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Let’s start correcting ourselves with the most commonly words used for persons with disabilities, we are using such words in are everyday life without knowing how offensive these can be for the ones living up with one or another disability. A physically disabled person is physically disabled. In this context, it is appropriate to use mobility impaired to signify the …

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Geeta Is Returning Home To India After Being Stranded In Pakistan For A Decade

Geeta is Returning Home to India After Being Stranded in Pakistan for A Decade

NEW DELHI -- Geeta, the Indian girl who has been stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, is finally coming home. The family of the 23-year-old, who has a speech and hearing disability, has been located, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced today. After reaching Lahore by train, Geeta was spotted by the Pakistan Rangers, and then found her way …

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Breaking Barriers: The Boy Who Left His Disability in the Dust

Ali with the principal and faculty of his college in sector H-8. PHOTO: EXPRESS ISLAMABAD:  Disability is often a barrier to leading a full life for many. It can be a hindrance to those wanting to excel, especially in a country where facilities for handicapped or physically challenged people exists merely mark on paper. It is rare to find someone …

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Roads of Bangladesh Highly Unsafe for Pedestrians

WHO study shows pedestrians constitute 32pc of those killed on Bangladesh roads every year M Abul Kalam Azad Thirty-two percent of the people who die on the roads of Bangladesh every year are pedestrians, says a global report on road safety, exposing how deadly the roads are for pedestrians. The pedestrian mortality rate is 10 percent higher than the global …

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ICRC lauds bdnews24.com for ‘making the first-ever disability cricket tournament a success’

ICRC Lauds Bdnews24.com for ‘Making the First-Ever Disability Cricket Tournament a Success’

Deputy Head of the ICRC delegation in Dhaka Boris Kelecevic hands over a crest of appreciation to bdnews24.com Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has lauded bdnews24.com for its role in promoting the cause of physically-challenged people that the recent five-nation Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangladesh sought to highlight. The first-ever international tournament, hosted …

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ULAB, ADD sign MoU to eradicate disability and poverty and to promote sustainable development

ULAB, ADD Sign MoU to Eradicate Disability and Poverty and to Promote Sustainable Development

Memorandum of Understanding between University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Action on Disability and Development (ADD) International Bangladesh was signed on October 12 2015 at ULAB, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Professor Imran Rahman, vice chancellor of ULAB and Shafiqul Islam, country director of ADD International Bangladesh signed the MoU on behalf of the respective party. ULAB is devoted to liberal arts …

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS START MAMMOGRAMS AT 45, NOT 40

American Cancer Society Says Start Mammograms At 45, Not 40

CHICAGO -- The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the trusted group closer to an influential government task force's advice. In new guidelines out Tuesday, the cancer society recommends that most women should begin annual screening for breast cancer at age 45 instead of 40, …

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UN to Probe the UK's Deadly Disability Cuts

UN investigators to determine if the government committed "grave violations" after disabled people ordered back to work. Protesters take part in a 'Disabled People Against Cuts' anti-austerity demonstration in London in July London, United Kingdom - The UK has become the first country in the world to be placed under investigation by the United Nations for violating the human rights of …

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US Dad Honours Daughter with Down Syndrome with Own Comic Strip to Remind us She’s ‘Just Jessica’

Fred Wills Sr has created a cartoon to illustrate the life of his daughter Jessica who was born with Down syndrome. (Facebook/Fred Wills) FTBA A dad in the US whose daughter was born with Down syndrome has found a fun way of sharing her journey, by turning her into a lovable cartoon character. Psychiatric nurse Fred Wills Sr, 59, created Just …

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To celebrate National White Cane Safety Day, here are some little-known facts about the iconic white cane

10 Fascinating Facts About the White Cane

To celebrate National White Cane Safety Day, here are some little-known facts about the iconic white cane October 15 is national White Cane Safety Day, which acknowledges the independence and skill of people with visual impairments who use a white cane to navigate. Tap tap tap. That’s the sound of independence. That’s the sound of people with visual impairments around …

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It's Time for a New Understanding of Disability, Especially in the Arts

Dancers from the United Kingdom's Candoco Dance Company perform a piece called "Let's Talk About Dis" at the Guanajuato State Auditorium during the 43rd edition of the Cervantino International Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. The Candoco Dance Company mixes disabled and non-disabled dancers in many of its choreographies. (AP Photo/Mario Armas) October 2015 marks the 70th anniversary …

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11 Things You May Not Know About Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States and millions worldwide.  It occurs in about 1 out of every 500 Black or African-American births and 1 out of every 36,000 Hispanic-American births.  Let's review some facts about sickle cell disease that you may not know as well as dispel a few common myths about this blood disorder.   1.  Sickle …

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Autism: Researchers Believe Robots Hold the Key to Early Diagnosis, as Well as Teaching Social Skills. What Can They Do that Humans Can’t?

Zeno, the smiling robot that engages with children with autism. Eleanor Tucker Anthony Arceri is seven and has autism. His clothes are covered in sensors, and he is standing in front of Zeno, a smiling, 2ft-tall robot. “What is your favourite food?” Zeno asks Anthony. “Chocolate milk and french fries.” “I love chocolate milk,” Zeno replies. The robot raises its arm, and …

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The Inspirational Doctor Paralyzed from the Waist Who Can Still Perform Surgeries Thanks to Remarkable Stand-up Wheelchair

Ted Rummel, an orthopedic surgeon in O'Fallon, Missouri, was suddenly paralyzed in 2010 when a blood-filled cyst burst in his spine A grueling year of rehabilitation later and Rummel was back at work seeing patients and performing knee, foot, ankle and elbow surgeries from a traditional wheelchair ‘The entire thing has made me phenomenally better with my family,' he says, …

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University-Designed Disabled Surf Board Helps Port Talbot Cerebral Palsy Teen Catch Waves

Kai Lewis rides the waves at Llangennith NEW disabled surfing technology has helped a Port Talbot teenager with cerebral palsy catch his biggest ever wave. Thirteen-year-old surfing fanatic Kai Lewis has hit the waves at Llangennith beach to test out two pioneering surfing products for disabled children, developed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) academics. Working with national …

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Screen Backlash is a Disability Issue

Screen Backlash is a Disability Issue

It seems like hardly a week passes without some pearl-clutching thinkpiece bemoaning how social media is destroying meaningful human interaction. People are looking at their screens instead of making eye contact. We aren’t using our mouths to talk to each other. Instead of telling each other how we feel in detail, we click the “like” button to express approval. We …

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