The Hidden Extra Costs of Living With a Disability

By Nora Groce, Daniel Mont, Hoolda Kim, Michael Palmer and Sophie Mitra, The Conversation | News Analysis

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability.

Disabled woman told: you can’t fly alone

Daily News | 27 April 2017, 06:00am

DURBAN - A KWAZULU-Natal woman who uses a wheelchair is still recovering from the embarrassment she suffered when she was refused on board a Mango flight because she did not have an able-bodied person accompanying her.

Nigeria’s Odujinrin becomes first African to fly solo around the world

Ademola Odujinrin
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Nigerian airline pilot Ademola Odujinrin, known as "Lola", has become the first African to fly solo around the world, his foundation Transcend said in a statement.

Wildly designed planes we can only dream of flying on

2017-05-01 14:30 - Unathi Nkanjeni

Cape Town - Lets face it, there have been some pretty amazing aircraft innovations, with everything from engines, wings and fuselage being given a creative overhaul in the last decade alone.

Model with Down syndrome, Madeline Stuart, debuts clothing line at New York Fashion Week

Madeline Stuart, an Australian model with Down syndrome, is continuing to make a name for herself in the fashion industry.

Only this time, the 20-year-old will be doing so both on and off the catwalk.

14% of pilots possibly depressed, study finds

Published on: December, 15, 2016

According to the findings of a recent study at Harvard, one in eight commercial airline pilots might be suffering from depression. The study also showed that 4% of the 1,850 pilots from all around the world that were surveyed struggled with suicidal thoughts.

Jessica Cox: born without arms, born to fly

Published on: December, 10, 2016
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Airbus, Jessica Cox

Wheelchair dancer sues company over dance floor ban

By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News
A disabled dancer is taking legal action after he was banned from an event over claims his wheelchair damaged the dance floor.

Fred Walden, 54, says he was humiliated when staff at a Jive Addiction event last October told him to stop dancing.

He is suing the company for discrimination under the Equality Act.

The company claims its policy, which bans anyone using an object that damages the floor, is not discriminatory.

Jessica Cox: Pilot born without arms on flying with her feet

18 February 2013 Last updated at 00:43 GMT

Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a rare birth defect.

That has not stopped her from living her life to the fullest. In fact, Ms Cox has experienced and achieved more than most people do in a lifetime.

She can drive a car, fly a plane and play piano - all with her feet.

In 2012 she married Patrick, her former Taekwondo instructor (she has two black belts). They live in Tucson in the US state of Arizona.

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