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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
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.
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…
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
Disabled Bolivians face riot police using tear gas in La Paz after marching 144 miles (232 km) to demand a rise in state benefits.
The Aero 2016 show in the German city of Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Constance was a success according to organisers. Some 30,000 visitors
The government is trying to tackle the problem but human rights campaigners say implementation is patchy
Hundreds of people with disabilities have protested outside the EU institutions in Brussels. The protest was organised by the European Network on
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 –
Blind and visually-impaired people have long had to overcome challenges in education, as they do in many aspects of life. The World Health
Mind control is the stuff of pure science fiction, but today reading data from your brain has never been more accurate, and that opens the way to
A small sensor, headphones and a mobile phone – the elements of a prototype kit that is giving hope of relief for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease
And if so, how and to what extend? A telecommunications engineer from Catalonia Polytechnic University in Barcelona explains the way algorithms
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.
How can students who are deaf or have hearing issues learn? What inclusive and innovative teaching methods can improve their learning experiences
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
To mark the UN’s International Day of Disabled Persons, euronews visited one Belgian company that helps people with disabilities find new work. Two
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
Egyptian Ibrahim al-Husseiny Hamato lost both his arms in a train accident aged 10, but, helped by his motto ‘nothing is impossible’, he has managed
A special sporting extravaganza for wounded soldiers has got underway in London. The first Invictus Games, organised by Prince Harry, will see
The Czech-produced Elbee is a vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair-bound people, allowing them to drive their car without leaving their
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
The Acrobat wheel, produced by Israeli start-up Softwheel, uses a suspension system designed to make life easier for wheelchair users.
A probe has been launched amid allegations that abuse of vulnerable people in Romanian institutions is at ‘crisis levels’. Mentally ill people are
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
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
Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters were charged on Tuesday in a suspected disability scam in which authorities said dozens of
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
Nineteen-year-old Marius Ciustea suffers from paraplegia after a recent skiing accident. He is now paralysed from the waist down. In recent times
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