DisabilityWorld features new reporters from Afghanistan, Kenya & Madagascar plus interviews and news from 20 countries
The latest issue of the international webzine, www.DisabilityWorld.org
, features articles on national disability policy developments by new frontline reporters in Afghanistan, Kenya and Madagascar, as well as in-depth interviews with an Irish human rights lawyer, a South African champion swimmer, a U.S. Congressman and a British specialist in advancing inclusive education in developing countries.
Posted on April 1, 2004, this issue of the bi-monthly bilingual magazine published only on the web also includes:
Â· An exclusive story about how disability advocacy won out at the World Summit on the Information Society
Â· A film review by an 11 year old critic who explains why "Finding Nemo" is a great disability movie
Â· A focus on Japan with several articles documenting new developments and trends in rehabilitation and disability
Â· Featured art from Russia which has just launched its first public service announcements promoting inclusive schools
Â· Updates on 2004 meetings of UN groups working towards a disability convention
Â· Progress report on the New Freedom Initiative in the U.S.
Â· Alerts on abuses of psychiatric patients in Hungary & Romania
Â· Report on employment approaches in Singapore
Â· Comprehensive article on the vast array of disabling conditions caused by Female Genital Mutilation
Â· Listing of new travel services for mentally & physically disabled tourists
Â· An essay by a young deaf woman who is experiencing sound for the first time
Â· Overview by the ILO on meaningful employment opportunities
Â· "My path leads to Tibet" - tale by German blind advocate for children
Â· European declaration on media & disability
Â· Reviews: British fiction in the voice of a boy with autism; U.S. book for parents of disabled children and
Â· Announcements of more than 50 conferences, calls for papers, awards and new resources
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