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This is why inclusion for deaf people is so powerful

This is why inclusion for deaf people is so powerful

According to the World Health Organization, 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. In the next three decades, that figure is projected to almost double. It’s with this in mind that, ahead of International Day of Sign Languages …

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How these two athletes have achieved a world first

How these two athletes have achieved a world first

Two Emirati athletes will become the first in their sport to represent the UAE on a global stage at an upcoming international event that celebrates athletes with special needs. Young golf player Saif Al Qubaisi and tennis ace Abdulla Al …

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The creative new exhibition bringing people together

The creative new exhibition bringing people together

Inclusion through art is at the heart of a new creative festival launching at a Saadiyat Island resort throughout the summer. Launched by community group Goals UAE, E11 Art is an immersive creative experience that is set to bring exhibitions, …

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Inclusivity is the focus of this special art project

Inclusivity is the focus of this special art project

Integration and creativity are at the heart of a new worldwide search to commission a series of public art pieces to commemorate the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in March next year. Hosted as part of annual …

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Why this teen thinks you should never be afraid to be yourself

Why this teen thinks you should never be afraid to be yourself

Inclusion, disability awareness and self-expression were at the heart of a recent event in the capital that brought youth together through music. Organised by the British Embassy, students from British School Al Khubairat and Future Rehabilitation Centre joined in song …

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Inclusion is the foundation of this special sports team

Inclusion is the foundation of this special sports team

Inclusion and fostering awareness are at the heart of a new initiative that aims to galvanise young people on the autism spectrum to achieve their potential through sport. Founded by community organisation Goals UAE, TriGoals will be the nation’s first …

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These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

These amazing women are part of the Special Olympics here

Meet the women bringing a dose of girl power to the UAE Special Olympics movement The UAE aims to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities throughout the UAE, the region and the world. As Abu Dhabi prepares to host …

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What is the Special Olympics?

What is the Special Olympics?

Two international sporting events are coming to Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics MENA Games takes place from 14th-23rd March 2018 and the Special Olympics World Games takes place from the 14th-21st March 2019. So what are the events all about?  The …

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Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Action has been taken to help preserve another piece of the UAE’s unique culture for generations to come. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the traditional performing art of Al-Azi to the list of Intangible …

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How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

How can we make society better for people with disabilities?

The inclusion and empowerment of people of determination is one of the nation’s top priorities for present and future, according to a recent speech made by a key government official. In a statement delivered on the International Day of Persons …

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