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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Gou Teng for PD – Chinese Medical Herbs

Gou Teng for PD Gou Teng for PD (Parkinsons) was used for around 2000 years by Chinese healers and doctors. In 2011, 115 people with Parkinsons were treated with a combo of Chinese herbs, including Gou teng or Placebo for 13 weeks. The study showed that those who took the herbs had better sleep and […]

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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

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Kerataconus Eye Drops

Kerataconus Eye Drops Kerataconus Eye Drops made from Riboflavin is now making surgery unnecessary. Beverly Hills Opthalmologist Brian Wachler performed this non surgical procedures on John Allen aged 31 from Oklahoma. He was born partially deaf and has Down Syndrome. Allen ‘s eyesight degenerated due to eye disease Kerataconus. The option for surgery was excluded […]

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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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Virtual Assistant for Blind people

Virtual Assistant for Blind people Virtual Assistant for Blind people Virtual assistant for blind people is latest assistive technology. Aira is a remote personal assistant service. Blind persons are given a pair of Google glass or Vuzix smart glasses. These are both with microphone and camera that allows Aira agents see surrounding area on real […]

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Blind Chess Players

Blind Chess Players Blind Chess Players compete worldwide in a chess Olympiad. In 1950, sir T. Thomas was first to take part in chess Olympiad in Yugoslavia. R.Bonham a blind player, started the International Braille Association. In 1955 the first world Blind Correspondence Championship was held and won by R.Bonham. In 1971 James Slagle won […]

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Disabled Body Builder

Disabled Body Builder Disabled body builder Quinn from Chrsterbrooke Pennsylvania, never dreamed of becoming a professional body builder. He was an insurance broker whose destiny changed 19 years ago. On his way to lunch he collided into a van, breaking two femurs, arm, jaw and head trauma. He had to be airlifted to hospital where […]

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Disability Support Groups

Disability Support Groups Disability Support Groups is a great way to find others with similar experiences and share yours. Some groups are specific for a type of condition and others are multi condition. Some invite families and care givers to meetings as support. Finding a group you resonate with can either happen at first meeting […]

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Skills for Blind and Disabled

Skills For Blind and Disabled Skills for blind and disabled is necessary for instilling a sense of independence. For students with disabilities, curriculums are adapted to address their individual needs. All students and especially blind or visually impaired will need experiences that are concrete while unifying experiences in a natural space. It takes more time […]

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Screen Readers for Visually Impaired

Screen Readers for Visually Impaired Screen Readers for Visually Impaired is a software program that allows users to read text on screen of computer with a Speech synthesizer or braille display. It is an interface between the computers operating system, applications and the user. The user presses different combination keys on the keyboard or braille […]

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The Lucy 4 Keyboard

The Lucy 4 Keyboard The Lucy 4 Keyboard is a computer keyboard with laser operation. This is the ideal invention for people who have disability in their hands. It works with head movements that type and access programmes on computers. It’s a hands free operational keyboard. It can be used by people with degenerative illnesses […]

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DrawBaille Phone for Blind

DrawBraille Phone for Blind DrawBraille Phone for Blind is a new concept for the visually impaired. For most, smartphones really are a part of everyday life. Emails, music and cameras are easily accessed on smartphones anytime and any place. For the blind this is not the case. This is where the DrawBraille phone  for blind […]

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Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians

Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians has just been designed. This is all thanks to Mary Lynne Lorch and Molly Feinberg from the Western Pennsylvania school for blind children, who noticed the struggle with children crossing the street. The traffic lights near the school have audible signal that let’s […]

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Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner

Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner has many awards to his name. He ran the Antarctica marathon, ABSA Cape Epic, Two Oceans and New York Marathon. He competed in Iron Man and World Triathlon series in Cape Town. His most courageous was tackling the white waters of the Zambezi River as […]

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Disabled and Racing

Disabled and racing driver Colin Duthie explains how helping others and taking to the track brings him so much joy. Colin lost his right leg in a motorbike accident many years ago. He had just completed qualifying for Super Lap Scotland at Knockhill Racing Circuit. He spun 360 degrees but it didn’t prevent him from […]

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Raising a blind baby

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Disabled afghan soldier fights back

Disabled Afghan soldier fights back Disabled Afghan soldier fights back at life. Mehrullah Safi’s career in the army ended in Helmand when a rocket grenade exploded near him, taking off his right leg. He sells mobile airtime cards on the street to earn a living. Tens of thousands of troops have been disabled in 16 […]

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Paralympic swimming

Paralympic Swimming Paralympic Swimming is adaptive swimming where athletes with disabilities can partake in the Summer Paralympic Games and other competitions globally. It is governed by the International Paralympic Committee. Rules are adapted from the International Swimming Federation guidelines. Swimmers compete indivually or in relay in an Olympic sized pool. All styles such as backstroke, […]

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Surfing with a disability

Surfing with a disability is possible and there are many organisations. People left disabled either by a condition or accident may feel their dreams of surfing are over. But with today’s technology and assistance the sky is the limit. An incredible organisation called “Life Rolls On” puts on surfing events for paraplegics wanting to surf […]

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The Blind gunman

The Blind Gunman

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Down syndrome also known as Mongolism is a congenital disorder due to an extra chromosome on the chromosome 21 pair, person thus has 47 chromosomes instead of 46. British physician John Langdon Down discovered the physical features of disorder in 1866 and it was named after him. The physical and mental affects are […]

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Stem cells to treat blindness

Stem Cells To Treat Blindness Stem cells to treat blindness may seem like an impossible cure but may just become reality. Scientists last year were able to restore eyesight in a blind person. Cells in the eye known as retinal cells are replaced as they have been damaged due to disease like maculates degeneration. The […]

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Self driving wheelchairs

Self driving wheelchairs are coming Self driving wheelchairs are coming. A Canadian team of robotics experts have developed inexpensive technology that enabled wheelchairs to   Self driving wheelchairs are coming. A Canadian team of robotics experts have developed inexpensive technology that enabled wheelchairs to drive themselves. Cyber works Robotics have applied the same system that […]

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Disabled Prisoners

Disabled Prisoners Disabled prisoners who have major medical issues are usually put in solitary confinement away from fellow inmates.  Most prisons are equipped with a medical room for special needs prisoners. Some even gave an entire prison section for people with special needs. If a prisoner is not in need of medical supervision, but suffers […]

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Successful disabled people

Successful disabled people  Successful disabled people challenge the odds us as human beings make excuses for. They turn it around and redefine the meaning of success. There are many stories of people who are born disabled or became disabled due to an accident or illness, they didn’t let it get the best of them. Their […]

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Live Braille

Live Braille Live Braille is a new invention created by Abhinav Verma. Assistive technology for disabled is very underdeveloped in India and other parts of the world. It’s either brushed aside or costs way too much. It’s a sentiment that has been around every expert in the field. Verma who is a mechanical Engineer spent […]

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Myths about Blind people

Myths about Blind people Myths about Blind people are as follows and stating the facts. Myth – People who blind can’t do many jobs available. Fact – Blind people are doing many jobs that will surprise you. Such as CEO’S, world class athletes, politicians and many more. Myth – accommodations are pricey. Fact – Costs […]

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An App for blind people to see eclipse

An App for blind people to see eclipse An App for blind people to see the eclipse is now available. Today millions of people will experience a rare occurrence to see a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon is not accessible to all for reasons such as Blindness, distance or work. A new mobile app that […]

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Deaf-Blind in the workplace 

Deaf-Blind in the workplace Deaf-Blind in the workplace is on the increase globally and should be seen as any other employment. Deaf blindness might imply a complete absence of hearing and sight, but this isn’t the case. Many who are deaf-blind have some hearing or vision or both. People who are deaf-blind can learn skills to […]

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Communicating with blind or visually impaired

Communicating with blind or visually impaired Communicating with blind or visually impaired and blind people that come from all walks of life might seem difficult but it isn’t. Many are well educated and could be lawyers, social workers, chess players and even self employed. They have many abilities despite their disability. There are times where […]

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Fitness training for blind people

Fitness Training For Blind People Fitness Training For Blind People is growing in popularity. Everyone, including people with disabilities can benefit from exercise. Before any exercise routine, it’s recommended that you discuss your exercise plan with doctor. Some eye conditions can be affected by lifting, bending or aerobic exercise. Discuss goals with fitness trainer at […]

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Tough love moms for guide dogs

Tough love moms for guide dogs Tough love moms for guide dogs is based on the helicopter parent principle about one who is overprotective instead of encouragement and teaching independence. A recent study showed this finding in dogs. Doting mothers stunt their puppies, therefore reducing the likelihood of them successfully completing training to be guide […]

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Disabled gamers

Disabled gamers signed up to join the Able gamers player panels team to work with top gaming companies. Able Gamers Foundation proudly announced Player Panels, latest initiative which joins Able Gamers and top publishers. Finally the disabled are being heard and gaming made accessible for all disabilities. Along side the University of York, Able Gamers […]

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Blind and lonely

Blind And Lonely Blind and lonely is not always inevitable as a consequence of sight loss. There are many factors that can affects people’s experiences. We must learn what protects blind people from loneliness. Thereby gaining a better understanding.    Loneliness and isolation from society 7s complex occurrence involving certain factors including day to day […]

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Vision Loss – 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired

Vision Loss Vision Loss can be prevented or cured. More than 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired according to WHO statistics. About 80 percent of cased could be avoided or been cured. Regular eye exams are vital and helpful in detection of eye problems such as glaucoma. This disease has few symptoms in early […]

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Nutrition for Persons with Down Syndrome

Nutrition for persons with Down Syndrome is muscle tone that is low. This causes fat to store and muscle to be less. The increase in fat along with obesity puts the down syndrome population at risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Management of weight is an important health concern that needs addressing. […]

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Retinal Implant that restores lost vision – Interesting to read!

Retinal implant that restores lost vision had been developed. First tests are done on rats but will be tried on humans this year. The implant converts light into electrical signal stimulating retinal neurons. This could give hope to many with retinal degeneration such as retinitis pigments where photoreceptor cells in eye begins to break down […]

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Women with Autism – A must read if you are a women!

Woman with autism have more challenges than men according to a study published in journal of autism. They struggle with real world organization, planning and daily life skills, it is hard living as a women with autism. The study led by Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Health system is the largest to […]

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The Blind can watch television – Very interesting Deaf-Blind story!

The blind can watch television thanks to a Pervasive SUB. The Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations  has developed PERVASIVE SUB, groundbreaking software that allows. This groundbreaking software created by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Telefonica and The Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations  has developed PERVASIVE SUB, groundbreaking software that allows Deaf-Blind persons to receive and enjoy […]

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Pregnant and disabled – Explaining the complications

Pregnant and disabled   is both an exciting event and an anxiety fueled one. Woman with disabilities experience unique hurdles and joys when pregnant and disabled. Research has shown woman with disabilities stand under a stigma that they shouldn’t have children. Society sees it as “selfish” and cruel. They are groomed into thinking that motherhood just […]

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Travelling blind – Tommy Edison’s Story Online

Travelling blind is possible as Tommy Edison the Blind film critic has experienced it. He loves travelling but admits airports drive him mad. Edison a blind person from birth due to an underdeveloped optic nerve says he has experienced some of earth’s greatest places. This humorist from Connecticut says he had more than a million […]

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Deaf Blindness amongst children – a must read!

Deaf Blindness is a low incidence disability and also variable amongst children. Children who are Deaf Blind have some usable vision or hearing or both. Majority of children that are deaf also have additional physical, medical and cognitive problems. When communication is severe that’s when children are diagnosed with deaf blindness. It has a severe […]

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Can Blind People Express Emotions

Can blind people express emotions the same as seeing people? Scientists at the University of Geneva researched this for 80 years concerning facial expression of emotions in blind people in attempt to answer an often asked question. Are they innate or acquired? Facial expressions are important in social interactions from birth into adulthood. Our emotions […]

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When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

When your child is diagnosed with autism it can be an overwhelming time. Autism affects 1 in 88 children and hundreds of families are finding out that their toddlers are autistic. Autism is developmental disability that affects communication, social interaction and behavior. It’s a spectrum disorder meaning it affects each person in different ways and […]

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Celebrating Helen Kelle

When people think of blindness they always think of Helen Keller who learned to communicate with sign language at Water Pump. There is however much more to Helen Keller. Helen Keller was a woman’s rights activist. She fought for the rights of woman to vote and fir equality for all. She worked for the American […]

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Be My Eyes App for Android

Be My Eyes App for android is a new Danish technology invention. This new app allows visually impaired “see” using their phones video camera. Be my Eyes app for android works when a sighted person registers with the service and receive notification that  visually impaired person who signed up also needs help. Once a match […]

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Blind MMA Fighter

Blind MMA fighter Ronald Dlamini is first to impact the blind community with his strength not only physically but mentally too. Blindness took over his life when he was in an induced coma for meningitis. After only a week in hospital he was discharged with many thoughts and questions. Just as fear crept in a […]

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Care giving by family members and other unpaid individuals

Care giving by family members and other unpaid individuals. It’s estimated that 30% of people 65 years and older receive some form of care giving due to health or help with daily activities. They rely on family and neighbours for help with day to day activities such as making dinner and bathing or driving around. […]

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Disabled People are Forced Into Institutions

Disabled people are forced into institutions against their own will. Minister for disabled failed to oppose this idea. Penny Mordaunt was asked what she could do to prevent this happening and if she was opposed to the idea.  Instead of defending disabled people’s rights to having their own home she told that it should be […]

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Mini Stroke Warning Signs

Mini stroke warning signs are important as they can save a life. Heart foundation studies show that one third of adults have had symptoms of transient ischemic attack but very few called an ambulance. Survey showed 35% of patients experienced at least one sign of a TIA or mini stroke. Sudden speech delay or migraine […]

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Club Foot Can Be Corrected

Club foot can be corrected. It is a deformity where the foot is twisted inward. It affects approximately one in every one thousand newborns. It may be one or both feet. 30 percent of children with club foot have it in both feet. This condition is genetic and if one child has it the likelihood […]

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Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression

Wheelchair rugby lowers depression lowers depression Wheelchair rugby lowers depression lowers depression and stress in spine injuries. Wheelchair Rugby is a high octane team contact sport that changes lives and mental health of spinal injury patients. A new study from Houston University and Department of Health and Human Performance found that frequent participation in wheelchair […]

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Hip replacement can damage brain

Hip replacement can damage brain because of the very toxic metal called “Cobalt” which is used to make joints. Memory, vision and personality can be damaged. A recent study has shown that areas and amount of damage in brain due to cobalt is reason for concern. Joints made from cobalt are worn down and corrode […]

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Customized stroller for child with special needs

Customized stroller for child with special needs in Syria has changed the life of both child and mother Undergraduates in Engineering at John Hopkins University customized a stroller to suit the needs of a disabled Syrian child. improvements were made making mobility easier and safer for him and his family. These up and coming youngsters […]

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Hope for Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia and Related Diseases

Hope for patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia and related diseases is now available. Friedrichs Ataxia is an inherited autosomal recessive that cause damage to nerves which is progressive. Signs is this disease is lack of coordination, scoliosis, heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t affect cognitive function though. Friedreich’s Ataxia is one if many diseases caused by […]

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Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled

Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled is about a young African American with special needs. It’s is the only book with an African American with disabilities on cover. After reading this book one will notice it is a “one of a kind”. It’s no surprise that it […]

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Brain interface device for brain damage

Brain interface device for brain damage Brain interface device for brain damage interface (BMI) is a direct communication pathway between enhanced and wired brain via external device. BCI’S are often used in research, mapping, cognitive and sensory functions. As the brain has cortical plasticity signals from prosthesis can be used by the brain as sensor […]

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Life expectancy of people with Parkinson’s

Life expectancy of people with Parkinson’s Life expectancy of people with Parkinsons is a popular question and many patients will ask “How long will I live?”. A new Mayo Clinic study in the JAMA neurology has the answers for people with Parkinsons disease as well as Lewy dementia and Multiple System atrophy. The general consensus […]

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Children with autism don’t have tantrums frequently

Children with autism don’t have tantrums  Children with autism don’t have tantrums frequently because of speech or language difficulties. Researchers at Penn state college of medicines found that parents can find top treatment for behaviour problems now.  Children with autism have more tantrums than average children. Occupational therapists and teachers are under the belief that […]

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iphone interpreter for the deaf

iphone interpreter for the deaf could prove invaluable for those teams who are in the industry and travel from one place to the next. iphone has an application that has capability of more than 8000 world class interpreters in users pockets. Language line redefined the language access industry ten months ago. With the launching of […]

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Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride

Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride from UK to Germany next month. A partially paralysed 24 year old is set to take on enough of a challenge. Alana Walker from Allerton suffers with Cerebral Palsy and is set to ride 259 miles on six days from Bradford […]

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Disabled and Homeless

Disabled and homeless Disabled and homeless is part of the territory with the disabled community sadly. More than fourty percent of population are homeless and unemployed according to the disability scoop in America. The Annual Homeless Assessment Report has never provided encouraging news and this is clearly an issue that needs to be resolved. Seventeen […]

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Blind Childs Right Hero

Blind Childs right hero Blind child rights hero receives an award for children’s Nobel prize. Manuel Rodriguez from Guinea-Bissau received the world’s children’s prize on 27 April 2017. The voting for this award is global. Millions of children vote worldwide. Manuel was chosen by children around the world to receive this high honour. He is […]

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Disabilities and Addiction – Substance Abuse

Disabilities and addiction Disabilities and addiction is more connected than one would like to believe. Info given by the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center has shown that substance abuse is more prevalent in the disabled community than most others. More than fifty percent of people with brain injury or mental illnesses abuse […]

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Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics

Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics according to IPC ( international Paralympics committee). Russia is one of the biggest sporting and competitive nations on world. And the world would like to see it reinstated in lines of criteria really soon. The IPC has ruled that The RPC (Russian Paralympic […]

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Touchable Ink braille printer by Samsung

Touchable Ink braille printer by Samsung  Touchable ink braille printer by Samsung prints via a laser printer. Braille printers are known to be rather costly. Laser printers are more affordable at less than R12 000 – R15 000. Samsung has managed to make an affordable braille with a magic new ink. Typically printers end product […]

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Eye Play Piano

Eye Play Piano Eye play piano is a new Virtual Reality (VR) invention.  It allows for disabled to play piano.  It is a Japanese invention by the manufacturer Fove. It is a universal piano which children play with eye movements with headset on. Through Foves eye tracking technology the headgear picks up the user’s eye […]

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Braille Smartphone

Braille smartphone Braille smartphone is the best thing since touch screen innovation. Sumit Dagar had been collaborating with Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi to develop a prototype. It is the world’s first braille enabled smartphone. The phone has a haptic touch screen that elevates and lowers the content it receives. Data is then transformed […]

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Blind can see famous paintings

Blind can see famous paintings Blind can see famous paintings through touch. Van Gogh’s creations to Mona Lisa smile. 3D art replicas are the latest designs for the blind. To understand and appreciate a painting we need to see in colour. Composition and light is just as important. How can the blind enjoy a painting? […]

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Seeing with the tongue – revolutionary invention

Seeing with tongue Seeing with the tongue is a new revolutionary invention. Neuro scientists have found that we see with our brains not our eyes. New technology such as a device that relies on the tongues nerves to send signals to the brain.  This will benefit the visually impaired and blind. By relying on the […]

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The human eye is the most complex organ

The human eye The human eye is the most complex organ and it’s amazing that since its so small it has so many working parts.  If you logically think about it it is a rather difficult task. Vision is by the busiest and most used of all our five senses.  This is how we gain […]

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A Stye in the Eye

A Stye in the eye A stye in the eye us a small pus filled lump on inside or outside eyelid. It is caused by staphylococcus bacteria infection. A stye is common and most have them once or twice on their lives.  A stye in the eye is visible or on base of eyelashes. There […]

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Nutrition for disabled kids

Nutrition for disabled kids Nutrition for disabled kids is a very important must.  Children with autism, ADHD and PDD benefit greatly from special nutrition.  Special diets decrease the inflammation in the body from flooding in.  It’s important to identify foods that increase load so as to decrease inflammation. The digestive tract regulates inflammation.  Special diets […]

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EMDR for trauma

EMDR for trauma is a Psychotherapy that helps people recover from trauma caused by emotional and distressing situations.  EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can benefit people who have been struggling for years even with treatment.  Emotional pain that is serious takes long to heal and can be rather dibilitating.  EMDR therapy has shown […]

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Essential oils for eye problems

Essential oils for eye problems Essential oils for eye problems is a new form of natural therapy.  Essential oil from plants have healed a broad spectrum of conditions through the centuries. Essential oil for eye problems is really a wonderful natural solution. Aromatherapy is used to treat depression, insomnia and ADHD and used topically for […]

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Cannabis oil for cerebral palsy

Cannabis oil for cerebral palsy  Cannabis oil for Cerebral palsy is the latest in treatments.  Cerebral palsy is incurable.  The symptoms are however treatable.  Symptoms such as spastic movements and seizures can be lessened.  Research is being done to find a cure but in meantime scientists are funding ways to alleviate dibilitating  symptoms.  Research of […]

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Dementia is a disability

Dementia is a disability Dementia is a disability as it is a decline in memory and mental capability much the same as any other brain disease.  Day to day life isn’t normal.  Alzheimers is an example of dementia. Dementia is a disability but not a specific disease and has a broad spectrum of symptoms such […]

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Blind and music therapy

Blind and music therapy Blind and music therapy is an exceptional tool for helping because of its universal power to reach everyone.  Music stimulates many senses which enables many different people to experience the wonders of music therapy no matter what their disability.  Music touches many in the most extraordinary way.  While music is often […]

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Music therapy and autism

Music therapy and autism Music therapy affects individuals of all ages and abilities.  Music therapy has been used for cognitive skill, social skills and emotional support worldwide.  Stress management, memory and communication is improved because of music therapy. Studies have shown that music interventions for children and teenagers with autism does improve focus, social skills […]

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Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)

Motor Neuron Disease (ALS) Motor neuron disease (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrifs disease.  It is a neurodegenerative disease.  Every muscle is controlled by motor neurons that are found in the frontal lobe.  They are electrically and synaptically connected to the brain as well as spinal cord.  The ones in the brain are called […]

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Prosthetic eyes

Prosthetic eyes Prosthetic eyes are made from glass and are shell shaped.  It is kept in place by eyelid.  If a eye is diseased or there is damage then the situation arises where operation is needed for a replacement or artificial eye.  Ophthalmologist will be involved in assessment of need for surgery which is a […]

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The Bionic Eye

The Bionic eye The bionic eye is a visual prosthesis it is a devise meant for restoration of vision of people suffering from impartial blindness. Since there are 40 million people worldwide suffering from blindness and 124 million with low vision it’s no surprise that the world would try develop a way to restore eyesight. […]

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