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Golfers defy disability to enjoy the game

Golfers defy disability to enjoy the game | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
If I thought playing golf was hard, then can you imagine how difficult it could be if you have a disability as well?
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People with disabilities need a champion that understands their lives

People with disabilities need a champion that understands their lives | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
The decision by the Abbott government to stop funding a disability discrimination commissioner is a blow for people living with disabilities who still need someone to champion their cause.
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Launch of new library service provides accessible books to over three million Canadians with print disabilities

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Deaf for the day to mark campaign

Deaf for the day to mark campaign | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
A HEARCARE assistant spent the day in her customers’ shoes by going ‘deaf for the day’ to mark Deaf Awareness Week and highlight the importance of regular hearing tests.
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The TFS List: Actors who have triumphed disability

The TFS List: Actors who have triumphed disability | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
Disabilities come in all forms, from physical to mental, visible and invisible. They affect individuals in all walks of life, and it’s not unusual to hear tales of Hollywood celebrities living with some of these conditions. We most commonly hear of depression and addiction, which are nothing to be
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Moving to the next level of gaming for rehab - Australian Ageing Agenda

Moving to the next level of gaming for rehab - Australian Ageing Agenda | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
AUDIO: The addition of video cameras to interact with gaming technology was a turning point for UTAS researcher Dr Stuart Smith in using video games for patient rehabilitation, he told an IT in aged care conference last week.
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People with Disabilities and Rare Diseases Contest European Elections · Global Voices

People with Disabilities and Rare Diseases Contest European Elections · Global Voices | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
"We are a group of people affected, directly or indirectly, by a disability or rare disease, united by a common goal — improving the lives of those affected."
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Policy black hole for 'glass children'

Policy black hole for 'glass children' | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
The siblings of people with special needs continue to be neglected by policy-makers in Australia. An advocate for this large group says she is growing tired of trying to get it noticed.
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Buildings ‘do not meet accessibility standards’

Buildings ‘do not meet accessibility standards’ | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
A third of new buildings inspected last year did not meet accessibility standards and the majority required alterations, according to the National Commission Persons with Disability.
In its annual report for 2013, the commission said 33 per cent of the 71 properties it examined were not given a...
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Podcast: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws - the Discussion Paper | ALRC

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Care homes criticised for 'shared gender' facilities - Independent.ie

Care homes criticised for 'shared gender' facilities - Independent.ie | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
FEMALES and males with an intellectual disability had to share cubicles in three residential homes operated by a major HSE-funded organisation.
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Children's Specialized Hospital and Kessler Foundation Partner for Pediatric Disability Research

New Jersey (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Kessler Foundation and Children's Specialized Hospital have agreed to a collaborative research program for children with disabilities.
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More homes embracing universal design principles

More homes embracing universal design principles | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
A recognition that homes must function for residents with varying physical and mental abilities.
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Southern Africa: Disabled Women Claim Their Space at Summit (Page 1 of 2)

Although gender equality has received more limelight in Southern Africa, the plight of women with disabilities poses challenges to the gains made. Women with disabilities make up a sizeable population in the world, with 65-70% of these women living in rural areas and are from low and middle income countries.
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Designer homes for people with
disability - Herald.ie

Designer homes for people with<br/>disability - Herald.ie | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
Two state-of-the-art homes for people with intellectual disability and dementia have been opened in Clonsilla, Dublin.
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North West Evening Mail | News | Cumbria woman starts new disability charity

North West Evening Mail | News | Cumbria woman starts new disability charity | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
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World’s health ministers endorse action plan to improve health for all people with disability

World’s health ministers endorse action plan to improve health for all people with disability | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
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Gambia: EFANET Observes Global Action Week

Gambia: EFANET  Observes Global Action Week | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
EFANET in solidarity with its partners and the global community recently commemorated the Global Action Week (GAW) on the theme "education and disability," at a ceremony held at the GTU Secretariat, along the MDI road. The theme for this year commemoration, "education and disability" highlights the needs to ensure the right to education for all, including person with disabilities by challenging the social and cultural beliefs that exclude children with disabilities and other vulnerable groups from educatio
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Disability rights publications | Equality and Human Rights Commission

Disability rights publications | Equality and Human Rights Commission | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
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Full Text: Progress in China's Human Rights in 2013 (15)

Full Text: Progress in China's Human Rights in 2013 (15) | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
VII. Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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Inspirational farmer who lost his legs refuses to be beaten

Inspirational farmer who lost his legs refuses to be beaten | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
Li Jiewen, 46, is now famous across China for his industrious approach to farming and overcoming what for most would be an incapacitating disability.
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Challenges in voting for people with disabilities

Challenges in voting for people with disabilities | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
Legal, administrative and accessibility barriers can prevent millions of voters with disabilities from taking part in elections, according to research.
A report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) analyses data on the political participation of people with disabilities across the 28...
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WHA commits to disability action plan | News | Sightsavers

WHA commits to disability action plan | News | Sightsavers | Access and Inclusion - news from around the world | Scoop.it
Today sees a great milestone for disability-inclusive international development – the World Health Assembly has committed to an action plan which aims to secure better health for people with disabilities.
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