Every year over 140 hopeful young girls and women from across America come together for one very special event: the national Miss Amazing Pageant, for girls with physical or learning disabilities.
The Accessible Film Festival (AFF) of Turkey is now in its seventh year, and aims to screen films for people with disabilities who may otherwise shy away from cultural activities in their day-to-day lives.
The longstanding institutional indifference can make life difficult for many differently-abled sportsmen in the country but that hasn't deterred a 33-year-old shot put thrower from winning Olympic-level gold medals.
They were sterilised as part of a Eugenics Protection Law that was in effect from 1948 to 1996. Some of the victims were physically or cognitively disabled, according to the board that approved their sterilisation. Others had behavioural issues.
More than 1.6 million people are deaf or hard of hearing in South Africa, according to the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Of those, about 70 percent are unemployed. But a global hotel aims to change the trend.
Although Nepal hasn't got enough infrastructure for the disabled, many say the new trail is a good start.
Turkish paralympians Abdullah Ozturk and his brother Ali say the disabled should learn to survive by themselves in society.
Disabled people running a prosthetics factory say they are trying to change disability into accessibility.
The Deaflympics, a combination of the words deaf and Olympics, is the world's second oldest multiple discipline sports event after the Olympics.
The event is hosting 3,000 athletes from 97 countries which is its highest-ever participation rate since the event began in 1924.
Young director Taylan Mintas sought to turn his deaf-mute cousins' lives into a documentary. After four years and extensive fundraising, but "Brothers of Silence" finally premiered in the prestigious Istanbul Film Festival in April, to much acclaim.
Organisers say it is hard for people with disabilities to find employment in Turkey, but twice or thrice as hard for refugees who suffer physical limitations and language barriers.
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