Tag archives for Disability

Letter to the World Bank President on Safeguards and Disability

After adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), all nations that have signed this legislation have committed to ensure the rights of the people with disabilities within their own countries. We the people with disabilities acknowledge that many parties are now talking about inclusion of people with disabilities […]

Disability Means Business

“This website is a resource for disabled entrepreneurs who are self employed or wishing to start up their own business. In this website you will find useful articles, interviews, information on up and coming events and product reviews. “The aim of this site is hopefully to save you time and money when starting up or […]

Disabled World

News, Information, and Resources for the Worldwide Disability Community   “From persons who are newly disabled to those born with a disability; Disabled World provides a free Disability Community, resources, information, and assistance. About 1 in 5 U.S. residents – 19 percent – reported some level of disability in 2005. These 54.4 million Americans are […]


Business.gov is the U.S. Government’s official website for small businesses. “Business.gov provides small business owners with information and resources they need to comply with laws and regulations, and to take advantage of government programs and services to help them start, expand and run their businesses.   “Business.gov is the only government service to provide access […]

Dealing with disclosure: a multigenerational handicap for all Americans

The risk and necessity of openness Many people have a knee-jerk reaction to the term “disability” that causes them to shut down or recoil when in the presence of an actual person who discloses a non-visible condition or looks like they are disabled. Getting the public past this reaction is a bit like teaching a […]

No challenge too great – Muhammad Ali Rafiq’s turning point

By Donna Yawching ~ thestar.com/primetime Fifty is the age when most folks start thinking of slowing down. Successful, settled, comfortable—this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. Not so for Muhammad Ali Rafiq. A year and a half ago, the successful entrepreneur sold off his business interests […]

Disabled activist, entrepreneur receives national award from Muscular Dystrophy Association

By Prue Salasky | November 7, 2010 Thomas Arrington III runs a green energy company, advocates for the disabled, and is the primary caretaker for his 3-year-old son Chase. “Use your quiet voice,” he exhorts his youngest son, while juggling a business call on his Blackberry and maneuvering a power wheelchair around the kitchen of […]

Free Help For Jobless Living With Disabilities

Omaha Amputee Finds Meaningful Work KETV.com | POSTED October 24, 2010 OMAHA, Neb. — Dave Wesson drives a big rig loaded with 22 tons of gravel. He calls it his dream job. In fact, he performed his job so well, few people, including his boss knew he was working with a disability. “I didn’t know […]

Columbus grocer recognized for hiring workers with disabilities

Linda Halstead-Acharya | The Billings Gazette | Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 COLUMBUS — Paul Matovich doesn’t think he has done anything special. But some people do. One of them is Bob Binstock, a 1995 graduate of Columbus High School, who works at Matovich’s Columbus IGA. Binstock, 34, nearly lost his life in a truck […]

Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities maximize their potential and independence

TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 18, 2010—The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, emphasized Government of Canada initiatives that are helping Canadians with disabilities get into the workforce, during a speech at the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work 2010 National Conference. “Our government is creating new opportunities for all Canadians, including people […]

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