Shocking Revelations about Disability

About six hundred million people live with disabilities in the world and 80% of this total lives in low income countries. As in most developing countries in the world, many disabled people in Kenya live in poverty and have limited opportunities for accessing education, health, and suitable housing and employment …

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World Most Inclusive Airline

Why can’t people in wheelchairs travel with the same dignity as everyone else? My name is Bella Tipping; I am 13 years and I want to put the challenge to the major airlines to see who will consider becoming the worlds first inclusive airline. As fleets are upgraded, please be …

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9 Apps and Resources to Learn American Sign Language

Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the Internet. The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or hard of hearing, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old …

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Kenya Government is taking us for a ride

I have gone though this years’s budget and I can confidently say, WE Got Raw Deal. We got just 1.5 billions. Here is an extract from CS Rotich Budget Speech Equity, Poverty Reduction and Social Protection for Vulnerable Groups ’39. Social safety net programmes have grown significantly over the years …

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Hillary Clinton on Disability

Hillary Clinton’s call to raise the minimum wage for disabled Americans who earn pennies per hour has families and caregivers fiercely debating whether the real benefit of the jobs comes from pay or an intangible sense of self-worth. The lower pay, permitted by a policy in place since 1938, has …

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The A-Z of Ticket to Work: Is Work Right for You

If I get a penny every time someone says, “I can’t live on my disability income,” I’d probably have $8.43. Really! Almost every disabled individual whom I speak with tells me that it is hard to live on disability income, followed immediately by “I’ll lose my benefits if I work.” …

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Equal Pay is our right

Bloomberg published an interesting article recently that I thought warranted a closer look. Should individuals with disabilities be paid less than minimum wage? As we look at this question, a couple of things should immediately enter your mind. Not to pull on your heart strings but this is just cut …

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“Me before You” Movie Review

The message of the film is that disability is tragedy and disabled people are better off dead,” one campaigner said. Note: This story contains spoilers about the plot of the film. Disability campaigners have reacted angrily to new film Me Before You, alleging its depiction of a man with quadriplegia …

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