Studies

Starting where we are

Starting where we are

Situational analysis of the educational needs of learners with severe to profound sensory or intellectual impairments in South Africa.One of the main obstacles to the inclusion within educational systems worldwide of learners with disabilities is that learners’ needs are not fully understood by teachers, who mostly lack skills in disability practice, thereby preventing equal access […]

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Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support

Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support

At the heart of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is the pledge to leave no one behind and create a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met”. A key strategy for realising these goals in relation to children with disabilities, is to upskill […]

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Starting where we are

Starting where we are

Situational analysis of the educational needs of learners with severe to profound sensory or intellectual impairments in South Africa.  Edited by Judith McKenzie, Jane Kelly and Nozwelo Shanda READ MORE

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CASE STUDY OF THE MYOELECTRIC CONTROLLED TRANSRADIAL PROSTHESES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION CENTRE IN TANZANIA

CASE STUDY OF THE MYOELECTRIC CONTROLLED TRANSRADIAL PROSTHESES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION CENTRE IN TANZANIA. Duriya Mufaddal Esmailjee Weza Prosthetics and Orthotics, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of BACKGROUND Upper limb amputees generally experience greater challenges with functional independence and cosmesis. Thus, a myoelectric prosthesis offering appearance without having to sacrifice functionality or vice […]

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DISABILITY AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HAMARJAJAB DISTRICT, MOGADISHU – SOMALIA

This study was carried out to assess disabled learners’ access to primary education in Hamarjajab district, Mogadishu Somalia. Specifically, the study sought to; determine the risks that disabled learners face while traveling to school in Mogadishu; establish how the school environment meet the needs of disabled learners in primary schools in Mogadishu; determine the challenges […]

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Disability and Social Exclusion in Somalia. Written by. Mohamed Farah

Disability and Social Exclusion in Somalia. Written by. Mohamed Farah

Introduction According to the World Health Organization, 10% of the world’s population is composed of disabled people, but it is unknown how many Somali are affected as reliable data is difficult to compile due to decades of conflict. A 2011 report titled ‘Disability Rights in Somalia’ released by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency confirms […]

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What makes the difference in people’s lives when they have a mental disorder?

Abstract Objectives The objective of this study was to identify which environmental factors are the most responsible for the disability experienced by persons with mental disorders and whether they differ (1) from those in cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, and cancer, and (2) depending on the capacity level-a proxy for the impact of health […]

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Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines

Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines

Did you know that your disability status/race could determine your access to certain vaccines ?  A study done in Florida indicates that some Individuals living with a disability or are a member of a certain racial/ethnic group may be at heightened risk for not receiving important vaccinations. Click here to read more Source: Disability and Health […]

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Call to Participate and Disseminaten GloSYS Africa Project

Call to Participate and Disseminaten GloSYS Africa Project

Global Young Academy<https://globalyoungacademy.net> (GYA) recently launched the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa survey. The GloSYS project investigates the context in which early-career researchers today work, and the challenges and  motivations that shape their career trajectories. For easy access, the study is linked here in English<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/Cup20s> and in French<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/OU68Eg>. Any person who has completed a […]

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Uganda’s compliance with  international legal regimes is wanting, says study

Uganda’s compliance with international legal regimes is wanting, says study

The Government of Uganda still has a long way to go  in ensuring that her interventions towards inclusiveness meet both the national and international legal regimes, a study titled Disability Demands conducted by the Country’s National Umbrella Organization for Persons with Disabilities reveals.  According to the study, there are still  glaring gaps in the government’s […]

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