With its simple menu and casual atmosphere, the Training Cafe looks like many other local eateries in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty. But unlike the others, its 40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions.
It's bad to be forced to run for your life. Now imagine not being able to run when an attack comes. That's what happening to many Syrians with disabilities. Wheelchair bound, it's difficult, if not impossible, to flee from attacks during the civil war.
Reid Davenport planned to spend a semester abroad in Italy. He was talked out of it because he uses a wheelchair. He decided to go Europe to make a documentary for people with physical disabilities there. Brigid McCarthy has the story.
Yulia Simonova is a 30-year-old disability advocate in Russia. She's used a wheelchair since she was 10 years old. She says she sees a lot of changes in Russia since then. For one thing, people with disabilities are more visible.
When Boston hospitals found themselves facing the horrific aftermath of the bombings on marathon day, they were well-prepared: Thanks in part to lessons shared by emergency medical personnel in Israel. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Aaron Schachter speaks with Dick Traum, founder of Achilles, International a non-profit organization that supports runners with disabilities. Traum ran the race in Boston on Monday and reflects on the experience of losing a limb and learning to run again.
Many Syrians are now disabled, their limbs torn off or their spines paralyzed by rocket attacks. The BBC's Caroline Hawley went to northern Jordan to meet some of the injured Syrians who have made the journey across the border for treatment.
Over the years, Iranian-Americans have been largely absent from the political scene. Here, we meet Cyrus Habib, now the highest-ranking, elected Iranian-American official in the United States.
Oscar Pistorius was a sports hero. Trooper Johnson is a member of the U.S. National Wheelchair basketball team and has competed in four Paralympic Games. He speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about what Pistorius meant to the Paralympic movement.
Ecuador's Vice President Lenin Moreno is a paraplegic and has been a major force for disability rights and benefits in his own country.