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Iran Football 7-a-side Wins Silver at World Championships

The Iranian men’s national 7-a-side football team finished runner-up in the 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships, after it lost the final match to Ukraine.
Disabled Girl Acclaimed for Painting Ronaldo’s Portrait with Her Feet

Disabled Girl Acclaimed for Painting Ronaldo’s Portrait with Her Feet

A portrait of Christian Ronaldo, the superstar of Real Madrid and Portugal football teams, painted by an Iranian disabled artist has grabbed the attentions of football circles across the world.
Robot Made by Iranian Students Helps Disabled People

Robot Made by Iranian Students Helps Disabled People

A group of Iranian students at the Islamic Azad University have built a robot that can assist physically-disabled people, according to a university official.
Story of Lonely Man Who Lives in Darkness (1)

Story of Lonely Man Who Lives in Darkness

Issa, an Iranian visually challenged man, thinks the whole town is blind as no one cares about him.
Disabled War Veteran

Sorrowful Story of Disabled War Veteran Bullied in Tehran

Social media users in Iran have been shocked after seeing the photos released of a disabled Iranian war veteran who is extorted and dragged on the street ground by a number of bullies who later steal his car.
Blind People

Special Tour of Tehran for Blind People

A programme is underway in Iran’s capital in which people can share their experiences of visiting Tehran’s tourist attractions with the blind through voice messages.
women

New Law in Iran Reduces Women’s Working Hours

A directive on the reduction of women’s weekly working hours has been communicated to executive bodies in Iran.
Music therapy

Music Therapy for the Disabled, for the First Time in Iran

By using music therapy, Iran’s State Welfare Organisation is developing the use of art therapy for the disabled throughout the country.
Rouhani and Disability day

Rouhani Calls for Further Measures to Facilitate Lives of Persons with Disabilities

In a message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran, called for increased measures to facilitate the lives of disabled people.
Sara Abdolmaleki

Iranian Athlete Struggles to Become a Champion Once Again

Sara Abdolmaleki, a former champion in women’s rugby, was seriously injured in a car crash in early 2016, but she wants to rejoin professional sports in the near future.

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