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Category: Pinoys with Disabilities

The need for PWD sensitivity and awareness

 

Customer service hinges on the ability of an organization to understand and be sensitive to the needs of their customers. Persons with disabilities are paying customers too, no different from everybody else, except for the discounts, which the government reimburses by way of tax incentives. Still it is good business to develop and improve services for all customers, including the Pinoys with disabilities.

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Managing Grief: Not An Impossibility

Not because you lost the use of your legs or your eyesight, hearing, or the ability to remember your past, does not mean you are not the same person. Our humanity is not in our fallibility, but in our ability to rise up after we fall. Some incidents in our lives are truly tragic that it may seem impossible to recover, not become the same person we once were, but there are many ways of hurdling these difficulties and eventually we will move on and become who we always were.

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Overcoming Hearing Loss

A child who suffers from a hearing disability may never learn how to speak, only make unintelligible utterances. The ability to hear is crucial in a child’s ability to learn a language and this is why it is important that a mother must be able to identify early on if her child suffers from a hearing disability. One of the first few signs of hearing loss in a child is when they do not respond when called. While a baby may not be able to communicate in terms of words, a child knows the feelings of the parents based on the intonation of their voice. This is true if the baby is able to hear. Aside from being able to hear the sounds, a baby can also “feel” the sound. A distressed mother can express the strength of her emotions through the vibrations made by her voice which many of us take for granted.

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The many distractions of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (part 1*)

Have you ever danced to Drake” “In My Feelings” for the Kiki Challenge? If you have, you might have just broken the law.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued an advisory for those who are planning to join the #kikichallenge, or those dancing to the tune of Drakes hit song “In My Feelings”. In their advisory, the DOTr reiterated that violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act will be charged with reckless driving, possible revocation of driver’s license and a fine of a minimum of P5,000 to a maximum of P15,000. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act prohibits the use of cellphones and smartphones while driving.

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