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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...

MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL: GREATER INVESTMENT-GREATER ACCESS

30 Sep 2020

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a global event that is celebrated annually on the 10th October with the aim of reflecting on existing mental health challenges, on gaps in policies, onidentifying priorities in a collaborative effort, and by unifying voices as catalysts for change. It is the only annual event of its kind dedicated...

Let’s go digital! iStore supports deaf awareness campaign

28 Sep 2020

By Aphiwe Bulo Technology company Apple’s iStore Meets, in partnership with iSchool Africa , is advocating for deaf awareness by hosting free online sessions about Apple’s accessible products and features. The first session was on Thursday, September 10. In the discussion, Deaf Awareness: Keeping everyone in conversation with the iPad, Apple’s technology and educational solutions company...

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23 Sep 2020

This disability activist says we must offer dignity and financial inclusion rather than just braille and ramps

23 Sep 2020

By Sean Fleming It’s time to boost the economic resilience and participation of people across the developing world – particularly people living with disabilities. The benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution aren’t being experienced universally. It’s time to seize the chance to put humanity on an entirely new trajectory. Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at...

First ever Mr and Miss Albinism to be held in SA

21 Sep 2020

By Nkhensani Hlungwani The top 30 finalists of Mr and Miss Albinism South Africa pageant were announced on social media, on Wednesday, September 9. They consisted of 17 females and 13 males who will compete for the championships on March 27, 2021. The pageant will be held for the first time ever in South Africa...

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...

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