Mon. Sep 25th, 2023


Paying Attention to Disability, Australia Builds Various Infrastructure

Jordan Steele-John is a senator from the environmental group who spearheaded a US $ 1 billion budgeting plan for infrastructure accessibility funds targeting public buildings for disability.

He also budgeted 400 million US dollars for public transport infrastructure for a disability, which is planned to be completed in the next four years.

Steele-John said, there had never been a political party that wanted to make this challenging program breakthrough.

Reporting from, John said, “My community (people with disabilities) is less likely to receive equal educational standards, and to be employed, own their own home, be financially independent as well as a much smaller possibility, but more likely to be misused because of the stress of facing mobility problems. ”

According to him, the plan aims to overcome the disproportionate impact on the lack of public housing for persons with disabilities.

Therefore, he built 500 thousand public and community houses that were fully accessible under the Federal Housing Trust.

John said this also included a full commitment to improving the scheme by ending arbitrary staffing restrictions, funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and creating an information technology system in accordance with its objectives.

He told Pro Bono News that Australia needs to think about how it handles disability.

“More than four million people with disabilities in Australia experience segregation and discrimination every day in our homes, our workplaces, our communities, and in the educational and institutional environment,” said John.

“We hold the crisis in hand, and we make an urgent call to protect civil rights, protect the human rights of most Australian people. That is why it is very important to think about disability,” he continued.

John stressed all of that could be frustrating because access remains a significant problem for the disabled community.

Hoping to Get Support

Steele-John also said Greens introduced a quota for disability in Australian public services with disability representatives in public services.

For him, now is the time to break free from the idea of ​​a well-written plan and inclusion strategy for increasing representation.

“We need a system mandated to have a certain percentage of the workforce that takes into account our community,” said John.

John also explained that although the Green plan would cost billions of dollars, it could easily be paid for by making Australian and foreign multinationals pay fair taxes.

He also hopes the platform will gather cross-party support to make plans come true.

“What we are proposing is a radical and transformative civil rights agenda aimed at breaking down the barriers separating nearly four million Australians, now it is up to the main parties to decide whether such a program is something they want to support,” he said.

Cátia Malaquias, founder and director of Starting With Julius, is a project that promotes disability inclusion. He was very pleased if major parties supported the plan.

“Very pleased to see Greens’ commitment to inclusive education for disabled students in regular classrooms in Australian schools, after the party promised to develop new national standards for inclusive education training. Programs that support inclusive education are part of the rights recognized by the United Nations Convention on Persons “Disability,” said Cátia.

Defective Hands Don’t Make Broken Enthusiasm These Teenagers To Reach Their Dream

A teenager who appears defective hands because of rare bone disorders instead can throw a ball that is unusual or unique.

He is Dylan Rosnick (18) teenager from Aide, Virginia whose hands have been deformed since birth because of a rare genetic called Proteus syndrome, which results in skin, tissue, and bone becoming too long. Three fingers on each hand are normally long, with his left fingers six inches long and one inch wide.

But the defect was not lamented by Dylan and thought it was a blessing for him. Dylan, who enjoys baseball, can hold baseball with a unique technique so that the ball can not be hit.

Speaking for the Daily Mail Online, Dylan said, “People think I can’t play, but I fight and do it. It’s normal for me. I don’t think about it,” he said.

Seeing the child, Dylan’s father reconstructed the gloves to match his hands, and Dylan began his baseball career in the local league around the age of six, playing the third basement. He had surgery on his hand in 2012 so that it does not increase in length.

Dylan, who became a pitcher or a pitcher in baseball, wrote that he likes to throw and like this sport. Baseball is the second most favorite sports in America, so many teenagers pursue their dream to become baseball athletes. In the sports book category, baseball also dominates in US, people usually put their bet on their favorite team every week to elevate the euphoria watching the baseball matches.

Although for most pitchers, their job is to throw the ball quickly, hard and accurately upwards, not for Dylan. Throwing is even slow for 65 meters/hour or losing to throwers in the usual who have a throwing speed of 75 to 85 meters/hour.

What creates his unshakeable and unbeatable throw is the widened fingers grip tightly and gouges the baseball with a technique that is contrary to the other pitchers, giving it an unusual movement.

Dylan’s mother, Holly Rosnick, spoke of her son making adjustments to how he held the ball so that the ball now spins away from what people want.

Now, after we have discussed the story of Dylan, is the time to explore the story of Francesca Jones who succeeded in achieving her dream of playing tennis at the Junior Wimbledon tennis championship, even though she was born with physical flaws with only six fingers.

Francesca Jones successfully achieved her dream of playing tennis at the JuniorWimbledon tennis championship, despite sparking physical flaws by merely having six fingers. Gaids 15 years from the City of Bradford, North England, has ectrodactyly ectodermal Displacia syndrome (a condition where genetically provokes the growth of hands and feet).

“As soon as not a few people criticize me and write certain things, it merely makes me motivated more. I merely think, see me do it ‘You must continue to use it to your advantage,’ Francesca said, quoted in The Guardian.

Many people sneered at Francesca’s skills in playing tennis, but she witnessed all of this positively in her enthusiasm for playing in the world tennis championship.

“People write that I can’t hold the racket properly, I don’t mind, but once again it makes my mind positive,” Francesca said.

Jones’s right-hand does look smaller than the average woman her age. With such a situation, Jones has the advantage in matters of holding a tennis racket more powerful with the help of his fingernails.

Reported by Huffington Post, she also has three toes on her right foot, which can provoke balance. But with her physical situation like that did not stop her intended to chase his dreams.

Answered, in the third round, Junior Wimbledon Francesca had lost to 16-year-old player Kayla Day from America. Remembering that years later, her wrist was in surgery, and her appearance has been quite dull so far.

Jones aspires her appearance at this tournament to inspire different people and show people with exclusive needs can reach whatever they want.

“If people can see where I am now, and hopefully in the future with my situation, then I show that I always want to prove,” she concluded.

Zulkarnain, Photographer with Disabilities at The Asian Games in Banyuwangi

The Asian Games torch relay passed in Banyuwangi on Sunday, July 22, 2018, was special.

Among the athletes or community leaders who participated paraded, there was a person with a disability who had an achievement who participated in carrying the eternal flame torch.

The person with a disability is named Achmad Zulkarnain. He was honored to carry the torch, which was the symbol of Asia’s most grand sporting moment. The torch was handed over directly by Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas to Zulkarnain in front of Diponegoro Stadium, Banyuwangi.

Although the condition of Zul’s legs and arms – as the 25-year-old man’s best friend said – was imperfect, he had no difficulty carrying a torch that weighed up to 2 kilograms. Zul traveled the 500-meter route from the front of the stadium to the south side of Simpang Lima Banyuwangi. In the first 100 meters, he was seen jogging accompanied by Anas Regent and a compact regional leadership forum present specifically for the Asian Games torch relay.

Then, to facilitate the trip in the middle of the crowd of spectators who packed the whole trip, Zul had to use a wheelchair while carrying the torch. Anas Regent and other community leaders took turns encouraging him.

“Alhamdulillah, I am very happy. I can represent Banyuwangi at an event of this size,” said Zulkarnain after carrying out his duties. He claimed to be prepared specially to carry out this task. In addition to using pants thick enough to protect his feet from asphalt friction, he also trains to carry torches. “The practice is to bring a large bottle of mineral water and jog around at home,” he said.

As for the weight of the torch itself, not a problem for him. “It seems like my camera is still heavy,” he said while pointing at a DSLR camera with a 70-200 lens. Not only pride that filled Zulkarnain’s feelings. As a person with a disability, there is a significant meaning he expects. “For me, this is a demonstration, showing the ability of a person with disabilities. For me, this can minimize the strange views of people with disabilities. This is an important mission that I must show on this occasion,” he said.

Zulkarnain’s election is not merely choosing persons with disabilities. However, there is a great enthusiasm to be displayed from the figure of a man from Benelan Kidul Village, Kabat District, Banyuwangi. Physical limitations are not a barrier to achievement. Zulkarnain is famous as a professional photographer. He has won many achievements from his expertise in photographing it. Among his accomplishments were winning the Best Photo Nice Shoot, the Metro TV Award Gantari Award, and the Hellen Keller Motivator, Surabaya.


“Zulkarnain’s persistence with all its limitations can carve extraordinary achievements. This is an important lesson for us, that with an unyielding spirit, whatever obstacles and obstacles we can face,” said Anas Regent.

As Zulkarnain said, to be a professional photographer as it is now, is not easy. He must fight the stigma and condescension from others. “I knew this photography about four years ago. Initially, I was just a KTP photographer at an internet cafe (internet cafe),” said Zulkarnain.

Initially only taking pictures for KTP needs, which were only 3×4 size photographs, Zul’s talent in the world of photography began to be sharpened. The student of the University of August 17, 1945, Banyuwangi gradually began to collect money to buy his camera. From there, he began to study to become a professional photographer.

“Initially studying with friends, then I also got the opportunity to study at the Dervish Triadi School of Photography,” he said. Zulkarnain not only deals with photography. He has also pursued other fields. Noted, he had been a musician in the group al-Mumtaz Kasidah. He also learned to skateboard, ride a special motorcycle, and many other things. “I want this limitation not to make others look down,” he said firmly.