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Disability

Risk for more convictions of the innocent

Legal safeguards for persons with mental disabilities in Norway are too weak, according to a researcher. A counsel for victims thinks the Norwegian judicial system has learned little from the conviction of the innocent man, Fritz Moen.

Using cells from the mouth to cure blindness

Some tissue from the mouth, a laboratory, a touch of medical gardening - and the blind suffering from stem cell deficiency in the cornea may be able to see again.

Case grows for genetic connection to CP

People who have relatives with cerebral palsy run a higher risk of having children with the same diagnosis. The closer the relative – the greater the risk.

Disabled persons overlooked by aid

Millions of people suffer permanent disabilities simply because they are poor. They are too often overlooked in the fight against poverty.

Being homosexual and disabled

What is it like to have both a disability and a sexual orientation that is not heterosexual? A new study shows that this group encounters prejudice and ignorance in the Norwegian health care system.

Dyslexia linked to impulsiveness among criminals

Researchers have chalked up a pioneer discovery clearly linking dyslexia and high levels of impulsivity in a group of adults − men convicted of felonies.

The tongue is the future for disabled people

Danish scientists have developed a groundbreaking product that enables paralysed people to control wheelchairs, computers and TVs with their tongue.

Blind-friendly vending machine

With audio feedback and simple gestures on a touch screen, ticket vending machines can now also be used by the blind and the visually impaired.

Smarter prostheses using iPhone technology

Simple, cheap microtechnology paves the way for a new generation of prostheses.

Egocentric mapping collaboration

Internet, GPS and maps on cell phones make it easy for wheelchair users to share information about the best routes from A to B, but users might have a tendency to keep the information to themselves.