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15

December

2014

Everything has its wonders

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The International Day of Persons with Disability came with a completely new meaning for me this year. Firstly it held a lot of significance which earlier it didn’t, mainly because of awareness and understanding about deafblindness and people with deafblindness that came with the job.  I was an outsider, a mere spectator to the community of the disabled. I have come across people on ‘triscooters’ on the roads, or passing by at various random places, but never have I intera...

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27

November

2014

The first fruits of labor

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(Contributed by Ms Brahada Shanker , Sr. Officer - Programmes , Sense India)   “Nothing can beat a home cooked meal made from the vegetables cultivated by these lovely children. It was a proud moment for me and my family.”  –Quote by a parent   Teaching within natural environment is a critical component of the educational strategies used in teaching deafblind children, so they learn in a variety of environments outside of the classroom. One such environ...

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16

November

2014

Beyond tolerance

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The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and the negative effects that intolerance can spread.  People with disabilities often face insensitivity when others don’t understand the nature of the disability, or do not recognize it or have no clue how to handle it, which makes it difficult for them to interact with others. Particularly in school/ workplace environments, pe...

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13

November

2014

The Deaf can hear! The Blind can see!

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Mark Twain nailed it when it comes to defining Kindness, when he said it is "the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see".  November 13th is universally appreciated as the World Kindness Day. Even though it’s paradoxical why the world needs a day dedicated to “Kindness” when it should have been an inborn virtue in humans, yet let’s just look at it as a gentle reminder.  Kindness isn’t just limited to big jumbo works. It&rsqu...

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