Voice of Specials (VOS) is NGO-based, largest circulated bi-lingual magazine by and for the "Persons with Disabilities" (PWDs) in Pakistan.
VOS is a functional NGO working for the betterment of PWDs of all categories. As a media project of VOS NGO, VOS magazine is a powerful voice of PWDs and well-echoed in the relevant departments. With open hearts and open arms, we are always available where needed without any discrimination.
Damages to the Noble Cause of PWDs - A sign of Discrimination.
Meeting on Reviewing the Implementation of Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (2003-2012), from 29 to 30 January 2011 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
“Voice of Specials”(VOS) is a bi-lingual monthly magazine recognized/certified by Press Information Department (PID), Government of Pakistan and is widely circulated throughout Pakistan. VOS is committed in highlighting the issues confronting by the PWDs and is stakeholder of the same as well. The magazine is well recognized in all circles that are responsible to deal with the common issues of PWDs.
I, Muhammad Afzaal Humayun (PWD), being Chief Editor/ Chief Reporter of the magazine almost always participated in Local, Provincial, National and International Forums and contributed my voice for the welfare and betterment of the PWDs. It is also stated that we have also a registered NGO at Social Welfare Department, Lahore, Pakistan namely VOICE OF SPECIALS which actively participated in the Government Training Sessions conducted by Social Welfare Department.
On 28th to 30th January, 2011 there was a Conferencetitled “Stakeholders’ Meetingto Review the Implementations of 2nd Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (2003-2012)” “Make The Right Real” at Hill View Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan organized by Government of Pakistan, Sight Savers, Step, Pak Disable People Organization etc.
Upon invitation I attend the conference and from the VOS magazine I contributed a special panaflex banner for this occasion which carried out the message ATTITUDES ARE THE REAL DISABILITYin both English/Urdu languages.
Astonishingly, our panaflex was overlaid with another banner by a group of people who were occupying all positions forcefully.
It is for kind perusal of all the National and International stakeholders to notice this discrimination at higher profile. It is recommended that the following involved alleged DPOs should be treated in an appropriate manner by blacklisting them:-
1)Mr. Muhammad Atif Sheikh (Step), Islamabad.
2)Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani (PDPO)
3)Mr. Shafiq ur Rehman (Milestone, Lahore)
4)Other partners of above people
Their negative attitude caused a lot of damage to the noble cause of disability. This group rather hijacked the subject of disability and also exploited the movement. They are not elected people but are expert to approach all local and foreign donors and are so called civilized people in a disguised form. They do not like other participants and genuine stakeholders (PWDs). They want to remain in the lime light without sharing others. Their attitude, not only hurt me a lot but also the noble cause of disability through their inhuman and injustice approach. I am also hurt because no one from the organizers had noticed this discrimination.
We protest with a high valor upon this discrimination and inhuman attitude. Beside this protest we inform all stakeholders (PWDs) to launch a collective campaign against these people to escape the noble cause of disability. If combined efforts were not made in a timely manner to correct their attitude, the noble cause of disability will be severely damaged.
In addition to this, all stakeholders should also ensure that leadership of the PWDs be genuinely elected from the PWDs community. We think, only in this way the things will move to the right path and to the right destination.
Attitudes are the Real Disability
Muhammad Afzaal Humayun,
President VOS NGO
VOICE OF SPECIALS Magazine
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hen somebody has a disability, they are often considered to be less able to work than the average person. Employers look at a disabled person and they are reluctant to hire them because they feel that they will not do the best job possible. Not only is it illegal not to hire somebody because of a disability, but it is also a false opinion that a disabled person cannot work. No matter what the disability, usually there is at least one job suited to the person.
Disability could mean that a person suffers from a wide range of problems. They can be either physically disabled or mentally disabled. Even depression is considered to be a disability. For this reason, it is impossible to rule out all disabled people when it comes to the world of work. Unless somebody has a very severe learning difficulty, there will be a job that they can do. Not only that, but they will be able to do certain jobs just as well, or even better as the average person.
As an employer, you have to ensure that your business is fully accessible for a disabled person. So your doorways should be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs if necessary. You should also have disabled toilets and you should aim to rearrange the structure of your office to make it easier for the disabled to work there. However, whilst some changes do usually need to be made, it is simply a myth that you will dramatically have to change your workplace. Most disabled people get on really well without much support.
If you are disabled and you are worried about getting into the world of work then there are various schemes that may be able to help. You could get coaching in interviews and in how to handle the workplace. In many cases, it could actually do you the world of good getting out to work. It will give you a sense of independence and prove that you are not any less able to do a job than anybody else.
The way in which the world sees disabled people is changing, but there is still a long way to go. It is a misconception that a disabled person will need a lot more help than the average person in the workplace. Of course, each individual is different and some people will need more help than others. However, you should never let disability put you off hiring a person or from yourself applying for various job positions.
Overall, it is illegal for any employer to not hire a person based on disability. So it should never be seen as a barrier to work.¢¢ (By ajmalbeig email@example.com)
The way in which the world sees disabled people is changing, but there is still a long way to go. It is a misconception that a disabled person will need a lot more help than the average person in the workplace.
As an employer, you have to ensure that your business is fully accessible for a disabled person. So your doorways should be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs if necessary. You should also have disabled toilets and you should aim to rearrange the structure of your office to make it easier for the disabled to work there.
ometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will-power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happen by chance or by means of good luck, illness, injury, love, lost-moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road, yet safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet affect your life in various ways. The success and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences to learn from. In fact, they are probably the most affecting and important ones.
The ten tips below came from a collective experience of many newly disabled persons in similar situations. These common experiences depict their hard, slow work, efforts and tolerance to regain their mobility. They will help you understand what might be happening in your mind, body and social life, moving you along the road to living normally with your disability as soon as possible.
When a person is newly disabled by accident, illness or genetics, a host of physical, emotional and social changes present themselves. Most of these changes are things no one can truly prepare for. There are suddenly no usual routines, no guidelines in how to proceed with success.
Newly disabled people can feel frightened, abandoned and without direction as pain and loss often dominate their recovery. These feelings can derail further growth and progress into a new, functional and successful life.
It is my hope that the following tips will help you see your justifiable feelings, new experiences and the situations that can arise from sudden disability. Being unable to do all the things you could before your disability, see yourself differently able to do whatever you can dream.
1. Expect an emotional reaction at your change…
Expect an emotional reaction at your change in status from an “able” person to a “disabled person”. Anger, frustration and resentment are common feelings when abilities are taken away. Use the energy of these emotions to transform the negative to positive and get active in powering forward your recovery effort. If you find you can't get past the worst of the negative emotions, don't hesitate to avail yourself of counseling, stress reduction methods or other help, whatever available.
2. Expect others to react differently to you …
Expect others to react differently to you than they did before the onset of your disability. Most of the time people want to say and do the right thing, but our society does not prepare us adequately to handle the trauma of another's disability. Reach out to your family, friends and acquaintances and encourage them to treat you as normally as they did before the onset of your disability.
3. Expect changes in your energy level…
Expect changes in your energy level and the way your body and mind work together. Things that have been easy suddenly become difficult to impossible to accomplish. Give yourself lots of time to re-adjust to the new status and don't do anything before you are ready. Despite how you might feel, this is no time to be a solitary person. Avail yourself of all the support you can get. Think and plan beforehand, what creative ways can you adopt to accomplish the same goals differently and if possible, independently?
4. Expect governmental apathy & delays
Aid your success in dealing with bureaucracy by keeping meticulous records of each contact with the agency or individual and reminding them of your needs and their agency's commitment to you. Remember: the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Make a firm but polite pest of yourself and you will be served correctly, more of the time.
5. Expect co-workers to potentially feel uncomfortable with you.
Some newly disabled people lose their jobs. If you are still able to do the work for which you were hired, it is illegal for your employer to fire you. You have rights under the constitution - get to know what they are and use them. Take this opportunity to educate your workplace on the subject of disabilities, and yours in particular.
6. Governmental Aid is not a free ride.
Most disabled people find zakat and pension checks little enough to pay their bills and rent. You will have to generate secondary sources of income and be creative about doing it. What skills or talents do you have that can be used in new ways? Coaching or career counseling in the field you are experienced can often help broaden the range of options available to you.
7. Offers for work-at-home schemes…
As a newly disabled person, you may find yourself busy with offers for work-at-home schemes which may or may not deal with you honestly. Some of these schemes can be profitable for the dedicated workers, while others are directly dishonest and fraudulent. Protect yourself by checking out any potential employer for longevity in the workplace and worker satisfaction. Talk to others who have worked there six months or more about their experience with that particular employer.
8. You may need a care team…
Depending on the severity of your disability, you may need a care team. This team should ideally consist of people who are favorably disposed towards you to begin with, such as family members and willing friends. If you must hire someone to care for you, check into their background as thoroughly as possible. Often the disabled are taken advantage of by dishonest care staff.
9. Gift of a disability…
When you are given the “gift of a disability”, it does not diminish you as much as you might initially think. When one door closes, many others are opened. A blind man's sense of hearing sharpens to hear a pin drop 100 meters away; a quadriplegic develops extraordinary sensitivity in his/her facial skin that enables him/her to "feel" colors. See the opportunities that are available to you now that you could never see as a more able person. The world is waiting and the possibilities are limitless.
10. Nothing is impossible.
While you may never have a new pair of kidneys or be able to re-grow a limb you have lost, almost everything you dreamed of doing before your disability can still be possible. You just may have to modify quite a bit to achieve it. Don't let anything stand in your way and don't fall prey to blaming and self-pity. You are the only person who can get you out from the depths of despair to all the success you want in life. Good Luck! qq (By ajmalbeig firstname.lastname@example.org)
You are the only person who can get you out from the depths of despair to all the success you want in life.
Don't let anything stand in your way and don't fall prey to blaming and self-pity.
“Gift of Disability” does not diminish you as much as you might initially think.
Society does not prepare us adequately to handle the trauma of another's disability.
Every voice is special but 'Voice of Specials" have an endless echo.
Attitudes are the Real Disability
VOS Launched Awareness Campaign for the Year 2011
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Make the Lahore City Disabled Friendly
Disabled Friendly Housing
Disabled Friendly Building Access
Disabled Friendly Transport & Parking
Voice of Specials (VOS) is the ABC Certified NGO-based, largest circulated bi-lingual magazine by and for the "Persons with Disabilities" (PWDs) in Pakistan. VOS is a functional NGO working for the betterment of PWDs of all categories. As a media project of VOS NGO, VOS magazine is a powerful voice of PWDs and well-echoed in the relevant departments. With open hearts and open arms, we are always available where needed without any discrimination. By using the magazine platform, it’s our utmost duty to find and help out the less privileged. Since very beginning, with the mercy of Allah Almighty, our magazine has crossed the borderlines and is available in USA, Canada, UK, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and Saudi Arabia, while more destinations are under consideration. These achievements bring us an aggregate feedback from the masses and (PWDs) in particular.
All the correspondents and writers to this magazine are volunteers in all aspects and no salaries or out of pocket expenses are claimed, most of them are disable persons in their own capacity. The income we achieve from our magazine has been spending to fulfill the running projects of NFWT in a progressive manner.
The way in which the world sees disabled people is changing, but there is still a long way to go. It is a misconception that a disabled person will need a lot more help than the average person.
Make the Right Real
Let's help someone who is not as fortunate as you are!
We welcome your involvement and encourage you to take an active role in Independent Living, bringing your skills, your talents and your expertise to the forefront to improve life for citizens with disabilities.
by ajmalbeig Note: Read this article when you have spare time.
One is not bound to have all the joys in life. You may have everything in life but there are still those things which one may need that seems very common to others and yet it kept on giving hard times. Everyone has his/her own share of pains to bear in life. I've got mine and you've got yours. But we need to lean on each other to keep life smooth going. You may be aright financially and physically but you may be lacking on the emotional side of life. Everyone need, someone to hold on, someone to lean on, someone who could be there for you all the time, someone to share fun with, bad times and good times, trial times and celebration times, rainy time and sunny times of life with you.
Remember, sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will-power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happen by chance or by means of good luck, illness, injury, love, lost-moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road, yet safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet affect your life in various ways. The success and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences to learn from. In fact, they are probably the most affecting and important ones.
The invalid persons are somehow parasites on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society. The invalid (disable) persons face many problems; like medical, physical, financial and emotional, while they grown up with their certain types of disabilities. As the puberty opened their physical door, emotional requirements, wishes, and deprivations crafted their life in a different way. At this point they need someone to share their feelings and love with.
We must know that "there is only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.
Our only purpose in life is to love one another... and, if we can't do that, try not to hurt each other".
As a disable person myself, I experienced that in the long run, emotional side of disability is utmost incurable in hospitals and clinics. It can only be treated with an accommodating and sympathetic hand of opposite sex. I observed; this is the most challenging branch of disability to cure with, to handle with. Deprivation and frustration from a soothing pleasure of opposite sex in a certain age, not only developed psychological irritations but physical devastations as well.
As a matter of fact, our society denies their emotional needs and doesn't accept and accommodate disable persons as married couples. There is no community support to such invalids who want to marry at their own consent. No specific NGO or any marriage center work for the cause of their marriage problems. Rather, certain social, family and religious restrictions improve their frustration and deprivation. In this depressed situation, invalid persons ruined their talents and limited abilities over and over. Thus, they no more helpful for themselves nor for the nation and the country.
The only growing risk, which all invalid persons think about, is 'insecure future'. They are unconfident, what they would do and who will support them, (a) when they grown up, (b) when their parents will no more, (c) when their brother(s) and/or sister(s) would marry and enjoy their own separate life, and (d) when they developed to certain complications etc. etc. This approach is more perceptive in females rather than males and in physically invalids (wheelchair users) than other type of disables. However, there are some exceptions, where the invalid have inherited property and/or other financial securities to his/her name but such instances are very occasional in our society. These wits and thrilling realities motivate and encourage them to find a life partner to live with and to secure with, before it's too late.
The best match for a disable is a normal human being who can prove to be his/her better-half and understand his/her requirements whether they are emotional, physical or social. To marry with a disable (either sex) is somewhat a difficult and daring decision. It requires determination, stamina, resistance and all-in-all courage to sacrifice. Certain social and family backgrounds are the major restrictions to perform this humanitarian duty. In most cases, it's only possible if both guys are honestly involved in love and daring to fight for their human rights. Nevertheless, it's obligatory for them to talk to their elders directly or indirectly. They must try their level best to get their consent, before going to take any severe action. They should also be considered, the respect, social background and ego of their elders. On the other hand; it's however, more realistic and secure, if family elders resolve this matter on the family platform with mutual understanding. They must aware that primarily, a disable person is a family issue, certain social and state responsibilities arise far after. So they ought to take interest in the subject on humanitarian grounds and accommodate their family disables (either sex) within the family borders. It's most reliable, elegant and dignified way to handle the situation in positive manner before they turn into disloyal and get civil marriage.
As stated above, the best match for a disable is a normal human being. However, if it's beyond the boundaries, try to prefer a disable person to compensate each other. Be realistic that this way, two lives would be saved and secured. However, marriage among disables (either sex) requires some essential security measures before proceeding. These precautions will help them protected from anticipated difficulties after marriage. Below is a checklist you seriously considered...
The most and the least condition is to have a reliable economical background, preferably by either sex. If you are not earning by your own whether outside or at home, you must wait for a favorable time. Don't wholly solely depend on your parents and other family members because everyone will leave you at a certain period of time.
With the help of someone you trust upon, try to have a social meeting with your spouse (to be) for better understanding each other. Be realistic to discuss the specific difficulties, problems and details of impairment you both have. Talk about, how would you compensate each other and what factors should be compromised. If personal meeting is not possible, communicate over telephone to share your thoughts and ideas. Discuss your future planning liberally and listen to each other whole-heartedly and patiently. Finally, take time to evaluate; that you are the best match.
Don't marry with the person having same type of disability. Physically invalids (wheelchair bounded in particular), amputees of same nature, blind, deaf, and dumb couples cannot compensate each other by any means. However, a blind can match a deaf and a dumb can survive with a physically handicap. Similarly a leg amputee may compromise with an arm amputee. Consider more than once, before tie the knot with a mentally retarded. These are compromising realities, you must think over and over.
Consult your doctor to know, if your disability is a result of spinal cord injury. It's utmost necessary to know the actual phenomenon of your disability because severe spinal cord injuries lead to sexual impairment, resulting impotent and thus childless. Though, modern medical science have artificial seminal procedures but such techniques are not permitted in the laws imposed by Islam. However, to adopt a child may be a better solution otherwise. Forbidden Wedding- Religious Restrictions on Marriage of Disabled Persons.
Becoming a parent is one of the biggest decisions you can make, and it's important to get lots of information and advice before having a baby. Being a parent is very hard task for invalids but can be rewarding too. Keep in mind; some disabled people may find it physically difficult to have some kinds of sex, because of their impairment, thus not all disabled people become parents (this phenomenon is not only applicable to disables but evenly to normal couples as well). If you are able to have sex, but don’t want to have a baby, use contraception.
Don't be self-pity by any means and never expect sympathy and mercy from others. This attitude is poisonous and will trash out your capabilities and talents. You will become dependent for your entire life.
Be confident, realistic, and tolerant. You must believe that besides all efforts, favours and positive approaches, destiny does matter. Pray to God Almighty for His guidance and help. Remember, not all human-beings are married couples in the world even they are normal. Be brave to face all circumstances and situations even they are not in your favour. It's quite better to be alone than a divorced after some weeks/month of marriage.
When you are given the "gift of disability", it does not diminish you as much as you might initially think. When one door closes, many others are opened. A blind man's sense of hearing sharpens to hear a pin drop 100 meters away; a quadriplegic develops extraordinary sensitivity in his/her facial skin that enables him/her to "feel" colors. See the opportunities that are available to you now that you could never see yourself as a more able person. The world is waiting and the possibilities are limitless.
Nothing is impossible. While you may never have a new pair of kidneys or be able to re-grow a limb you have lost, almost everything you dreamed of doing before your disability can still be possible. You just may have to modify quite a bit to achieve it. Don't let anything stand in your way and don't fall prey to blaming. You are the only person who can get you from the depths of despair to all the success you want in life. Go for it!
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In fact, it has been practically observed and proved that disable persons when married, not only strengthened each other but in the long run compensate each other as well. In a mutual way, they both felt protected and secure. This satisfaction and ecstasy opens new horizons of success to them and they try to live in such a way that they no more parasites on society. They become self-confident, self-reliance and competent. At the last but not least, we must acknowledged that marriage is a sacred phenomenon and human attitude called by nature. So as human-beings, disabled persons also have the right to get married. However, it should be considered realistically; their marriage is a requirement, not luxury.
A blazing issue
Most public and private places – such as shopping malls, plazas, banks, hotels, restaurants, parks, theaters, cinemas, hospitals, clinics, railway stations, airports etc., have poor access (e.g. loads of steps!). For most disabled people, this makes it more difficult to approach and this hinders their liberty and self-confidence.
The state and relevant authorities must take this issue most seriously and make public and private places accessible to disabled people. Old buildings should have a convenient access ramp for disables on priority basis. Moreover, don't issue clearance certificate to such buildings which have no access for disables.
Let's join our hands together and find our solutions among ourselves. Be proud of who you are, it's OK to be different.