The game changer

WHEN I first got involved in disability rights activism, I often wondered how I could be more effective in pushing for changes. What could I do to make a society that is typically reactive become one that is proactive? It... more »

Independent Living

INDEPENDENT Living is a movement of disabled people working towards self-respect, self-determination and the right to live in the community. It all began with Ed Roberts, who is considered the father of the Independent Living Movement. He and his entire... more »

Why disabled people must vote

“MY one vote will not change anything.” That was what I used to think. Imagine, a constituency full of like-minded people. In that case, we deserve the politicians who get voted in due to our apathy. These politicians may not... more »

Adventures of a first time voter

THE announcement that had the entire nation waiting in anticipation has come to pass. Our Prime Minister finally dissolved parliament on Wednesday. Once again, as a citizen, I am raring to exercise my right to vote for candidates who will... more »

Unstoppable Fariz

WHEN faced with devastating life-changing situations, many of us wished we could turn back the clock. We wished we could have done it differently, led a healthier lifestyle or avoided that split second before a horrific accident. The reality is... more »

Enabling technology

FOR someone who did not get to go out often, there used to be very few alternatives for me to fill those long hours at home. I spent a lot of my time in front of the television but there... more »

Life on the edge

VISITS to the hospital are humbling experiences for me. Seeing sickly people with an anguished demeanour is a stark reminder of my own mortality. For that reason, I used to dislike going to the hospital. I still do. The smell... more »
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