with the main objective to provide grants-in-aid to the various implementing agencies Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute aids and assistive devices to the disabled at the Samajik Adikarita Shivir organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with …

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Disabled Women Subject to ‘Stigma and Bias’ as Well as Abuse

Disabled Women Subject to ‘Stigma and Bias’ as Well as Abuse

Image by: Gallo Images/ IStock Women with disabilities are more at risk and experience additional layers of violence‚ according to a study presented at the International Conference for Preventing Violence in Cape Town on Friday. The study – titled Additional Layers of Violence: The Intersections of Gender and Disability in the Violence Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities in South Africa …

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Docs for Early Detection of Hearing Disability in Kids

Docs for Early Detection of Hearing Disability in Kids

Nagpur: Subhashree Mohan (44) had given up hope about her daughter leading a normal life after she was detected with hearing disability when she was 18 months old. Thanks to the paediatrician who diagnosed the disability at an early stage and timely cochlear implant, today Bhagyashree (12) is not only leading a normal life but is also considered a studious student who can sing, …

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How Inclusive is Your Workplace?

How Inclusive is Your Workplace?

Disability inclusion can boost workplace productivity and improve company image  A developed country always takes care of its disabled There are 32 million youths in Bangladesh (15-24 years), and in general, about 10% of any population has some form of disability according to the World Health Organisation. Thus, in Bangladesh, approximately 3.2 million youths may have disabilities. These youths need …

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Disabled Have Poor Access to Health Services: Report

Disabled Have Poor Access to Health Services: Report

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: There is a substantial gap in access to health services among individuals with disability, according to a recent research report. More than 40 percent respondent stated that they did not receive health services even though they needed it, according to a report "Living conditions among people with disability in Nepal: A National Representative Study." The study was carried …

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Nepal Brings Accessible Tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Nepal Brings Accessible Tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar, the celebration seeks to highlight tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing …

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World Tourism Day 2016 to Call for Inclusion of Travellers with Disabilities

World Tourism Day 2016 to Call for Inclusion of Travellers with Disabilities

World Tourism Day 2016 is themed around improving accessibility for persons with disabilities. — AFP-Relaxnews picPARIS, Sept 26 — With nearly a billion people estimated to live with some form of disability, the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is accessible tourism for all. Tomorrow (September 27), the world will be reminded that the planet’s natural beauty and diversity …

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Chronic Sleep Problems Linked to Disability Later in Life

Chronic Sleep Problems Linked to Disability Later in Life

In adults of all ages, chronic sleep problems were linked with a greater risk of trouble with activities of daily living later in life, in a recent study. Although disability rates have been falling, up to one in five seniors have at least one limitation in their ability to perform tasks, the researchers write in the Journal of the American …

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Out of Sight: The Orphanages Where Disabled Children are Abandoned

Out of Sight: The Orphanages Where Disabled Children are Abandoned

 A still from the DRI film in Mexico, showing Leonardo tied to his bed. Photograph: Disability Rights International NGO Disability Rights International has campaigned for institutions to be closed for years but despite progress, there are still shocking instances of abuse A dozen children with cerebral palsy lie on thin mattresses on the floor of a spacious room. A smell …

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Disability and the 'New Normal': Why Australia Needs to Ramp Up Access to Stage and Screen

Disability and the 'New Normal': Why Australia Needs to Ramp Up Access to Stage and Screen

 Chris Vaningen as Dennis and Elias Anton as Danny in the ABC miniseries Barracuda. Photograph: ABC Australia is ‘20 years behind’ in terms of disability-led performance and the fight for real representation is just beginning In the old courthouse in Geelong, 75km south-west of Melbourne, the Back to Back theatre troupe is rehearsing their new play, Lady Eats Apple. Mark Deans …

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Freaks: ‘A Fleeting Glimpse of the Old Weird America’

Freaks: ‘A Fleeting Glimpse of the Old Weird America’

ABC TV’s head of arts, Mandy Chang, responded at the conference that the 18% was “ringing in my ears”; she agreed with and would push for such quotas, saying the ABC’s “doors are open”, but, she admitted, “people don’t like ”. Screen NSW, meanwhile, has launchedScreenability NSW, which includes an internship program and “upcoming” plans for a long-term job placement scheme …

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Volunteer Travel: Experts Raise Concerns Over Unregulated Industry

Volunteer Travel: Experts Raise Concerns Over Unregulated Industry

But in many senses they’re fighting an uphill battle. Institutionalisation is still a development model – and in some countries it even constitutes a method of tourism, or voluntourism – supported by donors and governments. Money is a big problem. There is little or no funding for the services that can prevent family separation or for social care networks. Any funding …

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Brexit Could Trigger Crisis in Care for Older and Disabled People

Brexit Could Trigger Crisis in Care for Older and Disabled People

UK care sector’s reliance on EU workers means they must be given right to remain in any future arrangements, charities say The UK has become increasingly dependent on a European workforce to provide services for its ageing population. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images Social services for older and disabled people face crisis because post-Brexit migration restrictions could cause a massive shortage …

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A Tarn for All – On Foot, By Bicycle and By Mobility Scooter

A Tarn for All – On Foot, By Bicycle and By Mobility Scooter

Tarn Hows, Lake District One of the most popular destinations in the north-west, the tarn is made more accessible by free four-wheeled Tramper buggies available from the National Trust Tarn Hows surrounded by spruce, larch and pine trees with the Fairfield ridge beyond. Photograph: Tony Greenbank Bunches of crimson berries hang heavy from the rowan trees, like knuckledusters punching colour along Tarn …

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Stop Calling Disabled People Superhuman - Just Treat Them as Human

Stop Calling Disabled People Superhuman - Just Treat Them as Human

Disability discrimination is alive and well, especially among UK policymakers, as the end of the Independent Living Fund proves Disabled athletes are seen as ‘superhumans’ while the lives of others are blighted by austerity. Photograph: Bob Martin/AFP/Getty Images Since the London Paralympics, many disabled activists have contrasted the way in which a few elite disabled athletes have been bigged up …

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