Sports and Recreation Helps Physically Disabled Youth

Sports and recreation helps physically disabled youth with gross motor skills, socializing and communication with others and improves health and well being. Physically disabled youth suffer from a lack of low self-esteem and confidence – and sports helps them mature emotionally and socially. Gross motor skills are the ability to control movements that require large […]

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Mainstream Tech for Blind and Partially Sighted

Mainstream tech for blind and partially sighted is available in the smartphones and laptops we use every day. Deep inside an iPhone are many functions that we don’t notice – these functions are designed for blind and partially sighted users, but broadly valuable to others too. The accessibility controls make the letters bold, bright and […]

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Problems That Blind People Face

Technology for the disabled has made many advances over the past few years and have helped many gain an education, career and social life. Technology for the disabled has given blind people independence and freedom to enjoy life just like sighted people. Problems that blind people face are many. To have eyesight is indeed a […]

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Computer lessons for Blind Students – Earns Degree

Computer lessons for blind students a reality. Blind Student Earns his degree in computer science last year. Cape town student, Rynhardt Kruger is at ease on his smartphone. Although blind, he is an inspiration to many blind students who want to study computer science.  Kruger is the first blind student to earn his honors and […]

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Echolocator Will Help Blind People

Echolocator will help blind people. A study confirms that blind people can identify objects accurately through listening to echoes of mouth clicks – altering the clicking pattern dependent on location of an object. Most who are born blind have increased sensitivity to the sounds of their surroundings – using the echoes that bounce off objects, […]

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Audio Description Technology Helps Blind Enjoy Movies

Audio Description (AD) technology helps the blind enjoy movies. Being visually impaired or blind changes many things in a person’s quality of life. Things like watching movies at a cinema aren’t enjoyable.  Going to the movies can be challenging. Audio Description AD is often used by blind people – it’s like a narrator telling a […]

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Google Android App to Guide The Blind

Google Android App to guide the blind around. Google has been working on and improving Artificial Intelligence and computer vision for quiet some time and are brilliant at identifying objects.  Lookout is designed to work with Google Pixel phones, worn around the neck with rear camera facing outwards to guide the blind. It has text, […]

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Assistive Technology AT Mapping project bridges

Assistive Technology AT Mapping project bridges gap in South Africa. The information Mapping Project “AT-Info-Map” is being implemented by SAFOD (The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled) in partnership with the University of Washington, Dimagi and African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability (AfriNEAD) has begun.  This innovative project is aimed at capturing, organizing and mapping […]

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Smart Glasses For the Blind

Smart glasses for the blind is now being developed by Japanese company. These smart glasses for the blind, converts words into voice – very beneficial for those who are dyslexic or have difficulty reading as seen on SoraNews24. The glasses have been listed on Japan’s version of Kickstarter called “Campfire” to raise funds of $93,000 […]

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3 Top Assistive Tools and Technology for Blind and Disabled

3 top assistive technology tools and technology for blind and disabled. Disability can be anything from physical to psychological. Most disabilities prevent an individual from living a normal life.  Not all disabilities have a solution, but technology for blind and disabled can give them a life just like anyone else. Some tools help with communicating, […]

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Ford Has idea To Help Blind “See”

Ford has idea to help blind “see” the outside view. Ford announced a prototype for visually impaired technology that enables blind passengers to “feel” the outside view. A video was released this week showcasing the visually impaired technology.  A camera is attached to the cars window and takes photos of the outside view. The images […]

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Benefits of Computer Training for the Blind

Benefits of computer training for the blind are many. One such student from India loves chatting with his friends through social media. Balram Panta of Sisaiya was visually impaired from birth. Now he is able to stay in touch with friends and family and work from his home computer after attending computer training for the […]

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Computers For Blind Or Visually Impaired

Computers for blind or visually impaired takes away the anxiety that comes from not being able to email family, read website and documents, use computer for work. Vision loss affects the way a computer is accessed, but now computers for the blind or visually impaired is becoming more accessible and affordable.  Computers have evolved in […]

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Animals That Help The Disabled

Animals that help the disabled are normally only associated with guide dogs. When the use of dogs for other types of help such as those with gearing impairments and even pulling wheelchairs became common after 1990 Americans with disabilities act was passed. Obviously some controversy came with it. The controversy was amplified due to other […]

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People With Visual Impairment Can’t Afford Assistive Devices

People with visual impairment can’t afford assistive devices that would help then independently find work and fit into society. At the South African National Council for the Blind – Marlene Swanepoel of Optima College took the Pretoria News on a tour. The college caters for people born blind or those who have become visually impaired […]

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Latest Assistive Technology will be Showcased at Naidex 2018

Latest Assistive technology will be showcased at Naidex 2018. There will be two floors with 300 top suppliers , 200 spokesperson, masterclasses, 1-2-1 advice, hundreds of live demos and network opportunities.  The latest Assistive technology is the main focus at Naidex. This is an area of major progress – redefining independent living. An immeasurable range […]

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The 4 Minute Cataract Surgery

The 4 minute cataract surgery attracted many people with blindness to Bisidimo Hospital in Eastern Ethiopia.  There is a mass cataract surgery campaign by The Himalayan Project held at the compound – that was a leper colony. For one week there are seven operating tables set up in four operating rooms and they offering free […]

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Teaching Physically Disabled Students

Teaching physically disabled students comes with creating an inclusive environment and class room. Teachers and educators should have knowledge of physical impairments such as: How to assist Various teaching strategies Necessary accommodations Modifications In order to create a suitable learning environment for teaching students with physical disabilities – there are necessary accommodations needed. This is […]

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Calling people “blind” is old fashioned

Calling people “blind” is old fashioned, according to a charity organisation fundraiser manager – Laura Howdill. Many would wonder what to call people with vision, hearing and physical disabilities. It’s OK to refer to a person as being “blind” but it’s far better to say “a person who is blind” or a “blind person”. Organisations […]

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Input And Output Devices For Physically Disabled People

Input and output devices for physically disabled people need to be in a convenient setting. These devices would need to be close by. Joysticks – that you see used for computer games can be beneficial output devices for physically disabled people. These can be used instead of as mouse. Trackballs that are similar to a […]

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Physically Disabled Person Could Win Miss England

A physically disabled person, teenager Megan Reeve who has cerebral Palsy could win Miss England.  Megan Reeve, 16 was bullied in school and called names such as “penguin” and “dinosaur” – but was recently crowned Miss Rugby.  She was savagely attacked by former school mates who lured her from her house one day.  The hair […]

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Virgin Atlantic Launches Accessible Entertainment

Virgin Atlantic launches accessible entertainment system for blind and visually impaired individuals – with help from the Guide dogs charity. Virgin Atlantic will offer the technology throughout its entire fleet across North America, Caribbean, China, India, Middle East and Africa. Touch screen Televisions are great and although beneficial to the sighted flier, creates a barrier […]

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How Computers help people with disabilities

Computers help disabled students by providing them with new exciting opportunities to work, connect and share. Assistive technology has been developed and perfected to give the disabled community an easier way of life. Blind and Visually Impaired people have a few systems that help. How computers help people with disabilities is with special hardware such […]

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Jobs for Physically Disabled

Jobs for physically disabled is not easy as unemployment rate is 50 percent higher than able bodied rate. People with disabilities now have more career opportunities than before because of adaptive technology and work from home careers through the Internet. Employers are required to provide reasonable modifications to the work environment that enable a person […]

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Blind Photographer Brenden Borellini – Art For the Blind

Blind photographer Brenden Borellini can see every part of his photographic art for the blind. He can see ridges of a mountain in Yosemite National Park to a wave splashing against a rick at local beach.  He doesn’t see this art for the blind with his eyes but by using his hands and sense of […]

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Pit Beirer – The Disabled KTM Racer

Pit Beirer the disabled KTM racer is one of those success stories not easily matched within motorcycle racing. The disabled KTM racer holds a variety of titles but it’s the diversity of the rewards that’s so amazing. Superconducting ‘firsts’ Moto3 impact, Rally evolution, MXGP pioneering and now the great peak of MotoGP. And in the […]

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Latest technology for disabled – Self Driving Car for Blind

Self driving car for blind persons is the latest technology for disabled. In 2012 a man from the U.S., Steve Mahan climbed into the drivers seat of self driving car. He pulled up to Taco Bell’s drive thru and ordered a meal. The Taco Bell video went viral and was viewed 8 million times. Google […]

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Disabled University Students – Disabled Students

Disabled university students need to be included. It’s been years since South Africa signed and passed the convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities but nothing has really progressed from it. Around 2.9-million South Africans – live with a disability, indicating about 7.5 percent of the population. Those with disabled students make up less […]

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New Finding May Deter Diabetic Retinopathy

New finding may deter diabetic Retinopathy. The condition is considered one of the most disabling complications of diabetes and the leading cause of new cases of vision loss among adults.  A new study done by Michigan State University is the first to find a certain type of lipid or fat that is in the skin, […]

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How To Study If You’re Blind – Blind Student

How to study if you’re blind and visually impaired. There are specialized and non-specialized schools who gave many resources to help you study on any level. From assistive technologies to test accommodations – there are many options to help you study successfully. Talk to your teachers and school’s disability support office about assistance with text […]

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Blind Ski Champion Rises After Falling

Blind ski champion rises after falling. Nineteen-year-old Millie Knight was practising for a race that would see her reach speeds of 115km/h.  Registered blind, the blind ski champion relies on Brett Wild – her guide and team mate who talks her through the mountain track. Knight has 5% vision – only able to see a […]

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Sexuality And Disability 

Sexuality And Disability Sexuality and disability refers to sexual behaviour and actions of people with disabilities. Sexuality and disability are both a taboo subject for able bodied people – and you won’t hear them talking about it in the same sentence. More than 50% of disabled people don’t have a regular sex life due to […]

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Blind Footballer – retinoblastoma

Blind Footballer  Blind footballer, Jake Olson lost his eyesight at 12 years old. Instead of feeling sorry for himself – he took control of his life and is living his dream. Olson is an inspiration to many. When he was 8 month old his parents noticed something was wrong with his left eye. The opthalmologist […]

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Blind Use Gloves To “See” Artwork 

Blind Use Gloves To “See” Artwork Blind use gloves to “see” artwork. An exhibition in Prague, Czechoslovakia is helping the blind and visually impaired to touch art with virtual reality gloves. The touching Masterpieces exhibit offers 3D models of famous statues that can be experienced using gloves with hapatic feedback. The exhibit opened its doors […]

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Apple Is Introducing Disability Emojis 

Apple Is Introducing Disability Emojis Apple is introducing disability Emojis. There will be a guide dog, wheelchair and prosthetic limbs to name just a few. This was decided because of the lack of current emoji options available for disabled people. Adding Emojis that depict the user’s life experiences helps create a diverse culture that includes […]

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Blind Awareness 

Blind Awareness Blind awareness is something that is improving – even Hollywood is portraying the blind in a better light. Gone are the stereotypical blind man tapping his can down the road with dark glasses. Below are sight impairments better explained: Visual impairment – There is a broad spectrum between better than 20/20 vision and […]

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Blind Farmer Helps others 

Blind Farmer Helps others  Blind farmer helps others.  Nobuhle Mthembu from Kwazulu Natal, aged 45 – lost her eyesight at the age of 10 due to an acute migraine. She woke up one morning and just couldn’t see. Her grandmother washed her eyes with water but she still couldn’t see. Ms Mthembu has found hope […]

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People With Disabilities Enjoy Life 

People With Disabilities Enjoy Life People with disabilities enjoy life, so why do people say they are unhappy. Disability is often seen as failure, lack of independence and not able to do things. Able bodied people feel sorry for disabled people – because of the false assumption that people with disabilities must be living in […]

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Scuba Diving Blind 

Scuba Diving Blind  Scuba diving blind is not something done on a whim. Executive director of Freedom at Depth Canada asked, “why on earth would a person want to dive blind”. Hubert Chrétien trains paraplegics, qaudraplegics and amputees but Mark Dumalski was a new challenge. Chrétien’s was witness to “why not” and not “why would”. […]

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Restoring Eyesight Naturally

Restoring Eyesight Naturally  Restoring eyesight naturally is a popular topic. To restore eyesight the natural way would mean to not use laser treatment, drugs or contact lenses. Correcting eyesight the natural way includes: massage, relaxation techniques and daily eye exercises. The exercise in its entirety isn’t unlike physical therapy for the brain and eyes. Some […]

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Restored Eyesight Using Stem Cells

Restored Eyesight Using Stem Cells Restored eyesight using stem cells was tested on patients. The stem cells were used to regrow the cells in the eye. A man in his eighties and woman in her sixties can read now after this first of its kind procedure. Both suffered with age related macular degeneration – but […]

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Raising Kids As A Blind Parent 

Raising Kids As A Blind Parent Raising kids as a blind parent comes with the same struggles as sighted parents. There are however a few extra challenges. Things like having enough energy for your busy toddler and making sure they not being mischievous. How do you get to appointments and events if you can’t even […]

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Fun Activities For visually Impaired Adults 

Fun Activities For visually Impaired Adults  Fun activities for visually impaired adults  helps to give quality of life. Most people with disabilities would like to be as independent as they possibly can be. There are many fun activities for the blind and visually impaired: Audio fun activities – these focus on hearing instead of sight […]

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Blind Golf

Blind Golf Blind Golf is version of the game of golf adapted for blind and partially sighted players. The American Blind Golf organisation was established in 2001 to promote the game to the blind and visually impaired. In 1920, a blind man from Minnesota began playing golf. Clint Russel lost his sign when tire exploded […]

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Bladder and Bowel Care When You Have Spinal Cord Injury 

Bladder and Bowel Care When You Have Spinal Cord Injury Bladder and bowel care when you have spinal cord injury is very difficult to manage because the neural pathway that travels between the brain and bowel or bladder can be disrupted profoundly. The ANS damage brings many health issues, such as bowel or bladder triggers […]

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A Healthy Lifestyle For Adults Who Use Wheelchairs 

A Healthy Lifestyle For Adults Who Use Wheelchairs A healthy lifestyle for adults who use wheelchairs is key to losing weight. If you are overweight and inactive, you stand more of a chance of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease. You can check your weight by using a body mass index (BMI). This is […]

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John “the blind” Warrior 

John “the blind” Warrior John the blind warrior, was a count from Luxembourg  and king of Bohemian from 1310. He was the first son of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII and his wife Margaret of Brabant. He is famous for dying in battle at Crécy aged 50, while being blind for a decade.   Just […]

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The Shape Of Water Film

The Shape Of Water Film The Shape óf Water Film is being called a breakthrough in cinematic presentation of disabled actors. The leading actor played by Sally Hawkins is a mute cleaner who forms an unusual friendship with a mystical human sea creature and uses sign language to communicate. The only set back is that […]

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UK Oscar Winner Raises Awareness 

UK Oscar Winner Raises Awareness Uk Oscar Winner raises awareness after starring in short film “The Silent Child”. Rachel Shenton used speech to highlight an often ignored area of diversity. After 2016’s Oscars “so white debacle and the Times Up movement, attention  was particularly drawn towards how the awards show would approach diversity. This would […]

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Experience The Health Benefits Of Exercise 

Experience The Health Benefits Of Exercise Experience the health benefits of exercise. When disability, illness, injury or weight problems cause limited mobility it’s time to start an exercise regime. This will boost your confidence, relieve anxiety and give you a new outlook on life. There may be challenges that come with limited mobility and finding […]

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Blind Adventurer

Blind Adventurer Blind adventurer, Miles Hilton-Barber has undertook many expeditions around the world to raise awareness and money for charity and blind people. His last trips were in a microlight from London to Sydney, climbing Mont Blanc and running across Gobi desert. Born and bred in Zimbabwe 1948, Miles had plans to follow his father’s […]

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Blind Motocross Enthusiast

Blind Motocross Enthusiast  Blind motocross enthusiast, Jacob from Action 4, lost his eyesight after an accident. He had done research on blind motocyclist Billy Baxter and found inspiration in his story. Jacob from Action 4 has since become a member of motorcycle club called “Hellrazors” (named after the famous Ozzy Osbourne song). The members of […]

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Infants Who Don’t Notice Synchronous Sights and Sounds 

Infants Who Don’t Notice Synchronous Sights and Sounds  Infants who don’t notice synchronous sights and sounds may be at higher risk for developing autism spectrum disorders. This knowledge may assist with early detection and intervention. Researchers let infants observe a computer screen, where half of the screen shows objects that move in time with sound. […]

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Vegan Diet Is Better For Diabetics

Vegan Diet Is Better For Diabetics Vegan diet is better for diabetics according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. A plant based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes. By measuring the function of beta cells that store […]

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Blind Surfer 

Blind Surfer Blind surfer Derek Rabelo is a professional surfer who uses his senses to ride some of the most famous waves in Hawaii. When Derek was born 24 years ago, his father Ernesto already decided to name him after first Hawaiian surf champion Derek Ho. A surf enthusiast, Ernesto dreamed that his son would […]

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Autism Can Be Tested With Blood And Urine Tests

Autism Can Be Tested With Blood And Urine Tests Autism can be tested with blood and urine tests now. An academic team fro  University of Warwick conducted to research that shows blood and urine tests can indicate early detection of autism. This would mean earlier treatment for kids with autism. Autism is defined as a […]

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Paddlers With Disabilities

Paddlers With Disabilities  Paddlers with disabilities now have accessibility to suitable locations and adequate risk management plan in place. This is thanks to KASK AGM members who will work with other organisations to train instructors who are able to teach adaptive kayaking. Disability affects many people worldwide and many abled people know someone close to […]

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Disabled fisherman

Disabled fisherman Disabled fisherman and enthusiast Karrim Shaik Moosa aged 57 from Chatsworth, spoke about the obstacles at Durham fishing spots. Moosa said in June 2017, that he hoped the plight would be brought into the spotlight during eighth annual Qaud Para KZN fishing competition that month at Durban Naval base. The Qaud Para Association […]

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Disabled Maths Genius

Disabled Maths Genius Disabled maths genius Siphenkosi Mbuqe was only sixteen when a bullet penetrated his jaw leaving him with speech impairment in 2007. He was out with friends on the town when a man approached them. The man accused him of staring at him. The next thing he remembered was people screaming and seeing […]

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Blind Soccer Player

Blind Soccer Player Blind soccer player Jeferson da Conceicao Goncalves aka “Jefinho” was born with glaucoma and became blind at age 7, only three years before he learned to play soccer. He had seen images of Pels but never saw videos of Brazilian star football player. Jefinho has been dubbed the “Paralympic Pele” for his […]

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Do Blind People Express Emotions

Do blind people express emotions the same way as people who can see? Scientists at University of Geneva reviewed 80 years of research on facial expressions and emotions of blind individuals.Facial expressions are part of social interactions from birth to adulthood and play a powerful role. Fear, anger and joy are shown on our faces […]

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Autism Can Be Tested With Blood And Urine Tests

Autism Can Be Tested With Blood And Urine Tests Autism can be tested with blood and urine tests now. An academic team fro University of Warwick conducted to research that shows blood and urine tests can indicate early detection of autism. This would mean earlier treatment for kids with autism. Autism is defined as a […]

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Vegan Diet Is Better For Diabetics

Vegan Diet Is Better For Diabetics Vegan diet is better for diabetics according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. A plant based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes. By measuring the function of beta cells that store […]

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Disabled figure skating

Disabled figure skating Disabled figure skating is part of Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation since 1977 for people with learning disabilities. Over 7,300 people were taking part by 2011, skaters were judged on poise, movement and creative flair. The British campaigning organisation in 2012, held first international club competition where skaters with different […]

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Disabled Ballet Dance Therapist

Disabled Ballet Dance Therapist

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Disabled and HIV

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Tickling The Brain Improves Memory

Tickling The Brain Improves Memory Tickling the brain improves memory, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. This was tested using low-intensity electrical stimulation in specific part, where it improves verbal short term memory. Researchers discovered word recall was improved with stimulation of brains lateral temporal cortex. These are parts on the side of the head by […]

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LipSync Buildathon Assistive Device for People with Disabilities

LipSync Buildathon Assistive Device for People with Disabilities Lipsync Buildathon assistive device for people with disabilities was held on 1st February,2018. About twenty Acadia University Students will come together and build mouth-operated assistive devices for those with disabilities. This device enables person with disabilities who cannot use their hands for a laptop, touchscreen or computer. […]

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Paralympic Swimmer Caleb Cripe Beats the Odds 

Paralympic Swimmer Caleb Cripe Beats the Odds Paralympic swimmer Caleb Cripe beats the odds and is one of the most accomplished swimmers at this time. Caleb was born with Nager do syndrome. This condition affects the development if hands, face and arms. He has four fingers on one hand and three and a half on […]

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Disabled After Skydiving Accident

Disabled After Skydiving Accident  Disabled after skydiving accident, 24 year old Emma Carey, from Queens land was told she would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her days. Her fighting spirit beat those odds and she is able to walk after one year since the horrific fall. Emma revealed on Instagram that […]

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Blind Artist John Bramblitt 

Blind Artist John Bramblitt Blind artist John Bramblitt lost his sight due to epilepsy. For many this would mean a life if being crippled and unable to be productive, but for John this only encouraged his inner artist. Bramblitt began painting in 2001 and has become a rather accomplished artist. He fell into depression before […]

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Epilepsy Is Associated with Brain Thickness and Volume

Epilepsy Is Associated with Brain Thickness and Volume Epilepsy is associated with brain thickness and volume differences in the grey matter. New research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC has shown that epilepsy involves more physical differences than previously thought. This includes epilepsy that’s considered benign when maintained and controlled. […]

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Virtual Reality Electronic Skin Sensors

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Genes That Repair Spinal Cord In Fish May help humans

Genes That Repair Spinal Cord In Fish May help humans Genes that repair spinal cord in fish may help humans. This discovery comes after research was done on a fish called the Lamprey. The same genes that are in this fish are present in mammals. This is a significant study as it shows the possibility […]

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Brain Imaging Predicts language in Deaf Children 

Brain Imaging Predicts language in Deaf Children  Brain Imaging Predicts language in Deaf Children is being researched. A study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, created a machine that learns algorithm, that uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children after they […]

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Human Stem Cells Become Sensory Interneurons -giving Sense of Touch

Human Stem Cells Become Sensory Interneurons -giving Sense of Touch Human stem cells become sensory Interneurons- giving sense of touch for those who are paralysed.  The latest protocol could be step towards cell therapy to bring back sense of touch in those who have no feeling in certain parts of their body. This study is […]

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Blind Ice Hockey 

Blind Ice Hockey Blind ice hockey is been embraced and expanding in the USA and Canada.  It may not be an official sport as yet but can be a liberating addition sport or activity for the visually impaired. In Canada there are tournaments held, which gives credit and reward to the best blind ice hockey […]

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Exercise May Improve Memory

Exercise May Improve Memory Exercise may improve memory according to guideline released by American Academy of Neurology. This would benefit people with mild cognitive impairment. Twice a week is recommended for improved results. Recommended guideline is an update to AAN’S previous guideline on mild cognitive impairment. It is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association. This impairment […]

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Employment Equity Report

Employment Equity Report Employment equity report that was released recently, highlights transformation and progress in workplace. There was however little mention of disability in workplace. According to Tendai Khumalo MD of Qunu Workforce, there is legislation that has specific percentages and incentives with regards to employment, training and support in private and public sector for […]

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Autism In Adulthood Peer Reviewed Journal launching in 2019

Autism In Adulthood Peer Reviewed Journal launching in 2019 Autism In Adulthood Peer Reviewed Journal launching in 2019, will meet beneficial research and development targeted at the youth who have autism. This will help with the transition from teen years into adulthood and beyond. Publisher Mary Ann Liberton Inc, announced the peer reviewed journal about […]

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The Christmasaurus book

The Christmasaurus book The Christmasaurus book is a must have this Christmas for children with disabilities. Tom Fletcher is a descriptive writer who writes with wit effortlessly. Fletcher shines a very bright light on the issues concerning disability inclusion by the discovery of Williams condition a full quarter of part of book. This way you […]

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Blind Alphabet Art by Willem Boshoff

Blind Alphabet Art by Willem Boshoff Blind Alphabet Art by Willem Boshoff is a remarkable creation that brings awareness for both blind and sighted. Many who visit galleries are artists, art critiques and students – all of who are visually aware and literate. They have received special training in visual appreciation. The blind Need constant guidance […]

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Cataract Surgery Reduces Mortality Rate in Woman

Cataract Surgery Reduces Mortality Rate in Woman Cataract Surgery reduces mortality rate in woman. Older woman who undergo surgery to correct eye problem may lessen the likelihood of premature death than those who don’t. Research shows that data on 74,044 woman who have cataracts, and adding that 41,735 had cataract surgery. During the study it […]

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World Disability Day Celebrates Sristi KC

World Disability Day Celebrates Sristi KC World Disability Day Celebrates Sristi KC. These two superstars who are disabled are living their dreams despite their struggles. Sristi from Kathmandu lost her sight at 16. She persevered none the less and us an incredible woman. She studied and carried on with her hobbies. She now has a […]

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking, born on 20 April 2009. Overcoming a debilitating disease he has become one of the world’s most famous physicists while standing at deaths door. He was given a grim prognoses by the University of Cambridge. Diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at age 21. He was very very ill and underwent […]

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Airbnb and Accomable Working Together 

Airbnb and Accomable Working Together Airbnb and Accomable working together are planning to improve accessibility for disabled guests. Launched two years ago, Accomable was started by childhood friends Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley who both have spinal muscular atrophy. To make it easier for disabled people to fund accommodation around the world they created a […]

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Legally Blind Man Learns to Fly

Legally Blind Man Learns to Fly Legally blind man learns to fly despite the odds. Jason DeCamillis always wanted to fly since a child. He became blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He has 20 degrees of central vision which is known as tunnel vision. He saw a video of a pilot that lost his licence […]

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No More Dry Eyes

No More Dry Eyes No more dry eyes for dry eye sufferers, thanks to a handheld neurostimulator device. Easy to use, makes eyes produce tears giving instant relief. This device is a new drug free option to the common eye drops and ointments. This new dry eye relief produces a full tear with all the […]

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Gene Therapy Can Restore Vision

Gene Therapy Can Restore Vision Gene Therapy can restore vision in people with an inherited retinal disorder according to groundbreaking studies. For those who lost vision to inherited retinal disease there is hope. They could see well enough to be able to get through a maze after treatment. Case studies who had a condition named […]

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i-Pod Helps Children with Autism

  i-Pod Helps Children with Autism

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The First deaf blind student to graduate from Harvard

The First deaf blind student to graduate from Harvard The First deaf blind student to graduate from Harvard, Haben Girma an Eritrean American has set the precedence for others and is an inspiration. Born in Oakland California in 1988 after her mother escaped from Eritrea in 1983. Her mother met her Ethiopian father in California.  […]

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Orcam Glasses-Mounted Camera available in South Africa

Orcam Glasses-Mounted Camera available in South Africa Orcam Glasses-mounted Camera available in South Africa now for the blind and visually impaired. This assisting device reads text, identifies faces and objects. Designed by Orcam Technologies Ltd, was released as prototype in 2013. The Orcam device consists of two components; head unit and base unit. On the […]

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Christmas Gifts for Disabled Children 

Christmas Gifts for Disabled Children Christmas gifts for disabled children shouldn’t be daunting but it is. As is, the festive season is frustrating and exciting as shoppers go from store to store searching for the appropriate gifts. Julia Brinkhoff from Great Plains Center in Missouri’s School of Health professions says that many will overestimate or […]

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Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Paraplegics 

Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Paraplegics Virtual Reality reduces pain in Paraplegics according to research done by neuroscientist Olaf Blake and team in Switzerland. They explain that the phantom body pain is reduced by using bodily illusion with virtual reality. They managed to create illusion that the subjects legs were being tapped lightly, when they […]

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“Special Unit” Movie Starring Disabled Actors 

“Special Unit” Movie Starring Disabled Actors “Special Unit” Movie Starring Disabled Actors and comedians has been a ten year project for comedian Christopher Titus and his production company Combustion Films. “Special Unit” stars Christopher Titus, Billy Gardell from “Mike and Molly” and Cynthia Watros from “Lost” all cast as undercover police in Los Angeles. The […]

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Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month Disability Awareness Week is celebrated in South Africa from the 3rd of November to 3rd of December every year. The 3rd of December us International Day of Persons with Disabilities and also known as National Disability Rights Awareness Day. Disability is caused by a spectrum of events and is an impairment that […]

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Wheelchair Chef

Wheelchair Chef Wheelchair Chef Theo Harvin is an inspiration to disabled people worldwide. He works at Sonny’s BBQ and moves about the kitchen gracefully. He has mastered the technique of lifting himself with lever to reach slicing machine and fridge. In one flowing sequence he moves from one area to the other lowering lever for […]

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The Positive Side Of Blindness

The Positive Side of Blindness The positive side of blindness according to we’ll known celebrities who are blind is tongue in cheek and very refreshing.

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Sonic Alert Day and Time Clock 

Sonic Alert Day and Time Clock Sonic Alert Day and Time Clock is the perfect device for people suffering with memory loss. For a person with memory loss, it is a challenge to remember what day of the week it is. Routines are difficult to maintain and appointments impossible to keep track of. The Sonic […]

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Disabled Can Learn to Play Guitar

Disabled Can Learn to Play Guitar Disabled Can Learn to Play Guitar now with a great new invention called Chord buddy.  Made famous first on “Shark Tank” TV show, has grown and multiplied since. The ChordBuddy had made it but mostly the disabled people who are using it. Travis Perry is an inventor who made this […]

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