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  • Revised/Updated: 2019/04/12
  • Synopsis : Disabled World coverage of news items and stories from around the world focus on issues and concerns relating to disabilities that are of interest to persons with disability, as well as the general public.

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Disabled World News relating to disability items of interest includes community support programs, disability sports news and cultural happenings, along with informative issues of medical concerns, carer fact sheets and related information, accessibility laws and legislation, disability rights issues, disability insurance news, and some of the latest clinical trials and medical research findings and discovery publications.

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LEGO Braille Bricks for Blind and Visually Impaired - The Lego Foundation and Lego Group team up with blind associations to pilot Lego Braille Bricks to aid blind and visually impaired to learn through play using LEGO bricks - The LEGO Foundation - 2019/04/24

National Making The First Move Day® DJ a Hit, Despite Disability - Second Annual Official National Making The First Move Day® Celebration was held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Shreveport, LA - Greshun De Bouse™ - 2019/04/20

Beach Access Wheelchair with 4 Large Balloon Tires - Aqua Creek beach access wheelchair features durable non-rust PVC construction and 4 large balloon tires to easily roll over soft sand and terrain - Disabled World - 2019/04/15

Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 Already Inspiring Change - There are signs that with 500 days to go the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are already having a transformational impact on Japanese society. - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - 2019/04/13

London Public Transport - A Nightmare for Wheelchair Users - Going the Extra Mile experiment highlights accessibility issues revealing how hard it is for disabled passengers to navigate the London public transport system - Bolt Burdon Kemp - 2019/04/12

List of Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts - List of computer shortcut keys and mouse/keyboard combinations for the Google Chrome browser and Chromebook - Disabled World - 2019/04/04

Rabat the Capital of Morocco to Host African Para Games - Rabat the capital of Morocco will host the first African Para Games next January in 2020 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - 2019/04/02

Pictures or Updates to Social Media Sites Can Jeopardize Disability Benefits - Loss of disability benefit payments (SSD, SSI) due to updates, pictures and videos being used as evidence against you on social media web sites like Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram - Disabled World - 2019/03/29

Things Needed to Make Everyday Life Easier - List of everyday things that either need inventing, or should be easier and more accessible, for seniors, people with disabilities, and the general population - Disabled World - 2019/03/27

eTrike Electric Assist All-terrain Wheelchair from Mountain Trike - The eTrike electric assist all terrain wheelchair is designed for those who need assistance to travel off road and those who want to go further, faster or tackle more challenging terrain - The Mountain Trike Company - 2019/03/26

Diversability - What Does the Word Mean? - Article examines the founding and meaning of the word Diversability and what the word represents to people with disabilities - Disabled World - 2019/03/23

List of Health and Medical Acronyms or Abbreviations - List of commonly used acronyms, short-forms, or abbreviations, mainly used across the general health care system in North America - Disabled World - 2019/03/21

U.K. Diversability Card Provides Discounts for Disabled - The U.K. Diversability Card is a discount card for disabled in the UK and provides exclusive discounts with brands, services, and entertainment providers - Disabled World - 2019/03/19

Cultural Institutions Offering Free Access or Discounts to People with Disability - List of free and discounted entry to the arts, museums, cinemas, and other cultural institutions for persons with disabilities - Adrian Edwards-Smith - 2019/03/18

NAFLD Can Lead to Liver Cancer - Affecting over seven million Canadians, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease remains an unknown and significant threat to men, women and children - Canadian Liver Foundation - 2019/03/13

Disability Abuse Bullying: Autistic Child Handcuffed to Chair, Traumatized by Greshun De Bouse - It is unreasonably inconsiderate to expect a special needs autistic child to comprehend certain instructions, gestures, and the like that he or she can not understand - Greshun De Bouse™ - 2019/03/09

6th International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs - ME Conferences organizes an International event on 6th International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs - Sophie Gary - 2019/03/09

Mountain Trike Company to Reveal New Product at Naidex 2019 - Mountain Trike will reveal their new mobility product at stand N8134, Naidex 2019, and their full range of all-terrain off-road wheelchairs will be available to test drive - Mountain Trike Company - 2019/03/09

6 New Scholarships for U.S. and Canadian Applicants - Six new scholarships released from StudySoup and Dosomething for those residing in the U.S. and Canada - StudySoup - 2019/03/04

Guide Dogs Left Barking at the Door - Daniel Williams writes about his legal entitlement to access public places with his assistance dog under the U.K. Equality Act 2010 - Dan Williams - 2019/03/04

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  • Technology - Editorial views on news related to health and disability technology topics in the news.
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