People with Disabilities
The latest news and views about people with disabilities
Iran Paralympic athletes get heroic welcome home
Iran’s Paralympics teams are given a heroic welcome upon returning home from Tokyo, the venue of the games.
Tehran City Council Members Thank Taxi Driver Paralympics Coach
Members of Tehran City Council have commended a taxi driver who played a key role in the Iranian team’s medal haul in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Iran sitting volleyball wins Paralympics gold
Iran’s national sitting volleyball team subdue Russia 3-1 in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 to snatch the gold medal in the final match.
Iranian Athletes Win Two Gold Medals, One Silver at 2020 Paralympics Games
Iranian athletes snatched two gold medals and one silver on Monday at several categories at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan’s Tokyo.
A World First: Charitable Online Taxi for Disabled in Iran
A charity NGO in Iran is about to launch the world’s first free online taxi service for the disabled people. The service, which is a brainchild of the director of Behesht-e Imam Reza charity, is specifically designed for the disabled with major movement problems as well as the mentally disabled.
COVID-19 Makes Learning Even More Difficult for Exceptional Students
Schools in Iran are offering virtual learning facilities to their students amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, but e-learning is not quite easy for all students.
Disabled Iranian Child Longing to Attend Paralympic Games
A physically challenged Iranian child is working tirelessly to take part in sports competitions for the disabled, especially the Paralympic games.
Iran Devises Comprehensive Autism Screening System
A group of Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company have developed a comprehensive autism screening system.
Disabled Iranian among World’s 10 Outstanding Young People
A young Iranian suffering from a disability that affects 98 percent of his muscles has been listed by a notable international organization that focuses on youths’ contribution to development as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World.”
Iran Builds Exoskeleton Robot for Disabled People
An Iranian knowledge-based company has built an exopad robotic exoskeleton robot for patients with physical disabilities in the lower parts of the body.
Iranian Acid Attack Victims Turn into Fashion Models
An Iranian institute has picked a number of female victims of acid attack as clothing models.
Benevolent Family Finds a Way to Help Autistic Children during COVID-19 Outbreak
An Iranian family with an autistic child has put their villa in Karaj at the disposal of the Adult Autism Empowerment Institute to make it easier for the families with autistic kids to observe health recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Iran Opens Telerehabilitation Technology Centre
The ‘Centre for Promotion of Telerehabilitation Technologies’ has opened in Iran in an effort to accelerate the development of a technological model for the delivery of rehabilitation services over telecommunication networks.
Café Nanism; A Cozy Place in Tehran Run by Short People
Nanism is the name of a café in Tehran run by short-height people.
Blind Girl Collects Trash at Chabahar to Raise Awareness
A blind Baluch girl and social activist symbolically collects the garbage dumped by the people on the shore of Darak in Chabahar port.
Linux-Based Tablet Developed for Visually-Impaired People
Researchers at an Iranian knowledge-based company have used native knowledge to facilitate the lives of blind people by developing a special tablet for them.
Int’l Paralympic Committee Praises Iranian Shooter as ‘Pistol Queen’
A few days before the start of the World Paralympic Championships in Sydney, the website of the International Paralympic Committee chose an interesting nickname for the Iranian shooter Sareh Javanmardi, calling her “The Pistol Queen”.
Disabled Woman Using Her Mouth to Paint (+Video)
A disabled Iranian woman who spent many years of her life in a rehabilitation centre has turned into an active and sociable artist.
Iran Develops Rehab Limbs to Improve Motor Functions
A group of Iranian researchers have devised a new product that helps improve patients’ motor functions.
Colourful Fantasies of Down Syndrome Patient Displayed in Tehran
An exhibition of paintings by Nasrin Kishani, an Iranian artist with Down syndrome, was recently held at Tehran’s Shokouh Gallery, showcasing what’s going on in her subconscious.
Fashion & Clothing Festival Dedicated to Disabled People
A clothing and fashion festival dedicated to the disabled, including people with autism and Down’s syndrome, was recently held in Tehran.
‘The Warden’ Screened for Visually Impaired in Iran
For the first time in Iran, a film has been screened for the visually impaired people at Tehran’s Charsou Cinematic Complex.
Disabled Man Turns into Entrepreneur after Facing Reality
A disabled Iranian man, now known as the “Messenger of Hope”, has turned into a successful entrepreneur and is now creating jobs for a host of disabled individuals, but to reach that point, he had to face the reality.
Iranian Girl Proves Disability Is Not Obstacle to Success
Spinal muscular atrophy or SMA is a rare neuromuscular disorder that often leads to early death. The disorder is caused by a genetic defect. However, there are people who are suffering from the disease but try to live a normal life.
New Wearable Robot Can Help Disabled People Walk
A group of Iranian researchers have developed a home-grown robot that can be worn by the disabled people to help them move and walk.