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EU Introduces Universal Disability Card for Proof of Disability

The European Disability Card (EDC) recently approved by the European Parliament offers special privileges to people with disabilities. This card serves as proof of disability status across all EU countries and provides cardholders with benefits such as free or discounted entry to cultural attractions, priority access, personal assistance, and mobility aids National authorities in each

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DDAI Launches Text Alert Campaign to Combat Disabled Parking Abuse

A new campaign is urging city and county councils to adopt a text alert scheme aimed at regulating the misuse of accessible parking bays. The initiative was prompted by a recent survey conducted by the Disabled Drivers Association, which revealed that concerns about physical and verbal abuse deter members from confronting illegally parked vehicles in

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Green Paper on Disability Reform to be scrapped by the government after activists’ concerns

The announcement that Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection will not be implementing the Green Paper’s recommendations for disability payments has been warmly received by advocates for disabled people. Minister Heather Humphreys stated: “Based on the feedback I have received to date, it is clear that there are significant concerns about the proposals,” as reported by

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Ireland’s top rugby player, Joe McCarthy backs a lot of socks in 2024

Joe McCarthy, a professional rugby player, is supporting Down Syndrome Ireland’s World Down Syndrome Day campaign with “Lots of Socks.” Alongside brothers Andrew and Paddy, the breakthrough star of the current Six Nations championship, the lock for Leinster and Ireland, helped launch the campaign with a photo session in Dublin. On World Down Syndrome Day

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UND will host its first Disability Awareness Day

The Department of Inclusive Rehabilitation Sciences, under the College of Education & Human Development, will host UND’s inaugural Disability Awareness Day on Monday at the Memorial Union’s Ballroom CD. The keynote speaker, Alan Bruce, CEO of Universal Learning Systems Ireland, is a renowed global expert on disability, inclusion, and social justice issues. ”The goal is

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Irish Wheelchair Association’s Cammpaign “Getting Nowhere” for Mandatory Accessibility

The most recent report from the Irish Wheelchair Association highlights the ongoing challenges and safety concerns that people with disabilities face when trying to access public transport and public spaces. Where you aware that Ireland lacks legal regulations concerning accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities in public transportation? Discover more about the issue by watching

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NDA’s Secondary Analysis of Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions(2021) Experienced by Disabled Students

NDA’s (National Disability Authority) report delves into whether students with disabilities are affected by sexual harassment and violence compared to their non-disabled peers, operating under the premise that individuals face raised vulnerability to such incidents. Utilizing secondary analysis of data provided by the Higher Education Authority, the study examines the encounters of both staff and

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Ireland is set to host its inaugural Disability Arts Festival Disrupt

Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is scheduled to run from March 7 to April 20. The Disrupt Disability Arts Festival, Ireland’s pioneering annual event celebrating disability in the arts, is set to kick off this spring. The festival starts on March 7 and continues until April 20 Disrupt is characterized as an energetic tribute to disability

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