Kellie Larkin says lockdown has improved her quality of life. The 20-year-old from Country Tyrone has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and is a permanent wheelchair user.
January 31, 2021
The Johor government will ensure that no one, including the disabled (OKU) community, will be left behind in the state’s Budget 2021.
November 2, 2020
Charity organisations are facing financial constraints since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18, to contain the spread of Covid-19.
October 31, 2020
The physically disabled and visually impaired lament that although they have the necessary academic qualifications, they are not recognised and not offered a stable job to secure their future.
October 29, 2020
Long-jumper Sayaka Murakami is hoping not just for a medal at the postponed Tokyo Paralympics, but also for lasting acceptance in a Japanese society where disabled people can feel pressured to stay out of the public eye.
October 22, 2020
Myiesha, a retail store in Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, aims to make a difference. The store’s name means “life’s blessings” in Arabic and it sells pre-loved items in aid of Yokuk — A Foundation for the Disabled and Underprivileged, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kelantan.
October 19, 2020
We all suffer from fatigue once in a while; so did Tan Shu Hua. Back in 2014, the interior designer was juggling work and raising two young children, then aged two and four.
October 14, 2020
A law reform group is calling for the setting up of a national commission to champion the rights of disabled persons.
October 13, 2020
Blake, who has a genetic bone and muscle disorder and stands a little under 4ft (1.2m) tall, couldn’t find jeans or dresses in her size. Paging through Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines, she didn’t see a single person who looked like her.
This guide has 100+ jobs for people with disabilities. And guess what? Most of them are jobs people without disabilities only dream about.
A group of physically challenged entrepreneurs who make furniture to eke out a living are resolved to overcome even greater odds with floods twice destroying their factory.
October 9, 2020
Music is said to be a universal language. But for Chase Burton, a deaf filmmaker from Texas, music has always been a profoundly different experience.
September 8, 2020
Over the years, actress Marilee Talkington, who is legally blind, has repeatedly auditioned for television shows featuring a character who is also blind. Several times, however, the same thing happened: The part went to an actress who was not blind.
September 6, 2020
From afar, Rollen Marakim and Asri Arshad look like two ordinary footballers having a kickabout on the field. Get closer, however, and you’ll find out that they are hardly ordinary, but rather, quite extraordinary.
August 20, 2020
As part of her Master’s thesis in integrated design, Dorothee Clasen has created an intra-oral wearable that allows a tongue-based interaction between human and machine.
July 29, 2020
Shepherd Center’s Assistive Technology Center launches quick and simple guides to explain how users can modify their masks in 30 minutes or less.
July 27, 2020
Many an able-bodied person would shy away from starting their own business. Then again, many do not have the courage or tenacity to deal with the hard knocks of running a business as do Farid Zainuddin, 31 and Idzham Azahar, 20.
July 7, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has everyone spooked, though hopefully, by taking necessary difficult steps to control the outbreak, the world will be more prepared to face whatever new existence may come of this. We as a society need to pause to consider in particular how this is impacting people with disabilities and their carers in Scotland. And what learning we can take for the future.
Alex has been disabled since he was born. He has hand and arm impairments and a prosthetic leg. The presenter decided to embark on this journey to come to terms with his identity as a disabled person.
Two men living with physical disabilities are paddling down the Mississippi River to raise awareness for those with similar conditions.