ARTICLES RELATING TO DISABILITIES

How the plastic straw ban debate exposes that disabled people are still being ignored

2018-07-23 12:10

We all want to save the planet, but we also need to consider the needs of marginalised people when they are affected by attempts to protect the environment.

OPINION: Entrepreneurs with disabilities want training not pity

2018-06-03 17:59

In a world that frequently sees past people whose bodies don't look or work like theirs, entrepreneurship offers persons with disabilities a liberating option, writes Liesl Jobson.

6 challenges that impede entrepreneurs with disabilities in SA

2018-03-09 10:32

South Africa needs to do more to support people living with disabilities who want to run their own businesses. At present it is hard for them to make a living, says an analyst.

Things you really shouldn’t say to someone with a disability

2017-12-15 12:07

We've all probably made at least one gaffe in the past...

Mom’s heart-warming message after kids point and stare at her disabled son

2017-11-06 15:42

An American woman was so touched by another mom taking the time to educate her children about kids with disabilities.

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SA's wheelchair beauty named runner-up in international pageant

Lebohang Monyatsi, South Africa's first wheelchair runway model, was crowned runner-up in the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant.

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Wheels of change: Wheelchair beauty queen wants to change the status quo

Lebohang Monyatsi is South Africa's very first wheelchair runway model. Lebohang is currently in Warsaw, Poland where she will be competing for the inaugural title of Miss Wheelchair World. Watch.

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Have a disabled child? Here's how to get SARS disability tax credits

2017-09-05 13:48

If you are a registered taxpayer and one of your dependents have a disability or physical impairment, you could qualify for tax benefits. We tell you how it works.

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against wheelchair riders

2017-07-20 10:05

A nonprofit organisation has filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities.

Should 'mentally challenged' people be denied organ transplants?

2017-01-26 11:56

The US system of organ banks is battling a thorny ethical question: Should a person with intellectual disabilities be denied access to an organ transplant?

 

This wheelchair-friendly jumpsuit is everything (and more) the fashion industry needs

2018-07-09 17:09

What clothing brands should (already) be doing.

Model who is cross-eyed breaks into the world of modelling - why she's not really 'different'

2018-05-28 16:28

The only 'marker' between her and her peers is that her condition has been socially deemed unnatural because it's not the norm.

Teach your child how to talk about someone with a disability, without being a jerk

2018-02-28 10:01

Sometimes we talk to people with disabilities unaware that the words we use and the way we use them might be considered insensitive and offensive. Here are a few guidelines to ensure you're a little less of a jerk next time you do.

This 8-year-old underwent specialist training to care for her best friend with a disability

2017-11-26 08:00

“Christy loves to help Ami-Grace in any way she can."

Woman with learning disability hits back at the haters- ‘Us disabled kids are smashing you at your own game'

2017-10-17 14:35

“So to those people who shamed me for not fitting the criteria of the ‘perfect student’, watch your back."

Teacher says she was fired for going blind

2017-10-06 10:30

A 52-year-old teacher who lost her sight says the principal of the school fired her and the KwaZulu-Natal department of education has done nothing about it.

Man without arms and legs takes photos that will take your breath away

2017-10-02 11:59

He has never allowed his disability to dampen his passion.

What 25 years of caring for my disabled son has taught me

2017-08-04 16:24

Crispian's eldest son was initially given just 16 years to live - now he's 25. The Cape Town teacher shares the incredible lessons she has learnt over the years of caring for her disabled son, Dominique.

Amazing! Man builds toy cars using his just his feet

2017-02-08 09:17

Geraldo Pereira builds fantastic toy cars for children using just his feet. Watch this great clip showing his amazing toy-building skills.

South Africa’s universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

2017-01-19 08:44

It’s not enough just to enrol disabled students at universities. They need particular support.

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