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The 25 year old from Chennai has become the first 100 per cent visually-challenged person to be inducted into the Indian Foreign Service. Since the news has been declared, Beno has been very busy giving motivational speeches in various schools and colleges across the city. When asked how is she feeling about her achievement, she said, “I am really thankful …

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This 25-Year-Old Girl From Chennai is the First 100 Per Cent Blind Candidate to Become a Diplomat

This 25-Year-Old Girl From Chennai is the First 100 Per Cent Blind Candidate to Become a Diplomat

A visually impaired woman from Tamil Nadu, who is all set to become the first IFS officer with 100 per cent visual impairment, says she is raring to go around the globe representing India. The 25 -year-old NL Beno Zephine received orders from the Central government last week asking her to report within 60 days. The literature graduate said she …

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Call for Disability Rights to Be Mainstreamed in Post-2015 Development Agenda 01

Call for Disability Rights to Be Mainstreamed in Post-2015 Development Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - "We should remove the ‘dis' and focus on ‘abilities,'" Daniela Bas, director of the Division for Social Policy and Development at the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said at a media event on the rights of persons with disabilities on Friday. A disabled but talented young artist at the Kome School in …

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Living with disability 8.3m Pakistanis suffering from chronic diseases 01

Living with Disability: 8.3m Pakistanis Suffering from Chronic Diseases

ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistanis suffering from different kinds of non-fatal chronic diseases and injuries has increased by 3.3 million. This has turned out to be the leading cause of Years Lived with Disability (YLD) between 1990 and 2013. The number has increased from five million in 1990 to 8.3 million in 2013, as revealed by a systematic analysis for the …

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Artificial leg allows patient to feel 01

Artificial Leg Allows Patient to Feel

Scientists in Austria have created an artificial leg which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their foot. The recipient, Wolfang Rangger, who lost his right leg in 2007, said: "It feels like I have a foot again. It's like a second lease of life." Prof Hubert Egger of the University of Linz, said sensors fitted to the sole …

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Central African Republic People with Disabilities Left Behind 01

Central African Republic: People with Disabilities Left Behind

Hamamatou, a 13-year-old girl polio survivor, was abandoned by her family after their village was attacked by anti-balaka forces in Central African Republic. Her brother attempted to carry her to safety, but grew exhausted, and had to leave her under a tree. When anti-balaka fighters found her two weeks later, Hamamatou described what happened: “The fighters said, ‘we have found …

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Chinese exports fall for a third month 01

Chinese Exports Fall for a Third Month

Exports in China fell for the third month in May, while imports declined for the seventh month Exports in the world's second largest economy, China, fell for a third consecutive month in May, highlighting slowing demand in the country. Exports fell 2.5% from a year ago in dollar denominated terms, and 2.8% in Yuan denominated figures. Both figures were above …

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Dad with Motor Neurone Disease records 400 sentences so his children can remember his voice 01

Dad with Motor Neurone Disease Records 400 Sentences so His Children Can Remember His Voice

Jason Liversidge has created voice bank so daughters Lilly, three, and Poppy, two, don't have to listen to synthetic voice when he loses his speech Planning ahead: Jason's voice will live on A dad-of-two has recorded his voice so his daughters can hear him talk when Motor Neurone Disease robs him of his speech. In an effort to ensure his …

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Hannah Cockroft aims to break her 100m world record 01

Hannah Cockroft Aims to Break Her 100m World Record

Paralympic and world champion Hannah Cockroft is "confident" she can break her third world record as she prepares for October's IPC Athletics World Championships. The 22-year-old wheelchair racer broke her own T34 200m and 400m world records in Arbon, Switzerland last weekend. But her 100m world best, set last year, is next on the Briton's list. "The 100m mark is …

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Disabled Lee Irving killed by bullies, says mother 01

Disabled Lee Irving Killed by Bullies, Says Mother

Lee Irving was a "wonderful young man", his family said The mother of a disabled murder victim said her son had "the mind of an eight-year-old" and was targeted by bullies. The body of Lee Irving was found on grass near Hazeldene Avenue in Fawdon, Newcastle, on Saturday morning. Police described the 24-year-old, from Camperdown, East Denton, as being vulnerable …

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Family fights Disability Services to stay together 01

Family Fights Disability Services to Stay Together

Nathan, Bradley, Merv, Brocke, Helen and Andrew. Nona Westenrieder doesn't want a lot – just a chance to keep her family together. She, along with her sisters and elderly parents, have been locked in a battle with Queensland's Disability Services for the past three years to keep her four brothers in the home they grew up in, with the appropriate support …

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Government cuts ‘could see people with disabilities slide back to the bad old days’ 01

Government Cuts ‘Could See People with Disabilities Slide Back to the Bad Old Days’

Government policies on social care, health and benefits risk sending people with disabilities sliding back to “the bad old days of dependency, isolation and poverty”, a disabled peer has warned. In a Lords debate on the Queen’s speech, Baroness Campbell urged the government to work closely with disabled people – as Tory governments in the 1980s and 1990s had done …

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'Harmful' ESA benefit sanctions double in one year - who's at risk and why 01

'Harmful' ESA Benefit Sanctions Double in One Year - Who's at Risk and Why

The Government's push to get claimants of sickness and disability benefits has been controversial. Now sanctions have soared Benefits officials have nearly doubled sanctions against Brits claiming Employment and Support Allowance in just one year. In 2014, they dished out 75 sanctions for every 1,000 claimants in the ESA work-related activity group. A year earlier, the rate was 40 sanctions …

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ILF closure process is ‘a ridiculous mess’… but Department of Health stays silent 01

ILF Closure Process is ‘a Ridiculous Mess’… but Department of Health Stays Silent

The closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) appears to be in chaos this week, with many ILF-users yet to be told how much support they will be entitled to, just weeks before the fund shuts for good. Disability News Service (DNS) has spoken to 14 ILF-recipients, in an effort to build a picture of how local authorities across England …

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Impact of changes to disability benefit 01

Impact of Changes to Disability Benefit

Women with disabilities protest outside the Department of Work & Pensions against US firm Maximus, which has taken over the work capability tests tests from Atos. Aditya Chakrabortty’s article (people with disabilities have become human collateral in an ideological war, 9 June) is a travesty of the truth. First among a catalogue of inaccuracies is the claim that support made …

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Maths program to help Queensland children with a disability gain employment 01

Maths Program to Help Queensland Children with a Disability Gain Employment

 A Queensland special school is shaking up how to teach mathematics in a bid to reverse poor rates of employment for people with disabilities. Oscar Riondato, 8, has a multitude of health conditions including cerebral palsy, two holes in the heart and epilepsy which have led to a mild intellectual impairment. The Goodna Special School student is taking part in …

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Not a disability but a need Student aces dental studies despite blood disorder 01

Not a Disability but a Need: Student Aces Dental Studies Despite Blood Disorder

Minist­er Taraka­i ensure­s full govern­ment suppor­t to thalas­saemia patien­ts. PESHAWAR: Khyber Medical College put together a seminar to mark International Thalassaemia Day on Friday where a student battling the disorder shared her awe-inspiring story. Twenty-two-year-old Sarah Ihsan is a senior at Peshawar Medical College. Ihsan has thalassaemia major. Yet the disorder has not been able to keep her from gathering numerous …

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Phil Neville's wife Julie slams rape threat Twitter trolls who also abused her disabled daughter 01

Phil Neville's Wife Julie Slams Rape Threat Twitter Trolls Who also Abused Her Disabled Daughter

Mum-of-two Julie says new laws which mean internet trolls can face up to two years in jail do not go far enough GettyTargets: Couple with Isabella and Harvey Phil Neville’s wife has told how the vile Twitter trolls targeting her family with a torrent of abuse has left her feeling terrified. Julie Neville, her former England football star husband and …

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Saudi Arabia guarantees rights of persons with Disabilities 01

Saudi Arabia Guarantees Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In this file photo, Association for children with disabillities celebrate World Disability Day at Palm commercial center in Riyadh. (SPA) JEDDAH: The Kingdom confirmed its national commitment to the development of national systems and processes that will ensure and protect the human rights of people with disabilities. During the current eighth session of the conference of states that are parties …

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More People Living With Disabling Health Issues 01

More People Living with Disabling Health Issues

Longer life is bringing more years of living with disabling health problems, a new study has found. The Global Burden of Disease Study determined that 2.3 billion people - almost a third of the world's inhabitants - live with multiple ailments, many of which contribute to disability but not death. In fact, the average older adult suffers from at least …

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Teenager walks 57 miles while carrying brother with disability to raise awareness for cerebral palsy 01

Teenager Walks 57 Miles While Carrying Brother with Disability to Raise Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

Hunter Gandee, 15, completed the trek through Michigan with brother Braden, eight, strapped to his back the whole way A teenager has completed a 57-mile trek to raise awareness for cerebral palsy - with his eight year-old little brother, who has the condition, strapped to his back. Hunter Gandee, 15, completed the trek through Michigan while Braden, who cannot walk …

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The 'dragons' who want to help disabled people start their own business 01

The 'Dragons' Who Want to Help Disabled People Start Their Own Business

Meet the city financiers who want to help people with disabilities start their own businesses. At a breakfast meeting in the City of London, a group of venture capitalists are making a presentation about a fund with a difference. It's called Kaleidoscope and it's aimed at giving financial backing to disabled entrepreneurs. Kaleidoscope's founder, Hardeep Rai, is a veteran venture …

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Why sorry is the hardest word for the DWP over disability benefit fiasco 01

Why Sorry is the Hardest Word for the DWP Over Disability Benefit Fiasco

The ‘unlawful’ delay of the personal independence payment (Pip) for disabled people is just the latest in a dismal list of benefit reform failures. Don’t expect it to get better or an apology from the contemptuous government department In reappointing Iain Duncan Smith, does the government see no other way ‘to run the UK’s most ambitious, expensive and complex programme …

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Union warns of disability cash shortfall 01

Union Warns of Disability Cash Shortfall

Education advocates are warning of a crisis in disability education. (AAP) The latest report on students with disabilities finds one in six Australian children need extra support at school as teachers warn of a funding shortfall. Education advocates are warning of a crisis in disability education as new data suggests the number of students with special needs has doubled. A …

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