Bright sparks


When knowing the right answer won't let you sit still, in Egypt.

Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

Got it! A hearing test at a school for hearing-impaired children, Chazanga, Zambia.

Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

Practice makes perfect for this youngster with learning disabilities, in Haiti.

Photo: J Etchart / Exile Images

Mum and son work together in Tuguegarao, The Philippines. It's not uncommon here for disabled people to be kept hidden at home, so parental involvement is the key.

Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

Sight, touch, and very loud sounds are key to communication, in Navsari, India.

Photo: Paul Quayle / Panos

mag cover This article is from the November 2005 issue of New Internationalist.
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