Disabled People Dont like these 5 Things

Mistake #1. Do Not Invade Their Personal Space Disabled people don’t like being touched unless invited to do so. Equipment such as wheelchairs and service dogs are also part of their personal space. Coming up suddenly behind a person in a wheelchair and pushing them is very traumatic and disrespectful. Before trying to help a […]

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A Disability Manifesto for The Future of People of Disabilities

A disability manifesto for the future is something we all can contribute towards as a community. Here is a disability manifesto that points out changes and improvements that need to be made for South Africans with disabilities. #1. Improve on Further Studies for All Ages Student support when transistioning from high school to further studies […]

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People With Disabilities Are Happier Than Non-disabled People

People with disabilities are happier than non-disabled people. Let’s be honest, we have all heard non-disabled people say they would rather die than be disabled. So then why are people with disabilities happier than non-disabled people. We pity people with disabilities, thinking they live a life full of pain and misery. Truth is, that surveys […]

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Skills Development Planning is Good Business Sense

Skills development planning is a way of investing in your workforces career path. Skills development planning is very important in South Africa, especially in terms of future economic stability. Unfortunately, many organisations focus soley on its present needs and they do not consider future changes. The significance and value of skills planning and growth arent […]

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Apprenticeships and Learnerships Bridges Skills Shortage Gap

Apprenticeships and learnerships bridge the skills shortage in South African businesses. When businesses enter a learnership, they are creating a solid and fair economy. Apprenticeships not only help people with disabilities and others reach their potential, but helps existing workforce improve in production. Thousands of employees have benefited from the flexible apprenticeships and learnerships offered by […]

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How We Can Help People With Disabilities

Help people with disabilities and make a difference to society and our economy.  This often overlooked group of people have so much to offer, yet they haven’t been included in society. Disability Fact: More than one out of every two people over the age of 70 are disabled. Most of us live to see beyond […]

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Disability themed Emojis Have Been Approved

Disability themed emojis are here! Finally, the introduction of dozens of new disability themed emojis has been wholeheartedly accepted by disability rights campaigners. The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new emojis include: hearing aids wheelchairs prosthetic limbs white canes guide dogs woman and men emojis […]

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6 Ways Skills Training Benefits Companies

Skills training benefits companies in many positive ways. Training your workforce isn’t always possible due to time constraints and lack of resources. As employees, we have to be openminded and willing to add value to our existing workforce and learners. There are the naysayers who believe that companies only enter into skills development to gain […]

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Learnership Termination Procedures and Facts

Learnership termination does occur for many reasons. Employers are expected to adhere to certain procedures when the learner or employee wants to terminate the employment contract.  There are a few conditions for learnership termination: Learnership includes: Employment of a learner – who has signed learnership agreement Was not previously employed by employer when agreemnent was […]

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Learnerships Improve the Economy in South Africa

Learnerships Improve the economy in South Africa Learnerships were created for previously disadvantaged South Africans and for economic growth. These valuable programmes ensure that the gap in unemployment is bridged.  Simply speaking, learnerships are programmes where learners get on-the-job training. Learnerships give learners with disabilities the opportunity to apply for jobs confidently and provides them […]

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Wheelchair Gardening Made Easy

Wheelchair gardening is a fun activity for those who have green fingers.  There is nothing more fabulous than being able to plant a seed and watching it grow.  Anyone who has ever tried gardening can agree that it is therapeutic and not an expensive hobby at all. Here are a few ways to make wheelchair […]

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Learnerships Benefit Employers and Employees

Learnerships benefit employers and employees alike.  Companies are obligated by law to contribute to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in South Africa.  A learnership is a work-based learning programme that runs parralel to a certain occupation or field of work.  Once completed, learners are awarded an accredited NQF qaulification.  Businesses who want to contribute to […]

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Having a Special Needs Child

Having a special needs child brings many parental joys, but let us not forget it has its challenges too. Here are a few things that having a special needs child brings and how to cope: Insomnia – Parents of special needs kids often have interrupted sleep when their child cannot sleep. Tip: Get someone to […]

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Job Hunting With a Disability

Job hunting with a disability can have many challenges.  Whether you have a physical or mental disability, there are ways that can help when job hunting with a disability. Here are a few ways to help with your job search. #1.  Websites for disabled and senior workers There are a myriad of work from home sites […]

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Students with Disabilities Can Study Further with a Grant

Students with disabilities can study further with a grant. One of the most awesome things about education is the way technology has bridged the gap for so many students with disabilities. With the cost of living being so high, it is helpful to have assistance from government and community alike.  At Action4 the blind and […]

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20 Facts About People With All Disabilities

All disabilities have limitations that make a life for those with disabilities rather difficult. Here are a few facts according to the UN about all disabilities around the globe:  1 billion and more people have some form of disability worldwide 100 million or more of those disabled are children 50 percent of those with disabilities […]

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The Future of Assistive Technology

The future of assistive technology is growing at a rapid rate.  We are already seeing artificial intelligence controlling devices and even cars.  Sadly, accessibility isn’t quite there yet for the physically disabled. This is where assistive technology comes in, as those who are disabled can do daily tasks confidently.  What does the future of assistive […]

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Developmental Disability Facts to Know

Developmental Disability Explained Developmental disability is defined as a severe, chronic disability which began at birth or early childhood.  This type of disability is expected to continue and limits the individual’s life in several ways. A developmental disability is a chronic and severe disability that:  is a mental or physical impairment or combination of both manifests […]

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Tips for Disabled and Seeking Employment

Disabled and seeking employment? Finding a job is a tedious task for most, but for people with a disability, it’s even harder. Here are some tips if you are disabled and seeking employment: #1.  Focus on your abilities All job hunters must persuade the interviewer that they can fill all the job requirements.  If you need […]

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How To Beat Weekend Boredom When Disabled

When disabled, broke and bored in January there are weekends where you will be drowning in boredom.  Here are a few cheap ways to keep yourself busy when disabled. #1 Host A Garage Sale Got any old clothes or white elephants you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Why not make some extra money and […]

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The History Of Disability That Will Shock You

The history of disability varies from one community to another.  There isn’t much on disability in history and perceptions of society concerning people with disabilities.  Here are a few observations regarding the history of disability. Greek And Roman Views of Disability According to Greek history, the sick were seen as inferior.  It was recommended during […]

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Special Needs Students – Back-to-school Tips

Special Needs Students are transitioning into a new school year, which can be a bit tumultuous for all involved.  There are a few things that can be done to make this a stress free start to a new school year for special needs students. #1.  Make School A Fun Activity Go to the school as […]

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Ayurvedic Medicines And Mental Disabilities

Ayurvedic medicines are known to be helpful in treating mental disabilities.  These medicines are made from herbs without the use of toxic chemicals.  These herbs are known to calm the nerves and bring balance. “Ayurveda” is one of the oldest forms of medicine stemming from India about 3000 years ago. Here are a few herbs […]

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Disability And Robotics

Disability and robotics remove the pity we feel when we see a person with a disability.  The world has become a digital one with endless offerings for those with disabilities – so we may view them as “us” and not “the others”. #1.  Exoskeletons An exoskeleton is a skeleton on the outside of the body in some animals […]

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Sports For Children With Physical Disabilities

Children with physical disabilities have extra challenges when it comes to participating in sports.  Children with disabilities may need special equipment or assistance from trained coaches, teachers and guides. With the right help, children with physical disabilities are able to partake in most sports and exercises such as: #1.  SWIMMING Swimming is extremely beneficial for […]

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Severe Vision Loss? New Vision Technology 2019

Severe vision loss affects 1.3 billion people globally and 80 percent of these cases can be avoided. Acesight is new vision technology that comes in the form of wearable electronic glasses.  These glasses are a combination of artificial intelligence, microprocessors and algorithms – providing visual independence for people with severe vision loss. Massachusetts-based Zoomax (USA) Inc. recently […]

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Breakthrough Therapies For Disabled Patients

Disabled patients have tried many therapies that are available today.  There are so many breakthroughs over the last few years, here are a few that made the difference for many disabled patients: #1.  Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant  Disability – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) How It Works AHSCT works by destroying the faulty immune system using chemotherapy and is then rebuilt using stem cells from disabled patients own blood.  The […]

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Accessible Netflix Agreement for Blind Customers

Accessible Netflix is going to be valuable for blind customers.  Netflix and advocates for people who are blind have reached an agreement to offer audio descriptions for video streaming and DVD rental subscriptions. An accessible Netflix will make for an enjoyable movie and video viewing. Netflix provides one of the nations most popular online streaming […]

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Disability Documentary About Romance

Disability documentary about romance called “Take A Look At This Heart” explores the romantic lives of people with disabilities.  The film follows director Ben Duffy’s previous disability documentary, “Tin Soldiers.” One in five people has some form of paralysis according to a study by Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.  people with disabilities are very misplaced in the media […]

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Downs Syndrome And Alzheimers Are The Same Disease

Downs syndrome and Alzheimers are the same diseases according to recent resaerch. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease also share a common disease mechanism.  Dr. Potter from Floridas Alzheimers disease research center confirmed this revelation. Downs syndrome and Alzheimers are similar. Beta-amyloid protein is responsible for damaging the microtubule transport system that transports chromosomes, proteins and other cargo around […]

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Those with Disabilities Suffer With Unmet Healthcare

Those with disabilities suffer from unmet healthcare throughout their lives.  This should be recognized as a health disparity issue among those with disabilities. Health disparities include: Inequities in education – dropping out of school is linked to a myriad of health issues.  Individuals with little to no education risk obesity, drug addiction and self-harm or […]

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Glasses For The Visually Impaired – Order Online

Glasses for the visually impaired are available to order online.  Here we take a look at a few of the best: #1.  Max Glasses Max glasses are binocular telescopic glasses that can be used for watching television, theatre, bird watching and any long distance viewing. Max glasses focus on objects that are 10 ft away. […]

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Accessible New Years Party 2019

Accessible new years party for 2019 As the year draws to a close, you are probably planning to let down your hair and say goodbye in style.  Here are a few ideas and places of interest that would make for a perfect accessible new years party. #1.  An Ocean Cruise There are many accessible boat cruises […]

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Autistic Individuals Do Suffer With Eye Problems

Autistic individuals struggle to process and respond to information from their senses, as well as with communication and social interaction.  Visual problems are very common in autistic individuals. The signs of vision problems can be masked by the behaviors that autistic individuals use to cope with sensory overload from their environment.  The behaviors that are […]

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Sugar Substitutes For Diabetics

  Sugar substitutes are often used by people suffering from diabetes.  There are however many concerning questions about these sugar substitutes for diabetics.  Are they safe? and how can they be used? For people with diabetes, these substitutes are solutions to removing extra carbs and calories while still pleasing that sweet tooth. Sweeteners are a […]

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Toddlers With disabilities and Alexa

Toddlers with disabilities can benefit from Alexa, but how does this AI technology respond to certain questions? As we know toddlers with disabilities stammer and often mispronounce words and Alexa would respond with an apology or silence. This excludes toddlers from this popular AI technology. Children communicate with technology in a different way than adults […]

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Eye Scan That Detects Alzheimers

Eye scan that detects Alzheimer’s is a noninvasive approach that can visualize blood vessels down to the capillary level.  Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is available at ophthalmologists. This noninvasive eye scan and its ability to image intraocular structures in vivo is useful for early detection of macular and optic nerve head pathologies. Eye Scan May Detect Alzheimers This eye […]

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Helping People with Disabilities In Disaster Areas

Helping people with disabilities in disaster areas.  With the recent Tsunami that occurred in Indonesia, this is a question on most disabled individuals minds: “How can disabled people prepare for a natural disaster?” FEMA and The Red Cross published a booklet to help people with disabilities in disaster-prone areas. Here are a few tips from the booklet […]

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Great Tips for Disabled People Over Christmas

Disabled people over Christmas time usually have a tougher time preparing and getting things done.  Here are some great tips to help disabled people over Christmas. #1.  Get Ideas from Pinterest There is a myriad of creative fun ideas on Pinterest for Christmas decorations and treats.  You will most definitely find something cost effective and fun to make […]

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Tips For Disabled Travelers

Its that time of the year when disabled travelers make their way to holiday destinations or family abroad.  Here are a few helpful tips for disabled travelers. #1.  Plan Ahead The more research you do about your destination, the better your experience will be.  First, find out what places are wheelchair friendly and accessible to disabled travelers. […]

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What NOT To Say When Meeting a Disabled Person

A disabled person is just like anyone else, so treat them as such.  Do unto others as you would like done unto you! Be polite, respectful and mindful when meeting a disabled person. Here are a few things NOT to say to a disabled person. #1.  What’s Wrong With You? There is nothing wrong with […]

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Healthy Snacks For Children With Special Needs

Children with special needs require healthy snacks as certain foods exasperate symptoms. Certain foods can trigger “stress” hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol (flight or fight hormones).  Here are a few snack ideas for children with special needs. #1.  Fresh Vegetables Cut fresh vegetables such as baby carrots, broccoli, celery, and peppers into strips and […]

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How To Survive The Holidays as a Disabled Person

As a disabled person or family member of someone with a disability, you have probably experienced the chaos of shopping malls, increased traffic and getting ready for a well-deserved break.  The preparation can be rather stressful, so we have put together a few tips that will help make it an anxiety-free event for those with special needs […]

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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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