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Each year since 1976, a variety of events are held in many countries. 3rd Dec The international day of Persons with disabilities is used for holding discussions, forums and campaigns relating to disability, and communities are encouraged to organize meeting, talks, and even performances in their local areas. These can range from hosting a musical to a play, with disabled …

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KVTC show at expo centre – Skills & talents of special people lauded

KVTC Show at Expo Centre – Skills & Talents of People with Disabilities Lauded

Karachi: Karachi Vocational Training Centre (KVTC) organized first of its kind `Disability Expo’ at the city’s Expo Centre. The event marked the opening of the disability week to celebrate the international day of disability on Dec 3, 2015. Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Senator Haseeb Khan and Switzerland’s Consul General in Karachi, Emil Wyss, who visited the Expo …

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Disability Equality Training (DET)

One day training on “Disability Equality” organized by SPDA (Special Person Development Association) with the collaboration of U.S education foundation Pakistan (U.S embassy). On 7th November 2015 SPDA (Special Person Development Association) has organized one day training on “Disability Equality “ The training has started with the recitation of Holy Quran .The participants have introduce their selves. There were about …

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INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW: ‘Much Still Needs to be Done’ –Dr Saeed Elahi, Chairman PRCS

Disaster response has improved a little, but that’s about all Dr Saeed Elahi, presently Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), is widely cited as the right man for the right job because he brings the right credentials to the office. His social and humanitarian work profile dates back to his early days as a medical doctor – MBBS …

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Seven women murdered, commit suicide every day, reveals study

Seven Women Murdered, Commit Suicide Every Day, Reveals Study

ISLAMABAD: A study released on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women” has revealed that seven women fall prey to murder, honour killing and suicide every day. The study circle has exposed that five women are kidnapped or abducted per day, three are raped or gang-raped daily and one faces domestic violence every day. The participants were informed that since …

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Helping the disabled

Helping the Disabled: AIOU Opens E-Learning Centre for Visually Impaired

ISLAMABAD: An e-learning accessibility centre for visually-impaired students has started functioning at the national library of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).       A statement issued by the university on Sunday said the centre was the first-ever such facility in the public-sector education system. “This is our humble effort to take care of the handicapped who wish to acquire …

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Pakistan's only paraplegic death-row inmate 'to be executed

Pakistan's Only Paraplegic Death-Row Inmate 'To be Executed'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's only paraplegic death-row inmate will be executed in the coming days at a high-security prison in the industrial city of Faisalabad, his mother and an international rights group said Saturday. Abdul Basit, 43, has been paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair since contracting meningitis in prison in 2010. According to his lawyer and …

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AKU

AKU Hosts Moot on Education – Quality Education Vital for Economic Growth: Experts

Karachi: Quality education and proper teaching methodology are vitally important for economic growth of any country, opined experts at the 10th International Conference held here under the aegis of Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development (IED). “If Pakistan wants to improve people’s lives and boost economic development, then the quality of education and learning is an essential foundation stone …

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Marriage may aid recovery from heart surgery

Marriage May Aid Recovery from Heart Surgery

ISLAMABAD: Married people who have cardiac surgery may feel better after the operation than those who are divorced, separated or widowed, according to new research. In the study, people who were not married — as opposed to never-married — had about a 40 percent greater risk of either dying or developing a new disability during the first two years after the …

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Right side of brain compensates for speech loss after

Right Side of Brain Compensates for Speech Loss After Stroke: Study

ISLAMABAD: Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the US, with loss of speech being one of its many devastating effects. For years, some scientists have claimed the right hemisphere of the brain interferes with speech recovery following stroke in the left hemisphere; but according to a new study. The researcher found that the right side of the brain …

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Two more polio cases reported across Sindh

Two More Polio Cases Reported Across Sindh

KARACHI: Despite the numerous measures taken by Sindh Government in order to eradicate Polio virus from the Province, two more cases were reported from Gadap Town UC-5 and UC-6 on Monday. However, Mudasir son of Khanzada, 22 months old, resident of UC 5 Gadap and both legs are affected. He had not received any of the doses out of 4 whereas, …

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Of invisible Disability, Its Causes and Solutions

Karachi What if Romeo was handicapped and the beautiful Juliet could not see her own beauty due to blindness? Would they still have fallen in love with each other? They would surely have. Disabilities do not end the basic feelings and the primary need for someone in one’s life. To elaborate this observation visually, the British Council in Pakistan made …

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Include people with NDD in decision making

Include People with NDD in Decision Making 

Speakers at a roundtable discussion on the need to include persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) in decision-making in both public and private sectors at the ULAB auditorium in the capital yesterday   Photo- SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN Persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) should be included in decision-making processes in order to get them more involved with the mainstream society, speakers said yesterday. …

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Iran: Giving Disabled People a Chance to Lead a Normal Life

Joint statement International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Iran Red Crescent Society, Tehran. Tehran (ICRC) – Today the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) started the second …

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Sign Language Gets Status of Separate Language in Madhya Pradesh

Besides imparting education in sign language to those pursuing diplomas in education (D. Ed) and bachelor of education (B. Ed), the state will bear the fee of hearing and speech impaired students in professional courses. MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife with Geeta, the hearing andspeech impaired woman who returned from Pakistan recently, at an event in Indore …

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Top Honors for Gurgaon Duo for Championing Cause of Disabled

GURGAON: Two Gurgaon-based individuals have been declared winners of the NCPEDP - Lemon Tree Hotels Helen Keller Awards 2015 for the stellar roles they played in promoting employment opportunities for the disabled. Nitin Goyal, a paraplegic, has been honoured in category 'A' ('Role Model Disabled Person'), which recognises persons who have been active ambassadors to the cause of employment for …

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Bengaluru

B'luru Social Activist Among Winners of Helen Keller Award

New Delhi, DHNS Bengaluru-based social activist Ganesh Shivaram Hegde is among this year’s winner of the prestigious Helen Keller award for promoting employment opportunities among people with disabilities. These awards are given by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment Opportunities for Disabled People (NCPEDP). These awards were constituted in 1999. The NCPEDP has partnered with Lemon Tree Hotels for …

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The Rehabilitation Component is Absolutely Critical. It’s not Only Beneficial; It’s Necessary for the Therapy to Work Right

By: Stephen Badylak, University of Pittsburgh After such an invasive surgery, patients typically rest before starting to work the damaged limb. Three years earlier, for example, after Badylak and his colleagues had used the same kind of pig bladder–derived matrix to treat another wounded Marine, Isaias Hernandez, at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research in Houston, the patient stayed …

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Cellular Rehab

Cellular Rehab

Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic. © WHITNEY SALGADO Ron Strang lay on his back and bent his left leg. “I could feel the difference right away,” recalls the 31-year-old ex-Marine. The day before, Strang had undergone an experimental surgery to help repair a deep gouge in his quadriceps. He’d been …

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Style complements functionality at Shibuya exhibition of aids for disabled

Style Complements Functionality at Shibuya Exhibition of Aids for Disabled

People Design Institute's Shinji Sudo looks at Wheelchair DJ, which has wheels that play music when spun and can be 'scratched' back and forth like a record. | YOSHIAKI MIURA A new design exhibition in Tokyo is aiming to give the public perception of disability a makeover by placing style at the top of the agenda. The exhibition in Shibuya …

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Disability Needs Visibility in India: Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin, who starred in “Margarita With A Straw” , believes that disability needs visibility in our country.  Kalki Koechlin believes that disability needs visibility in our country. Actress Kalki Koechlin, who starred in the Shonali Bose directorial “Margarita With A Straw” in which she plays the role of a girl with cerebral palsy, believes that disability needs visibility in …

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Spark Festival Showcases Creativity Regardless of Disability

It took dying for Paula Timm to understand the value of art in her life. Timm is one of the close to 100 artists featured in the 2015 Spark Disability Art Festival, which kicked off Monday at a quartet of venues across Calgary (ACAD, Studio C at the Burns Building, Loft 112 in the East Village and InDefinite Arts Society …

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Have Skill, Will Work

Concrete actions to offer jobs to youths with disabilities are all doable and possible Simone Galimberti Are persons living with disabilities a burden on society because of the few adaptations that employers and local administrators would have to make in order for them to actively participate in the social and economic life? Nov 29, 2015- Beg is one of the …

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Call for quotas as disabled public servant numbers fall by half in NSW

Call for Quotas as Disabled Public Servant Numbers Fall by Half in NSW

Craig Wallace left a 15-year career with the public service after being moved to a building with no disabled toilet. He is President of People with Disability Australia. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer A plummet in the number of disabled people employed by the NSW government has sparked calls for disability targets modelled on the gender targets used by big corporates and the …

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Heaviest Vehicle Pulled Over 100m by a Wheelchair Team

Each week here on guinnessworldrecords.com, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action. As part of an effort to promote support for people with disabilities and encourage an understanding of disability issues, the annual United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated this week on 3 December. In honour …

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