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5 Days to Paralympic Games 2016

5 Days to Paralympics RIO 2016

Posted: September 2, 2016 at 8:39 am   /   Access, Events

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that September’s Paralympic Games will take place as planned, despite major budget cuts. It will act as a catalyst to positive social change […]

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My Cane is My Eye

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 12:52 am   /   Access, Lifestyle

APPREHENSION accompanied me as I made my way to the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) complex to start my course on Orientation & Mobility (O&M).  At that point while […]

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Lydia achieved a third degree black belt in karate and a black belt in Aikido after she became a wheelchair-user after a car accident in 1982

Self-Powering Via Self Defence

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm   /   Access, Lifestyle

Lifestyle – Independent living It was after her harrowing car accident which left her paraplegic (paralyzed from chest down), that Lydia la Riviere Zijdel got interested in martial arts. She […]

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Malaysian women with disabilities empowered by self defence workshop


Posted: July 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm   /   Access, Lifestyle

Lifestyle – Independent living by Jeswan Kaur Disability, without a doubt, puts people in a vulnerable position, especially women as they are more prone to danger, including mental and emotional […]

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Accessible Film ‘Blindsight’ An Amazing Effort

Accessible Film ‘Blindsight’ An Amazing Effort

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm   /   Access, Newsletter

In 2004, a blind girl, Sabriye Tenberken and six blind students from the “Braille Without Borders” project fearlessly attempted to scale Lhakoa Ri, a 23,000 feet high peak next to […]

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Shopping on ‘Wheels’

Posted: July 6, 2016 at 12:56 am   /   Access, Lifestyle

Access – Independent Living Bathmavathi Krishnan literally wheels her way into a hypermarket to do her shopping. She is a wheelchair-user but that has never been an issue when she […]

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Winter Olympics host, Vancouver, ranked world’s most Liveable City.

Posted: July 3, 2016 at 11:21 am   /   Access

Access – Liveable City Vancouver in Canada has been named the world’s most liveable city two years in a row. For Johannesburg, it stands at 92nd place, which still makes […]

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MIRROR says it all

Posted: June 30, 2016 at 3:18 am   /   Access, Lifestyle

  HER entry into performing arts was fated. And Lorna Hoong hopes ‘Mirror’ will reveal that PWDs or no, everyone deserves to be happy.   When Lorna Hoong volunteered to […]

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Langkawi, always alluring and amazingly beautiful

Posted: June 30, 2016 at 2:33 am   /   Access, Community

Challenges Disability Journalists Training programme trainee Helen Lam shares her experience. It was Helen Lam’s first trip to Langkawi after becoming visual impaired; and that too for work. She was […]

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Blind guides take sighted on sensorial walking tours

Posted: June 22, 2016 at 6:08 am   /   Access, Workbiz

      So-called dark restaurants, where sighted customers are literally thrown into utter darkness and served by blind waiters, have been around for nearly a decade.   Since a […]

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