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Rio Paralympic Games: charities hit out at funding shortfall

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis

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Russian paralympic ban is 'grave human rights abuse'

The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) said a decision to suspend Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympics was “a grave human rights abuse.

The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) said a decision to suspend Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympics was “a grave human rights abuse.

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Egypt: A champion prepares for the Paralympic Games

Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…

Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…

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Hands Free: Mark Goffeney on life, liberty and the pursuit of guitar

This musician shares far more than music. The guitarist from San Diego has a singular talent, playing like no other, it’s fair to say. Fun and

This musician shares far more than music. The guitarist from San Diego has a singular talent, playing like no other, it’s fair to say. Fun and

Europe

Disabled people protest for more rights

Hundreds of people with disabilities have protested outside the EU institutions in Brussels. The protest was organised by the European Network on

Hundreds of people with disabilities have protested outside the EU institutions in Brussels. The protest was organised by the European Network on

Sport

Austrian pole vaulter Grunberg left paraplegic after training accident

Austria’s leading Pole vaulter Kira Grunberg has been left paraplegic following a training accident. The 21-year-old – who is trained by her father –

Austria’s leading Pole vaulter Kira Grunberg has been left paraplegic following a training accident. The 21-year-old – who is trained by her father –

Science_technology

Do you know: can electronics fight Parkinson's?

And if so, how and to what extend? A telecommunications engineer from Catalonia Polytechnic University in Barcelona explains the way algorithms

And if so, how and to what extend? A telecommunications engineer from Catalonia Polytechnic University in Barcelona explains the way algorithms

Culture

Hoy toca el Prado: Please touch the art

Madrid's Museo del Prado has done away with the 'please do not touch' rule in a special new exhibition, focussed specifically on visually impaired visitors.

Madrid's Museo del Prado has done away with the 'please do not touch' rule in a special new exhibition, focussed specifically on visually impaired visitors.

Culture

Breaking the silence for students with hearing difficulties

How can students who are deaf or have hearing issues learn? What inclusive and innovative teaching methods can improve their learning experiences

How can students who are deaf or have hearing issues learn? What inclusive and innovative teaching methods can improve their learning experiences

Culture

Viktoria Modesta: the world's first amputee pop star

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been

Europe

Helping those with disabilities to get hired

To mark the UN’s International Day of Disabled Persons, euronews visited one Belgian company that helps people with disabilities find new work. Two

To mark the UN’s International Day of Disabled Persons, euronews visited one Belgian company that helps people with disabilities find new work. Two

Culture

New York Deaf Theatre marks 35 years with 'Jekyll and Hyde'

The New York Deaf Theatre company is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. Performed

The New York Deaf Theatre company is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. Performed

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Prince Harry launches first Invictus Games for wounded soldiers

A special sporting extravaganza for wounded soldiers has got underway in London. The first Invictus Games, organised by Prince Harry, will see

A special sporting extravaganza for wounded soldiers has got underway in London. The first Invictus Games, organised by Prince Harry, will see

Science_technology

New car offers freedom for disabled drivers

The Czech-produced Elbee is a vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair-bound people, allowing them to drive their car without leaving their

The Czech-produced Elbee is a vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair-bound people, allowing them to drive their car without leaving their

Europe

Disabled and driving in the EU: where can you park?

Access to parking spaces for people with disabilities is the subject of this edition of U-talk. Our question comes from Igor in Ljubljiana: “I am

Access to parking spaces for people with disabilities is the subject of this edition of U-talk. Our question comes from Igor in Ljubljiana: “I am

Science_technology

Reinventing the wheel

The Acrobat wheel, produced by Israeli start-up Softwheel, uses a suspension system designed to make life easier for wheelchair users.

The Acrobat wheel, produced by Israeli start-up Softwheel, uses a suspension system designed to make life easier for wheelchair users.

Europe

Access for people with disabilities

The focus of this edition of U-Talk is mobility and access issues for disabled people in the EU. Sophie in Paris asks: “France recently announced the

The focus of this edition of U-Talk is mobility and access issues for disabled people in the EU. Sophie in Paris asks: “France recently announced the

Science_technology

Can diuretic drugs fight autism?

Virgile is one of around 60 children in France who took part in a test trial to treat autism in 2012. They were administered a diuretic drug to

Virgile is one of around 60 children in France who took part in a test trial to treat autism in 2012. They were administered a diuretic drug to

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New York cops and firefighters charged in disability fraud

Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters were charged on Tuesday in a suspected disability scam in which authorities said dozens of

Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters were charged on Tuesday in a suspected disability scam in which authorities said dozens of

Europe

Tear down those walls! - accessible tourism for all

Getting around or going on holiday are rights that most of us take for granted. But if you have a disability, the barriers are all too evident. Today

Getting around or going on holiday are rights that most of us take for granted. But if you have a disability, the barriers are all too evident. Today

Science_technology

Exoskeletons on the march

Nineteen-year-old Marius Ciustea suffers from paraplegia after a recent skiing accident. He is now paralysed from the waist down. In recent times

Nineteen-year-old Marius Ciustea suffers from paraplegia after a recent skiing accident. He is now paralysed from the waist down. In recent times

Culture

In sickness and in class

These days many educational projects are adapting their methods for sick children. If a child has to live in a sterile environment for example, how

These days many educational projects are adapting their methods for sick children. If a child has to live in a sterile environment for example, how