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According to the available data, the estimated figures pertaining to physically impaired persons include some 275,000 men, 225,000 women and 139,000 children. As many as 334,000 persons are persons with disabilities. Some 125,973 persons are mentally challenged in the country. As many as 85, 254 persons are visually impaired while some 93,869 persons are hearing and/or speech impaired. Officials of …

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Thousands of People with Disabilities are not Registered as Pakistanis

Thousands of persons with disabilities are facing great difficulties in acquiring CNIC cards, despite the passage of the Employment and Rehabilitation Ordinance for the Persons with Disabilities 1981, National Plan of Action 2008 and Disability Concession Card Act 2009. Both of these laws were enacted to provide relief to persons with disabilities and to bring them into the mainstream for social inclusion. According to the …

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ELECTION 2015: Bus Tour Highlights Disabled People’s Voting Power

A five-day bus tour across London has helped raise the profile of disabled people’s potential voting power in next month’s general election. London’s pan-disability disabled people’s organisation, Inclusion London, organised the Operation Disabled Vote tour, in association with local Deaf and disabled people’s organisations across the capital. Operation Disabled Vote is based on the principle that “disabled people have a …

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One of the Country’s Best-Known Disabled Actors is Hoping that Her Own TV Production Company Will Create More Roles for Disabled Performers, and Nurture Talent from the North-East of England.

Kim Tserkezie, from Newcastle, is best-known for her former role as Penny Pocket, who helped run the village shop and cafe in the hugely-successful CBeebies series Balamory. She has also appeared in ITV drama Blind Ambition and in theatre productions, as well as presenting programmes such as From the Edge and Disability Today on BBC2. But for the last four …

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Pressing Issues of the Disabled in 11th Malaysia Plan

Anthony SB Thanasayan is a wheelchair user who is powered by his service dogs who help him stay on top of life. He is president of Malaysia's first and only animal-assisted therapy society called Petpositive. All Malaysians with disabilities urgently need a fixed monthly allowance from the government to help them meet the rising daily cost of living. Those with …

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Voter Registration Reforms Discriminate Against Disabled People

People with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties or dementia may be unable to complete the individual ‘declaration of truth’ registration requires People with cognitive disabilities may struggle to complete the individual registration introduced in place of the ‘head of the household’ registering all voters in the family. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images The government has recently reformed the way we register …

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SA Surgeon Saves Nepalese Woman from Disability

Kathmandu - In a bid to save her own life, Shanti KC plunged from the first floor of her home in the village of Phutung when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal nearly ten days ago. She lay writhing in pain before her husband pulled her to safety and, with two shattered heels, has lain in a Nepali Hospital since her …

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GB Para-Canoeists Top Medal Table at Europeans

Jeanette Chippington has made a successful transition from swimming to canoeing Great Britain's Para-canoeists have won four more golds at the European Sprint Championships in the Czech Republic. Jeanette Chippington and Ian Marsden both retained their titles in the KL1 category while Rob Oliver triumphed in the KL3 event Emma Wiggs finished second in the KL2 race but was promoted …

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‘Omotenashi’ a Facade, Wheelchair-Bound Consultant Says

Toshiya Kakiuchi, president of Mirairo Inc., poses outside the consultancy's Tokyo office on April 15. | SATOKO KAWASAKI Unlike other students who enjoyed full mobility and could easily find jobs as convenience store clerks or waiters, the choices available to Toshiya Kakiuchi, 26, were limited as he sought to finance his studies at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. While juggling his …

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Non-Invasive Technique Allows Amputee to Use Bionic Hand, Powered by His Thoughts

New University of Houston research has demonstrated that an amputee can grasp with a bionic hand, powered only by his thoughts. A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. The technique, demonstrated with a 56-year-old man …

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Stem Cells that Prevent Birth Defect also Repair Facial Injury

Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck victims and other patients recover from disfiguring facial injuries. "This has a lot more implication than what we initially thought," said Yang Chai, a lead researcher on the study at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. "We …

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Intelligent Neuroprostheses Mimic Natural Motor Control

Users can drive this brain-controlled wheelchair reliably and safely over long periods of time thanks to the incorporation of 'shared control' techniques. This wheelchair illustrates the future of intelligent neuroprostheses. Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices …

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When the Bus Driver Called Me ‘The Wheelchair’

Grumble, grumble, grumble. Transportation. It remains one of the biggest obstacles for people with disabilities, especially if you can’t get out of your chair to travel. If you can get into the vehicle at all on public transit, it’s usually in a cramped space that smells like an armpit. Backpacks and pocketbooks swing in my face, and there I am, at …

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Thousands of Nepal Earthquake Survivors May Face Lifelong Disabilities: Aid Workers

NEW DELHI — Thousands of people injured by a devastating earthquake in Nepal could be left with permanent disabilities if they are not treated quickly and given proper care and rehabilitation, aid workers warned on Wednesday. The 7.8 magnitude quake killed more than 5,000 people and injured at least 10,000 when it shook the Kathmandu Valley where the Nepali capital …

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This Student has Carried His Disabled Friend to Class – for the Past Three Years

Xie Xu, standing 1.73 metres tall and weighing 75 kilos, has been voluntarily taking care of his classmate Zhang Chi since Zhang arrived at Daxu High School in Xuzhou Photo: Tencent News The pair’s incredible friendship makes the load seem that little bit lighter This compassionate Chinese high school student has spent the past three years carrying his disabled friend …

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12 Year Old Girl Cares For Disabled Brother for 3 Years

Xu Kaien takes care of her disabled brother who sits on a wheelchair. Xu Kaien, a 12-year-old girl in Grade six in Naxi District, Luzhou City of southwest China's Sichuan Province, whose mother died three years ago, has been looking after her disabled elder brother since her grieving father left their town to work elsewhere. However, she still continues her …

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New Fleet of Specially Retrofitted Vehicles for the Disabled Goes on the Road

SINGAPORE - More people with disabilities can now benefit from kerb-to-kerb transport from their homes to their workplaces or special education schools. A new fleet of 11 specially retrofitted vans was launched by the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) on Saturday. These have hydraulic lifts, which can raise wheelchair users aboard the van, and systems thatput a brake on wheelchairs when …

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Risk of Hearing Loss Increasing: Experts

Increasing exposure to damaging sound levels in recreational areas and the unsafe use of personal audio devices are putting Cambodians, especially teenagers and young adults, at a high risk of hearing loss, health experts said yesterday. In a statement issued on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that at least 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults globally are susceptible …

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People with Arm Paralysis Now Can Use Smartphones

Seoul :- South Korean researchers have developed an app that helps people with arm paralysis use smartphones. The app, named Dowell, can assist those with muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke and other ailments that restrict movement. The app has a user interface that works with a variety of input methods for disabled people, which are known as computer …

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