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Guest Blog: Sarah Kerrigan “IWAS World Junior Games”

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21st August 2014
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Disability,Sport,Uncategorized

On Saturday, 2nd August I, along with other members of the Irish team, anxiously yet eagerly departed from Dublin airport and headed towards London Heathrow to compete in the 10th IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport) World Junior Games, which were being held in the Guttmann Centre, Stoke Mandeville, birthplace of the Paralympic Games. There […] Read more

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The Medical Model; A Deeply Ingrained Habit of Exclusion

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20th June 2014
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Disability,Education,Employment,Human Resources,Uncategorized

This morning during my routine of scouring the internet for interesting stories, I came across two articles which caught my eye, the first a mother discussing how parents of children with disabilities are often hoping for a worse diagnoses when the child is going to school, and the second of a man explaining why he believes […] Read more

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Communication is the Key

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12th June 2014
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CEAPAT, an entity of the Spanish government that deals with personal autonomy and technical aids, celebrated its 25th anniversary last week and as part of their celebrations, a week of ‘open door’ seminars and conferences were held with experts in the disability community in Spain. I went along to a couple of the events that […] Read more

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Innovation For Inclusion

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11th June 2014
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Caroline Casey,Disability,Kanchi News,Social Entrepreneurs

The 23rd May seen the launch of the new category for this year’s much anticipated edition of the Telefónica Ability Awards in Spain. The exciting new category, Innovation for Inclusion, will look to recognise initiatives that improve the accessibility of services and/or products through the use of technology. This new category will be presented alongside […] Read more

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The Untapped Billion

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4th June 2014
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Business,Disability,Education,Employment,Kanchi News

Telefonica; Kanchi’s first global partner are making waves in the business world regarding inclusion of people with disabilities, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year Telefonica issued a call to action to telecoms operators, device manufacturers, application and content providers to work together with Governments, NGOs and disabled communities to accelerate […] Read more

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