Access Ready Looks at How War Is Affecting Disabled Ukrainians

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Reporter Newsletter is a service of Access Ready Inc. which is an independent, non-profit, cross-disability education and advocacy organization promoting a policy of inclusion and accessibility of information and communications technology (ICT). For people with disabilities, accessible information and communications technology is a necessity, not a luxury or a convenience, which fosters independence, economic self-sufficiency, and active, meaningful participation in civic life.

What is happening to Ukrainians with disabilities caught in the middle of a war? It is difficult to say or be accurate about. Rumors abound that some are being forced across the border into Russia and herded into camps. Some are being used as human shields in the middle of combat by Russian forces. Some are falling victim to physical, psychological and sexual abuse. Some are unable to receive the medical and other services that are a necessity for life. Some are having their homes, schools and families destroyed. Some are trying to flee and are unable to take their caregivers with them out of the country because of the need for people power to fight the Russians. There are many views, calls and opinions coming from many points of view, but what is happening for real? We don’t know. War is hell on the innocent bystanders. The old, the young, civilians, people with disabilities. Who will stop this??? By Douglas George Towne Read More

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Contact:
Douglas Towne
727-531-1000
[email protected]

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