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Civilized governments make sure that people with disabilities don't face unfair obstacles. We now accept the duty to provide a level playing field for the disabled minority and the luckier majority. The struggle to protect the rights of those who are deaf or have physical or disabilities has taken a long time. And yet even now minorities are not always …

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Need Stressed to Establish Rehab Centres for Trauma, Disable Patients

KARACHI: Renowned rehabilitation expert Dr Iqbal Jafri has said that stroke was the leading cause of death and disabilities in the world including Pakistan but unfortunately, no concrete data of stroke-related disabilities and deaths was available with the government authorities and physicians in Pakistan. This he said while addressing the concluding session of 2nd neuro-rehabilitation conference organised by Pakistan Society …

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A Ray of Hope for the Disabled

Social welfare is concerned with the well-being and uplift of the community at large and the vulnerable groups in particular and is the prime responsibility of every state and government. Since the welfare of masses is essential for the national development, therefore no nation or state can ever progress without the well-being of its people. In every society, welfare services …

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Govt to offer interest free loans to special persons Governor

Govt to Offer Interest Free Loans to Special Persons: Governor

Lahore: Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said on Tuesday the government was evolving a plan to provide interest-free loans to special persons with an objective to empower them economically and make them useful citizens of the country. Talking to special persons at the local circuit house, he said that Rs 2 billion had been earmarked for financial assistance of the …

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Rajwana Urges Philanthropists to Share Govt’s Burden

Multan: Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana has stressed on the well-off members of the society and philanthropists to step forward and join hands with the government for lifting health and education sectors. Talking to a delegation of industrialists here at Circuit House on Tuesday, he added that he was striving to set up a trust to offer high quality education …

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Sense India – Making the Dreams Come True for Deafblind !

Sense India and The Leela Palace Hotels & Resorts put together an inspiring evening showcasing the immense potential of children with deafblindness through inclusive education. The highlight of the evening was the Premiere of “Hum bhi School Chaley” – a short film on inclusive education. This was aimed at raising awareness about deafblindness in the Indian sub-continent and introduce Sense …

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Mumbai marathon Champions with Disability make their presence felt

Mumbai Marathon: Champions with Disability Make Their Presence Felt

Latest edition of SCMM sees participation of 363 persons with disability — the highest since 2004 when the special category was included. Participants at the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. (Ganesh Shirsekar & Amit Chakravarty ) With more disabled people interested in trying their hands at marathons, the 13th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM), Sunday, recorded participation of 363 …

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Teachers' Strike Hits 600 Kids with Disability

LUDHIANA: Approximately 600 children with disability in the district were left in the lurch as volunteers under inclusive education boycotted classes for not getting salary for the past 10 months. On Thursday, the Association of Inclusive Education had staged a protest at Bharat Nagar Chowk against Punjab Government for not releasing their salary of Rs 4,500 per month. And from …

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Underestimating disability

Underestimating Disability

To address it, we first need to measure it correctly Comparability across 2001 and 2011 becomes difficult because the definition of disability wasn’t identical. Census 2001 asked a question about five types of disability, Census 2011 extended it to eight — to capture “disability” better. On some recent occasions, the prime minister has suggested the use of “divyang”, instead of …

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How Blind Cricket Made an England Star of Hassan Khan

The chance to play visually impaired cricket has transformed Pakistan-born Hassan Khan’s life, on and off the field Hassan Khan batting for England against Australia at Warwick School in 2012. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images THE BLIND BATSMAN: AN INTERVIEW WITH HASSAN KHAN One morning, Hassan Khan woke up blind. Neither he nor his family knew it, and wouldn’t for several …

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Able and Capable ‘Disabled’ 

The gathering that took place at the second floor of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) building at Agargaon on Tuesday was not a usual one. There were stalls and the whole second floor looked like a fair. It was indeed a fair. Upon entering there, the first person that I met was a visually impaired man-one Ataur Rahman. I …

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School of hope

School of Hope 

Shopon was only six years old, when he was assessed and registered as a child with disabilities (CWDs), when he walked through the doors of Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) - a boy who could barely talk and communicate like an average child of his age. Since then, the authorities at BPF have put their heart and soul into providing treatment …

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Nepal Leprosy Hospital Struggling as Fuel Shortage Begins to Bite

Nepal: Leprosy Hospital Struggling as Fuel Shortage Begins to Bite

A hospital in Nepal that has barely emerged from the ravages of last April’s earthquake is struggling to stay open because of the continuing fuel shortage caused by a trade blockade. Operations have been cancelled at Anandaban Leprosy Hospital as have outreach clinics held in remote villages where patients affected by leprosy receive diagnoses, treatment and after-care. Shovakhar Kandel, Nepal …

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Dubai beaches to receive disabled access

Dubai Beaches to Receive Disabled Access

Disability-friendly facilities at beaches and other public areas in Dubai.   Beaches across the emirate of Dubai have been fitted with disability-friendly facilities, signalling the beginning of a process to make all public services accessible to people with disabilities. Beaches across Dubai have been fitted with disability-friendly facilities, according to a senior official of the Environment Department at Dubai Municipality. …

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QRCS Begins Vocational Training in Gaza

Some of the beneficiaries attending vocational training. DOHA: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has undertaken $664,240 (QR2,416,460) vocational training project for people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. The project is implemented through Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC). It is funded by the GCC Programme for the Reconstruction of Gaza and …

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'My Baby Would Always be a Carrier of My Disability'

Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, but, for women with disabilities, knowing there could be serious complications can make it even more daunting. Beth Whitby knew that pregnancy wasn't going to be easy for her. She has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - a degenerative disease which causes muscle weakness - so has always known that if she …

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Local Disability Group Calling for Increased Funding from Provincial Candidates

A local disability organization is calling for increased funding from every candidate running, regardless of who eventually wins. REGINA – With the provincial election just over two months away, a local disability organization is calling for increased funding from every candidate running, regardless of who eventually wins. The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition (DISC) is asking for an extra $250 …

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Teen with Cerebral Palsy Plans to Retrace the Path of WWII Soldiers

Wilson High School sophomore Kimberly Ortiz, 16, pictured at the school Jan. 12, was selected to travel to Normandy, France, to study D-Day as part of a National History Day program. (Moriah Balingit/The Washington Post) Veterans often have been a source of inspiration for Kimberly Ortiz. Kimberly, 16, a sophomore at the District’s Woodrow Wilson High School, has cerebral palsy …

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Gynaecologists for women with disabilities

Gynaecologists for Women with Disabilities

The first gynaecological clinic for women with disabilities has opened in Paris, at the Institut mutualiste Montsouris (IMM). The service, which is a first for France, meets the specific needs of patients with disabilities, who are often particularly neglected in sexual health treatment. Only 10 per cent of women with disabilities regularly see a gynaecologist. The project was founded on two main …

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Hawking: Humans at Risk of Lethal 'Own Goal' 

Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, …

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