Input and output devices for physically disabled people

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

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Nerve Transfer Technique for Spinal Damage

People who were left paralysed by traumatic spinal damage have regained the use of their hands and the ability to perform daily tasks through a pioneering nerve transfer technique. Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed the operation in 13 young adults who were paralysed in both their arms and legs (tetraplegia) before their surgery. By detaching active nerves from muscles in the shoulder or elsewhere […]

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Learning disability Centers in South Africa

Learning disability Centers such as Action 4 the Blind and Disabled Children strive to empower those who have a disability but require skills to become independent and capable of entering the job space. South Africa has a large amount of learning disability centers available. Here we list a few resources of centers across South Africa: […]

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Disability Training in The Workplace

Here is an article about disability in the workplace for those who wish to employ a person with a disability and need to be more aware: It is a statistic that surprises many, but one that should be a huge wake-up call not only to the providers of public services, but to private businesses across […]

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Disability in a Cruel World

Disability in a Cruel World Disability in a cruel world. How do people with disabilities cope in a world so cruel as this? Sandra Emons writes about her vast encounters with disability in a cruel world. As a disabled person she has experienced that she is treated less than human. This is why Action 4 […]

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About Persons with Disabilities

As per the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995 – A person with disability can be defined as one with one or more of disabilities falling under any of the below mentioned categories : Blindness:- “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following […]

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Interesting Disability Articles 2019

As we end the year, we realise that so much has happened with regards to disability. Here are some articles that got our attention. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130150418.htm https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-barriers.html https://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/toolaction/pwdfs.pdf https://www.huffpost.com/entry/famous-people-with-disabilities_n_4142930

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Jobs for People With disabilities – Resources

https://www.careers24.com/jobs/adverts/1520458-learnership-opportunity-available-to-people-living-with-a-disability-south-africa/ https://www.indeed.co.za/Learnership-Disabled-jobs https://www.careersportal.co.za/company/sita/learnerships/sita-is-offering-people-with-disability-learnership-programme https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwif-a7ljt_mAhUaz3cKHawEBFEYABABGgJlZg&ohost=www.google.co.za&cid=CAASEuRoAWF-WosIjB_t0F1O4gXl0Q&sig=AOD64_3rbYycyDFvydh-dBQScGMekL3kvw&q=&ved=2ahUKEwiI3qjljt_mAhVBLFAKHTbxBrEQ0Qx6BAgSEAE&adurl=

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New Years Party Ideas for People with Disabilities

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Charities that Take Advanatge Warning Signs

When a person responds to a donation request from a charity, they like to think they’re helping to improve the lives of those in need, not helping to pad the wallet of a scam artist. Unfortunately it’s all too common for dishonest people to create fake charitable organizations and solicit donations from unknowing gracious donors. […]

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Dental Care for People with Disabilities

Some people with disabilities like cerebral palsy don’t have the strength or skill to care for their teeth properly, and that neglect can lead to bigger problems. In 1989, Beit Issie Shapiro opened the Naomi and Shimon Ditkovsky Dental Clinic, Israel’s first non-hospital dental facility catering specifically to patients like these and children with developmental conditions […]

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Find Love As A Person With A Disability

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to people with disabilities is that we do not have feelings or emotions, or we do not understand the true meaning of love or want a significant other when truthfully, we all have the same desires as everyone else. For as long as I can remember, I […]

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Adjusting to life with a disability

Adjusting to life with a disability can be a difficult transition. We all tend to take our health for granted—until it’s gone. Then, it’s all too easy to obsess over what we’ve lost. But while you can’t go back in time to a healthier you or wish away your limitations, you can change the way […]

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What Do Blind People See?

The word “blind” is a very broad term. If you’re legally blind , you may be able to see reasonably well with a pair of corrective lenses. “Legally blind” is more of a legal term than a functional description. In fact, the U.S. government uses the term legally blind to refer to a person who’s eligible […]

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Providing Access to Technology

People with disabilities meet barriers of all types. However, technology is helping to lower many of these barriers. By using computing technology for tasks such as reading and writing documents, communicating with others, and searching for information on the Internet, students and employees with disabilities are capable of handling a wider range of activities independently. […]

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Disability Isn’t a Curse

Disability, be it physical or mental, has been largely misunderstood by many. While some fail to understand the condition, others might be insensitive to it. Then there are some who believe that disability is a curse. There have been so many instances where some people suffer mental illness or other physical challenge due to the […]

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Latest Disability Technology in 2019

Latest disability technology in 2019. We take a look at some of the best disability technology this year and how it has changed the lives of people with disabilities. Helmet for the blind This helmet was designed by a Chinese organization called CloudMinds and looks like a cycling helmet that uses sensors and cameras to […]

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Learnerships Benefit People with Disabilities

Learnerships Benefit People with Disabilities Learnerships benefit people with disabilities as well as business owners. Education is key and life experience is the door. Through learnerships, we can empower people with disabilities. Companies can learn from learners too.  A learner spends time learning theory and gains the practice in the workplace. It is a work […]

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Driving with a Disability in South Africa

Driving with a Disability in South Africa Driving with a disability is a great accomplishment and something many take for granted. Technological improvements make it easier to drive and its important to know the full facts about driving so that you can be safe and legal on the roads.  Here is a guide on everything […]

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Travellers with Disabilities Go the Extra Mile

Travellers with Disabilities Go the Extra Mile Travelers with disabilities are unique but not weaker than able bodied travelers. Here are a few facts about travelers with disabilities that you don’t know: They are not helpless They are used to getting around with a wheelchair and each one has their own way of doing physical […]

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Disabled and Abused

Are you disabled and abused? There is help. Thousands of adults with disabilities suffer abuse in one way or another. Sexual assault is the biggest catalyst sadly. Even more disturbing is that there are children who suffer the most. Girls in particular are being molested by older men in their village and they do not […]

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Disabled Customer Etiquette

Disabled customer etiquette is the focus as we approach Christmas day. We need to be more considerate about disabled customers during the festive season. Here are a few tips for business owners to consider: Never assume anything as one in five customers have a disability and some may be invisible disabilities. Be aware and observe. […]

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Learners with disabilities Need Encouragement

Learners with disabilities Need Encouragement Learners with disabilities need encouragement and support. They need positive reinforcement and plenty love. This can help ensure that transition is smooth and they gain self worth and confidence even if difficult times. To help children with disabilities we must encourage them to become independent. We cannot cure disabilities but […]

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Having a disability as a Parent

Having a disability as a Parent Having a disability as a parent doesn’t mean that you are a bad parent. All it means is that parenting comes with a set of challenges. The biggest challenge having a disability as a parent is what other people have to say. There are obviously also limitations and restrictions […]

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Disability and Travel Tips

Disability and Travel Tips Disability and travel tips. This is the season to be jolly but it comes with its own set of stresses when travelling for the holidays – especially if you are a person with a disability. November and December are the months where people are travelling to family or their holiday destination. […]

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Healthy Food Habits for People with Disabilities

Healthy food habits for people with disabilities. The internet is full of information about the best foods for disabilities and how to live a healthier life.  Eating healthy is vital for people with disabilities, but not always affordable. Most of us receive enough data about healthy foods, that’s where lists help. What we really need […]

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Employers Cannot Reject People with Disabilities

Employers Cannot Reject People with Disabilities Employers cannot reject people with disabilities. Government encourages employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a disability. Government specifies what is a disability and which employees are protected by the law. The following employees are protected by law: Employee with a disability If an employee has a physical […]

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How to Love Yourself as a Disabled Person

This is the season of love and we need to learn to love others and even ourselves as people with a disability. How do we do this? There are many people in the world that can show you love. But how are you loving yourself? You may just be another speck in this vast universe, […]

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Benefits of employing people with disability

Benefits of employing people with disabilities are vast. Equality of opportunities in employment is lacking in South Africa. All that is needed is barrier free employment and support in terms of reasonable adjustments and inclusive management. Governments should be the forerunners with regards to inclusive recruitment. This will only happen if the public sector sees […]

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Differently Abled Musicians

Differently abled musicians are not just your average musicians. Here we take a look at differently abled musicians and their many talents: Itzhak Perlman Undoubtedly the best violinist of all time. Even though he had polio, he worked very hard and was able to walk using crutches. He uses a scooter and crutches to get […]

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People with Disabilities in War

People with Disabilities in War People with disabilities in war face more obstacles than any other war victims. In order to live a normal life, they need to overcome struggles to overcome challenges such as dressing or getting their driver’s license. Imagine living with a disability in a war torn country that is being bombed […]

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The Future of Assistive technology

The Future of Assistive technology The future of assistive technology is exciting! There are existing assistive technology that are updated, but new technology is on its way still. The Nook that was released by Barnes and Noble is similar to the Kindle is the forerunner of many many more e-books to come. Not all devices […]

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Cool Things About People With Disabilties

Cool Things About People With Disabilties Cool things aboiut people with disabilites that you didn’t know. You may be a person with a visble or invisble disability and would like people to know that you are actually pretty damn cool. Here we have put a few facts together that are really cool: They are great […]

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Gift Ideas for Woman with Disabilities

Gift Ideas for Woman with Disabilities Gift ideas for woman with disabilities for Christmas. As we know, living with a disability requires finding ways to enjoy life and do day to day things differently. When looking for a gift for a woman with a disability, consider if it will be useful to that person. Woman […]

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Christmas Parties for People With Disabilites

Christmas Parties for People With Disabilites Christmas parties for people with disabilities should be a time of celebration and happiness, but the truth is that it can be overwhelming at best. For those with autism it is a noisy and the senses are overloaded. For those in wheelchairs, there may be too many obstacles and […]

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Improved Air Travel for People with Disabilities

Improved Air Travel for People with Disabilities Improved air travel for people with disabilities is topic of the month as the festive season approaches. The International Transport Association (IATA) is seeking to improve air travel for people with disabilities. Hosted by emirates in Dubai, the Symposium invited guests from airlines and accessibility advocacy groups. The […]

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Discrimination against Employees with Disabilities

Discrimination against Employees with Disabilities Discrimination against employees with disabilities occurs in many forms. One example of discrimination against employees with disabilities is when an employee is dismissed for having too many sick days off. The truth is that the percentage of disabled people will increase. Where there are people who live past 70 years […]

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Facts about Physical Disabilities

Facts about Physical Disabilities At Action 4 the Blind and Disabled Children we encourage the education of physical disabilities within the community and society as a whole. Hre are a few facts about physical disabilities that need to be known: Physical disability is when a person has a limited physical functioning, dexterity, mobility or endurance. […]

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Physical Activities for Adults with a Disability

Physical Activities for Adults with a Disability Physical activities for adults with a disability is important for physical and mental wellbeing. By getting fit, you are able to gain the confidence needed when a disability is getting you down. Most adults with disabilities rely on others to care for them. These caregivers need to be […]

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Tips to Improve life with a Disability

Tips to Improve life with a Disability Tips to improve life with a disability. You may have become disabled due to a sudden illness, injury, aging or an accident. Many will feel that it leads to a lower quality of life. Here are a few tips to improve life with a disability: Create a healthy […]

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Purpose with a Disability

Purpose with a Disability Purpose with a disability is not just about eternal life or the secret to success. Many would believe that its carnal aspects that will make them happy and they focus on a better body, success, money, health and all the worldly things. The truth is, happiness doesn’t come with winning the […]

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We are Obligated to Empower People with Disabilities

We are Obligated to Empower People with Disabilities We are obligated as an NGO to empower people with disabilities and help encourage equal treatment for these individuals in society. We cannot turn a blind eye to people with disabilities and their isolation from the community.  “Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do […]

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Brain Tumors and Disability

Brain Tumors and Disability Brain tumours and disability. Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that occur in the brain and are either benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are cancerous but benign tumors are not. Benign Tumors Benign tumors are slow growing and they do not usually spread into other parts of the brain. They […]

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Disability and Religion

Disability and Religion Disability and religion has a role in society that we do not discuss enough. Many people believe that sickness and disability is a punishment for evil acts. There are four major religions that see it differently: Christianity Christians have from the beginning tried to integrate people with disabilities into society. Jesus lived […]

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Disabled People and Natural Disasters

Disabled people and Natural Disasters Disabled people and natural disasters. It is up for discussion since there have been so many earthquakes, floods and hurricanes over the past decade. People with disabilitws are not reached in time and they do not receive warnings from the public when these disasters occur. They are vulnerable during these […]

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What Do Blind People See?

What Do Blind People See? What do blind people see? This is a question many ask. Here we take a look at the different visual impairments and what these people see. Blind from Birth A person who is born blind has never seen anything. It is not true that blind people only see blackness. The […]

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Super Heroes and Disability

Super heroes and disability There are a wide range of disabilities that have been represented in comic books through the centuries. Doctor Mid-Nite – blind Captain marvels alter ego – has a cane when not in his disguise Misty Knight – who is an amputee Echo – deaf Doctor Mid-Nite is a DC comic character […]

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Adolescents With Disabilities Face More Challenges Than Their Peers

Adolescents With Disabilities Face More Challenges Than Their Peers Adolescents with disabilities face more challenges than their peers. The way these obstacles are resolved differ. Adolescents with disabilities have differing characteristics, needs and talents. Terminology is confusing and inconsistent. Difficulties doing developmentally appropriate task or activities are the most inclusive for disabilities. We can turn […]

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Children with Disabilities are at Higher Risk of Neglect

Children with Disabilities are at Higher Risk of Neglect Children with disabilities are at higher risk of neglect and abuse than children without disabilities. We need to take action and protect these children. There are a few factors that make children with disabilities a higher risk for neglect: Parental stress due to the demands of […]

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Disability isn’t an Obstacle To Success

Disability isn’t an obstacle to success. Just look at Stephen Hawking , the most infleuntial scientist who was in a wheelchair most his life. around 40 percent of people in a British Survey said that people with disabilities are not as productive as able bodied people. The same survey showed that people with disabilities noticed […]

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Disability Consciousness vs Disability Culture in Workplace

Disability Consciousness vs Disability Culture in Workplace Disability consciousness is a phenomenon that is often taken for granted in the disability community. Disability consciousness describes what happening disability community is better than disability culture does. Disability culture functions to maintain the social order of things. Disability consciousness influences the actions that make up social movements. […]

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Fussy Eating Can Make You Blind

Fussy Eating Can Make You Blind Fussy eating can make you blind. According to a case report, a young patients blindness came from an unhealthy diet of fast foods. The University of Bristol found that nutritional optic neuropathy in patients with sudden vision loss symptoms was due to poor diet no matter their body weight. […]

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Shocking Facts about Disability in Developing Countries

Shocking Facts about Disability Shocking facts about disability. There is an estimated 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide. With such an large number we should be improving access to education, employment and health care for these individuals. We need to work with the most vulnerable no matter how difficult it is. Lets be honest, the […]

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Definitions of Disability

Definitions of Disability Definitions of disability is different for each person. The use of common definitions provides a common understanding for individuals. By doing so, we will see an increase in communication, transparency in social programs and accurate description and understanding of the needs of people with disabilities. Disability organizations such as Action 4 the […]

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Disability Awareness in a Progressive World

Disability Awareness in a Progressive World Disability awareness in South Africa is good but it isn’t making the difference. We need to take Action. In a country with much diversity, we still see a lot of social stigma that excludes children and adults with disabilities. Children with disabilities are most likely to not complete schooling […]

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Employment for Disabled People in South Africa

Employment for Disabled People in South Africa Employment for disabled people in South Africa is low. With the right support we can make it higher. Many more could join in the cause. If you are disabled, you would be worried about jobs available for you or you have tried with no success. There is guidance, […]

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Musical Inventions for People with Disabilities

Musical Inventions for People with Disabilities Musical inventions for people with disabilities are usually invented by those who were disabled, such as: Django Reinhardt – Jazz musician Reinhardt damaged two fingers due to a fire accident that almost killed him. The jazz musician went on to create a new style of jazz despite the damage […]

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Accepting People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Accepting People with Disabilities in the Workplace Accepting people with disabilities in the workplace needs to be highlighted. There are so many stereotypes of people with disabilities, such as them being: Incapable Unambitious Unreliable Expensive Reasons for people with disabilities not being employed are: Ignorance Fear Prejudice 45 percent of employers say that they cannot […]

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Disabilities at Work

Disabilities at Work Disabilities at work. Like all people, employees with disabilities bring a range of skills and talents to a business. There is also a range of support to assist them with employment and training. If you have a disability while working, such as: Illness Accidents You may want to return to your job […]

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Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace – Inclusive Training

  Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace – Inclusive Training Employees with disabilities in the workplace, includes workers with visual impairments and physical impairments. At Action, we believe that by including a workforce of people with disabilities into companies adds the following: Competitive edge Broader perspective Encourage creativity Boost morale Hiring people with disabilities isn’t enough; […]

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Disability is a Social Issue that Employers can Change

Disability is a Social Issue that Employers can Change Disability is a social issue. Disability is not an impairment itself, but the perceptions and barriers that occur. People with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and crime than most of their peers. Children with disabilities are often put in care homes and isolated from their […]

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Tips for Caregivers and People with Disabilities

Tips for Caregivers and People with Disabilities Caregivers and people with disabilities tips. Caring for people with disabilities is not an easy task. It can be mentally and physically draining. Here are a few tips for caregivers of people with disabilities.  Do not take things personally Disability comes with depression most times and the person […]

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Tips for Caregivers and People with Disabilities

Tips for Caregivers and People with Disabilities Caregivers and people with disabilities tips. Caring for people with disabilities is not an easy task. It can be mentally and physically draining. Here are a few tips for caregivers of people with disabilities.  Do not take things personally Disability comes with depression most times and the person […]

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Job Skills Training For Adults With Disabilities

Job skills training for adults with disabilities in Roodepoort at Action4 The Blind and Disabled Children. We offer training for employees with disabilities who would benefit from advanced computer skills training. We also offer learnership programme training for interns with disabilities. On the job training is the best way to gain skills. It is a […]

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Invisible Disabilites Explained

Invisible Disabilites Explained Invisible disabilities are just that – invisible! Having a mental health issue and learning differences is so difficult to identify. It is vital that people understand that disabilities are really just unique differences.  As we all know, every individual has strengths and limitations. Life is about getting through the obstacles on the […]

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Charity for the Blind

Charity for the Blind Charity for the blind is an uninhibited act of giving. You can give any many ways such as your time, money, products or education. The season of giving is just around the corner and you may have it in your heart to give to a charity for the blind. If you […]

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How can we help People with Disabilities

How can we help People with Disabilities How can we help people with disabilities? It is a fact that disabled people in the workplace, schools and social circles are affected in a big way by non-disabled people. It is sad that we as a community are their greatest barrier. Employing people with disabilities has many […]

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Assistive Technology in South Africa

Assistive Technology in South Africa Assistive technology in South Africa can help students with disabikities learn with ease. There are low technologies such as graphic organizer worksheet: Graphic Organizers help students organize their thoughts during the writing process. This helps students with the following disabilities: Dysgraphia Written expression issues Then there are cutting edge technologies […]

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Art and Disability

Art and Disability Art and disability and getting the passion to start art projects. Do not ley your disability limit your creativity. Let out your inner artist and create something the world needs to see. You can express your emotions and the way you see the world through art. There is nothing better than art […]

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Computers and Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

Computers and Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities Computers and assistive devices are always being improved for disabled consumers. In the past people with disabilities had no access to computers and limited assistive devices. Those who have a learning disability process information differently and struggle to read things online and use software. Dyslexia and visual […]

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Blind Date – Tips for Dating a Blind Person

Blind Date – Tips for Dating a Blind Person Dating a blind person is a blind date that needs a few tips. Many blind people say there are a few things they would like sighted people to know when dating a blind person.  First impressions do count Even though they cant see you, they will […]

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Sudden Disability is a Shock

Sudden Disability is a Shock Sudden disability is a shock and you may have many emotions. What can I expect? How do I go forward? How is the disability going to affect my life? Recovering from any injury does impact a persons life and can be painful for you and your family. Finding acceptance is […]

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Disability Culture In South Africa

Disability Culture In South Africa Disability culture is the perfect topic as the 24th of September was heritage day. We as a society need to learn to accept each and every South Africans differences and celebrate those differences. This will only happen if we can accept our authenticity. Each person has their own talents and […]

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Workplace Accommodations for the Blind and Disabled

Workplace Accommodations for the Blind and Disabled Workplace accommodations for the blind and disabled is not an expensive activity. It is never easy for a disabled person to disclose their disability when searching for a job. Some disabilities are not even visible or obvious, but they do limit the persons daily life. It is against […]

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Disability Is Not A Curse

Disability Is Not A Curse Disability is not a curse. Disability seems to be severely misunderstood in many underdeveloped countries worldwide. Many believe that disability is a curse.  The Definition Of Disability According to the World Health Organization, the definition of disability describes many types of physical or mental impairments and anything that causes limitations […]

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Disability Vision and Mission

Disability Vision and Mission Action for the Blind and Disabled Children in South Africa strives to ensure that people with disabilities are included in society. We believe that if the government, community and businesses can stand together, we can honour the rights of those with disabilities. Let not just talk about about fighting discrimination and […]

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Disability Etiquette for Employees

Disability Etiquette for Employees Disability etiquette for employees. Not all disabilities fit in one box. There are disabilities such as depression, asthma and many other illnesses. Many people have temporary disabilities which are just as debilitating as permanent ones. People with disabilities do not always like to discuss their limitations and employers should always practice […]

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Daily Challenges of The Visually Impaired

Daily Challenges of The Visually Impaired Daily challenges of the visually impaired. To be visually impaired is to be misunderstood. The sighted have their own idea of what blind people are, without getting to know them first. Blind people do function in daily life, they just do it differently. There are a few barriers and […]

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A few Things You May Not Know About Blind Co-workers

A few things you may not know about blind co-workers. To better understand your co-workers that have vision loss, we have listed a few things you may not know about blind coworkers. This will help you to interact without upsetting anyone. #1. They may be able to see some things Visual impairment doesn’t always describe […]

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Staff Members with Disabilities

Staff Members with Disabilities Staff members with disabilities come from various backgrounds and have different disabilities. Here are a few common disabilities:  Vision Impairment  Vision impairment describes people who are completely blind or have partial vision loss When speaking to a staff member that has vision impairment always identify yourself and any others with you. […]

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Crime and People with Disabilities in South Africa

Crime and People with Disabilities Crime and people with disabilities sadly go hand in hand. Around 90 percent of women with disabilities are raped and three times more likely to die prematurely due to domestic violence. These victims deserve justice and we need to better understand why they experience such heinous crimes. People with disabilities […]

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The Importance of Skills Training for Disabled

The importance of skills training for disabled is paramount. These people face many barriers in training and education. They are deprived of access to many necccessary skills for employment. Disabled people face discrimination worldwide. They also face barriers to be able to seek employment. Disabled people miss out on opportunities due to societies ignorance and […]

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Computer Lessons for the Visually Impaired

Computer lessons for the visually impaired available in Roodepoort. We rceive donations of computers and accessibility software from the community and set them up for our blind students. We at Action are a team of experienced and educated trainers and strive to empower the visually impaired. Our computers are built by volunteers and we are […]

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Finding Vision When Disabled

Finding vision when disabled may sound impossible. We are not talking about physical vision, we are talking about purpose and motivation despite being a disabled person. “Just because a man lacks the use of his eye doesn’t mean he lacks vision” – Stevie Wonder  Disability is seen as failure as you are more dependent and […]

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People with Disabilities are Capable Workers

People with disabilities are capable workers. Here are a few reasons why you should employ people with disabilities: Happy Employees Employers love workers with disabilities as they are willing and grateful employees. They are always open to new ideas and do their best to make things happen. Increased Profits Ask any employer who has disabled […]

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Computer Skills For Physically Challenged

Computer Skills For Physically Challenged Computer skills for physically challenged help mend barriers. There are many tools out there such as Braille Displays, portable CCTVs, and specialized keyboards. Software has also been developed such as JAWS screen reader which is useful for the blind. Windows 8 and OSX has synthetic voice browsing and there are […]

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Disability and Societies Role

Disability and societies role. There are around 1 billion people worldwide that have a disability. In developing and developed countries, people with disabilities are poverty-stricken. They are excluded economically and socially despite their human rights. We need to get to a place where society embraces all, no matter their disabilities. The media must portray a […]

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Assistive Tech for People With Disability

Assistive Tech for People With Disability Assistive tech is playing a major role in improving the lives of people with disabilities. The assistive tech global market is moving towards $30.8 billion by 2024. Here are three high-tech assistive tech inventions making life easier for people with disabilities: A wheelchair that climbs stairs Scewo is a […]

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Disability and Poverty Go Hand in Hand

Disability and poverty go hand in hand sadly. There are a few reasons for this. Disability and poverty come from job loss and lower income, as well as educational barriers. Poverty limits access to much needed services such as healthcare and preventative services. Many employees who are disabled work in environments that effects their health […]

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Stroke Survivors Rehabilitation through Aerobics

Stroke survivors rehabilitation through group exercises and walking improves mobility. Varied types of aerobics and walking experience significant improvement with endurance and walking despite having just had a stroke. Stroke survivors that take part in aerobics and cardio exercise programs have the best chance of rehabilitation. Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the […]

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People with Disabilities Can Be Productive

People with disabilities can be productive. The missing factor to ensure that people with disabilities can be productive is funding. These South Africans deserve  a life of self worth, socializing and an income. The sad truth is that less than half are employed and when employed earn less pay and little training. Because of the […]

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Blind Pianists That Rocked the World

Blind pianists know too well that music does not discriminate. We have grown up knowing many musicians who made some pretty damn great music. There are blind pianists who have reached stardom through various genres of music. The most astounding fact is that many of these musicians learned through playing by ear. Ray Charles One […]

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Fabulous Careers for Blind People

Careers for blind people is possible. Since the rise of technology, the attitudes of people with disabilities is a positive one. There are many doors being opened for people with all types of disabilities, whether physical or intellectual. There are over 300 careers to consider for people with visual impairments. Here are a few careers […]

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Being Positive as a Disabled Person is Key

Being Positive as a Disabled Person Being positive as a disabled person is a little more work than for an able-bodied person. For a person with a disability, there are many pressures in daily life. Here are a few tips for staying positive when living with a disability: Support is Important Find a circle of […]

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Labour Law and Disability Prevents Discrimination

Labour law and disability in South Africa prevents discrimination in the workplace. Around 5 million South Africans have a disability. That is about one in every ten person. Less than 1 percent are employed and this is why we need to take action. The employment equity Act states that people with disabilities are people that […]

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Gene Therapy For Vision Loss Brings Hope

Gene therapy for vision loss Gene therapy for vision loss may be the cure for blindness. in December 2017, the FDA approved Luxturna. This is the first ever gene therapy to treat a genetic disease that causes blindness. In 2018, the therapy was approved. Luxturna is designed to fix mutations in a gene that causes […]

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Jobs You Probably Thought Blind People Can’t Do

There are jobs you probably thought blind people can’t do. Right? Would you believe that there is a blind award winning journalist? or an acclaimed chef? Professional Photographer Pete Ekhart calls himself a tourist in the land of the “sighted” “I am trying to cut a new path as a blind visual artist. I am […]

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Depression in People With Disabilities

Depression in People With Disabilities Depression in people with disabilities is a growing health concern. It affects 350 million people worldwide. According to a World Mental Health Survey of 17 countries, it was found that one in every 20 person has experienced depression. Depression in people with disabilities is more common than people with no […]

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Personal Safety for People with Disabilities

Personal safety for people with disabilities is necessary as they are three time more likely to be victims of assault, crimes and bullying. As mentors for people with disabilities, we urge the community to help people with disabilities be aware of their surroundings and dangers thereof. Personal safety for people with disabilities tips: Be Aware […]

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What Do Blind People Actually See?

What do blind people actually see? Its common for people with sight to ponder what do blind people actually see? There isn’t a one size fits all answer for blindness as there are different degrees of vision loss. Blind From Birth A person who is totally blind cannot say they see black as they have […]

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