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Editorial

Editorial

Our schools, colleges and universities should be such where a student with disability is able to study with dignity and comfort. And, even in the case of some children where any extra attention is required, it should be within what is labelled as a “normal” setting! So that even if they are not in the same classroom together, at least …

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One Woman and 17 Men: When Will We Have Equal Representation at the UN?

One Woman and 17 Men: When Will We Have Equal Representation at the UN?

 More girls with disabilities should get the opportunity to go to school Photograph: Pater Caton/Sightsavers No women were elected to the UN committee on the rights of people with disabilities at the last election. We need a voice to fight double discrimination Women with disabilities face multiple forms of discrimination at all levels of society and throughout their lifetime. Last …

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Remedial Centre for Disabled Children Inaugurated

Remedial Centre for Disabled Children Inaugurated

Karachi—The inaugural ceremony of Prof. Dr. Azhar Rizvi Remedial Center at Faculty of Education, University of Karachi, was held at the Campus on Friday. Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser was the chief guest while Vice President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Waseem Wohra, was also present on the occasion. The Dean …

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Disability – It’s Much More Than a Wheelchair

Disability – It’s Much More Than a Wheelchair

No one’s perfect! Whenever we hear the word ‘disable’ the first thought that comes to our mind is someone sitting on a wheelchair. Disabled people are also known as special persons. In Pakistan, many disabled live in Punjab Rural areas in Punjab have 66 per cent disabled population. According to a survey, 28 per cent are literate disabled people and …

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Blindness is no Obstacle for this Currency Trader in Mumbai

Blindness is no Obstacle for this Currency Trader in Mumbai

India has the most blind people in the world, but little opportunity. Feeling his way with a white cane, Vishal Agrawal, 29, reaches his foreign exchange trading desk on the fifth floor of Standard Chartered Plc’s office in Mumbai’s business district each day by 8:00 a.m. While his eight other colleagues watch blinking screens to make trades, Agrawal listens to …

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Disability of Witness Does Not Affect Credibility: HC

Disability of Witness Does Not Affect Credibility: HC

New Delhi, Courts must take due care when a differently-abled person who may have a limited vocabulary is being cross-examined and should protect such witnesses from being unfairly dealt with, the Delhi High Court has said. The disability of such a witness does not affect his or her credibility, the High Court said, stressing it was the duty of a judge to …

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Redefining Disability

Redefining Disability

Disability has always been my least favorite word in the English language. It’s the word that catches in my throat and forces my pen to pause midthought. I can easily apply this term of difference, of alienation to others. As a human-rights advocate, I routinely argue that someone has a right to protection on the basis of disability. Phrases like …

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The Rebound

The Rebound

Gopen Rai Uplifting the status of people with disabilities through sports WHEELING TO LIFE: A match between Wheelchair Sports Association and Bodhisattvas in Action, at the Army Physical Training and Sports Centre hall in Lagankhel. The Army Physical Training and Sports Centre hall in Lagankhel echoed with the skidding of wheelchairs and thumping of a basketball. With onlookers cheering and …

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Man Overcomes Disability, Rides for Quake Victims

Man Overcomes Disability, Rides for Quake Victims

MAN WITH A MISSION: Artur Brito, who has a prosthetic limb, rode 13,500 km from Portugal to raise funds for earthquake victims of Nepal. Photo: THT Kathmandu Artur Brito is on a special mission to spread love and goodwill and to champion the cause of humanity. What makes Artur special is that despite life not dealing him the best cards, …

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A Fair Chance for Every Child - a Look at What it Means to be Young in 2016

A Fair Chance for Every Child - a Look at What it Means to be Young in 2016

Deprivation in childhood touches every area of children's lives, compromising their health, safety and education. Every child is born with the inherent right to a healthy start in life, an education and a safe, secure childhood. Yet, millions of children worldwide are denied their rights  - depriving them of the opportunities they need to grow up healthy and strong. Investing in …

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Sex Abusers Targeting Children with Disabilities Escape Punishment: Royal Commission

Sex Abusers Targeting Children with Disabilities Escape Punishment: Royal Commission

Children with disability are at higher risk of being sexually abused. Photo: Getty Images Paedophiles who target children with disabilities escape punishment because authorities view the victims as incompetent or unreliable, a royal commission has heard. A woman whose teenage daughter allegedly suffered a horrific assault at a school for children with intellectual disabilities in Sydney's south west told a public …

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Can I Get Mortgage Insurance If I’m on Long-Term Disability?

Can I Get Mortgage Insurance If I’m on Long-Term Disability?

Wants to protect her future self Q: I just went on long-term disability but I’m worried. I didn’t get mortgage insurance, can I still get this type of insurance? — D. Evans, Ontario  Steve Garganis, mortgage broker and editor of CanadaMortgageNews.ca: The answer is probably not.  However, to be sure, check with your insurance provider. Sadly, your situation is another …

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Low Heart Risk in Middle Age Tied to Less Disability in Later Years

Low Heart Risk in Middle Age Tied to Less Disability in Later Years

People with few or no heart disease risk factors when they're in their 40s are less likely to have trouble with activities of daily living in old age, a recent study suggests. Some of the strategies used to prevent heart problems, like eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, might also help prevent disability later on, the study team …

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Startup Aims to Transform the Lives of the Disabled with Assistive, Open-Source Tech

Startup Aims to Transform the Lives of the Disabled with Assistive, Open-Source Tech

A small Brooklyn-based team is looking to solve the real-world challenges for those with disabilities. Furenexo today debuted a wearable device, and it is encouraging developers to get involved and help create affordable solutions. Furenexo (a combination of the Japanese word “to touch” and the Spanish word “connection”) will use advancements in machine learning and sensory technology to develop devices that …

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Don't Bother Learning Guitar: This Mechanical Contraption Does the Hard Work for You

Don't Bother Learning Guitar: This Mechanical Contraption Does the Hard Work for You

Chordelia plays whole chords so you don't have to Learning guitar is hard. It's something the most fleet-fingered of pros would admit, but you have to get through the burning callous pain and claw-like chord shapes to play even the most basic of strumalongs. Unless you clamp a Chordelia onto your guitar, that is. Rather than give up, YouTuber WayOutWest …

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Air Pollution Among Leading Risk Factors for Stroke

Air Pollution Among Leading Risk Factors for Stroke

About 90% of global stroke burden can be linked to modifiable risk factors. Air pollution is a leading global risk factor for stroke, according to a study published in Lancet Neurology. Valery L Feigin, MD, National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences, faculty of Health and Environmental Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and colleagues, conducted an analysis of data …

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On Holiday, Never Mind the Wheelchair, Get as Far Away as Possible

On Holiday, Never Mind the Wheelchair, Get as Far Away as Possible

Hello Sara, my name is Elisa, I have a disability and I’m in a wheelchair. With help I can take a few steps and, with some effort, I can even get up a few steps. I have three weeks of holiday but haven’t decided where to go yet. I don’t want a cultural city break. I’d prefer to be closer to …

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How to Adapt to Life After Disability

How to Adapt to Life After Disability

Over the past 30 years, I have evaluated approximately 1,000 cases per year for the Michigan Disability Determination Service. These cases are of individuals who have applied for Social Security Disability Benefits because a mental disorder prevents them from working. Often the presenting problems also entail alleged medical problems and physical limitations. The physical limitations may have come from a …

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