IDF Disabled veterans begin traditional Hanukka race

December 7, 2010 15:37
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The traditional Hanukka beacon race conducted by disabled IDF
veterans, was launched at Beit Hanassi on Monday, with the blessing of
President Shimon Peres, who compared the 200 participants to the
Maccabeans, who though few in number had fought courageously against
all odds.

Also participating was Canadian paralympic champion Rick Hansen, who
has traveled in a wheelchair through 34 countries in an effort to
prove that the world can be accessible and inclusive to all wheelies
and other physically and mentally challenged people.

Peres told Hansen that he was an inspiration to all. In similar vein,
Channel 1, which tonight launches its new season of the Second Look
documentary and investigative reporting series will devote its first
program to the blind and how they cope in world of misconceptions
about what the blind can and cannot do.

The blind are almost always subject to discrimination in the
employment market, because their talents and their ability to overcome
what they cannot see are not recognized. More often than not, they are
not even given a chance to prove what they can do.

A major exception to the norm, as far as employers go, is Army Radio
which employs a blind technician. The program will be aired at 9.30

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