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Peshawar University’s talented students made an electronic cap for persons with visual impairment. The students in Pakistan are talented and very promising, one of its true example is the Electronic cap made by the Engineering students of Peshawar University. A group of four student of Electronic Engineering department made a helmet for persons with visual impairment, which is named “Cap …

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Pakistan's Assistive Technology 01

Pakistan's Assistive Technology-Electronic Cap

PESHAWAR: Who says Pakistan is at the tail of technology? No, this is incorrect because Pakistan is full of talented people and the latest example of such talent was seen in Peshawar when Pakistani students created electronic cap for blind people. Yes, Pakistani students created electronic cap for blind people and now the blind can walk without any sticks easily. …

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New Disability Liaison On Board At White House 01

New Disability Liaison on Board at White House

Maria Town joined President Barack Obama’s staff this week and will serve as a liaison between the administration and the disability community. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) There is a new staffer at the White House tasked with addressing the needs of the disability community. Maria Town took over this week as an associate director in the White House’s Office of Public …

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A DEVOTED BLACK FATHER IS DENIED THE RIGHT TO PARENT HIS OWN CHILDREN 01

A Devoted Black Father is Denied the Right to Parent His Own Children — Because He is Blind

– Defying sterotypes, then shot down by a biased judge. – Christopher G. Roberts, a blind father, and his children playing in the park. New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — The right of the natural parent to the care and custody of his or her child is considered a fundamental right in the United States. In spite of that, a New …

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Turkey’s disabled demand more awareness 01

Turkey’s Disabled Demand More Awareness

There are over 8 million disabled people in Turkey Turkey’s disabled want their fellow citizens to pay more attention to their problems, prominent figures of the disabled community have said. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - first introduced in 1992 - Turkish associations stress the importance of education in improving the lives of what the UN calls “the …

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Russia Pass Laws to Protect Disability Rights 01

Russia: Pass Laws to Protect Disability Rights

(Moscow) – The Russian State Duma should pass amendments that will protect the rights of people with disabilities. The Duma should also introduce further amendments to protect the rights of people with cognitive disabilities and ensure that the disability rights laws are effectively enforced. The Duma, the lower house of parliament, is scheduled to consider a series of amendments to …

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Foundations of heart regeneration uncovered Outer layer of heart must be healed first 01

Foundations of Heart Regeneration Uncovered: Outer Layer of Heart Must be Healed First

  The outer layer of the zebrafish heart (shown in green) is regenerated rapidly after damage, covering the heart like a wave from the base of one chamber to the tip of the other. Researchers have discovered properties of this mysterious outer layer -- known as the epicardium -- that could help explain the aquarium denizen's remarkable ability to regrow …

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Disabled peer calls on wheelchair-users to demand NHS improvements 01

Disabled Peer Calls on Wheelchair-Users to Demand NHS Improvements

One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes has called on wheelchair-users to back a new push to transform wheelchair services across England. Retired Paralympic legend Baroness Grey-Thompson, now a crossbench peer, said that wheelchair-users had been fighting for more than 30 years for improvements to NHS wheelchair services, and were “really angry and want change”. She said: “Unless you have tried …

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Disabled models take to the catwalk in wheelchairs as Tokyo becomes the latest fashion capital to promote diversity on the runway 01

Disabled Models Take to the Catwalk in Wheelchairs as Tokyo Becomes the Latest Fashion Capital to Promote Diversity on the Runway

Takafumi Tsuruta's label Tenbo showcased at Tokyo fashion week Designer strives to create clothes with handicapped people in mind Called on Paralympic athletes, blind women and ladies with prosthetic limbs Models in wheelchairs, a blind lady and female amputees took to the catwalk at Tokyo fashion week on Wednesday as the Japanese capital became the latest to embrace diversity on …

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Cutting employment support for learning disabled people is a false economy 01

Cutting Employment Support for Learning Disabled People is a False Economy

The number of people with learning disabilities who don’t have a job is on the rise, yet services helping them into work are at risk as councils come under pressure to cut non-statutory support Richard Ward with his mother, Jane. If Richard hadn’t been able to find work with help from The Employment Support Service, he would be claiming benefits. …

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Sri Lanka Enabling Disability Inclusive Local Services in the Eastern Province 01

Sri Lanka: Enabling Disability Inclusive Local Services in the Eastern Province

Disability does not mean inability. People with disabilities like Mr. Cyril Siriwardene, (Member National Council of Persons with disabilities) has proven that they are just as able as others. Its about time policy makers and society at large work together to create inclusive spaces for them to lead a life just like any other person. Sri Lanka: North East Local …

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Iran Woman With No Arms Helps Others to Live With Disability 01

Iran Woman with No Arms Helps Others to Live with Disability

Now 52 years old, the retired Iranian teacher has dedicated herself to helping others with similar disabilities live full and satisfying lives. Her story is one of personal triumph and indomitable spirit. "Each body might have some limitations and deficiencies. But if you have a pure, elevated soul I think the body won't matter," she said. After receiving her primary …

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‘Heartless business’ in a heart care facility 01

‘Heartless Business’ in a Heart Care Facility

Imposition of bed charges in hospital’s general ward is said to be a rare practice in any public sector health facility The charges were imposed without seeking permission from the Board of Management of the institute or any other competent authority.LAHORE: The Jinnah Hospital administration has imposed Rs500 bed charges per day for heart patients in the cardiology department in …

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Back Pain Claims Can be Challenging, But Can be Won 01

Back Pain Claims Can be Challenging, But Can be Won

Cases of back pain, especially involving lower back problems, are some of the most challenging to prove in a Social Security Disability claim. Unfortunately, “objective medical findings” such as x-rays may not fully support a patient’s experience of pain and limited movement. A case of disability based on low back problems is sometimes a clear one – such as a …

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NPC Iran, Special Education Organization plan to better relationships 01

NPC Iran, Special Education Organization Plan to Better Relationships

The two organizations agree to work together to help support disability sport programs Iran won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Iranian National Paralympic Committee (NPC) President Khosravi Vafa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with I.R. Iran Special Education Organization Chairman to better the future relationships between the two organizations. In a meeting this month (April) in Tehran, Iran, that …

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DWP told to publish ESA deaths report, after two-year delay 01

DWP Told to Publish ESA Deaths Report, After Two-Year Delay

The information watchdog has ordered the government to publish hugely controversial figures that will update the number of people who have died while claiming out-of-work disability benefits. Activists have been calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to publish the figures since November 2012. The ruling came after an appeal by Mike Sivier, a freelance journalist and carer …

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NHS ‘has wasted more than a year’ 01

NHS ‘Has Wasted More than a Year’ on Latest Bid to Improve Wheelchair Services

The NHS has been accused of spending more than a year on its latest bid to improve wheelchair services, while producing nothing but two conferences and a series of working groups. Critics also fear that NHS England’s wheelchair services improvement program has paid lip-service to the views of service-users. They say the process is in danger of becoming the latest …

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Good news for disability in first Andrews Labor Government budget 01

Good News for Disability in First Andrews Labor Government Budget – but More Needs to be Done

The first Andrews Labor Government budget has delivered some new investments for the disability sector, with a boost in funding for new Individual Support Packages (ISPs) and additional funds to cover wage rises in the sector. However, key areas such as the development of new housing options for people with disability have been overlooked. With the roll out of the National …

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