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Editorial

Editorial

People with disabilities often have to deal with many misconceptions in society that interfere with their equal rights to live independently in their own communities. Myths are considered attitudinal barriers that are harder to overcome than architectural barriers. Many negative views can also lead to discrimination that is prohibited by law. There are several different types of attitudes that can …

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Disability and Official Apathy Can’t Hinder Abdul Baqi’s Pursuit for Education

Disability and Official Apathy Can’t Hinder Abdul Baqi’s Pursuit for Education

Karachi: As ninth-graders at a government school in Lyari scrambled to their seats with their pens and answer books to give their board exam, 15-year old Abdul Baqi lied on his side at a table, holding a pen with both hands, solving questions as fast as he could, Geo News reported. The severely disabled child had arrived in a pram …

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Life-Altering Accident: Leg Amputation Dents Youth’s Career Goal

Life-Altering Accident: Leg Amputation Dents Youth’s Career Goal

Accident leaves student with unfulfilled dreams, disability . ISLAMABAD: Due to poor implementation of road safety laws, reckless driving as well as crumbling infrastructure, accidents have become common in Pakistan. Driving a vehicle is seen as a routine task for commuters, yet it is one of the most dangerous things one can do. As road accidents cause myriad of fatalities, not …

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Classes Set to Begin for Students with Disabilities

Classes Set to Begin for Students with Disabilities

MULTAN: Classes at a proposed degree college for children with disabilities in the city will commence this academic year, Special Education DEO Farhat Malik said on Tuesday. “The college will cater to 400 children with disabilities,” he said. They will be divided into three categories: students with hearing impairments, students with visual impairments and physically-disabled children. Special needs: Punjab’s free education …

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Supreme Court: 3 Percent Quota for Disabled Must in All Posts

Supreme Court: 3 Percent Quota for Disabled Must in All Posts

The court was ruling on two petitions which challenged this policy in recruitment to state-run Prasar Bharati. S K Rungta, the only visually impaired senior counsel in the country, led the legal challenge. This is the first authoritative judgment that has explicitly directed the government to do away with the distinction and give benefits of reservation to the differently-abled, without …

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India’s Hawking’ Wants to Work for the Disabled

India’s Hawking’ Wants to Work for the Disabled

Dr Akshansh Gupta Unhappy over choiceof venue at NIT JNU scholar Akshansh Gupta was unhappy at the choice of venue for the inaugural function of the competition in NIT. The function was organised in a senate hall located on the first floor on Tuesday. "Since the hall has no ramp or lift, my assistant Mahajan lifted me up to climb …

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Disability Rehabalitation Centres for All Districts

Disability Rehabalitation Centres for All Districts

20 years after passing of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, there is no state policy on disability  Bhubaneswar: The state government has been planning to set up District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRC) in all 30 districts, which will provide various facilities to persons with disabilities. The facilities include creating awareness, healthcare, early intervention, residential care, vocational training and income …

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How Inclusive is Your Workplace? 

How Inclusive is Your Workplace? 

Disability inclusion can boost workplace productivity and improve company image  A developed country always takes care of its disabled   Photo- BIGSTOCK There are 32 million youths in Bangladesh (15-24 years), and in general, about 10% of any population has some form of disability according to the World Health Organisation. Thus, in Bangladesh, approximately 3.2 million youths may have disabilities. These …

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Visually Impaired Demand More Braille Books on Law

Visually Impaired Demand More Braille Books on Law

Manusher Jonno Foundation Executive Director Shaheen Anam hands over Braille editions of 13 laws and policies on the rights of citizens, including those suffering from visual impairment, at a programme organised by the foundation in the capital's Jatiya Press Club yesterday. Photo: Star People of all strata of life should extend their cooperation to the people with disabilities for ensuring …

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Defiant Bangladesh Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr Amid a Wave of Terror Attacks

Defiant Bangladesh Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr Amid a Wave of Terror Attacks

Muslims in Bangladesh are refusing to be rattled by a terror attack near the largest congregation ground hard on the heels of the bloody carnage at a Dhaka cafe. This year, too, tens of millions of Muslims left home early on Thursday for prayer grounds and mosques with the hope that the Eid will bring joy for all and help …

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Child Rights and the Environment – The Need For Action

Child Rights and the Environment – The Need For Action

Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Human Rights Watch appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on child rights and the environment, prior to its Day of General Discussion on the topic. Millions of children around the world suffer violations of their rights …

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Disabled Behind Bars

Disabled Behind Bars

The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America’s Jails and Prisons An inmate in a wheelchair goes through a check point at the California Medical Facility, in Vacaville, California, on April 9, 2008. This report contains a correction. America’s four-decade-long experiment with mass incarceration and overcriminalization is widely recognized as a failure. We lock up a greater share of …

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Photo by Siya Mkhasibe. A 25-year-old black, queer feminist thinker in Johannesburg is making history in a big way. That young South African is Eddie Ndopu, a disability rights activist who recently became the first African with a disability admitted to the University of Oxford. Or as Ndopu puts it: “ the guy on wheels who refuses to rest until every single disabled person in the …

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Local Persons with Disabilities Manufacture Casual Day Wear

Local Persons with Disabilities Manufacture Casual Day Wear

Jamilla Williams, Embroidery machine operator assisting with packaging the items. Photo: SUPPLIED THE Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities in Nelson Mandela Bay is the official manufacturer of 50% of this year’s Casual Day clothing to help raise funds for the campaign. “It is has been a privilege to see people who directly benefit from this massive initiative being the …

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Researchers Identify Genome-Modifying Enzyme Linked to Rett Syndrome

Researchers Identify Genome-Modifying Enzyme Linked to Rett Syndrome

Deletion of the HDAC3 gene in the brains of mice causes cognitive and social impairments consistent with Rett Syndrome. People with Rett Syndrome, a rare and debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder, exhibit many autism-like traits. Now researchers at MIT have identified a protein that plays an important role in the disorder. The researchers have found that disruption of the protein, Histone deacetylase 3 …

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Edmonton Saxophone Player Learns to Walk Again After 25 Years in Wheelchair

Edmonton Saxophone Player Learns to Walk Again After 25 Years in Wheelchair

For years, passersby recognized Quinn Wade with his saxophone and wheelchair. Here he was playing during the Fringe Festival in Edmonton in August 2012. CODIE MCLACHLAN / POSTMEDIA NETWORK He’s the saxophone player in the wheelchair. You’d recognize him if you saw him, busking on Jasper Avenue and nearly every Edmonton festival. Only this year, the wheelchair is missing. “It’s funny. Sometimes people don’t recognize me,” said …

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The Future of Paratransit in D.C.: Finding The Right Price Tag for a Civil Right

The Future of Paratransit in D.C.: Finding The Right Price Tag for a Civil Right

A group of wheelchair users and visually impaired people hold signs and shout "Save Transport DC!" toward Mayor Muriel Bowser at the ribbon-cutting ceremony July 18 at D.C.'s new Department on Disability Services. As smartphone technology offers more and better ways to get around the traffic-clogged, transit-rich Washington region, and as transportation agencies seek cheaper solutions to the unsustainable costs …

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