[AI] Paralysed man in Pak uses nose to host website

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Tue Mar 4 11:31:46 EST 2008

I do know of a person with similar type of disability at Bangalore who is 
paralysed below his neck.
He uses the keyboard by keying with a small piece of stick in his mouth.

Truely amazing!


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> The Hindu News Update Service
> News Update Service
> Monday, March 3, 2008 : 1620 Hrs
> Paralysed man in Pak uses nose to host website
> Islamabad (PTI): A 22-year-old paralysed Pakistani has hosted a website --  
> keying in its contents with his nose -- to encourage people with 
> disabilities
> never to give up.
> "My name is Waqas Ahmed. I was born in 1985 and soon realised that I was 
> not able to use my hands and my legs the way other people could," Ahmed 
> writes
> on his website waqasonline.com.
> "I accepted this challenge and started using the computer with my nose. I 
> worked hard day and night to become something.
> "I have now completed my diploma in e-commerce, and now I am a web 
> designer and developer," wrote Ahmed, whose lower middle-class family 
> moved from Balakot
> in the North West Frontier Province to Lahore to help him have a better 
> life.
> Ahmed was a normal child till illness struck him when he was five years 
> old and disabled him. Ahmed, who was never admitted to school and is 
> completely
> self-taught, now intends to host a special section for the disabled on his 
> website.
> "I want people with disabilities not to give up hope," said Ahmed, whose 
> speech is difficult to comprehend. "If I can do it so can anybody else."
> Rana Taiyab Arfani, a 55-year-old visually impaired man, has already 
> signed into the special section for people with disabilities.
> But Ahmed's website is not his only passion -- he spends a lot of time 
> gardening and likes travelling too.
> "I get seeds of different flowers and sow them in a small plot in front of 
> my house," he wrote on his website. "Whenever I get tired or become sad, I 
> sit
> in the company of these attractive flowers."
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