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Jan 04
2012

Happy 70th Birthday to Prof. Stephen Hawking

Posted by Dissol in Hawking , Disability , Cosmos

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Firstly, why am I posting this in the "Digital" Section, and why am I posting this early (by 4 days) as his actual 70th birthday is on 8th January 2012?

Oct 06
2011

The Amazing iPad, and its Benefit to Users with Disabilities.

Posted by Dissol in ipad , Disability

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I don't normally just regurgitate other blogs, or news stories, but I try to give them my own spin.  However this posting is just too good on its own, and it combines the two issues that interest me; Disability and Technology.

May 27
2011

Does Disability Mean Inability?

Posted by DigitalAmazon in Zambia , technology , screen reader software , organisation , Mary , initiative , HIV positive , Ford Escape , drive , Disability , computers , Communication , children , Chapo , Car , businesses , Braille displays , braille , blind , ARV's , Anthony Riccobono

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Imagine that you are a middle aged woman living in a township called Kamwala in Zambia. You are HIV positive, widowed and yet you have managed to rise above the odds and raise two healthy children aged ten and sixteen. You are the breadwinner and everyday you ensure that your children are well fed and taken care of. You grew up having big dreams just like anyone else. Now those dreams are not as vivid as they used to be because everyday your daughter has to give you your ARV’s and you need to use a walking stick, not because you are weak but because you have gone blind.

Feb 20
2011

Depression (or...How to potantially save a life...)

Posted by Dissol in medicine , Disability , depression

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Aug 20
2010

The Saudi Society is Sick

Posted by Dissol in Spinal Cord Injury , Saudi Arabia , Law , Disability

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May 12
2010

Great Day

Posted by Dissol in Greenpoint , FIFA , Disability , Cape Town Stadium , Accessibility

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Been a funny old week.  Yesterday I was called to give evidence to a Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliament...which was different, but at least we were able to set the record straight on accessibility at both Cape Town & Nelson Mandela Bay Stadia.

nervous prior to performingThen today!  The City of Cape Town, and the stadium operators (SAIL Stade de France) hosted the concert by Filia School.  As mentioned in an earlier posting, this was perhaps the only facility which could provide the accessibility needed on this scale.  There were close to 200 children, many with quite severe disabilities performing, and many people with disabilities in the audience, along with several schools, from as far away as Franschhoek.  People had travelled in fromWellington to be there.

What a great event!!!  It is a pity that the press did not turn out in the numbers that this part of the crowdconcert deserved, but as you can see from the photos below, we had a good crowd.

The concert was amazing, very moving, and inspirational.  The audience joined in, and the final rendition of the National Anthem was the most emotionally charged that I have ever witnessed!!  I was in a position where I could see the crowd, and there were very few dry eyes.  It was a fantastic celebration of diversity. 
Even the weather was on our side; after several days of torrential rain, & several more forecast, the concert happened in the dry!!! 
This event proved the accessibility of the stadium, beyond any doubt, and was a truly amazing experience.  We hope it will become an annual event.

May 03
2010

Special Invitation to a Special Concert in a Special Location!

Posted by Dissol in Greenpoint , Education , Disability , Cape Town Stadium , Accessibility , 2010 World Cup , 2010

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Press Release

 

Apr 23
2010

Understanding Dysphagia (a part of having Myositis)

Posted by powachair in wheelchair , weakness in legs , weakness in hands , weakness in arms , swelling , swallowing difficulties , stiffness , myositis , muscular dystrophy , muscle weakness , muscle atrophy , lung infections , itching , inclusion body myositis , humour , high sugar levels , high blood pressure , Headaches , foot drop , elevated cholesterol levels , eating difficulties , dysphagia , disabled toilets , Disability , depression , body fat gain , back pain , assistive devices , arthritis

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Apr 20
2010

To walk or not to walk that is the question

Posted by powachair in wheelchair , weakness in legs , weakness in hands , weakness in arms , swelling , swallowing difficulties , stiffness , myositis , muscular dystrophy , muscle weakness , muscle atrophy , lung infections , itching , inclusion body myositis , humour , high sugar levels , high blood pressure , Headaches , foot drop , elevated cholesterol levels , eating difficulties , dysphagia , disabled toilets , Disability , depression , body fat gain , back pain , assistive devices , arthritis

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To walk or not to walk

Apr 13
2010

What is disabled?

Posted by powachair in wheelchair , myositis , muscular dystrophy , muscle weakness , muscle atrophy , inclusion body myositis , disabled toilets , Disability , depression , assistive devices

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What is disabled?

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