Persons with Disabilities Benefit from Health and Wellbeing

Persons with disabilities benefit from health and wellbeing.  This gives persons with disabilities freedom to be employed and interact with society as a whole. Healthy is Employable Health and wellness shouldn’t be compared to the presence or absence of a disability.  These are broad concepts that have an impact on the quality of life experienced. When a person who has a […]

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AI for Disabilities Worldwide – Changing Lives

AI for disabilities is a given since it is becoming a part of our everyday lives.  For example, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are all AI. Speech to text helps many people living with disabilities worldwide, and it is growing. At a recent event, IBM’s AI evangelist, Jeremy Waite told delegates that a survey done by […]

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Eye Injuries Guide – Most Common

Eye injuries go be something as simple as getting soap in your eyes to something much more serious, leading to vision loss.  You can get an eye injury form indoor and outdoor activities. #1.  Corneal Abrasions This is the most common of eye injuries.  This happens when the eye is poked or you rub your […]

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Motivational Speakers With Special Needs

Motivational speakers with special needs have many inspirational stories that help others.  These remarkable people share their wisdom and experiences about how they pushed past their limitations as motivational speakers with special needs. #1.  Robert Pio Hajjar Born with Down Syndrome, Robert Pio Hajjar founded Ideal Way with Addie J. Daabous and his aunt in 2006.  Addie was sharing her pain […]

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Weddings For Brides With Disabilities in South Africa

Weddings for brides with disabilities is a challenge, especially if the bride or groom is wheelchair bound.  Here are a few tips to consider when planning a wedding for brides with disabilities. #1.  The Dress The wedding outfit is an important part of the big day and every woman’s dream, to see her husbands face […]

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Disabled Moms Need These 5 Things – Baby Products

Disabled moms have extra obstacles to face.  Being an abled new mommy is hard, so you can only imagine what its like for disabled moms. Here are a few products and ideas that will help disabled moms enjoy their parenting experience. #1.  Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine This machine is a lifesaver.  Making bottles in the […]

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Cannabis Strains For Diabetes – The Facts

Cannabis strains for diabetes is one of the highest searched terms at present.  Not a surprise since the number of people being diagnosed has quadrupled in the last 30 years.  Cannabis strains for diabetes is known to: lower fasting insulin levels lower levels of insulin resistance increases levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol smaller belly circumference […]

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Top Songs About Disabilities That Inspire

Songs about disabilities reach deep within us and give us inspiration and strength.  Here are a few songs about disabilities and struggles with a positive message. #1.  Beautiful – Christina Aguilera American pop diva Christina Aguilera says it best: “You are beautiful, no matter what they say, words can’t bring you down…” #2.  Stronger ( […]

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Blind and Disabled Kids Summer Activities

Blind and disabled kids summer activities are necessary for parents as summer holidays are around the corner.  Here are some tips to try that will bring joy for blind and disabled kids this summer. #1.  Park Outings Visit a nearby park or playground, just make sure the playground equipment has been maintained and its safe for your child. […]

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Exercises For Physically Disabled People

Exercises for physically disabled people not only strengthens the body but improves confidence too.  Here is a list of a few popular exercises for physically disabled people. #1.  Sit to Stand A great way to strengthen lower body if you have control over the lower body. Sit at the edge of a seat with feet flat […]

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Cyberbegging for Disabilities – Resources and Links

Cyberbegging for disabilities is becoming more and more popular.  Here are a few sites that help those in need. Cyberbegging for disabilities isn’t anything to be ashamed about, the world is full of caring angels who want to help. #1.  FUNDLY.COM This website helps people advertise and organize a fundraising cause dearest to them. A fairly large organization, with […]

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Helpful Resources For People With Disabilities

Helpful resources for people with disabilities in South Africa.  Here we list experiences and helpful resources that will assist people with disabilities. #1.  Policies and Strategies Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Education White Paper Convention on the Rights of the Child White Paper on Inclusive Education National Disability Rights Policy Provision of […]

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Hobbies For People With Disabilities That Make Money

Hobbies for people with disabilities that make money.  Hobbies for people with disabilities is not only a good way to keep you busy but can make mega bucks. Truth is anyone can try these money-making hobbies.  #1.  Get Paid To Proofread  Get paid proofreading books, blogs and more.  This hobby can bring in money.  If you are great […]

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Christmas Gifts For Kids With Disabilities

Christmas gifts for kids with disabilities is a tedious task as you have to find toys that are appropriate and useful. Here are appropriate gift ideas for different disabilities: #1.  Blind and Visually Impaired  Light Stax – plastic construction blocks that interlock with each other.  This unique toy features LED technology that magically illuminates when […]

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Software For The Disabled And How It Helps

Software for the disabled provides people with disabilities the opportunity to share, connect and work.  There has even been new software for the disabled developed that makes their lives that much easier.  Here we look at how software for the disabled helps with a myriad of limitations. #1.  Blind and Visually Impaired People There is a myriad of hardware systems out there […]

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Top Disability Blogs Of 2018 That Inspire

Top disability blogs of 2018.  Being a parent of a special needs child or having a disability yourself can be a lonely place.  Fortunately, in this day and age, we have a vast amount of information and communities online that get us. Here are a few of the top disability blogs of 2018: #1.  The […]

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Stimming: 5 Ways To Help Your Child With Autism

Stimming is a self-stimulatory behavior that your child does to get extra sensory input when needed.  Hand flapping, rocking, head banging, grinding teeth, biting and scratching himself. In this article, we describe why it happens and how you can help your child with autism stimming. #1.  We All Self-soothe Everyone has a comfort blanket, whether it […]

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Ultimate Guide For Inclusive Learning – Disabled Learners

Ultimate Guide For Inclusive Learning Inclusive learning is teaching that benefits all students with different needs.  Teaching methods in schools are focused on students with certain characteristics and this needs to change as the student population is a vastly diverse one. “children with disabilities experience barriers in their everyday lives. While they do not need separate education, they […]

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Medical Marijuana For Disabilities – Pot Or Not?

Medical marijuana for disabilities has been a ‘high’ topic for many now that it is legal in South Africa.  We all know that marijuana is helpful for chronic pain, nausea, depression, and anxiety.  Now the question is, can it help with curing seizure disorders and Parkinson’s?  Does it treat autism, Multiple sclerosis and Muscular dystrophy? And what about […]

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Disability E-Books And Hardcovers That Will Inspire

Disability E-books that will inspire and educate are available from a myriad of online shops such as Amazon, Loot and Barnes and Noble. Here are a few good books that we believe are the most inspiring and helpful. #1.  Helping Couples And Families Navigate Illness And Disability – John S. Rolland Couples and families of a […]

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7 Facts About Disabilities – WHO statistics

5 facts about disabilities.  There are many suffering mental and physical disabilities.  They face many obstacles such as transportation, employment, and stigma.  According to the UN, around 15 percent of the global population has a disability. #1.  Over 1 billion people have some form of disability Depression is a mental disability and is at the […]

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Find Peace With Your Disability By Doing These 5 Things

Finding peace with your disability isn’t easy in a society that sees you as an incapable human.  Finding peace with your disability is possible if you practice the power of positivity and focus on the good things in life. Here are 5 ways you can achieve peace with your disability:  #1.  Allow Yourself To Grieve Grieving is a natural healing process.  Keeping your pain […]

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Communication For People With Disabilities-Music Science

Communication for people with disabilities through music science.  The Center for Genomic Regulation, Starlab and the University of Barcelona present Brain Polyphony started a project that focuses on improving communication for people with disabilities. Polyphony Polyphony is a texture of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to musical texture that is one voice […]

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About Blindness – Most Common Questions

About blindness and the most common questions asked in this article. As a sighted person that may know or meet a blind person, it is good to know and understand the following things. #1.  What is legal blindness? Legal blindness is the reduction of vision to 10 percent of normal.  Either the area of vision […]

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Disabled Players Get Their Game on – AbleGamers

Disabled players get their game on just like abled gamers do.  Organizations such as AbleGamers help disabled people have fun through playing video games.  These disabled players find ways through customized hardware and software to compete against the best players in the world. According to a 2008 study, games improve disabled gamers lives.  There are many who have […]

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Blind Athletes – 5 Facts You Didn’t Know

Blind athletes now have more opportunities to compete with sighted athletes, there are a few differences for blind athletes that aren’t present when competing in a sighted environment.  This article is written to shed some light for sighted people concerning blind athletes. #1.  Modifications May be Needed “In the last Spartan, I ran, one of […]

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Students With Special Needs – 5 Ways To Help

Students with special needs, need 5 things from us that will help them in the classroom. #1.  Classroom Accommodations Maintain and organize a classroom and limit distractions for students. Have labeled things in place on each child’s desk – make it colorful.  Use checklists to help students stay organized, teaching them to do so independently.  […]

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Disability Employment Awareness – Useful Info

Disability employment awareness month in October, has come and gone.  I feel that we need more than a month of Disability employment awareness.  We need to talk more about job discrimination in South Africa. We need to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship in the disability community.  Employees who have a disability are good workers.  They are reliable and consistent.  They […]

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Halloween Ideas For People With Disabilities

Halloween ideas for people with disabilities is appropriate as we approach the scariest and sweetest time of the year. Here are a few awesome ideas for young and old.     Wall-E Robot We all know this robot with a heart. Easy enough to attach to your child’s wheelchair, the Wall-E robot costume is going to […]

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Successful Disabled People Of All Time

Successful disabled people of all time, have a huge part to play in understanding why any stigma around disability is a sign of ignorance. These people are heroic and brave and achieved so much despite numerous obstacles. Albert Einstein – March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955 Albert Eisenstein was one of the most successful scientists of […]

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Top Assistive Devices That Empower In 2018

Top assistive devices that empower the disabled. In a world where there are many new technologies being developed, the disabled are benefiting and able to become independent. DynaVox EyeMax This is Dynavox’s most advanced eye-access method out there.  It allows users of the DynaVox Vmax or Maestro series device to access their communication device using their […]

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Parents Of disabled kids Life Hacks – Parenting Tips

Parents of disabled kids face just as many struggles as parents of non-disabled kids and more. Parents of disabled kids need support for themselves and their children. Here are a few life hacks from other parents of disabled kids. #1.  Family File Keep all important documents such as: Doctors Information – phone numbers, future appointments, […]

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Helping Disabled Children – 7 Ways You Can Help

Helping disabled children become successful well-adjusted individuals is vital for everyone – even non-disabled children. Here are a few ways you can help a disabled child. #1.  Make Them Feel Important Let your child feel loved unconditionally. Show love through your words and actions. Disabled children have enough negativity from the world and don’t need […]

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Living With A Disability Can Be Fun – Living Life

Living with a disability can be fun. Some of the most badass people are disabled. Perhaps its because they have more motivation to love and live life to the fullest.  Here are a few ways to have fun living with a disability.  Explore Nature For those who have a disability, being isolated and suffering from […]

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Affordable Assistive Technology In South Africa – Top 5

Affordable assistive technology is needed in countries where there isn’t much assistance from the government.  Here we list the top 5 affordable assistive technology tools for people with disabilities. #1.  ACCESS NOTE Features: This is a notetaking tool suitable for visually impaired and blind people. The app combines accessibility functions of the iOS device as well as notetaking […]

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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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