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Whichever reports you look at or statistics you pour over, the employment situation for people with disabilities in the UK is not good. Even though a huge 19% of working age adults, the equivalent of 7.7 million, have a disability, according to the latest government figures they are significantly less likely to have a job …

The phrase ‘virtual reality’ might make you think of video games – but Adelaide researchers say the technology could change the lives of millions of Aussies living with a disability. When Associate Professor Caroline Ellison heard about a new project involving virtual reality (VR) – she knew she had to try it for herself. Putting on …

Electrical stimulation Nine years ago, David Mzee was left paralysed by a gymnastics accident and told he would never walk again. Last week, he competed in a charity run during which he walked 390 metres, thanks to an experimental treatment that uses electrical stimulation of the spinal cord to rejuvenate dormant circuits in patients whose …

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Hong Zhuo, a visually-impaired masseur in northeastern Beijing, calls a smart assistant his “eyes.” Using just his voice, he can finetune the lighting and temperature in his workshop, as the smart assistant can understand his orders and control connected lamps, air-conditioners and other devices thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely …

Standing before his helicopter, Trump told the press, “We’re looking at the whole gun situation. These people are mentally ill, and nobody talks about that. I think we have to start building institutions again, because you know, if you look at the ’60s and the ’70s, so many of these institutions were closed, and the …

Disabled Rangers fans had to rely on “pure luck” to avoid serious injury when some of their fellow supporters jumped on a shelter over their heads, causing it to collapse. The shelter at Rugby Park caved in when Rangers fans jumped on to it to celebrate their side’s winning goal against Kilmarnock. Rangers Disabled Supporters …

New technology being tested by the Long Island Rail Road aims to give riders with disabilities extra help when boarding a train. The LIRR’s Glen Head station is the first to host the new “Help Point” kiosk feature, which assists riders with special needs in getting the attention of railroad personnel on an arriving train. …

WESTMINSTER, London, England, June 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Doctors may not forcibly abort the baby of a disabled British woman, appeal court judges have ruled.  Today three appeal court judges overturned a decision by Mrs Justice Nathalie Lieven, 55, that doctors should perform an abortion on the woman against her will.  The appeal was brought …