Empowerment Cafe Weekly Bulletin 26 July-1 August 2014

Empowerment Cafe Weekly Bulletin 26 July-1 August 2014

 

PHILIPPINES: Aug. 1 is White Cane Safety Day for Persons with Visual Disabilities
www.mb.com.ph/information-white-cane-symbol-for-visually-impaired

NEW ZEALAND: Voting by Phone Enabled for Persons with Disabilities
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10332168/Voting-by-phone-enabled-for-disabled

BANGLADESH: Inequality in Disability (JOURNAL)
www.plosone.org/article

JAPAN: Being Disabled in Japan is Better than Being in Britain (PODCAST)
www.asianewsweekly.net/2014/07/16/disabled-japan-better-britain

LAO PDR: Japanese NGO Signs Vocational, Business Training Contract for Persons with Disabilities
www.kpl.net.la/english/news/edn2.htm

MYANMAR: Equal Employment for Persons with Disabilities
www.myanmarinternationaltv.com/news/equal-employment-jobs-disabled#sthash.gdXty0WV.dpbs

WORLD: “I’m Not Your Inspiration” (VIDEO)
www.oxfordstudent.com/2014/07/30/disabilities-im-not-your-inspiration

JAPAN: Deaf Civil Servant Making a Difference in Fukuoka Prefecture
www.deafjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/07/deaf-civil-servant-in-fukuoka.html

WORLD: Teen with Autism, Down Syndrome Rocks Fashion Industry
www.deseretnews.com/article/865587118/Teen-with-autism-down-syndrome-rocks-fashion-world.html

NEW ZEALAND: Disability Action Plan Signed
www.livenews.co.nz/2014/07/30/signing-of-agreement-disabled-peoples-organisations-and-chief-executives-group-on-disability-issues

JAPAN: Badges for ‘Invisible Disabilities’ Catching On
www.thelimpingphilosopher.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/badges-for-invisible-disabilities-catching-on

UAE: Emirates Introduces Entertainment for Persons with Visual Disabilities
www.business.scoop.co.nz/2014/07/31/emirates-introduces-entertainment-for-visually-impaired

PHILIPPINES: Election Commission Urges Persons with Disabilities to Register
www.sunstar.com.ph/pampanga/local-news/2014/07/25/comelec-urges-pwds-register-356014

INDIA: Delhi Students' Braille Project Wins Top Award
www.indiatoday.intoday.in/story

VIETNAM: School Closed for Torturing Autistic Students
www.asianewsnet.net/School-in-Vietnam-closed-for-torturing-autistic-st-62726.html

WORLD: Children with Disabilities Benefit from Classroom Inclusion
www.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-children-disabilities-benefit-classroom-inclusion.html

NEW ZEALAND:  Disability Employer Gets New Contract (VIDEO)
www.tvnz.co.nz/national-news/disability-employer-gets-new-contract-video-6041796

SINGAPORE: Mental Illness is a Disability Too
www.news.asiaone.com/news/mailbox/mental-illness-disability-too

VIETNAM: Better Care for Veterans with Disabilities
www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2014/07/better-care-for-war-invalids-and-martyrs-families-in-kien-giang

WORLD: A Blind Paralympian to Use Google Glass So Kids Can See His Point Of View
www.fastcoexist.com/3032974/a-blind-paralympian-will-use-google-glass-so-kids-can-see-his-point-of-view

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