Dec 5, 2014

Advocate urges U.N. to tap disabled when prepping for disasters

Akiko Fukuda, secretary-general of the World Federation of the Deafblind, pressed the international community at the United Nations this week to include the perspectives of the disabled when devising disaster-preparedness plans. “Up to this point people with disabilities are the target of programs but ...

Animal rescuers unite blind cows despite red tape

Feb 16, 2014

Animal rescuers unite blind cows despite red tape

Two blind, aging cows were 650 km apart, distressed and facing a dark future. What happened next is a love story starring not cows but rescuers, who worked across international borders for nearly a month to bring the bovines together. It started when Sweety, ...

Inventors of self-help tools sought for disabled, infirm

Jan 30, 2014

Inventors of self-help tools sought for disabled, infirm

A welfare organization has begun compiling a database of “self-help equipment” designed to help elderly and disabled people make use of ordinary everyday items on their own, increasing their independence. Last December, the Association for Technical Aids, an incorporated public interest foundation based in ...