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Signs of hope for Nepal's disabled
Eatery aims to remove stigma by hiring only hearing impaired as officials mull law to help the physically challenged.
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2012 17:04

Nepalese legislators are considering a new law that would provide more job opportunities and rights for the physically challenged. They hope it could change the traditional mindset that views a disability as punishment for sins in a past life. 

One restaurant in the country is trying to remove the stigma by employing only hearing impaired staff and customers are required to use sign language. 

Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

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