Devices help deaf-blind go online

Apr 9, 2014

Devices help deaf-blind go online

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for online shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can’t see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year-old New ...

Art, music by the disabled gain the spotlight

Aug 1, 2013

Art, music by the disabled gain the spotlight

by Takaki Yajima

Amid growing interest among the public in artwork produced by disabled artists, more support facilities and art studios in Japan are offering opportunities for them to engage in full-fledged creative activities. Some artists have held solo exhibitions, while others have seen their unique, impromptu ...

Sympathy pours in for China blast protester

Jul 21, 2013

Sympathy pours in for China blast protester

Chinese citizens expressed support Sunday for a disabled man who set off a bomb at Beijing’s international airport, injuring himself in an apparent protest over police brutality. Messages of support were posted online following reports that said 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing was driven to the ...

Japanese 'Outsiders' stage art exhibit in London

Mar 29, 2013

Japanese 'Outsiders' stage art exhibit in London

An exhibition opening in London on Thursday features works by Japanese artists suffering from a variety of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders. “Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan” is a display of more than 300 works by 46 artists who attend specialist care institutions. The ...