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Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff

40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions in Training Cafe in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff
Thousands turn out for first NY Disability Pride Parade
Thousands turn out for first NY Disability Pride Parade

Thousands of people marched through the streets of New York for the city's first Disability Pride Parade Sunday.

Thousands turn out for first NY Disability Pride Parade
©Tengrinews illustration
Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons

Kazakhstan is on its way to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of the move to eliminate discrimination against the disabled.

Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons
Wheelchair on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week
Wheelchair on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week

A Japanese designer is challenging accepted ideals of beauty, with an easy-to-wear collection unveiled on the catwalk by models who are disabled.

Wheelchair on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week
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Hurricane defies gravity in Britain

A hurricane has stopped and turned backwards a waterfall in Great Britain.

Hurricane defies gravity in Britain
Ruslan Valiullin.Photo courtesy of Express-K
Paralized website developer from Karaganda Oblast

A fully handicapped man from Kazakhstan became a successful programmer.

Paralized website developer from Karaganda Oblast
Photo ©REUTERS
Careless surgery brings child to disability

For 10 y.o. Damira Esskendirova a simple surgery instead of brining relief turned into a constant pain and possible permanent disability due to the doctor’s carelessness.

Careless surgery brings child to disability
Spain blind association puts disabled to work
Spain blind association puts disabled to work

After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.

Spain blind association puts disabled to work
©Marat Abilov
350 buses to be equipped with wheelchair lifts

350 public buses are going to be equipped with wheelchair lifts in Astana.

350 buses to be equipped with wheelchair lifts
©Reuters/Wong Campion
Japan gov't report finds serious abuse of disabled

The abuse of disabled people has emerged as a major problem in Japan with the violence most often inflicted by family members or domestic carers, according to a government survey.

Japan gov't report finds serious abuse of disabled
Saken Ospanov. Snapshit of KTK video
Petropavlovsk resident got first bio-hand in Kazakhstan

The resident of Presnovka village Saker Ospanov lost his right hand in a car accident three years ago and received his new hand at the expense of the local budget.

Petropavlovsk resident got first bio-hand in Kazakhstan
Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal
Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal

Firefighters battled wildfires on Friday in Portugal where they have claimed five lives and tamed another major blaze in northern Spain.

Firefighters battle wild blazes in Portugal
Marina Melnikova. Photo courtesy of Express K
Kazakhstan paralympian sets powerlifting record

Kazakhstan's smallest woman has set a record and become a master of sports in powerlifting at the National Paralympic Spartakiad.

Kazakhstan paralympian sets powerlifting record
Bayterek Zhuldyzdary statuette. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the event
Shakira and Enrique Iglesias to sing at Astana Music Award

Talented disabled children will sing at the same stage with the stars during Bayterek Zhuldyzdary Singer's Award in Astana.

Shakira and Enrique Iglesias to sing at Astana Music Award
Photo courtesy of bezgraniz.com
Kazakhstan disabled athlete ran marathon in USA

Kazakhstan's Yevgeny Tetyukhin was ranked 9th among disabled athletes and showed the best result in his age group in Honolulu Marathon.

Kazakhstan disabled athlete ran marathon in USA
©RIA Novosti
Astana administration to spend over 15 million tenge on treatment of disabled children

15.5 million tenge ($103 thousand) were raised from sales of tickets to the Capital Day events in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Astana administration to spend over 15 million tenge on treatment of disabled children
©RIA Novosti
100 billion tenge ($676 million) will improve life of disabled people in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan authorities worked out a 2012-2018 national program to uphold the rights and improve the living standards of disabled people.

100 billion tenge ($676 million) will improve life of disabled people in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of theuksportsnetwork.com
Seven Kazakhstan athletes to take part in Paralympic Games

Seven disabled Kazakhstan athletes have qualified for the Paralympics.

Seven Kazakhstan athletes to take part in Paralympic Games
Thalidomide victim. ©REUTERS/Stringer
Australian woman wins key thalidomide settlement

An Australian woman born without arms and legs after her mother took thalidomide during pregnancy on Wednesday won a landmark multi-million dollar settlement in her class action against drug firms.

Australian woman wins key thalidomide settlement
Photo courtesy of dawn.com
The eyes have it for disabled gamers

Engineers said Friday they had built a device using mass-produced video gaming equipment that lets disabled people control a computer with just their eyes -- with a price tag of under $30 (25 euros).

The eyes have it for disabled gamers