Computer lessons for blind and disabled

Computer lessons for blind and disabled is beneficial for recording work or accessing games that improve literacy, numeracy and motivation. It’s just as important to choose the correct input and output devices as it is to choose correct software. There are many alternatives and adaptations for people who struggle with a standard keyboard and mouse. […]

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New disability movies for 2018 – new disability movie

New disability movie for 2018 stars Dwayne Johnson who during the opening scene receives an amputation below the knee. The film named “Skyscraper” and three times Oscar nominated Joaquin Phoenix as the late artist John Callahan in “Don’t worry, he can’t get far on foot”. It isn’t often we get to see new disability movie […]

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Age related macular degeneration and Vitamin C

An Orange A Day May Keep Blindness Away including this citrus into our diet to prevent age related macular degeneration. An Orange a day may keep blindness away according to new research on including this citrus into our diet to prevent age related macular degeneration. By including this vitamin C filled citrus into our diets […]

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Lab-grown neurons improve breathing spinal cord and disability injury

Lab-grown Neurons Improves Breathing In Mice After Spinal Cord Injury – spinal cord and disability  Lab-grown neurons improves breathing in mice after spinal cord and disability injury. Spinal Cord and disability affects a vast range of motor systems and recent evidence shows the body is capable of spontaneous improvements. This is possible through growth of […]

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Mental disability Africans Have No Rights

Disabled Africans have no rights especially those with a mental disability, but this is about to change. The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples rights that highlights the importance of people with disabilities and their rights. This protocol provides rights such as: A right to education  […]

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New technology for visually-impaired – AngelEye Glasses

AngelEye Glasses – new technology for visually-impaired AngelEye Glasses are a new technology for visually-impaired, designed to improve lives. This new technology for visually impaired captures and analyzes the environment and then relays the info through audio description. It has a Virtual Cane feature that detects obstacles and warns the wearer. A start up called […]

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QuadPara Association of South Africa Shifts Into Gear

Qauds for Quads shifts into gear for the 14th year running.  They started in 2004 in sugar cane fields in Tonga at with only 200 riders. Qauds for Quads runs from Johannesburg to Durham and back. This is done to raise much needed funds for the QuadPara Association of South Africa. Family adventures chose QASA […]

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New technology for visually-impaired gaining popularity

Echolocation is gaining popularity. This new technology for visually-impaired is known as ‘flash sonar’ and is used by bats to ‘see’ their way around places and objects. The new technology for visually-impaired works simply with the click of a tongue or castanets that create different sounds when as it bounces of an object. People are […]

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The history of braille – Reading and writing for blind persons

The history of braille dates as far back as 1824. This system of touch reading and writing for blind persons was created by Louis Braille, a French inventor and teacher. His system is still this same today and is known as braille. Braille consists of raised dots that represent the letters of the alphabet. Braille […]

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Disability News: Scam Unraveled In KZN

Disability News: Scam Unraveled In KZN Scam unraveled in KZN. In recent disability news, eleven people that are believed to be part of a crime syndicate were arrested and will appear in court today. The accused had scammed the South Africa Social Security Agency of R25 million. Among the people arrested are corrupt Sassa officials, […]

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Blind Brazilian is able to follow games – deaf-blind news

Blind Brazilian is able to follow games during the 2018 World Cup – this is made possible through an innovative sign language technique and helpful friends. The man made deaf-blind news over the weekend, a video of the deaf-blind man shows how he is being helped by friends. Carlos Junior, who is a Brazilian supporter […]

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Microsoft Cloud services for blind and disabled charities

Tech Trust launched Microsoft Cloud service for charities with digital. The Trust has launched a new service called Microsoft Cloud Manager. Blind and disabled charities can now access and manage their MS cloud products, licences and subscriptions such as Office 365 in one place. Charities who are already registered with tt-exchange donation platform can use […]

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Intelligent Assistive Technologies

Intelligent Assistive Technologies – intelligent assistive technologies Intelligent assistive technologies for dementia should include those suffering with dementia, caregivers, healthcare workers and charity stakeholders – so these tools can help people to stay in their homes longer. According to a punishment by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers ‘Engineering and Dementia: The Use of Intelligent Assistive […]

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Dental Care and Disabled Individuals

Dental care and disabled individuals is an often overlooked necessity. This is surprising, since 15% of the world’s population has one form of disability. Around 110 and 190 million people have functional difficulties. These rates are rising globally as the life expectancy of children with disabilities is rising as well as a growing prevalence and […]

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Blind Man Graduates From Cooking School

Blind man graduates from cooking school. Szabolcs Kurucsai, lost his eyesight nine years ago – but this hasn’t stopped him from moving forward. In his mid 20s, he lost his eyesight in one eye after an operation – nine years ago he lost his sight in the other eye. Kurucsai was told by many doctors […]

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Visually Impaired Learners Receive e-braille Computers

School for blind receives e-braille computers. Not only that, they were gifted with a device for scanning and reading printed text and a portable MP3 player specially designed for visually impaired learners. Athlone school for the blind are pleased with the devices which will help improve access and learning quality. The devices were handed over […]

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Support for disabled people – Facing barriers to dating

Disabled people face barriers to dating. There isn’t enough support for disabled people. Paralympic swimmer, Theresa Goh can relate to the lack of support for disabled people when trying to date. There are so many physical and societal barriers as a disabled person. There are however people who do find partners who are supportive. Growing […]

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Disabled Learners Can’t Get Into School

Disabled learners can’t get into school despite being put on a waiting list. The disabled learners can be on the list still well into their early adulthood. The South African Schools Act says that no learner should be put on a waiting list. The names of learners is meant to be captured on a central […]

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Intellectual disability – Hip hop music with assistive tech

Hip Hop music with Assistive tech is making waves all over YouTube today. The video was released in Newcastle and features two non-verbal artists who use communication devices.  Jacob Hughes and Robert King wrote lyrics that were programmed into the devices which enabled the lines to be spoken.  The music video “My World” consists of […]

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Abuse Of Disabled Children

Abuse of disabled children is shocking. In a case study of 22 cases of abuse, disabled children and adults between ages 6 and 27 were by people closest to them.  Out of 13 female and eight male victims there was one who had two cases, who suffered intellectual and physical disabilities as well as children […]

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Dating as a disabled person dating sites for disabled people

Online dating sites for disabled people creates both new opportunities and risks. These sites cater to the disabled community and even offer advice to people with disabilities and those who don’t mind dating someone who has a disability.  Dating as a disabled person is challenging for most able bodied people but even worse for people […]

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The Young Man who raised awareness for disabled

  The young man who raised awareness and was raised by deaf parents, Mashudu Netshidzati knows about the struggles and challenges faced by disabled people. The young executive if Rudzambilu Holdings initiated an awareness campaign for disabled people at Soshanguve Crossing Mall on the weekend. The theme was “Set it up” and the awareness campaign […]

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Johannesburg School for the Blind teacher dedicated to school

Teacher that dedicates his life to the blind, Amton Mbangeni works at Johannesburg school for the blind. He takes time to type out worksheets for each child, all without a photocopy machine. Mbangeni said that when he has to do comprehension, he has to rewrite then for those who use Braille so that when the […]

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Vision and Dyslexia – Spots in eyes linked to Dyslexia

Spots in eyes linked to dyslexia according to French scientists and may be treatable. A study showed that most dyslexics have dominant round spots in their eyes which causes confusion and blurred eyesight. UK experts admit that the research is exciting and noted the link between vision and dyslexia  UK experts said the research was […]

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Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

Vitamins for healthy eyes are vital to prevent or delay eye problems and diseases. You might have read about this many times but it does in fact have validity. What is factual and what can you do to ensure you have healthy eyes? Research has shown that antioxidants and other nutrients might reduce cataracts and […]

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Blind woman sees movement – blind news

Blind woman sees movement. A blind woman from Scotland who was recently in blind news told reporters that she can see when objects are moving. Researchers at the West University of London, Ontorio think they may know why. Milena Canning became blind 18 years ago after a respiratory infection causing many strokes. The brain injury […]

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Empowering the blind – We remember Sammy Skobel

We Remember Sammy Skobel for his strength and passion for empowering the blind. Skobel lost his sight in the beginning of his life and at the end – his memory. Nothing stopped him from living a life with love, family, roller derby’s and hotdogs. He beat the odds and went on empowering the blind.  Skobel […]

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EnChroma Lenses For Color Blindness

EnChroma lenses for color blind people will help to distinguish between Red and Green stoplights/robots. It is extra risky for people who are color blind to drive, mostly they guess or get help. The company EnChroma makes lenses that enhance vibrancy and saturation of colors, helping color blind to tell difference between colors that are […]

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Disabled Comedienne Steals the Show

Disabled comedienne steals the show and wins Britain’s Got Talent 2018. Lee Ridley, a 37 year old comedienne from Consett – was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 6 months old. Ridley was unable to speak due to convictions for over 30 years.  Ridley uses a speech synthesizer on which he programs his material […]

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Paralympic Games – Blind Football Championship Kicks Off

Blind football championship kicks off in Madrid today. Not only is the title on offer but 16 teams will fight for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.  Six teams will make debut alongside established countries – making tournament the most competitive ever.  Spain who are hosting the championship will play I’m opening match […]

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Electronic Braille Devices for Blind Students

Electronic braille for students is a device that is used by students to take notes in class using braille or keyboard and both. Each device offers different features. There are many devices for blind students that enable them to read books, write, record lectures and find directions. Information is easily transcribed so that students can […]

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World Book and Copyright Day – Visual Disabilities

World book and copyright day us held every April 23. On this day, the World Blind Union highlights the importance of books and promotes it’s vision of inclusive societies where people with visual disabilities are able to access and share printed materials without discrimination across borders. With fewer than 5 percent of published works available […]

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Training for disabled – Disabled Entrepreneurs Want Training

Disabled entrepreneurs want training and not pity. For a disabled person, the chance of self employment is a dream come true. Unemployment in South Africa stands at 80 percent. By having your own business you are able to provide for yourself and family. With self employment as a disabled person comes a sense of dignity […]

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Remembering Helen Keller

Remembering Helen Keller this month – 50 years after her death on June 1, 1968. At just 19 months old she developed an unknown illness that made her deaf and blind. This remarkable woman went on to learn how to communicate through signing and she could read, write and speak. This June she will be […]

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HoloLens by MS Can Guide The Blind

HoloLens by MS can guide the blind. The pricey face computer is created for mixing digital images with the real world. Scientists have recently found that it is a beneficial application to guide the blind through buildings and give them a better sense of surrounding objects.  Researchers from the California Institute of Technology created a […]

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Disabled student in South Africa receives award

Disabled student receives award at NWU Mafikeng. The communications student was among top ten honored. Disabled Student, Pono Lekone aged 24 – scored five distinctions for the 14 modules he registered for last year. He was awarded a certificate of academic excellence, laptop and rector’s special award.  The disabled student was born with a disability […]

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Apple Everyone Can Available To Blind and Deaf Students

Apple makes Everyone Can available to blind and deaf students. The Everyone Can curriculum will be made available to blind and deaf students, as well as those with other disabilities.  A Swift training program that starts in pre school, Everyone Can Code was a free ebook before it was submitted to colleges worldwide.  The initiative […]

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Seeing AI Free App For Visually Impaired

Seeing AI free app for visually impaired is the perfect solution. Just ask Erik Weigenmayer who has scaled Mount Everest and white water rafted. Weigenmayer lost his sight at age 13 and has achieved many things but daily tasks are his biggest challenge. When climbing frozen waterfalls he is able to feel his way by […]

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In Darkness Actress Sheds Light on Her Role

In Darkness actress sheds light on her role in the movie and how she got deeper insight of the world of visually impaired people. Natalie Dormer revealed she was helped by the Royal National Institute Of Blind People. The former Game of Thrones star appears alongside American actress Emily Ratajkowski in the movie In Darkness […]

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Model Left Partially Blind After Tattoo

Model left partially blind after tattoo. The 24 year old Canadian model is suicidal after a botched eye tattoo left her partially blind.  Catt Gallinger requested a scelera tattoo to tint the whites of her eyes, but then the purple ink started seeping from her eye during the session and it was then that she […]

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A Billion People Need Assistive Devices

A billion people need assistive devices and products worldwide according to the World Health Organization  (WHO). Around 70 million  people need wheelchairs and 360 million have hearing loss.  According to Coherent Market Insights, elderly and disabled assistive device market had a value of $14 billion in 2015 and will at $26 billion by 2024. It’s a large […]

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Double Amputee Climbs Everest

Double amputee climbs Everest after he lost both feet due to frostbite. Chinese climber, Xia Boyu became a double amputee when he was attempting to climb Everest before and was turned back due to an avalanche – resulting in frostbite. Boyu was later diagnosed with lymphoma and had to have both legs above the knee […]

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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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