Navigation Links
Equal Opportunity for the Disabled

The world has heard of the illustrious mathematician and physicist, Albert Einstein, whose name is indelibly etched in the ‘Theory of Relativity’. But did you know that Albert Einstein suffered a learning disability// and could not speak till he turned three years old? Einstein also had a problem with Maths in school. And, if he could go on to become a world famous Mathematician, it is undoubtedly, the will to surmount odds as well as the support enabled by the environment to fight the battle, turning his disability into an advantage.

It is estimated that nearly 610 million people are existing with disabilities across the world. In India alone, nearly 60 million people suffer disabilities. 'International Day of Disabled Persons' is a yearly reminder of what each nation, community, group, and individual can offer to improve the conditions for the disabled as well as muster world-wide assistance and support, to champion the rights of people living with disabilities.

'E-Accessibility', is the theme of the International Day of Disabled, 3rd December, 2006. People with disabilities often find it difficult to access information and communication technologies simply because information that is presently available is not designed to suit the needs of disabled people. Even the World Wide Web which should be universal is often difficult to navigate for the disabled. Inspite of access to information technology that has created new vistas for many, the disabled are simply at a loss to draw the benefits from these technological advances, because of inaccessible formats and design that hamper their active participation. Many of the websites are also inaccessible to the blind and the visually impaired.

On this day, several groups and initiatives around the world will seek to raise the awareness on the rights of persons suffering disabilities. The objective of this day will revolve around exploring better ways of accessing information and communi cation technologies that are as much a right to the disabled, as it is to the rest of the population. Significantly, it will be a day to help the disabled integrate into society by ironing out the impediments in their lives.

As part of the global initiative to improve access to information and communication technology for the disabled, new guidelines based upon global standards of website design is on the anvil. Once this initiative sees the light of day, the disabled will gain immensely from using information technology to improve their quality of life.

'Knowledge is love and light and vision', said Helen Keller, who herself a severely disabled woman, deaf-mute and blind, yet fought against her disability to become a world famous speaker and author. Helen Keller championed the cause of the disabled and indeed it is only through knowledge that the disabled will be able to overcome their handicap to fulfill the purpose of their lives.
SA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
2. Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Equally Effective In Weight Loss
3. Calcium and Protein Equals Strong Bones
4. Students Involved In Bullying And Victims Were Equally Stressed
5. Spanish legislation Vote For Equality of sexes
6. Equal Rights for HIV Infected Workers
7. Gender Equality among Older Couples Plays a Vital Role in Their Sex Life
8. White Wine is Equally Good for Heart as Red Wine
9. Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal
10. Autistic Children Need Sense of Equality: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
11. Cigarette, Pipe or the Hookah , Equally Bad to Make You Go Up in Smoke !
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... InDemand Interpreting , a leading ... with Heart City Health Center to improve access to language services ... Health Center has provided the Elkhart community with access to high quality, affordable ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited to announce ... brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment to offering ... brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in providing the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... welcomes S.S. Nesbitt as the latest addition to its growing list of Partner ... locations throughout the Southeast, from Orlando to Huntsville and in between. , Harnessing ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Pediatric ... in their patients. Research shows that the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) captures 20% ... this challenge and learn more about the Goal Attainment Scale, Education Resources Inc. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... IDEX Health & Science, LLC ... steel (PLS) columns combine the strength of traditional stainless steel with the chemical ... samples while operating at ultra-high pressures of 20,000 psi. The higher operating pressures ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... WINDSOR, ON , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Perry , has announced the release of an ... This is a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment ... environmental radiation exposure. It will assist in the ... are present. It will also protect only the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 10, 2016  Silicon Biosystems Menarini Inc., a ... help uncover the biological complexities of disease at ... developer of innovative technologies for genomics research, today ... at enabling translational researchers to obtain high-quality sequencing ... tumor and normal cells in an optimized and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- Until recently, the options for reducing the appearance of ... approved the non-invasive Coolsculpting treatment, which removes fat cells ... in 2010 for the abdomen and this approval was ... this add-on approval, the experts at Laser Therapy Health ... CoolMini, to address smaller areas of fat. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: