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Stevie Wonder — “Make It Accessible”

(PRWeb UK) June 29, 2010

Stevie Wonder made a heartfelt plea during his performance at Glastonbury asking for increased accessibility for disabled people.

As the final headline performer at the 40th Anniversary of the Somerset Festival, Stevie Wonder made an emotional plea to the audience saying I want you to encourage the world to make things more accessible for those who are physically challenged. Make it more accessible. Let there be nowhere that I cant go being blind, that someone cannot go being deaf, someone cannot go being paraplegic or quadriplegic. Make it accessible so that we can celebrate the world as well as you can. Stevie Wonder is a United Nations Messenger of Peace and has often spoken out for the rights of disabled people. He recently asked computer games manufacturers to consider the blind and to make games more accessible. He has also asked mobile phone companies to consider ways of increasing accessibility.

CBM, the overseas disability charity, believe it is vital for disabled people to have the same opportunities as non disabled people. CBM acts upon the needs and rights of people with disabilities and supports the provision of more than 900 projects in more than 90 countries. It is estimated that CBM reaches out to 23 million people worldwide across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and South America.

Wherever possible, it is CBMs aim to provide these services within their communities and therefore Community-Based Rehabilitation programmes are provided where possible to leave communities with a legacy of skills.

Our focus is on the prevention and treatment of diseases wherever possible, and on education and rehabilitation so that people with disability can be included into their society as equals and lead a largely independent life.

CBM always works in partnership with national and local organisations and provides an important advocacy link for people who have a sensory or physical disability, to their respective governments.

CBM helps children reach their full potential

CBM has been at the frontline, supporting, protecting and encouraging children with disabilities since it began in 1908. This was when Ernst Jacob Christoffel (1876-1955), opened the first home for people who were blind, hearing impaired and those with physical disabilities in Malatya, Turkey.

In 1996 CBM UK was established. For more info visit: http://www.cbmuk.org.uk or

About CBM

CBM works with over 700 partners in over 90 countries and reaches out to more than 23 million people each year. CBM is recognised by the World Health Organisation and supports over 800 projects.

CBM, the overseas disability charity, works to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the worlds poorest communities. Our goal is to empower people to change their own lives. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise and experience, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all. CBM helps people regardless of their religious beliefs.

For further information please contact:

CBM Tel: 01223 484700 Viv Ayas (mobile: 07986 606025) or Gill Godber (mobile: 0771 511 3017)

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What We Do

CBM acts upon the needs and rights of people with disabilities and supports the provision of more than 800 projects in over 90 countries. It is estimated that CBM reaches out each year to over 23 million people worldwide across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America.

Wherever possible, it is the aim to establish access to these services within the communities and to empower communities to change their own lives.

Cause & Prevention

Our focus is on the prevention and treatment of diseases wherever possible, and on education and rehabilitation so that people with disability can be included into their society as equals and lead a largely independent life.

CBM always works in partnership with national and local organisations and provides an important advocacy link between the blind, deaf and physically disabled and their respective governments. http://www.cbmuk.org.uk

Children with physical disabilities

CBM focuses on activities which prevent and treat diseases that can lead to disability in children. Also, as a result of negative attitudes, prejudices and stigma held about disability, children with disabilities in low-income countries are often marginalised and cannot access education and healthcare services. This can result in exclusion from future employment.

Smart Horizons Career Online High School Provides Critical Education for Students in Need of an Accessible High School Diploma

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) October 6, 2010

Smart Horizons Career Online High School(SHCOHS) opened last May with the specific intention to help adults in our nation who have not completed a high school education. This is a significant population, and now more than ever, with jobs being scarce, a high school diploma, coupled with a career certificate is critical. The schools goal is to quickly and in a cost effective manner provide students the education they need so they can compete in the work force. SHCOHSs inaugural cohort of students is finishing up their graduation requirements. These students are encouraged about the opportunities that will now be available to them.

Betsaida Marrero is one of these students. Marrero is a twenty-four year old, single mother of three. She is completing the education process that was interrupted after her tenth-grade year by the birth of her first child. It was hard to go back to school after I had the baby, Marrero said. You have to make a lot of decisions when you become a parent and I decided I needed to work for my child, but I never lost the dream of completing my education. I am now able to work on this goal thanks to the Smart Horizons Career Online High School program. I can do it on my own time and in my home, which is very convenient. Taking online high school courses works extremely well with my busy schedule.

In addition to earning her high school diploma, Marrero is also completing course work for a career certificate in office management through the Smart Horizons Career Online High School program.

I completely love the way the program is designed, Marrero said. I am able to understand everything very well, and I also love the fact that I am able to finish high school and get a career certificate as well.

Marrero said that the SHCOHS program is helpful because it allows her to both read and hear all the information she needs on a given topic. She also likes the way the program helps her to understand a topic by showing her the parts of the topic she did not understand.

Just knowing that Im accomplishing this goal to finish school helps me to know that I can look forward to a brighter future both mentally and economically, Marrero said.

Another student, Vaughn Jones is about to celebrate her 50th birthday, but shes already giving herself a valuable gift by obtaining the high school diploma that eluded her so many years ago. Smart Horizons Career Online High School is making it possible.

Smart Horizons Career Online High School is giving me the opportunity to obtain something Ive been trying to get since 1978, Jones said, referring to that high school diploma. Jones, who lives in Pahokee, Florida, is also completing course work for a career certificate in Childcare & Education. The ability to earn online high school credits has helped simplify her life.

I started out with the career certificate part of the program and Im almost done with that, Jones said. Ive just started the high school classes and I think this is going to be the most interesting part. Its a good program and I especially like the math courses.

Jones, who is married and has four grown children, said it was hanging with the wrong crowd that cost her high school diploma in her youth. I was trying to fit in and I let myself be influenced, she said. Jones completed the eleventh grade, but left school shortly after starting her senior year.

Getting this accredited online diploma is going to give me more opportunities than Ive had, Jones said. Most jobs require a high school diploma and this is going to open doors for me.

About Smart Horizions Career Online Education: Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private adult online high school district, is a national leader in delivering affordable, career-based online education to students throughout the world. Founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers complete career-based online high school diplomas and career (credentialed) certificates in the fields of healthcare, childcare and education, transportation services, homeland security, protection services, and office management. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.smarthorizonsonline.org , call our office at 800-261-6248 or email our office at hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org.

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DNA Bioservices expands across Australia with 3 new office locations making DNA testing more accessible for all Australian’s

Adelaide (PRWEB) September 08, 2011

DNA Bioservices is one of Australia’s leading DNA Testing Company’s, established in 2005 DNA Bioservices has brought DNA Testing to the general public.

Its primary aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals to conduct DNA paternity testing in Australia using an accredited Australian laboratory coupled with the highest level of service, DNA Bioservices uses a NATA accredited laboratory based in Australia un-like many other testing companies who send there samples overseas.

Georgie Miller, Managing Director says “Over the years we have evolved much of our business through personal recommendation offering the best customer experience with the highest level of accuracy possible in Australia, by opening these new offices further shows our commitment to building the largest DNA testing company in Australia – now our clients can obtain free DNA Collection kits in most capital cities.”

Georgina also added, “Our plan is to open another office in Melbourne within 3 months thus making DNA Bioservices the largest in Australia”

DNA Bioservices is also the only DNA Testing company in Australia to offer a 24 hour helpline, Gary Miller Marketing Manager added, ” We understand the potential sensitivity of conducting a paternity test so calling may not be viable during normal business hours therefore having a 24 hour service means you can be assured you can speak to a professional whenever the time suits you.”

DNA Bioservices also provides testing services for General Practitioners, Australian Professional Family Law firms, Government authorities such as Legal Aid, the Immigration Department, and the Department for Child Protection with the opportunity to order Court Approved DNA Paternity Tests DIRECT at the lowest prices.

To order your free DNA testing kit visit http://www.dnabioservices.com.au or visit 1 of the new office locations to collect at convenience, alternatively call 1300 768 428 24 hours a day to speak to the knowledgable team.

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