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Editorial

Editorial

Throughout history, social progress of physically challenged members of society has been limited by negligence and sympathy. They still are looked down upon as if one limitation would limit all the other means by which they could become productive members of the national workforce. No one knows how many millions of talented powerhouses have been lost from the pages of …

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TV Interview: Business Lunch with M. Mobin Uddin

TV Interview: Business Lunch with M. Mobin Uddin

M. Mobin Uddin- CEO Estanara Group / President of PDPI/ Chairperson of DPI South Asia was invited in TV Interview program namely “Business Lunch” by a local news channel “Business Plus” for an interview. This was basically to aware the world about the Cross Disability Network DPI and to know who efficiently is it working in the region, and to …

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Disabled Persons from Khyber Seek More Jobs

Disabled Persons from Khyber Seek More Jobs

PESHAWAR: Physically challenged persons from tribal Khyber Agency have demanded the provincial government to increase job quota from two to five per cent, and establish rehabilitation and skilled training centres along with provision of better facilities for special persons in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Chairman of Niaz Organisation for the Disabled, Niaz Bahadur, …

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Pakistan’s Anti-Polio Drive

Pakistan’s Anti-Polio Drive

A three-day anti-polio drive is underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, (FATA), Gilgit-Baltistan and 640 union councils of Balochistan. Thousands of teams are taking part in the drive to administer polio drops to millions of children up to five years of age. Moreover, an anti-polio drive has simultaneously been launched in Afghanistan from where polio virus …

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Indian Airlines SpiceJet Gets a Rs 1 Million Fine for Offloading Disabled Passenger

Indian Airlines SpiceJet Gets a Rs 1 Million Fine for Offloading Disabled Passenger

IMAGE: AP PHOTO/ALTAF QADRI In a landmark judgement, India’s Supreme Court has asked budget Indian airlines SpiceJet to pay Rs 1 million ($15,000) in damages to a disabled passenger, who was forcibly offloaded from a flight in 2012. The court said that the deboarding of the flyer, who suffers from cerebral palsy, reflected a “total lack of sensitivity” and “unreasonable …

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Couple with Disability Held for Stealing Phones

Couple with Disability Held for Stealing Phones

Pune: The father of a 23-year-old hearing-and-speech impaired woman has not slept well since Sunday night because it was the first time his daughter was not home. She was spending the night in a police lock-up after being accused of stealing cellphones. The Vishrambaug police on Sunday arrested the third-year BCom student and her 33-year-old speech and hearing impaired friend …

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Disability Certificates to be Valid Across the Country

Disability Certificates to be Valid Across the Country

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. (File Photo) NEW DELHI: Disabilitycertificates issued by state authorities may soon be valid across the country, according to the draft of Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which has been sent to the Prime Minister's Office for consultation. "We have made a new provision in the draft Right of Persons with Disabilities …

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Love in the Time of Disability, the Inclov Way

Love in the Time of Disability, the Inclov Way

tips, making it clear that finding your significant other is not an easy business. Throw in a disability, and dating becomes virtually impossible. Add to that the social realities of India, you can forget about ever finding that special someone. However, 30-year-old Anu Multani refused to settle for a lonely life. Struck with polio at a young age, the gutsy …

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Bengaluru-Based Enable India Builds a Job Portal for the Disabled

Bengaluru-Based Enable India Builds a Job Portal for the Disabled

The platform will host tutorials, courses and training tools  Raksha is hearing-impaired. Six months into her job at a big IT company, she is unable to break the ice with colleagues. She wonders why nobody understands her or how she can include herself better in the team. An NGO in Chhattisgarh wants to begin computer training for those who are …

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Mental Illness India’s Ticking Bomb, Only 1 in 10 Treated: Lancet Study

Mental Illness India’s Ticking Bomb, Only 1 in 10 Treated: Lancet Study

In 2013, 36 million years of healthy life were lost to mental illness in China, and 31 million in India. A new report says the burden of mental illness will increase more rapidly in India than in China over the next 10 years and the two countries account for one third of the global burden of mental illnesses, a figure …

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Train the Disabled to Turn Them Into Resources

Train the Disabled to Turn Them Into Resources

Speakers are seen at a roundtable on creating a disabled-friendly workplace at garment factories, at the Prothom Alo office in the capital yesterday. Photo: Star People with disabilities should be trained in a proper way so that they can become resources for the country, speakers said at a discussion yesterday. “The disabled should be trained as per the requirements of …

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China Marks First Day to Support People with Learning Difficulties

China Marks First Day to Support People with Learning Difficulties

Volunteers walk with intellectually disabled people in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on May 14, 2016. People staged a “walk with snails” activity in Beijing to mark China’s first day to support people with learning difficulties. More than 100 intellectually disabled people, accompanied by volunteers, took a walk outdoors. People across China have taken time to mark the country's …

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Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

The fallout from China’s abolishment of its one-child policy has taken new and unexpected turns in recent weeks. Following protests from parents affected by the 36 year old policy – most by having a single disabled or severely ill child unable to support them in their old age – the government stated that it would increase the monthly subsidy for …

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Toxic Talk: Trying to Lip Read in China

Toxic Talk: Trying to Lip Read in China

There are many challenges to overcome when moving to another country. Laura Gillhespy reveals the sometimes unexpected hurdles she faced as a law intern with a hearing impairment when she moved to China's capital, Beijing. It is common amongst expats to say "bad China day" when everything seems to be going wrong - like high pollution, crowded public transport and …

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High-Level Conference Focuses on How to Make Women's Equality a Reality

High-Level Conference Focuses on How to Make Women's Equality a Reality

At the "A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment" conference at UN Headquarters in New York on 17 May, experts and advocates highlighted solutions to address the existing barriers in advancing equality for women and girls, followed by an evening gala with a performance by Jewel. In her opening remarks, UN Women Deputy Director Lakshmi Puri appealed …

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Bowel Cancer: A Killer Disease 

Bowel Cancer: A Killer Disease 

But one that is preventable, treatable and curable Cancer of the colon and rectum is preventable and if detected early, completely curable, but is causing death, disability and financial ruin in Bangladesh. This is happening because of our failure at spreading awareness, our tendency of becoming a nation of couch potatoes, our distrust in our own health care system and …

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Building Momentum for Wheelchair Users

Building Momentum for Wheelchair Users

Training healthcare workers on appropriate wheelchair management is a leap forward in Bhutan as reported in the May 4th edition of Kuensel, titled “Improving mobility for the disabled”. This week, the wheelchair training programme has concluded, leaving healthcare workers and the disability community better prepared to fit, repair, and maintain wheelchairs for persons with mobility difficulties.  Wheelchair users will have …

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Learning to Live with Motor Neurone Disease

Learning to Live with Motor Neurone Disease

It is a disease which gained much prominence after the famous English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking was assailed by it in the prime of his youth at 21. Stephen Hawking Given just two years to live, he has beaten all medical predictions. He is now 74 years old having lived with this debilitating neurological disease for 53 …

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Focusing on Ability and Disregarding Disability

Focusing on Ability and Disregarding Disability

A special program of the Lend a Hand to a Special Child Foundation enables young people with autism and special needs to serve in the IDF. Every day 23-year-old Amit Milhofer wakes up, puts on her Israel Air Force uniform, and proudly goes to work serving her country. While for most Israeli teens this is the natural next step in …

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A Look Inside The Cerebral Palsy Foundation’s Design for Disability Runway Show

A Look Inside The Cerebral Palsy Foundation’s Design for Disability Runway Show

The models at the Design for Disability event, (from left to right), Jessica De La Rosa, Desiree Ray, and Cara Leibowitz. Fashion continues to be an industry of innovation and change, but when it comes to advancements in design for individuals with disabilities, things have remained relatively stagnant over the past few years. A quick Google image search for adaptive …

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ABC Picks Up Comedy Focusing On Special Needs

ABC Picks Up Comedy Focusing On Special Needs

ABC's "Speechless" stars Mason Cook as Ray, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. (Kevin Foley/ABC) A major television network is set to air a comedy about a family with a child who has special needs. ABC has picked up the 30-minute series “Speechless,” the …

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Motorbike Rider with Disability Says He’s Being Unfairly Blocked from TREO Toll Exemption

Motorbike Rider with Disability Says He’s Being Unfairly Blocked from TREO Toll Exemption

Trish Jewison Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk A Surrey man with a permanent disability says he’s being discriminated against when it comes to exemptions on TREO bridge tolls, because he doesn’t drive a car. “I don’t know why they’re like that. But there is no good reason.” Dave Kennett says he needs …

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