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Disabled woman denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details | The Star

He cited the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212, which denies entry to people who have had a physical or mental disorder that may pose …

In Iraq, meeting the needs of Syrian refugees living with disabilities

A new camp that will have facilities for Syrian refugees living with disabilities is under construction in Sulimaniyah, Iraq. A UNICEF officer …

Disability

Hate crimes: brutal death must alter attitudes to disabled people

The names of Albert Adams, Stephen Hoskin and Sean Miles may not be immediately familiar, but their common fate is that they suffered years of harassment because of difference and disability. For them, as in the horrific case of Bijan Ebrahimi, whose murderer, Lee James, was sentenced last week, a …

10 Ingenious Inventions for People With Disabilities

Tech companies create products with the consumer in mind, tasking a new smartphone, tablet, operating system or app, with a specific market demand.<p>A …

Entrepreneurship on Wheels: The Story of a Café for Disabled Albanian Youths

On a Saturday morning, Suela, like every other young twenty-something Albanian, has plans for the weekend. In a nation addicted to coffee, one of her favorite pastimes is having a drink with a friend in one of Tirana's hundreds of cafes.<p>However, getting there is challenging for a young woman in a …

Disability

LGBTQ Resources

Martin Horwood MP writes…Putting people with disabilities into the international development picture

One year after her appointment as the first ever Liberal Democrat minister at the Department for International Development (DfID), Lynne Featherstone …

Disability

Explaining the 'mystery' of where all the disabled are coming from

The apparent explosion in Social Security disability claimants in recent years has provided endless fodder for critics of the program. Their favored explanation is that the growth in the ranks of the disabled, from 250,000 new claimants a year in 1970 to nearly 900,000 in 2008, comes from fraud or …

Disability

India: disabled civil service applicants forced to wait for 'suitable' roles

India: Successful civil service applicants with disabilities forced to wait for 'suitable' positions<p>People with disabilities are routinely rejected from the Indian civil service – or forced to wait months for a job after passing the interview process – because the government claims there are no …

Malcolm Gladwell Disabled Part of His Brain to Research Latest Book

Author Malcolm Gladwell met with MashableReads, <i>Mashable</i>'s social book club, for a Twitter chat on Oct. 21 to discuss Gladwell's new book <i>David and</i> …

Report Details ATF's Use Of Mentally Disabled In Gun Stings

<i>The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</i> just published a blockbuster story that's today's must read: Based on court records, police reports and dozens of interviews, the paper details how the ATF used "rogue" tactics — including providing underage youths with alcohol and allowing them to smoke pot — to run …

Swiss Ad Agency Crafts Mannequins After the Disabled

This touching campaign led a group of physically disabled people to see themselves differently, with the hope that others will too.<p>In the ongoing …

Georgia Tech Researchers Study Aging with Disabilities

Midtown school recently received a five-year $4.6 million grant to increase understanding of the aging process for people with disabilities and use …

Disabled people are worst affected by bedroom tax and welfare reforms

Disabled people are likely to be living on lower incomes because of the costs of being disabled and the result of discrimination in the workplace. So it is no surprise they are being hit disproportionately hard by benefit cuts.<p>Two-thirds of the tenants of Habinteg housing association, which …

Why Isn't the United States Standing Up for Disability Rights?

I feel lucky to live in the United Sates as a person with a disability, but I still experience inequalities daily. I am paralyzed due to a car …

Associated Press News

These disabled mannequins will make you rethink beauty

Watch how this new viral video of disabled mannequins is making models of those who do not conform to society's ideals<p>We pass our lives under the gaze of perfection - no more so than at Christmas, when sculpted mannequins flaunt their athletic frames and enviable curves from glittering window …

Suspended senators have not applied for long-term disability

The clerk of the Senate told reporters today that none of the three recently suspended senators has written to him to apply for long-term disability …

Canada

Parsons Tasks Students To Improve The Museum Experience For The Disabled

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