Assistive Device Hacks That Wont Cost An Arm And Leg

  Assistive device hacks are usually expensive, but there are a few cost-effective hacks that make a lot of difference to people with limited mobility. #1.  Touch lamps Many people know what touch lamps are, they only need a light tap to be switched on.  They are especially good for people with limited mobility.  You […]

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My Disability – Things Disabled People Want You To Know

“My Disability is not a curse“, this is something you will hear anyone with a disability say.  Here are a few quotes from people living with a disability and what they want the world to know. #1.  People Must See Them For Who They Are “People need to see us for who we are and not […]

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Sudden Vision loss – Now What Do I Do?

Sudden vision loss has robbed you of the things you enjoyed. You feel isolated and are unable to read or watch the television.  Now what? At Action4 the blind and disabled we know these feelings of depression and hopelessness and want to help you become independent and successful. Here are a few tips for coping […]

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Autism In Toddlers And Babies – Early Signs

Autism in toddlers and babies, if recognized early enough, can b treated.  Autism is difficult to diagnose before 24 months, but signs can surface as early as 12 months.  If Autism signs are noticed as early as 18 months of age, intensive treatment can help reprogramme the brain and reverse symptoms. Some Autism in toddlers signs are: No […]

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Common Learning Disabilities – Struggling Students

Common learning disabilities often cause many students to struggle in school. Here are the top 5 common learning disabilities in schools today.  #1. Dyslexia This is the most common learning disability.  It impeded the student’s ability to read and understand the text.  There is a variety of ways that the disability is manifested. Some struggle […]

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Having Autism is Awesome – 5 Reasons Why

Having autism is awesome. That’s right, this isn’t a curse. This is acceptance and authenticity in its purest form. People on the spectrum have a very different yet beautiful view of the world. #1.  Collecting things makes their world happier – Through focusing in on that one thing, the world makes sense. It is soothing in a […]

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Disability Affirmations – Live A Positive Life

Disability affirmations are no different to able-bodied peoples affirmations. We all are human with some brokenness, some are visible and some are invisible.  Here are a few disability affirmations that apply to every human being. I AM CONFIDENT  Confidence is key to a happy and fulfilling life, regardless of disability or difference. Some tips for getting more […]

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Disability Charities In South Africa – The Hard Facts

Disability charities in South Africa are the most needed as the economy and support are not enough. People with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population in South Africa.  Around 8 to 10 people that are disabled are unemployed. THE SOLUTION South Africa has an unemployment rate of 27.7 percent. This is a clear […]

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Freelance Disability Jobs – Work From Home

  Freelance Disability Jobs are available online. Working from home is the best option for people living with a disability.  Here we list a few sites that offer jobs to anyone all over the world. All you need is the internet, writing and IT skills and a laptop. #1.  CROSSOVER This online human resources site provides […]

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Disabled Friends Teach us These 5 Life Hacks

Disabled friends are truly amazing life teachers.  Many able-bodied people have at least one friend that is struggling with a visible or invisible disability.  Able-bodied people can learn a lot from friends with disabilities about life and gratitude. #1.  Happiness Is Possible When Disabled Able-bodied people are constantly whining about how life sucks.  They say they would […]

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Customized Devices For Children With Disabilities

Customized devices for children with disabilities are helpful for children diagnosed with autism. Here is a list of just a few customized devices. Sensory Chair Children who have autism spectrum disorder struggle with sensory overload.  The chair is designed with input from autistic children’s family and designed to suit their needs.  This creates a secure, distraction-free […]

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Special Needs Parents Share – 5 Things You Must know

 Special needs parents share their thoughts and feelings about their children and what they want you to know.  It’s not that special needs parents think other parents couldn’t do what they do, they know you would, as we all love our children and would do anything for them. We hide our stress – “I tend to have […]

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Home Devices For People With Disabilities

Home devices for people with disabilities are beneficial and necessary. It promotes independence and freedom by creating accessible homes for people with disabilities of any kind. Amazon Echo Also known as Echo, this speaker developed by Amazon connects to the voice-activated intelligent personal assistant Alexa.  The device is capable of voice interaction, to-do lists, music playback, setting alarms, […]

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Anxiety And Disability-Self-Care Tips That Work

Anxiety and disability co-exist with mental illnesses. Instead of spending a fortune on self-care, here are a few things that aren’t heavy on your pocket that may help. MEDITATION Mindfulness – This involves focusing on a physical feeling. When negative thoughts appear, the person meditating returns to the positive focus. Mindful meditation can be. Breath […]

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Children With Vision Loss – When To See A Doctor

Children with vision loss rarely let their parents know they are experiencing vision problems. Here are signs you need to look out for and why yearly eye exams are important. SQUINTING This is a physical sign of either farsightedness or nearsightedness Your child may need glasses, make that appointment today. ONE EYE CAN SEE BETTER […]

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Eye Doctors Wont Tell You These 5 Secrets

Eye doctors won’t tell you everything about the prevention of vision loss at an appointment. There are many experts in this field, and here is what they advise. #1. SUNGLASSES ARE IMPORTANT We all know that when its summertime, we pack on the sunblock to protect our skin from UV radiation.  But what about our […]

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CBD Oil For Chronic Pain – Does It Really Help?

CBD oil for chronic pain is probably gaining popularity as South Africa has legalized marijuana. This magical oil reduces pain, inflammation and increases appetite. CBD is a chemical found in the plant and it doesn’t make you stoned. There are oils that contain the chemical THC that makes you “high” – preferred by those in severe pain.  Please note, […]

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Disability In The Workplace – Breaking The Barriers

Disability in the workplace isn’t an often enough talked about topic.  There are barriers that need to break for people with a disability in the workplace. Even though they are skilled and efficient, they still face negative attitudes and physical barriers. Here are some of the barriers that people with a disability face in the workplace: […]

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Children With Aspergers-5 Ways To Prevent Bullying

5 Ways To Prevent Bullying Of Children With Aspergers  Educate Your Child About Bullying Children with Aspergers are unfortunately victims of bullying.  These children don’t even realize they are being bullied.  A bully will go to no ends to ridicule a child with Aspergers, by making them do things that could even get them in serious trouble.  Educate your […]

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People With Disabilities Want You To Know These 10 Things

People with disabilities want you to know these 10 things. Here are 10 things people with disabilities that will surprise you. After all, the likelihood that you will encounter a person with a disability is highly possible. WE ARE NOT INSPIRATIONAL Before you think of calling a person with a disability “courageous” or “Inspirational” – think again. […]

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Loss Of Vision – Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Loss of vision and disability is seen as being a negative aspect of life. There are negative aspects but there are also many positive aspects of being without sight. So, let’s take a look at the cons and pros. THE CONS  Driving a car – can be difficult, especially since you can’t get out and […]

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Learning Disabilities – A Documentary Of Triumph

Learning disabilities and the perceptions of intelligence is seen is this compelling documentary “Intelligent Lives”.  This award-winning film by Dan Habib follows three disabled adults – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie navigating high school, college, and the workforce. Micah, a student at Syracuse University lives a busy social life, co-teaches at university, social media guru – with an IQ […]

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Disability And Sexuality – The Naked Truth

Disability and sexuality is a complex topic and it takes courage to get out there and do the deed. This can be an arduous task, especially when your body is busy in battle with itself. You compare yourself to able-bodied people who look like Greek gods, with their perfectly chiseled abs. Your hair may be falling out […]

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Giving To Charity Is Good Business Sense

Giving to charity is good business sense. As we swiftly approach the festive year-end, the spirit of giving back to the community is in the air.  Not only does it manifest our love for people and social responsibility, but it’s good for businesses too. Giving to charity is great for business for a few reasons. […]

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Using Assistive Devices:The Blind Can Do Any Job

Using Assistive Devices: The Blind Can Do Any Job The First Blind Doctor Being congenitally blind, Jacob Bolotin went on to become a well-known heart and lung specialist. Born in 1888, this renowned physician, and he wasn’t using assistive devices. When the Chicago tribune ran a sensational article about him, he was quoted saying: “well, is […]

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Assistive Devices For CP Children

Assistive Devices For CP Children Assistive devices for CP children are an absolute must have.  Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects motor skills, mobility and muscle tone. It affects other body functions that are needed for mobility and muscles, such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, talking and eating. Here are a few assistive […]

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Books About Disabilities That Will Inspire You

Books About Disabilities That Will Inspire You Books about disabilities that will inspire you and even get you laughing. We have chosen just a few of the best, but there are many other books about disabilities available on Amazon.com.   Expecting Adam An inspiring and thought-provoking memoir of a couple and their Down Syndrome son, […]

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Computer Skills For Disabled – The Disability manifesto

The Disability Manifesto: Computer Skills For Disabled In a world where technology is a part of life, there are many who are denied this. Computer skills for disabled people are important.  This creates a sense of belonging and independence in a world surrounded by technology. We Hope For: Reducing the employment gap between abled and disabled. […]

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 Samaritans With Disabilities – Famous Samaritans

 Samaritans With Disabilities  Samaritans with disabilities are “heaven sent”. Having a disability is often seen as a curse, when in fact – these people are the strongest and most compassionate souls you are likely to meet. Here are stories about Samaritans with disabilities that are making a difference. Nick Vujicic Many of you have probably seen […]

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Ways To Be A Better Disability Caregiver

As much as you might find being a disability caregiver is rewarding, there will be times when looking after the disabled drains you and soon you are sinking under all the responsibility – causing burn out. This is the last thing your loved one wants and they would rather have you happy and stress-free. You […]

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Parents of Children with Disabilities And Famous

  Parents of children with disabilities. We all know at least one person that is a parent of children with disabilities.  It’s very refreshing and inspiring to see that even well-known celebrities can relate to other parents of children with disabilities. In fact, they go a step further and use their fame and fortune to […]

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Blind People Care About Beauty

 Blind People Care About Beauty Blind people care about beauty and are just as image-conscious as any other individual. The same things seeing people are concerned about, bother blind people too.  Not everyone who is blind has low self-esteem. All people struggle with their self-esteem from time to time. Blind people care what others think […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder – Blessing and Curse

Autism Spectrum Disorder – blessing and curse Autism manifests in a few ways, making it difficult to diagnose. Some people with Autism spectrum disorder are clever but anti-social. Others are aggressive and have some form of mental condition. There are also sensory issues where noises can trigger negative responses. The autistic child suffers from tics, […]

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Disabled and Depressed Sudden Disability Is Soul Destroying

Sudden Disability Is Soul Destroying – disabled and depressed Sudden disability is soul destroying and finding purpose despite the storm doesn’t come easy.  Disability and depression can be a very dark time for an adult who has gone from a totally independent person to one who must now depend on others, all while sinking into […]

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How Parents of Special Needs Children Grieve

Being parents of special needs children is naturally not the easiest of tasks, and it requires the love and patience of a saint most days. Imagine having your parenting plan and the dreams you have for your child crushed in one foul blow as you receive the devastating news – your child is disabled and […]

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Ultimate Guide To Accommodation for people with disabilities

The Ultimate Guide to accommodation for people with disabilities When purchasing or renting a house as a caregiver, there are certain factors that are vital for accommodation for people with disabilities. 1. Exterior Checklist Starting at the street – is the address visible from the street? Is it visible at night or during harsh weather […]

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ADHD – 7 Facts You Should Know About Learning disabilities

You Should Know About ADHD Learning Disabilities  Many people know about learning disabilities but only at a glance. A recent survey done by the National Center for Learning Disabilities suggests that almost all people know about Dyslexia, and only one third knew about other learning disabilities. Surprisingly, more than half believed that a learning disability could […]

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10 Amazing Facts About Blindness And Blind People

We all know a few facts about blindness, but there are so many more interesting facts that will absolutely get you saying “That’s amazing!”. Below are just a few facts about blindness that you just have to know: 1. There are different types of blindness. A legally blind person may still see color, shapes and […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Treating Autism

The Ultimate Guide to treating autism. Treating autism is a challenging event for any parent. There are many different spectrums of Autism – there is no one size fits all types of therapy. It’s important to choose the right therapy suited to your child’s specific needs. DIR/Floortime This therapy, first created by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, […]

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Sex Education For People With Disabilities

Sex education for people with disabilities is important as it confronts issues around consent, healthy relationships, abuse, violence and vulnerability of people with disabilities. A sex and relationship course designed by and for women with disabilities It isn’t compulsory for sex education for people with disabilities to be taught at school level. Sex education trainer Shailaja […]

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Teaching visually impaired children

Teaching visually impaired children is the biggest question on many parents minds. These patents often wonder what impact this disability will have on their child. No one child is the same. This is a specified disability as there are visually impaired children who have other disabilities too. Personality and temperament also play a big part […]

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Latest Laser Eye Surgery

Latest laser eye surgery is low risk and easy to do procedure. Recovery from laser eye surgery is as little as one month. However non invasive this might appear, it is in fact the opposite. LASIK procedure is when a laser is used to cut flaps on each eye and altering shape of the cornea […]

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Africans with disabilities – disabled Africans

Africans with disabilities are estimated to be around 60 to 80 million. The USAID mission provides financial and technical assistance to disabled Africans throughout sub-Saharan Africa – including those disabled Africans who were victims of collateral damage in war and conflict. Disabled Africans are estimated to be around 10 percent of the general African population, but also […]

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Thai Blind Orchestra for Blind Youth

Thai Blind Orchestra for blind youth is made up of young musicians and managed by a gentleman whose daytime job is a manager for an elephant conservation centre. This is one of a few initiatives for blind youth in the country to learn musical instruments. BBC news was fortunate enough to meet these blind youth […]

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Education for children with disabilities In South Africa

Education for children with disabilities In SA Education for children with disabilities in SA is not meeting Human Rights Watch expectations. This was first confirmed at South Africa’s Human Rights Commission in 2015. South Africa fails when it comes to the right to education  for youth and young adults. The reason for this is that […]

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RightHear For People With Sight Impairments

RightHear for people with sight impairments provides full access and orientation in public buildings with real-time voice cues by smartphone. It tells them about their exact indoor location. RightHear is a developer of advanced solutions for people with sight impairments. They recently announced the US launch of its first of a kind system which makes […]

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Wooden Musical Instruments For People With Special Needs

Wooden musical instruments for special needs persons is a niche business. Anyone can buy this business for only $79,900. The business manufactures musical instruments and devices for people with special needs. Persons with limited movement can play these instruments with instrument holding devices created by the same company “A Day’s Work LLC“. The unique inventory […]

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Blind And Deaf Dancers Take To The Floor

Blind and deaf dancers take to the floor just as well as any able bodied person.  In fact, they feel the music even more than most. Using a method called touch – feel an instructor is able to guide a visually impaired dancer through hands and voice cues. Holding hands, blind and deaf dancers demonstrate […]

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Sexual Abuse Survivors with Disabilities

People with disabilities and Sexual abuse is a serious concern as these individuals are twice as likely to experience Sexual assault and abuse than the general population. Around 40 percent of woman with disabilities are Sexually assaulted or abused. An even higher amount of sexual assault is among those with developmental disabilities. Survivors with disabilities […]

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Partially blind and blind students show their acting talent

Blind students show their acting talent at the Artscape Drama Festival where the Bridgetown Theatre Company along with students from Athlone School of the Blind will perform their play “The Future Looks Bright”. The cast are 80% blind actors and 20% partially blind actors. The play is about a talented young lady who is blind who has a […]

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Facebook allows ads that discriminate – disability discrimination

Facebook allows ads that discriminate against disabilities and others. It’s disability discrimination violating federal laws. A formal complaint was lodged by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Facebook is facing allegations that unlawfully exhibit disability discrimination by allowing advertisers to restrict certain Facebook users receiving housing ads. The federal agency noted that Facebook […]

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Disability Summit 2018 – Disabled Entrepreneurs

Disability Summit 2018 a success. The summit took place on 18 April 2018 in Auckland Park. The summit supported Hope Mandeville  which connects companies to recruits as well as disabled led SMEs with corporate supply chains – facilitating future collaborations. Corporates were able to meet hundreds of disabled learners they would choose to employ as well as […]

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Plastic straw ban is not helping people with limited movement

Plastic straw ban is not helping, especially for people with limited movement (disabilities). People with limited movement fear that the ban on plastic straws will limit accessibility at restaurants, airplanes and the likes. One such establishment – Starbucks, announced on Monday that it will eventually do away with straws completely. Seattle coffee has already implemented […]

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KZN MEC to up special needs education

KZN MEC to up special needs education despite limited financial resources.The Department of education is committed to improving special needs education in the province – according to Mthandeni Dlungwane, MEC for education in May this year. Dlungwane was hopeful about improved support for special education needs pupils and said: “This will be regardless of whether […]

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Viagra May be a Cure for Blindness

Viagra may be a cure for blindness according to a study done by American scientists. The study and trial done over two years by Columbia University students suggests that the drug may stop progression of blindness. It could even be a cure for blindness. The trial showed that viagra may halt age-related macular degeneration. Dry […]

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Cannabis May Help with MS – Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Cannabis May Help With MS Symptoms Cannabis may help with multiple sclerosis symptoms such as spinal cord injury, spasticity and pain. There is much evidence of its results, all you need to do is look at reports and the social media cannabis groups. Clinical trials done on mice have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol gives huge relief […]

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Gene Disorder Causing Degeneration Of Eye And Blindness

Gene disorder causing degeneration of eye and blindness is under research done by the University of Geneva. This genome consists of 20,000 genes that may cause degeneration of eye and blindness. Presently, there has been 4,141 genes identified as having genetic abnormalities. This leaves around 16,000 genes that aren’t known to cause the disease. Researchers […]

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Assistive technology of the future – Mind controlled robotic arm

Mind controlled robotic arm is something we would imagine to be assistive technology of the future, but is being researched as you are reading this. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a huge breakthrough that enables people with paralysis control a robotic arm using their minds. The study is published in Scientific Reports, […]

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Visually impaired rural people South African Libraries Blind Project

The South African Libraries For The Blind Project – visually impaired rural people The South African libraries For The Blind Project will ensure reading and online access materials are available for visually impaired rural people.  This will be done by installing specialised computers for the visually impaired. This new found type of hope for visually […]

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What It Means To Be Legally Blind

What it means to be legally blind. Some would use the term legally blind to describe their vision  without eyeglasses or contact lenses if their uncorrected refractive problem makes them feel visually disabled in some way – such as limitations on driving a car. Some would believe it’s the same as being totally blind. The […]

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Invisible disabilities – Anxiety is an invisible disability

Anxiety is an invisible disability that cannot be diagnosed with a blood test or physical examination. Invisible disabilities include: Chronic Pain Depression Anxiety Fibromyalgia Crohn’s disease Rheumatoid arthritis Back injuries Insurance companies deny invisible disability claims as these conditions are not easily pinned down. Anxiety is a condition that exhibits feelings of tension, apprehension and […]

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Social And Economic Effects Of Blindness

Social and economic effects of blindness are vast. Blindness restricts mobility – around 75 percent of visually impaired people need assistance with daily tasks. The effects of blindness are felt by the community of on a practical level as children can’t attend school when they become caretakers for blind adults. Hundreds of children are denied […]

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Woman with disabilities

Woman with disabilities suffer from a “triple” discrimination: a disability, being a female and living in poverty. Woman with disabilities in developing countries are deeply marginalized groups. Woman with disabilities don’t attend school or vocational training due to accessibility issues, safety and neglect. This obstacle leaves them unable to support themselves financially. Woman with disabilities […]

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Adults with disabilities – poverty and disability

Poverty And Disability – Adults with disabilities Poverty and disability are closely knitted and shockingly even after disability acts are put in place, adults with disabilities are most likely to live in poverty than those who are not disabled.  This evidence still masks important differences in the poverty rate of demographic groups who face added […]

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Cerebral Palsy Is A Disorder Of Movement

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement that affects muscle tone and posture. This occurs when there is damage to immature developing brand – mostly before birth. Signs and symptoms show up during infancy or preschool years. cerebral palsy causes impaired mobility associated with abnormal reflexes, rigidity and floppy limbs and trunk. There will also […]

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Disability jokes can be funny

Disability can be funny. Disability jokes aren’t anything new. The infamous comedienne Sacha Baron Cohen plays a disabled veteran in his new series – fueling much controversy. Disability jokes are one thing, but using disabled people as mocking comedy bait is something else. Apparently in the U.S. there are claims that Sacha Baron Cohen went […]

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Blind Skateboarding – Braille Skateboarding

Blind Skateboarding is possible as shown by a group of skaters from California called Braille Skateboarding. They have videos called “Skateboarding Made Simple” and “Skate Everything” on YouTube. These guys are top skateboarders from the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The group was founded by Aaron Kyro in 2007. Aaron Kyro started Braille Skateboarding to […]

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People with low vision can cope without devices

People With Low Vision People with low vision can cope without devices and don’t need to be dependent or feel helpless. With the right training and encouragement, people with low vision can live an active, productive and independent life. First you will need to gather enough info about how to cope effectively using new tools. […]

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New film Raises Macular Disease Awareness

New film raises macular disease awareness. One in three people know someone that suffers with macular disease. Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness. In the UK 200 people are diagnosed with macular disease daily. Alzheimer’s is second to macular disease, yet many are unaware of what it is and who it affects. The […]

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Stress Can Cause Progressive Vision Loss

Stress can cause vision loss as well as progressive vision loss. This is according to a study recently published in the EPMA Journal. Clinicians are encouraged to create a good relationship and stress reducing treatment and counselling. This will help reduce progressive vision loss. Prof. Bernhard Sabel of the Institute of medical psychology at Magdeburg […]

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Blind Children Can Learn to “See” Later In Life

Blind children can learn to “see” later in life, according to a study done of congenitally blind children who had surgery to restore vision. Research shows that the brain can still learn to use the newly acquired sense much later in life than was believed. When a baby is born healthy, they can see objects […]

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New Shoelaces For Children With Autism – Order here

New shoelaces for children with autism called “Greepers” are a great investment for children with autism and adults alike. In a publication by The National Autistic Society there is a full review of these easy to use shoelaces. Greepers come in many colours such as funky red, black, purple and neon green. Laces can be […]

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Animations Studio Provides Accessibility For Blind/low vision

Animations studio provides accessibility for blind/low vision and hard of hearing film viewers. Pixar Animations studios and Actiview Technology Company are collaborating to make the new animation film “Incredibles 2” accessible to blind/low vision folks. The app is available for download from the Actiview app which includes Audio Description and Amplified Audio tracks to their […]

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blind sailing championship – Blind sailor, Lucy Hodges uses sound to sail

Blind sailor, Lucy Hodges uses sound to sail. The blind sailor makes sailing look effortless as she steers a yacht to a buoy 100 yards ahead. Hodges does this all while facing strong winds, tidal changes and a sandbar. The gold medalist may make it look simple enough, but it isn’t. She was quoted in […]

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The EagleEyes assistive device

The EagleEyes Assistive device was created by the late Dr.Gips. who sadly passed away on June 10 at his home in Medfield, age 72. Completely unaware that he and his colleagues would change and improve the lives of many people with disabilities. Dr. Gips and Margrit Betke developed the EagleEyes assistive device and camera mouse […]

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Helping Disabled Students Prepare For The Future

Helping disabled students prepare for the future is important since around two thirds of special education scholars don’t disclose their disability to colleges and the actual amount of students with disabilities on campus is much higher than recognised. These students have disabilities that aren’t visible such as learning disabilities, ADHD or depression. Students with autism […]

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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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