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Making houses accessible for people with visual impairments

When we hear the word ‘accessibility’, we often think about wheelchairs, level surfaces, wide doors, or ramps. We are mostly aware of the access needs of people with physical disabilities, especially wheelchair users. However, there are other forms of impairment, and they also have access needs. Thus, the issue of accessibility extends beyond wheelchairs, level …

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Addressing Stigma Against People with Intellectual Disabilities

By Nyasha N’onzwe and Edmore Masendeke While it seems to have often gone unchecked, stigma against people with intellectual disabilities can be addressed through several initiates. About 1-2% of the world’s population has an intellectual disability. An intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and adaptive skills, including …

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How Inaccessible Housing Affects People with Disabilities

By Nyasha N’onzwe and Edmore Masendeke, Endless Possibilities The adoption and subsequent implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has increased the recognition of disability as a human rights and developmental issue.  It has also resulted in a paradigm shift in respect to our understanding of disability. In this …

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We developed and delivered a Business Skills Training Programme on WhatsApp during Lockdown

Standing in front of Endless Possibilities' banner,lady wearing yellow floral dress and brown skirt receives certificate from ladey wearing black dress

People with disabilities are disadvantaged when it comes to employment opportunities. They form a disproportionately large group among the self-employed. This sector presents people with disabilities the least barriers to entry, particularly in respect to employer discrimination. Since self-employment offers people with disability a chance at employment, we (Endless Possibilities) developed a business skills development …

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Building an Inclusive Workforce: 5 Steps for Hiring People with Disabilities

An inclusive workforce is a working environment that values individuals and harnesses the abilities of each individual, which enable a company to embrace different backgrounds and perspectives. Trillium Employment Services  Building an inclusive workforce means hiring people from different backgrounds. It has several benefits including driving innovation, building community, increasing productivity and better quality of service. …

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Starting all over again: the plight of urban vendors with disabilities in Zimbabwe post-COVID-19

Disabled vendor Veronica Chinyerere, also director and founder of the Zimbabwe Amputees Association (ZAA), at her stall in Harare. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. There are between 1.2 million to 2 million people with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Most of them are self-employed (vendors) in the informal sector and live from hand to mouth. Due to COVID-19, the …

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Acclaiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Women with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

By Nyasha N’onzwe The sexuality and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of women and girls with disabilities are often omitted in sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) programming. However, women and girls with disabilities are sexual and have the same SRH needs as women and girls without disabilities. Accordingly, the sexuality and SHR needs …

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Women with Disabilities in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world

Mrs. Mukurazhizha of Women Exel and women with disabilities pose for a photo after a mentoship session. By Nyasha N’onzwe Women with disabilities continue to be sidelined in leadership in most developing countries. Although there are more women than men with disabilities, the voice of the disability movement often excludes women.  Also, more men than …

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