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The Graphic Truth: More disabled Americans are working and studying

How well does the world’s largest economy offer opportunities to those with disabilities? For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we delved into the data from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey to find out.

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Eddie Ndopu: "People with disabilities need to be in leadership"
Eddie Ndopu: "People with disabilities need to be in leadership" | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Eddie Ndopu: "People with disabilities need to be in leadership"

As many as 98% of disabled children in the developing world “never see the inside of a classroom” or go to school at all, says Eddie Ndopu. He could have been one of that vast majority. Born in Namibia, he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and expected to live for only five years. Now 33, Ndopu is a leading advocate for human rights and accessibility for all.

GZERO’s Tony Maciulis caught up with Ndopu at the UN General Assembly this week. The two discussed his role as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates, a prominent position he shares alongside leaders including Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, and Microsoft’s Vice Chair and President Brad Smith. He hopes to bring a “fresh” perspective to the discussion of global development and help leaders understand the needs of the most vulnerable people, including those with disabilities.

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Delivery rider with disability now at frontline of Malaysia's Covid-19 battle

December 08, 2020 12:29 PM

GOMBAK, MALAYSIA (AFP) - Diminutive Malaysian delivery rider Muhammad Sidek Osman cuts a striking figure weaving through traffic on a modified four-wheeled motorbike, on his way to drop off food.

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