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Dubai steps up services for the disabled

Dubai has launched a number of new initiatives for the disabled including Smart Gate Special Counters at the airports, guidelines in Braille and ease of wheelchair access to facilities, among others. Hamid Mohamed Al Qatami, chair

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Mobily launches project to support disabled children

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched 'Mobily Customers' project to support the Disabled Children's Association, under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.   For this purpose, a un

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Mobily launches project to support disabled children

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched 'Mobily Customers' project to support the Disabled Children's Association, under the patronage of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.   For this purpose, a un

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Bahraini festival to focus on disabled people

Eight Bahraini films highlighting the struggles of people with disabilities will be screened this weekend during a first-of-its-kind festival. Short films and documentaries from over 50 countries will be showcased at the Voices Film Festival 2

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Bias against Bahraini disabled ‘hurting job chances’

Discrimination against disabled Bahrainis is preventing them from finding work and making them reliant on government handouts, it has been claimed. A ‘lack of belief’ on the part of employers is to blame for the worrying trend, acc

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Films to provide insight into lives of disabled

Short films highlighting the plight of people with disabilities will be screened at a first of its kind festival in Bahrain. Movies and documentaries from over 50 countries, including Bahrain, will be showcased at the Voices Film Festival 2015

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Homes priority for disabled urged in Bahrain

Campaigners  are calling on authorities to fast-track applications for social housing for Bahrainis with special needs. There are around 60,000 people on the Housing Ministry’s list with many families having to wait up

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AbbVie helps set up a library for disabled children in Jeddah

AbbVie, a leading biopharmaceutical company, has supported to setup a library for the Jeddah Disabled Children Association (DCA). This initiative is part of ‘The Week of Possibilities’ - AbbVie’s global program f

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'House calls' for elderly, disabled Bahrainis to be introduced

Home visits for elderly and disabled Bahrainis who struggle to get around and access government services are set to be introduced. The pioneering new 'house call' scheme will see civil servants visiting the homes of eligi

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Bahrain homes to feature facilities for disabled tenants

All new government homes in Bahrain could soon be specially equipped to cater to the needs of disabled tenants. The Housing Ministry would have to instal special toilets, kitchens, doorknobs, lighting and other facilities dependin

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