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I must confess I’m always a little clashed on World Autism Awareness Day and throughout the month of April as a light is shone on autism across the world. On the one hand I delight in the extra attention and the focus that autism gets today and throughout April.  It gives me hope that perhaps one day these people will …

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Estanara Group as a Media Partner Participated in Abilitiesme Conference & Exhibition Abu Dhabi 24th To 26th of March 2015

Exhibition and conference on mobility solutions, independent living solutions, assistive technology and rehabilitation solutions ABILITIESme exhibition and conference takes place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event which is entirely dedicated to disabled and elderly persons and their families is aimed at showing mobility and rehabilitation solutions, products and technologies to improve the lives of the persons concerned in …

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The Disabled and the ‘Disabled’ Legislation in Pakistan

Indeed the plight of one’s being disabled gives birth to horrific thoughts in a mentally healthy mind. And to quote rom Jeffery F. Walton, the biggest disability of a man’s face is his attitude. “The learning curve of living with a handicap is a tough one, but I still thank God daily for giving me the opportunity to see things …

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Roadblocks Litter the Path of the ‘Disabled’

VietNamNet Bridge – Since most public infrastructure facilities are designed without the needs of people with disabilities in mind, their difficulties in traversing big city streets, entering buildings and enjoying outdoor recreational areas are magnified. Thankfully, some new initiatives are helping them navigate their home cities with greater ease. Le Huong reports. Increased mobility: A three-wheel motorbike driver (left) from …

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Public Places Made Accessible for PWDs

ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has made accessible a lot of public places for ‘Persons with Disabilities’ (PWDs) under its measures to provide facilities to them. Around 20 schools, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) (Poly Clinic), public parks, food street park, markets, Convention Centre, airport, railways and most of the office buildings …

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UK

Election 2015: Tories Dodge Questions over Disability Benefit Cuts

The prime minister has become the third senior Conservative figure in a week to refuse to say in front of television cameras whether his party plans to tax key disability benefits after the general election. David Cameron was asked by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon in last night’s (2 April) leaders’ debate on ITV how his party planned to find the …

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PM for more Sympathetic to People with Disabilities

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon all to be more sympathetic towards the people with disabilities for flourishing their latent talents as they are the part of the society, “The people with disabilities are a part of our society. They are assets of the society, not burden. They could make a huge contribution to the society by …

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Microsoft will Pilot Program to Hire People with Autism

Microsoft is a company who builds software for everyone including the disabled, and now the company is taking the next step with a new pilot program to hire individuals with Autism. Announced on World Autism Day, Microsoft talked about the new program at the United Nations offices in New York City. The company is teaming up with Specialisterne to trial …

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The 7 Disability Issues Everyone Needs to Know About

Disability rights are about more than awkward looks, ramps, and accessible parking. While these are daily issues for many, there are also major issues of policy, civil rights, and even life and limb that most non-disabled people haven’t even heard of. Most people have no personal reason to know about these issues. But anyone who cares about social justice should …

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Beijing to Introduce 800 More Barrier-Free Cabs in 2015

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will add 800 more barrier-free cabs to its taxi fleet in 2015 to better serve the city's disabled people and those with walking difficulties, transport authorities have announced. The move also marks the first increase of the city's total taxi number in 12 years. Currently, Beijing has 70 barrier-free cabs, a legacy from the …

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World Autism Awareness Day Celebrated at Amity University

The Amity Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (AIRS) conducted a National Workshop on "Best Practices for the Persons with Autism" as part of World Autism Awareness Day celebrations at the Noida-based Amity Campus. World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The main objective of the workshop was to sensitize students, teachers, parents and …

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