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Prafull Oorja yoga organisation helping kids with disabilities

Bangalore - Prafull Oorja, an organisation established by Sowmya Ayyar and Madeleine Sears, works with children with disabilities, and helps them find their full potential through yoga.

Justice Department expands Americans With Disabilities Act

Washington - The Justice Department announced today that Attorney General Eric Holder has signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Title III regulation for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Microsoft to launch accessibility association in March 2014

Chicago - Many accessibility industries are the direct result of grass roots efforts. Rob Sinclair, with others at Microsoft, will launch an association just for the accessibility profession.

Disneyland guest stranded on ride is awarded $8,000 by judge

Anaheim - Jose Martinez, a paraplegic bound to a wheelchair, has been awarded $8000 from Disneyland after he was stranded on a theme park ride back in November of 2009.

GOP & Democrats spar over UN Disability Treaty in US Senate

Senate Republicans, led by Utah Senator Mike Lee, are voicing opposition to the ratification of the UN disability treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

No child left behind: New playground designed for disabled kids Special

Students with disabilities at Heim Elementary School will no longer have to watch from the sidelines as their classmates and friends enjoy the school’s playground.

Op-Ed: Pressure is growing in B.C. for better disability support Special

Nelson - The British Columbian government's fiscal policy towards persons with disabilities has mirrored their miserly approach to supporting other vulnerable clients over the last 20 years.

Report: Iraqi human rights abuse is ‘commonplace’ - Part II

New York - A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals Iraq's most vulnerable are routinely abused, tortured and killed, with perpetrators rarely held accountable and Part II of this review looks at detainee torture and the plight of marginalized communities.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Nears Ratification

More than 20 United Nations departments, agencies, programmes, and funds have pledged their support to implementing a landmark treaty on the human rights of persons with disabilities, which opened for signature a year ago today.

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