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Aqeel Qureshi
By Aqeel Qureshi July 14, 2020

Pandemic poses unique challenges for people who are Deafblind

In a global scenario where social interaction, even touching between persons should be avoided, deafblind persons interaction faces many challenges. Different international organization and media outlets have brought to attention the dire situation for people with disabilities in lockdown situations, and barriers for continuing...

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Zuko Mandlakazi
By Zuko Mandlakazi May 19, 2020

Life-saving and empowering wearable device for people with hearing disabilities

The product's idea came out of my frustration when I was looking for a sound assistive device that a family member who...

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Aqeel Qureshi
By Aqeel Qureshi May 01, 2020

Finance, persons with disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic

The global COVID19 pandemic jeopardizes persons with disabilities in many ways, not only related to healthcare...

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By Susan Barber Lindquist April 24, 2020

Extra COVID-19 precautions for people with mobility disabilities

People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis are at risk of...

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Andrés Balcázar de la Cruz
By Andres Balcazar April 17, 2020

The impact of the Covid19 pandemic in future accessibility measures

At the moment of writing this text, most of the world is, in one way or another, in quarantine due to COVID19....

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Aqeel Qureshi
By Aqeel Qureshi April 15, 2020

5G, IoT and Wearable – A game changer for persons with disabilities

Worldwide, around a billion people have a disability, and 80% live in developing countries, emerging mobile...

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By Asha April 06, 2020

Ten ways children with disabilities can maintain social distancing

With social distancing, or more accurately physical distancing, a new way of life as COVID-19 cases grow by the...

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Dr Noam Peleg
By Dr. Noam Peleg March 27, 2020

The needs of children must be considered during coronavirus pandemic

One community that has been insufficiently addressed during the COVID-19 pandemic is ‘children’. Their unique needs and rights have not been sufficiently taken into account. Children are now perceived as ‘non-vulnerable’, since the group that is in danger are the elderly. While it is true that death rates among young...

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Jenise Treuting
By Jenise Treuting March 22, 2020

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21 every year. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them organise and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness about people with Down syndrome. To be honest, the inability to have a conversation about the 9th...