PWD PartyList

Persons with Disabilities are the most marginalized and vulnerable sector in our society. They are often neglected, discriminated and under-represented in important dialogues especially in law making. They have limited access to basic needs such as education, employment, transportation or mobility and even political participation because of their functional ability. Like any other person in … Continue reading PWD PartyList

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Blind singer tops talent competition for PWDs

Source: The Philippine Star By John Unson   Maguindanao, Philippines - The long-time wish of blind singer El-John Aliman to own an organ keyboard with speakers happened Wednesday when he topped in a singing contest for persons with disabilities (PWDs).   “I wish to thank Allah for this answered prayer,” Aliman told reporters after receiving P50,000 … Continue reading Blind singer tops talent competition for PWDs

Deaf-Blind Graduate of Harvard Law School, White House Honoree Challenges Self and Learns to Surf

A deaf-blind advocate decided to challenge herself and learned to surf at San Diego's Swami State Beach. The first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School — a White House honoree — challenged herself to do something outside her comfort zone: learn how to surf. Haben Girma hit the waves Saturday at San Diego's Swami State Beach. … Continue reading Deaf-Blind Graduate of Harvard Law School, White House Honoree Challenges Self and Learns to Surf

ARTIST | PHILANTHROPIST | ENTREPRENEUR Jeff Hanson

  Jeff Hanson (born 30 September 1993) is a philanthropic artist from Overland Park, Kansas. Jeff is visually impaired from an optic nerve tumor (he nick-named CLOD) associated with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis. The tumor caused severe vision loss in 2005, requiring chemotherapy and radiation. Despite his low vision, Jeff sees well enough to continue … Continue reading ARTIST | PHILANTHROPIST | ENTREPRENEUR Jeff Hanson

WATCH!!! Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten by blind gamer

  After five years of trying, Terry Garrett has finally beaten The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. That might not sound like that impressive a feat — Nintendo's classic N64 RPG should only take about 40 hours to complete — but in Garrett's case, it shows superhuman dedication and a whole lot of skill. That's because … Continue reading WATCH!!! Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten by blind gamer

Blind Athlete Featured in Uber Promotional Video

  A blind Paralympic athlete was recently prominently featured in a promotional video for the Uber ridesharing service. Matt Simpson is a member of the United States goalball team, which just took silver at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, thanks, in part, to a thrilling overtime win over Canada last Friday. The accompanying YouTube video shows Matt on … Continue reading Blind Athlete Featured in Uber Promotional Video