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Video of Chihuahua learning to walk without front legs goes viral

Indianapolis - The video of a disabled Chihuahua learning to walk with the help of a modified children toy is the latest feelgood video to go viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

Gaza - Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza's Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube.
In the Media by Mai Yaghi (AFP)

President seeks to abolish subminimum wage for the disabled

United States President Barack Obama is moving forward with a plan that will guarantee that disabled federal workers will no longer receive less than the federal minimum wage.
In the Media by Mike White

Boy tied to bus stop highlights struggle for disabled Indians

Mumbai - The nine-year-old boy dressed in blue lay listlessly on the pavement in the scorching Mumbai summer afternoon, his ankle tethered with rope to a bus stop, unheeded by pedestrians strolling past.
In the Media by Rachel O'Brien (AFP) - 1 comment

Pistorius introduced Steenkamp as 'fiancee'

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius introduced Reeva Steenkamp as his fiancee just a week before he shot her, a close neighbour of the runner testified in his defence Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Back pain biggest global source of disability

Paris - Lower back pain causes more disability around the world than any other single condition, and accounts for a third of work-related handicaps, a specialist journal reported on Monday.Nearly a tenth -- 9.4 percent -- of the world's population has lower ba...
In the Media by AFP

Lost limbs and uncertain futures as Afghan army casualties mount

Kabul - Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded.
In the Media by Ben Sheppard (AFP) - 2 comments

Spain blind association puts disabled to work

Madrid - After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Video: Passersby amazed by mannequins of 'not-so-perfect' people

Not everyone is perfect in this world. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, did something amazing earlier this month, which astonished passersby on Zurich's popular shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The shutdown's butterfly effect on Olympic athletes Special

Aspen - If you watch the Sochi Winter Games, you may not see the best U.S. Paralympic skiers, or may not see them in their best shape. Remember the government shutdown?
Digital Journal Report by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Disabled German tortoise is on a roll with new Lego wheel (video)

Achern - Schildi the tortoise was found recently in Germany, possibly abandoned by his owners and shy one leg. Now vets have fixed him up and have fitted a Lego wheel to help him get around.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Comcast improves disability services in a number of areas

Philadelphia - This month Comcast has announced three new initiatives to support their customers with disabilities. No other cable provider is making such accessibility improvements at the time of this writing.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Op-Ed: Princess in a wheelchair — Interview with author Jewel Kats Special

Toronto - Author Jewel Kats talks about her traumatic childhood accident that left her with lifetime physical limitations, yet only added to the spirit of the children's author who now brings hope to other people’s lives affected by trauma or injuries.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey

U.K. initiating house building scheme for the elderly

The U.K. government is supporting new plans to create additional housing to help older and disabled people to maintain their independence for longer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Catalan organization fights for legal sex workers for disabled

A Catalan organization is pushing to help provide disabled people with sexual relations by providing legal "disability prostitutes."
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Disabled school in Rhode Island accused of operating sweatshop

Providence - A vocational school in Providence has been accused of operating a sweatshop involving disabled students, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 2 comments

Woman in wheelchair choked over last piece of chicken

A disabled woman sat down for Sunday dinner only to be choked by an enraged man because she grabbed the last piece of chicken.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

Republicans turn their backs on disabled citizens Special

Washington - It seems hard to believe that a United Nations treaty that calls for those with disabilities to be treated equally could be something the US Senate would be against, but the unimaginable became a reality on Tuesday.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 20 comments

Dying man's last words - 'All I wanted was a Snickers bar'

Spokane - A former Spokane Police Officer, accused of beating a mentally challenged man to death more than 6 years ago, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Access 2012 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, September 21-22 Special

Kitchener - Access 2012, a trade show presented by the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region opened on Friday, September 21 and continues on Saturday, September 22 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium's Kiwanis Arena.
Digital Journal Report by Susan Keeping

Protest: Disability rights groups target Atos in London (updated)

London - Over 400 protesters from Disabled People Against the Cuts and U.K. Uncut protested on Friday outside Paralympic sponsor Atos' headquarters and the Department for Work and Pensions in London.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Disabled Israeli vet sets self on fire: Fifth incident in a week

Tel Aviv-yafo - A 45-year-old disabled Israeli veteran, in a wheelchair, is listed in serious condition and on life support after setting himself on fire in Yehud.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Brazil Senator: Do what I say, but I’ll do what I want!

Very many politicians all over the world are known for their involvement in corruption, for taking advantage of their positions to become wealthy (or wealthier!) and Brazil’s politicians definitely can’t avoid being associated with this stereotype
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 3 comments

Company stuck disabled teen with $8000 texting phone bill

First his girlfriend fools him, then his phone company. Now, the Canadian teen, who is mentally disabled, has been asked to pay an $8,000 cell phone bill for the whole month long ordeal.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Baroness Thompson speaks for the disabled using public transport

Disabled people are suffering a backlash as major changes to the welfare system in Britain take place. Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson was left to struggle off a train by herself because no-one would help her with her wheelchair.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Disabled microlight pilot lands in Australia after flying from UK

A paraplegic pilot has flown a 12,000-mile journey from Yorkshire, England to the other side of the world, landing at Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Cops raid telemarketing company for pretending to sound disabled

Riverdale - Riverdale Police raided a telemarketing company over allegations that employees were pretending to sound disabled in order to make more money.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 1 comment

New 'eLEGS' device promises to help paraplegics walk again

Berkeley - A company called Berkeley Bionics has launched a new product called eLegs. The wearable, artificially intelligent bionic device allows people who have lost function of their legs to stand and walk.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 1 comment

Armless Filipina pilot inspires US President Obama

Jessica Cox, an armless Filipino-American lady pilot from Arizona was a recent guest at the White House as president Obama unveiled a package of measures to help Americans with disabilities.
In the Media by Leo Reyes
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"Miteinander Leben", the annual trade dedicated to the disabled and elderly persons has been taking place in Berlin from 8 to 10 April, 2010.
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 Miteinander Leben   the annual trade dedicated to the disabled and elderly persons has been taking ...
"Miteinander Leben", the annual trade dedicated to the disabled and elderly persons has been taking place in Berlin from 8 to 10 April, 2010.
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