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Mental Health – The Perfect Storm And The Role Of AI-Robots

20 Oct 2020

By Bernard Marr As well as the clear danger to physical health posed by COVID-19, there is a great deal of concern over the impact it is having on mental health. Many say 2020 has been the most stressful year ever. The fear of becoming ill, as well as the worry caused by uncertainty over...

Global Study: 82% of People Believe Robots Can Support Their Mental Health Better Than Humans

13 Oct 2020

 The COVID-19 pandemic has created the most stressful year in history and negatively affected the mental health of 78% of the global workforce 85% of people say their mental health issues at work negatively affect their home life 68% of people would prefer to talk to a robot over their manager about stress and anxiety at...

Group of DJs with disabilities amaze netizens with their amazing beats

3 Sep 2020

By Kelly Lippke – Winnie Daniel, a DJ, posted a video of herself and her colleagues seated next to a turntable as they hosted a lovely, virtual show – Their group moved netizens and had them digging into their pockets ready to make donations – The trio consisted of individuals with disabilities who had their...

Digital accessibility and why it matters

3 Sep 2020

By Tasneem Cassim “Accessibility” in the digital space means that digital platforms, like websites, mobile apps, social channels and PDFs, should be readable, operable and functional to all users – especially people with disabilities. It’s an issue that is rapidly gaining attention in many spheres, including social, economic and legal domains. Accessibility is part of...

People with disabilities should lead discussions about their rights and needs, especially during pandemic

3 Sep 2020

By LISA DEADERICK Advocacy organizations for people with disabilities discuss the need for equitable access to resources and centering their voices in the creation and implementation of best practices, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, organizations and individuals advocating for the rights of people with disabilities have been working to make sure the current...

Ekurhuleni businesswoman’s agility ensures survival

29 Aug 2020

By Simukele Ngema When South Africa went into lockdown level five in March, a businesswoman who operates from Boksburg, in anticipation that her construction business would struggle to survive, decided to branch into the supply of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Nomthandazo Mpande (42) is the managing director of Phoki Consulting, a company that deals in...

Understanding and responding to the stress and impact of Covid19 upon assistive Technology services

16 Aug 2020

By David Banes Access to AT is a right, which enables access to employment, education, and all aspects of daily life. Delivering this is not a one-off intervention in most cases, and this is reflected in the 5P’s (People, Products, Provision, Personnel and Policy) developed by the World Health Organisation and in the AT ecosystem...

Challenges of being deaf in a pandemic

8 Aug 2020

By Keagan Mitchell IMAGINE not being able to communicate with others when going to work, school or the shops? This is the situation for many deaf people who rely solely on lip reading for understanding. Right now, wearing a face masks is a must during the Covid-19 pandemic and this presents a challenge for people...

TETA Adopt-A-School COVID-19 Drive Lands at Vuleka School for the Deaf

7 Aug 2020

As part of its drive to assist 57 adopted schools across the country, Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) delivered personal protective equipment to Vuleka School for the Deaf on 5 August 2020. The Department of Basic Education in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) joined the CEO of TETA Maphefo Anno-Frempong’s visit to Vuleka School for the Deaf...

Angie Motshekga must give guidelines for disabilities

7 Aug 2020

By Zelder Venter Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is compelled to put guidelines in place to ensure the safety and well-being of learners with disabilities during the ongoing pandemic. The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria this week ordered the minister to amend the department’s directions and draft guidelines within three weeks to provide, among other things,...

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