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Editorial

Editorial

HOW TO CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE Here’s what I reckon we need to do more of as professionals to create more inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities. Encourage people to talk about their disability and celebrate diversity. Ensure that you have facilities (buildings, meeting rooms and toilets) that accommodate for people with disabilities  and only use conference centres that …

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From Equality to Equity

From Equality to Equity

As the world marks the day of persons with disabilities, it is important to build a more inclusive and equitable world for them One in every seven persons is disabled around the globe. “How can he work?” he asked in astonishment. “A completely-visually-impaired person, you say, is serving as a government officer with his simultaneous enrollment in PhD at the …

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Physically Challenged: Photo exhibition Takes on Myths (Pakistan)

Physically Challenged: Photo exhibition Takes on Myths (Pakistan)

A photo exhibition showcased stories of physically challenged people from Pakistan and around South Asia on Monday. The event was organised by the Australian High Commission, together with Pakistan’s National Forum of Women with Disability and CBM Australia. Physically challenged people shared their experiences of living with disability, including the challenges they face, and explored new opportunities for encouraging disability-inclusive …

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Physically Challenged, MENTALLY STRONG

Physically Challenged, MENTALLY STRONG

Sanwar Hossain Visually impaired person helps several hundred challenged people become self-reliant Since his birth, Likhon cannot move any of his limbs on his own. Born in a poor family, the physically challenged man is confined to wheelchair all the time and has to take his mother's help to meet his daily needs. Still, he does not want to be …

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Employ More People with Disabilities

Employ More People with Disabilities

Analysts say at a discussion organised by GIZ in association with the Centre for Disability in Development and The Daily Star Experts take part in a discussion on contributing to inclusive economic growth in the textile sector, at Radisson Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. GIZ organised the event in association with the Centre for Disability in Development and The Daily Star. …

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‘Attitude Towards Disabilities Needs Changing’

‘Attitude Towards Disabilities Needs Changing’

Acceptance and support are all that children with disabilities need in order to grow up and reach their full potential and make their contributions to the society Rajib Dhar 'The government should formulate a guideline for everyone to learn how to act with and around children with disabilities' The collective attitude towards children with disabilities needs to change in Bangladeshi society …

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Law Recognizes Thalassaemia, Sickle Cell Disability

Law Recognizes Thalassaemia, Sickle Cell Disability

NAGPUR: After six years of struggle, thalassaemia and sickle cell patients can finally expect to get government benefits enjoyed only by the disabled until now. The Lok Sabha passed the disability bill, which has expanded the scope to cover thalassaemia and sickle cell patients, on Friday. City-based Dr Vinky Rughwani, member of State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), who also heads the Thalassaemia Society …

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Amendment Seeks to Limit Disability Quota Hike

Amendment Seeks to Limit Disability Quota Hike

Job quota down from 5% in original proposal to 4%; acid attack, Parkinson’s cases added to disability list. The government is set to introduce an amendment to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which will effectively reduce the to-be-hiked reservation in government jobs from the proposed five per cent to four per cent. The original bill, introduced in …

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New Bill Gives India’s 70 Million Disabled Reasons to Smile

New Bill Gives India’s 70 Million Disabled Reasons to Smile

Disabled people during the solidarity rally to appeal to the Parliamentarians to set aside all their differences and pass the Rights of persons with Disabilities Bill in New Delhi on December 13 (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO) It was a rare display of bipartisan conduct by the Opposition and the government on the last day of the winter session of Parliament. …

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The Amendments to Disability Bill: What They Are, What They Will Do

The Amendments to Disability Bill: What They Are, What They Will Do

A washed-out Parliament session may see one significant bit of business in its last working week. The opposition is likely to allow Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot to move 119 amendments to the 2014 Disabilities Bill. What is the Disability Bill about? The government will bring 119 amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014. The legislation has been …

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Mindset Needs to Change

Mindset Needs to Change

  There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights Dec 7, 2016- Persons with disabilities in Nepal are doubly marginalised, first by poverty and second by social and economic exclusion. It is not uncommon for disability to be …

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Global Disability Inclusion Conference Begins

Global Disability Inclusion Conference Begins

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A three-day Global Disability Inclusion conference, which brings together global experts and representatives from the disabled people's organisations from over 40 countries, started in Kathmandu from Tuesday.  The conference with the slogan "Include Us! Enabling the right to education for girls, boys and youth with disabilities", marks the second Global Disability Inclusion Conference hosted by global child rights …

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Sirisena Wins International Award for 'Extraordinary' Contribution to Fight Against Kidney Disease

Sirisena Wins International Award for 'Extraordinary' Contribution to Fight Against Kidney Disease

COLOMBO: The International Society of Nephrologists (ISN) has conferred on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena an award for his “extraordinary contribution” to the fight against Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). The award was given by the ISN President, Prof.Adeera Levin, at a function held here on Monday, to launch the ISN-Gardiner Fund (ISN-GF) meant to fight CKDu in …

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Deepa Malik, Geeta Tandon Felicitated by Reebok with Kangana Cheering for Them

Deepa Malik, Geeta Tandon Felicitated by Reebok with Kangana Cheering for Them

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) It was a night dedicated to women from different walks of life at Reebok's first FITTOFIGHT Awards held here on Friday night, where India's first female Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik, Bollywood stuntwoman Geeta Tandon along with many others were felicitated. Bollywood actress and brand ambassador of the fitness brand Kangana Ranaut inaugurated the ceremony and …

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Ability within Disability

Ability within Disability

Health in human existence is the supreme wealth. Money alone cannot make a person healthy and happy. On the contrary, a healthy person always maintains a state of bliss and happiness, including a healthy mental state. Whenever the term ‘disabled’ is mentioned, it becomes the general perception that one is completely crippled or bedridden, and dis-abled are judged as being …

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School Student Disability Survey ‘Fails Credibility Test’

School Student Disability Survey ‘Fails Credibility Test’

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says there’s still a lot of work to do before data can be used as a benchmark for primary funding decisions for students with disability. The first ever collection of “nationally consistent” data on school students with disability shows some 18 per cent have an impairment but the survey “fails a basic credibility test” according to …

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Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream

Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream

Dominika Tamley and her doll "Isebelle" ride the train together in Chicago. Like Dominika, Isebelle has a hearing aid. "She's like a mini-me," Dominika says. Kevin Irvine When Dominika Tamley chose "Isebelle," her American Girl doll, she picked a toy whose hair and eye color matched her own. But the 10-year-old is quick to point out that's not the only …

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Mother Accuses Metro School of Disability Discrimination

Mother Accuses Metro School of Disability Discrimination

PIEDMONT, Okla. - A metro school is being accused of discrimination. Melanie Berry is a proud mother of four kids, one of which is a Piedmont Middle School student who has been diagnosed with ADHD. "He's what's called twice exceptional. He's gifted, but he has a learning disability," Berry said. Because of his disability, she went to school officials and …

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