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Unfortunately, Pakistan is still a country where cakes are only the Birthday cakes. While we can see a lot of places in Pakistan getting accessible for Persons with disabilities, but the accessibility criteria remained outdated and very limited. Places which claims to be friendly for pwds are actually just for a limited people who are having a special disability, or …

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Overlooked: ‘Women with Disabilities Neglected’

Around 5m persons with disabilities live in Pakistan. PHOTO: fb.com/AishasyedMna ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has the lowest female labour force participation in South Asia with women with disabilities facing even greater barriers in the cooperate world. This was highlighted by the Director Advocacy and EVAWG alliance, Aurat Foundation Rabeea Hadi at the first South Asia Conference on the Role of Women with Disabilities …

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'Make buildings disabled-friendly, let nation grow'

'Make Buildings Disabled-Friendly, Let Nation Grow'

Victor Pineda Victor Pineda named by US President Obama to the US Access Board, which promotes disability rights through accessible design and development of standards for transportation, built environment, communication and information technology was in India recently. He spoke to Rema Nagarajan about the need for research universities, civil society and the government to work together to bring sustainable change: Why do you …

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How one mom's extraordinary love transforms the short lives of hospice babies

How One Mom's Extraordinary Love Transforms the Short Lives of Hospice Babies

Grieving mom shares her baby's last video, hoping it will save lives Cori Salchert calls the home she shares with her husband, Mark, a "house of hope." A former perinatal bereavement nurse with eight biological children, Salchert began adopting what she calls "hospice babies" —babies with life-limiting or terminal diagnoses — in 2012. Salchert says these babies come from families who find …

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Zika Virus Travel Warnings Spread to Africa and Oceania

Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to eight more countries or territories amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects. On Wednesday, Brazil said the number of babies born with suspected microcephaly or abnormally small heads since October had reached nearly 4,000. The Brazilian authorities believe the increase is caused by an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika …

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Violence against the world's children is epidemic, report shows

Violence Against the World's Children is Epidemic, Report Shows

A new study reveals an epidemic level of violence against children across the globe- including kids here in the U.S. More than one billion children ages two to 17 - over half of the world's kids - experienced violence in the past year, researchers report in the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The problem is equally rampant across both developed and …

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These preventable conditions kill millions of children each year

These Preventable Conditions Kill Millions of Children Each Year

Malaria sickened nearly 200 million people in 2013, killing about 600,000 -- mostly in Africa. Most of the nearly 8 million deaths of children and teens around the world in 2013 were avoidable, a new report says. More than 6 million children younger than 5 lost their lives because of treatable conditions like malaria, diarrhea and respiratory tract infections, according …

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9 Things People with a Rare Disease are Tired of Hearing

People with rare diseases already face a lot of unique challenges — so fielding daily questions from complete strangers can be especially exhausting. We know curious passersby (and even loved ones) often mean well, but we wanted to sort out a few questions that may be better left unasked. The Mighty teamed up with Global Genes, a disease patient advocacy non-profit organization, to ask …

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Man Who Designed Snow Plow For His Wheelchair Is The Picture Of Ingenuity

Man Who Designed Snow Plow for His Wheelchair is the Picture of Ingenuity

We're blown away by him. WEST SPRINGFIELD, Pennsylvania -- For 30-year-old Tim Taylor, pushing snow with his custom-built plow on his motorized wheelchair is not just fun; it's another achievement for this northwest Pennsylvania man, who's constantly looking for ways to adapt life to his disability. "Living here we get quite a bit of snow," Taylor told The Huffington Post. …

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Heartwarming photo shows service dog calming bride before wedding

Heartwarming Photo Shows Service Dog Calming Bride Before Wedding

Less than three years ago, Valerie Parrott could barely leave her house because of a severe panic disorder. On Jan. 9, Parrott faced a situation that would induce anxiety in any woman when she prepared to walk down the aisle at her wedding. Despite being the center of attention in a church full of people, Parrott was able to enjoy …

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U.S. probe into Georgia special ed program could have national impact

U.S. Probe into Georgia Special ED Program Could Have National Impact

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in June. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) The Justice Department has accused Georgia of segregating thousands of students with behavior-related disabilities, shunting them into a program that denies them access to their non-disabled peers and to extracurricular activities and other basic amenities, including gymnasiums, libraries and appropriately certified teachers. The department’s years-long inquiry into Georgia’s programs, and the pressure …

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United Airlines was fined US$2.75 million by the U.S

United Airlines Was Fined US$2.75 Million by the U.S. Transportation Department for Violating Rules Governing Tarmac Delays and the Assistance of Passengers with Disabilities, the Agency said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON: United Airlines was fined US$2.75 million by the U.S. Transportation Department for violating rules governing tarmac delays and the assistance of passengers with disabilities, the agency said on Thursday. The department said in a statement that United, the second-largest U.S. carrier, at times did not return wheelchairs to customers promptly or give them adequate help moving through five of …

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