Disability

Ex-Corrie actress turns sex photo hack into 'positive thing'

<b>A former Coronation Street actress who had intimate photos leaked online says she is determined to turn the experience into a positive one.</b><p>Melissa Johns - who's disabled - says some good may come from the hack because it shows women with all types of body have sex lives.<p>Posting online, she called …

Enhanced centre for people with learning disabilities has launched in Ayr

The South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership have unveiled the new Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2017-2023<p>An enhanced service for …

Thousands of Aucklanders fined every year for parking in disabled parking spaces

Renata Kotua, who has congenital cerebral palsy, says she can't do her grocery shopping when disability car spots are full, especially when she is …

New Zealand News

China to improve care for impoverished severely disabled people

BEIJING -- China will offer care services for severely disabled people aged over 16 to help lift their families out of poverty, according to a new …

News (China)

PC parked in disabled bay to buy cakes then claimed racism as she’s disciplined

A police officer who was reprimanded for parking her patrol car in a disabled bay to buy cakes accused her force of racial discrimination and …

West Midlands Police

Pre-packaged food a ‘Godsend’ for some disabled people

Cutting down on plastic use is high on the social agenda, bringing into focus the way our food is packaged.<p>But while supermarkets are working out how …

News (Wales)

Lawmakers Question State Health Department On Developmental Disability Program Cuts

In order to balance the state budget last year, Governor Steve Bullock and lawmakers signed off on $49 million in cuts to the state health …

Montana

Does a New Japanese Robotic Wheelchair Offer “Answers to Problems Disabled People Don't Have”?

Tmsuk RODEM mobility robot. Video screencap from www.tmsuk.co.jp/rodem/I love technology. I suppose I am what we might call in in Japan a ‘gijutsu …

Liberal View

Jobs offered to Jakarta’s disabled

Forty of Jakarta’s disabled residents took job tests facilitated by the city’s social affairs agency and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS …

Disability Claims Regulations Become Effective April 1, 2018

Article ByAndy R. Anderson Saghi "Sage" Fattahian Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPML BenebitsThe US Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it …

Law

Department of Education Rules That Texas Violated Rights of Disabled Students

Though equal access and civil rights don't seem very popular with the Trump administration, the Department of Education recently ruled that Texas …

Education

Anger at nearly £4k disabled parking bay charge

<b>A woman with multiple sclerosis has criticised an "extortionate" £3,800 charge to create a disabled parking bay outside her home.</b><p>Cornwall Council charges applicants for a disabled bay thousands of pounds but elsewhere people pay nothing.<p>Councillor Richard Pears said the authority is "effectively …

NHS England wants to use algorithms to handle NHS 111 enquiries

A leaked report has revealed NHS England is looking at the potential of handling up to 16 million NHS 111 enquiries using algorithms by 2020.<p>The …

Business Technology

Disabled dachshund is given a set of skis so she can get around in the snow

A disabled dachshund has been given a set of skis, so she can still get about in the snow.<p>Susan Freeman created the skis for her precious pooch …

Amazing

Hull's reaction as Tesco staff reveal they get 'abused' by selfish drivers parking in disabled bays

Residents have taken to social media to have their say on the news Tesco staff in Hull have been attacked for stopping drivers parking in disabled …

Raise reservation for the disabled: Union Minister

State governments should improve reservation for persons with disabilities (PwDs), said Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot here on …

India

Woman With No Hands And Legs Finds A Unique Way To Promote Mother's Business...Using Her Tongue

<b>+8</b> See more slides<p>Some people are born heroes. They handle every problem that life throws on them so heroically that even life salutes back at them. …

Government Will Not Appeal High Court Ruling Over Mental Health Discrimination

Thousands could be entitled to more in benefits.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>DWP secretary Esther McVey<p>The government has announced it will not appeal a High …

Judiciary

Alberta to review program that helps people with developmental disabilities

EDMONTON — Alberta has launched a review of a program that helps people with developmental disabilities.<p>The government says it wants to improve the …

Autism

Blocked aisles and inaccessible toilets: Britain’s shops are failing disabled children

<b>Love it or hate it, we all shop.</b><p>From groceries to clothes through gifts to white goods.<p>But what if popping to the shops was not as simple as it …

Disabled Children

Senior Civil Servant Says Iain Duncan Smith Set 'Unrealistic' Timetable On Universal Credit

Former minister also clashed with George Osborne over benefit cuts.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Former DWP minister Iain Duncan Smith set unrealistic …

Universal Credit

Centre launches initiative to make 100 websites accessible to persons with disabilities

In an initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 websites of various State Governments/UTs under Accessible India Campaign were launched by …

New Delhi

Who Can Take Social Security Before Age 62?

Find out when younger people can get benefits.<p>Most Americans see Social Security as a program for retirees, and the vast majority of participants in …

Social Security

How work requirements for Medicaid hurt people with ‘invisible’ disabilities

Last week, the Trump administration announced that it would allow individual states to place work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Central to this announcement was the promise that this measure would be aimed at “able-bodied” people, assuring potential critics that pregnant women, children, the …

Matt Bevin

Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read

It's tough teaching kids to read, but try teaching them to read with their fingers, then add in the fact they live in remote locations and attend …

Braille

Families can pool resources for disabled in ABLE accounts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - TJ Rodriguez is 36 and cannot walk without a walker, but horse riding helps him build his strength.<p>So when his birthdays come around, family members help fund his riding lessons, along with other enormous disability-related costs that are a part of the daily routine.<p>The lessons …

Business

Blind Hockey

Blind Hockey was introduced in the U.S. on October 18, 2014 with the first ever Try Blind Hockey Event in Newburgh, NY. At this event players in the …

Team USA

North Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success

<b>North Korea is set to make its first ever appearance at the Winter Paralympics - and the two novice skiers who will represent it are hoping to win medals.</b><p>Ma You-chul and Kim Jung-hyun are pioneers of winter disability sports in North Korea.<p>This week the North said it would take part in the …

Korean Peninsula

Disabled girl tortured in sickening attack

It’s alleged the three teenage girls, two 15-year-olds and a 12-year-old, lured the disabled teen to a local Moe picnic spot before filming the …

Extremism

This Is What It’s Like To Be The Sibling Of Someone With A Developmental Disability

From the moment I wrote the title of this article, I have struggled. I am humbled by my inability to put into words the impact my brother, Joseph, …

Parenting