Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
The Plague of Athens.
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The Greeks treated their city-states like bodies. To protect them from disasters, it was the poor that were often sacrificed.
Although 90 per cent of Canadians believe accessibility is a human right, our behaviour says something different. Recently, an Alberta woman was turned away from a grocery store for slowing down check-out.
Disability is a sensitive topic. Fear of saying the wrong thing prevents people from having important conversations about disability. Here is a guide to get past those barriers.
We need to listen to people with disabilities when they tell us their stories.
There are systemic problems with the way mainstream schooling treats students with disabilities. A Royal Commission would shed light on these issues and give us a way forward to a more equal future.
‘At your service’.
From offshore oil and gas to the homes of people with disabilities, this is emerging as one of the most exciting areas of tech.
In an attempt to secure their market, conventional taxis enforce “red zones” – areas where online taxi drivers are barred from picking up passengers. This makes it difficult of people with disabilities to access transportation options.
Instead of being cheaper and safer, getting an online taxi can actually be dangerous for people with disabilities where a so-called "red zone" is in force.
Through the NDIS, Kirby Littlely has been able to leave the nursing home where she stayed after a series of strokes.
The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
What it's like trying to use a public loo when they aren't designed for you.
Specialist Disability Accommodation has enabled Ben Parkinson, pictured with his carer, to live in a home of his own.
The NDIS is allowing for Specialist Disability Accommodation for 28,000 people, with 17,500 already in such housing. The potential demand for this life-changing supported housing is even greater.
Most caregivers today are assisting their relatives. What will happen in the years ahead?
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
The African Commission has adopted the final draft of a protocol that will protect the rights of persons living with disability.
After decades of human rights abuses against Africans living with mental and other disability, the African Commission has finally drafted a protocol to the African Charter to protect their rights.
A self-driving shuttle at Texas A&M.
Combining machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles could revolutionize how people with disabilities get around their communities.
The Grocon-built 77-apartment Greenwich Fairfield development in Melbourne includes ten apartments for people with disability.
Artist's impression, Grocon
The NDIS has the resources and mandate to develop a mature market that delivers suitable housing for people with high disability needs, including the more than 6,200 young people now in aged care.
Easier said than done.
Disabled parking? Check. Disabled toilets? Check. But what about accessible supermarket shelves?
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Costs of transportation and accessibility are just two factors that increase cost of living for persons with disabilities.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
The ADA helped make college possible for disabled students like freshman Christopher Rhoades.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27 this year. But true equality is still out of reach for many – and it's everyone's responsibility to fulfill the promise of the law.
People with albinism often isolate themselves to avoid discrimination.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.