I get a lot of people trying to help me. The less they know me the less helpful their help is. So it’s useful and interesting to make the distinction between ‘helping’ and ‘being helpful’. They are definitely not synonymous and are, so often, completely antithetical.
To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.
Four people with disabilities grace the pages of the upscale department store’s current anniversary sale catalog promoting the retailer’s biggest sale of the year.
Think Differently reports: Two new textured maps with labels in Braille or large print will help people who are blind or have low vision find their way around Hamilton. The tactile maps show roads, talking ATMs, taxi stands, public toilets, the Waikato River, roads and other features. “It will help people get out and about…
Dr Paul Galloway, Programme Director of Go Baby Go!, realised that simple adaptations to everyday toys could replace therapy and increase mobility for kids with unique function. What’s more, it’s cool!
It’s been a year since Sally Champion signed off from blogging weekly about the process of setting up her own business as a writer. We thought we’d catch up with her to see how thing are going, twelve months on.
An ageing population has contributed to the rise in the number of disabled people in New Zealand, which last year rose to over one million – almost a quarter of the population. Statistics New Zealand today released the latest numbers for their 2013 Disability Survey. The survey showed 24 per cent of the population – or 1.1 million people – identified as disabled. This has increased from 20 per cent in 2001.
The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia has announced that Robert Martin will be New Zealand’s candidate for the election in 2016 for the 2017 – 2020 term of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare.