The country has made great strides on inclusion – whether through legislation, the education sector, the workplace, or simply removing a biased ecosystem
As time goes by, the world pays more and more attention to people with disabilities. If you remember, there was a time when they were put into a bucket called “handicapped”. “Handicapped” takes center stage because “handicapped” people fail to take into account their immense worth and accomplishments. In April 2017, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, introduced the term “people of determination” as part of his national strategy to empower people with disabilities. part. Talking about why he thinks “disability” is a misnomer, he says “disability is really the inability to progress and achieve. What people of determination have achieved in various fields over the past few years proves that determination and a strong will can accomplish the impossible. possible, and encourages people to tackle challenges and difficult situations while being determined to achieve their goals.”
The UAE has made great strides when it comes to inclusion – whether through legislation, the education sector, the workplace, or simply removing a biased ecosystem. In line with the country’s vision for social inclusion, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has partnered with the Zayed People’s Higher Organization of Resolve and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority to launch the first sensory corner located within the theme park.
The Khaleej Times reports that the sensory unit “is designed to provide a safe and calming space for children with autism, tailored to their needs and well-being in congested areas…it is equipped with the latest sensory technology designed to support autism Therapy and rehabilitation for children. These children. The Sensory Nook includes LED spectrum lighting, soothing UV light, Bluetooth sound and an enhanced fiber optic tail to ensure optimal relaxation and calm for children. The Nook also comes with translucent drapes and a user Friendly app that can be integrated to control the mood of the room and adapt to the child’s preferences.”
Then, a few days ago, at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a group of over 50 determined kids attended a bespoke tennis clinic run by the CF Tennis Academy. It’s an exercise designed to create a fun and enjoyable experience for kids—plus a sense of absorbing inclusion. Needless to say, the kids had a great time, as well as having the chance to interact with tennis stars such as Desirae Krawczyk, who said: “It’s great to see everyone here and see that tennis is an inclusive sport.”