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Editorial

Editorial

We are living up in 2017, where rocket science is even not considered any rocket science. Things are moving ahead in a direction where people are almost getting dependent on Technology in general, but unfortunately the person with disabilities are not really counted among this “general” the way it really has to be. Pakistan is counted among developing countries, and …

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Cricket Beyond Boundaries

Cricket Beyond Boundaries

Played on a normal cricket pitch with 11 players on each side, blind cricket has been in action since 1922. But few have followed it or even know it exists. Away from the glamour and glitz, cricket is played by those less abled and less privileged than their idols. Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of …

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All KMC Offices to Have Disability Access Ramps, says Waseem Akhtar

All KMC Offices to Have Disability Access Ramps, says Waseem Akhtar

Mayor says private organisations will also be pushed to ensure better access facilities  Wheelchair access ramps will be installed at the head office of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and the authority's various other offices in the city, while private organisations will also be pushed to ensure this facility is provided at every building, said Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on …

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Rape, Torture Victim is Mentally Retarded, Reveals Probe

Rape, Torture Victim is Mentally Retarded, Reveals Probe

After taking suo moto notice of the rape and torture of a six-year-old girl in Karachi by CJP Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday, an investigation was carried out which initially revealed that the minor was mentally disabled, Pakistan Today has learnt. Chief investigator SSP Rao Anwar claimed that the suspect had chosen the victim for bad motive because of the …

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Like a Pro: 16-Year-Old Pakistani Amputee Can Ski On One Leg

Like a Pro: 16-Year-Old Pakistani Amputee Can Ski On One Leg

DENVER, COLORADO: A 16-year-old Pakistani amputee girl who lost a leg of hers in the 2005 devastating earthquake, does not let the setback get to her. Referred to as the 'world's most unlikely skier', Insha Afsar can ski like a pro with and on one leg. Insha Afsar is one resilient being and that comes to the fore as she …

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Focus on IT is Need of Hour: Mamnoon

Focus on IT is Need of Hour: Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that focus on Information Technology for the stability of the national economy was need of the hour to inform the young generation about modern learning and research trends. The President stated this while speaking at Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 ceremony for persons with disability here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts. The …

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Budget 2017: Where is the Money to Implement the Disabilities Act?

Budget 2017: Where is the Money to Implement the Disabilities Act?

Despite having passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016, the Budget allocated only about 0.0039% of the GDP for the differently abled. The Budget this year has hardly set aside any money for the rights of persons with disability. Representational image. Credit: Nikolas Morberg/ Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 Persons with disabilities and their families had many hopes resting on the Budget …

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Govt Guidelines for Disabled During National Anthem: Maintain Maximum Alertness Physically

Govt Guidelines for Disabled During National Anthem: Maintain Maximum Alertness Physically

Representative photo. The Union home ministry has come out with guidelines to be followed by differently abled when the national anthem is being played in theatres.(Sanchir Khanna / HT File ) The Union home ministry has issued guidelines on how people with disabilities can show respect when the national anthem is being played in movie halls or public functions, saying they …

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Accessibility for the People with Physical Disabilities

Accessibility for the People with Physical Disabilities

The definition of accessibility refers to the abilities and opportunities to reach desired goods, services, activities and destinations. To add, accessibility must comply with barrier-free environment which means environment designed to be free of obstacles. It is friendly towards people who are physically disabled requiring the use of wheelchairs and prosthetics. In addition to that, the UN accepts the concise …

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Bangladeshi Teen Being Deported from Australia for Disability

Bangladeshi Teen Being Deported from Australia for Disability

Sumaya Bhuiyan in the middle. Photo: SBSSumaya Bhuiyan, a 16-year-old teenager with autistic spectrum disorder, could be deported from Australia as soon as Friday, reports SBS Australia. The family’s application for permanent residency was rejected when Sumaya failed a mandatory health check - an element of the process designed to avoid Australian taxpayers footing the bill for expensive medical procedures. …

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ENSURING RIGHTS Of the Women with Disability

ENSURING RIGHTS Of the Women with Disability

The rights of women with disabilities (WWD) are one of most ignored issues in Bangladesh. Women with disabilities are deprived of rights and privileges because of the existing social attitude towards them. Approximately 15 million people suffer from various disabilities, but still it is regrettable that such huge population is suffering each and every day due to improper care and …

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HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

Deputy Proprietor Ajaya Giri of JMT Automobiles handing over education materials to physically challenged Hom Maya Gurung at Saraswati High School, in Thaprek VDC, Tanahun, on Monday, January 16, 2017. Photo: THT A dramatic "firehose" stream of molten lava contin... Damauli A physically challenged girl of Thaprek VDC, Tanahun is carried to her school by her two elder brothers every …

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Mainstreaming Disability

Mainstreaming Disability

A man with disability trying to get into the jam-packed microbus. Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons National and international evidence indicates that persons with disabilities live in poor households with limited access to employment, have lower enrollment rates in schools and universities and limited access to social services. Many disability-related supports …

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Disability No Bar for This Avid Mountaineer

Disability No Bar for This Avid Mountaineer

True grit: Azzrulkhan climbing the 2,058 steps of KL Tower using only his hands. PETALING JAYA: Despite being born without legs, Azzrulkhan Hasrullah Matsah is determined to set new climbing records, one hand print at a time. The 25-year-old final year communications student at the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Gombak, scaled Mount Kinabalu last year to become the …

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Leprosy isn’t a Curse… It’s Totally Curable

Leprosy isn’t a Curse… It’s Totally Curable

WORLD Leprosy Day was on January 29  My point of reference for the disease is, I suspect like many, Biblical epic Ben-Hur so I think I’m not alone in being surprised there’s still a need for such an awareness event. “It is really something people in the UK don’t know still exists,” says Rachel Skillen of Lepra, a charity dedicated …

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Google Calls Attention To Disability Rights

Google Calls Attention To Disability Rights

Google's homepage included a doodle honoring the birthday of disability rights activist Ed Roberts on Monday. (Google) A doodle on Google’s homepage is paying homage to a pioneer of the disability rights movement and encouraging visitors to learn about advocacy efforts. The search giant included a sketch of Ed Roberts on google.com Monday, which would have been the activist’s 78th …

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Facebook Video Reminder of Violence Faced by Disabled Americans

Facebook Video Reminder of Violence Faced by Disabled Americans

UpdatDavid M. Perry: To be disabled in America is to be at greater risk of violence General public -- and even many disabled people -- aren't focused on issue of such violence he says David M. Perry is an associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois. He writes regularly at his blog: "How Did We Get Into This Mess?" Follow …

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Self-Driving Cars Could be a Boon for Americans with Disabilities

Self-Driving Cars Could be a Boon for Americans with Disabilities

You might not be thinking about autonomous driving the right way. For some enthusiasts, it represents a potentially joyless future, perhaps offset by convenience and improved safety. For a large number of people – many who don't currently drive – autonomous vehicles are an opportunity for equal access to transportation, a principle of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It's a way for a blind person to get …

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