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This Independence day, here are 18 innovative ideas that are transforming India

India Disability News - Tue, 14/08/2018 - 14:43
These innovations will, however, only aid the much-needed policy changes when it comes to citizens with disabilities. India is nearing the half a billion mark when it comes to mobile internet users. I...

India@72: Five ways to achieve financial independence this year

India Disability News - Tue, 14/08/2018 - 10:59
Financial risks like sudden hospitalization expenses, partial or total disability, demise of the sole earning member in the family, etc. are some of the threats that a person may face any time in the ...

I am very concerned at alarming rate of birth defect incidences in India: Raveena Tandon

India Disability News - Tue, 14/08/2018 - 09:46
The Spina Bifida Foundation of India and the International Federation of SB ... Even having simple, easy and economical solution, children are still dealing with lifelong disabilities. Spreading infor...

Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of rapid repeat pregnancy: Study

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 09:47
New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to those without such disabiliti...

Women with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities Twice Likely to Have Repeat Pregnancy

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 09:12
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of repeat pregnancy compared to women without such disabilities, reports a new study. The findings of the study are p...

Repeat pregnancy higher in women with intellectual, developmental disabilities

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 05:17
Washington D.C. [India] Aug 13(ANI): Turns out, women having both intellectual and developmental disabilities have higher chances of having a baby within a year as compared to the ones without such di...

Sex abuse cases: Children’s shelter homes across India lack funds, strong monitoring, say activists

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 03:32
It also includes children with mental or physical disabilities. The Act mandates separate kinds ... This is happening in other parts of India as well, not just Bihar or Uttar Pradesh.”

India gears up to tackle hate speech in 2019 elections

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 03:29
India is preparing to tighten regulations to deal with an ... For the first time, the commission is targeting people with disabilities, with ramps at all polling stations and voter cards in braille to ...

How India plans to curb hate speech ahead of the world's biggest election

India Disability News - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 01:29
India is preparing to tighten regulations to deal with an ... For the first time, the commission is targeting people with disabilities, with ramps at all polling stations and voter cards in braille to ...

Overcoming handicap: 17-year-old Diksha Dagar overcomes disability to pursue golf

India Disability News - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 22:31
He is the Sports Authority of India-appointed coach of the golf team going to the ... Coaching a player with a hearing disability can be a daunting task, but Johl seems to have taken it in his stride. ...

Recognising the champions of disability rights

India Disability News - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 18:41
The inaccessible environment and the mindset of people have been a daily reminder for him to consistently work towards accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities. Mr. Jain, who is also t...

Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital becomes the first one in India to have ENLS certified emergency staff

India Disability News - Sun, 12/08/2018 - 08:47
Realizing the danger of permanent disability or death arising due of brain disorders, Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai Central becomes the first in India to start ENLS certified Brain Resuscitation services ...

Symposium on Neurological Disability begins at KIMS

India Disability News - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 14:26
hospitalists and other healthcare professionals involved in the critical care and management of patients with Neurological Disability. This condition is a hidden epidemic. In India, nearly 2 million p...

Make it impossible for people to ignore disability, says new NCPEDP head Arman Ali

India Disability News - Sat, 11/08/2018 - 05:30
After Javed Abidi — the man synonymous with the disability rights movement in India — passed away recently, the mantle of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) that ...

Decriminalising begging a welcome step, but India needs shelter homes, fresh debate on persons in destitution bill

India Disability News - Fri, 10/08/2018 - 18:13
"In 2015, the Government of India was putting in place a social protection framework ... This draft defined homeless persons, beggars, people with physical and mental disabilities, the old and infirm ...

After Clocking 50000 Rides In Mumbai, India’s 1st Wheelchair Taxi Heads to Goa!

India Disability News - Fri, 10/08/2018 - 09:59
Their novel idea had never been tried in India. In 2015, when Ezy Mov was looking to launch ... Romeo’s request to the community is to ensure that one refrains from using their disability as a crutch. ...

Accessible India campaign – a step towards dignified life for the disabled

India Disability News - Fri, 10/08/2018 - 07:47
Disability lessens the movement of an individual ... With the vision of the Accessible India Campaign, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is making Delhi ‘a disabled-friendly city’. ...

Opinion | Dream in India

India Disability News - Fri, 10/08/2018 - 05:27
I find that whether it’s caste structures or the entrepreneurial mindset, gender or design for persons with disabilities, the one underlining thread for all the ideas in this issue is “breaking free”. ...

Why are India’s laws to protect the rights and dignity of the mentally ill not working?

India Disability News - Fri, 10/08/2018 - 01:17
The United Nations Disability Rights Treaty, which India has adopted, recognises the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community. India’s Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, ...

Disability doesn’t dispirit gusty Nafees

India Disability News - Thu, 09/08/2018 - 23:11
Malkajgiri: Nafees (38) of Malkajgiri can’t walk because of disability caused by muscular dystrophy. She is confined to home. However, it has not dispirited the gusty woman, whose younger sibling Nase...

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