India Disability News

People with disabilities to have unique IDs

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:12
HYDERABAD: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a program, which would create a database of people with disabilities. Under the programme, many states are generating ...

From Russia to India: Tale of 2 soulmates who fought all odds to be together

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 06:28
when a small group of us undertook the much looked forward trip to India. And events unfolded in the most magical way. All of us in the group had severe hearing disabilities and some of speech too. It was the Director of the Indian Cultural Centre of the ...

Battling Incurable Disease, Bodo Archer Needs Help to Represent India Again!

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 03:50
It’s something I have been passionate about since I was 12. I don’t want my disability to hold me back. I want to represent India at the international level and win a medal to honour all the people who have helped me so far,” said Gahela, speaking to ...

Battling Incurable Disease, Assamese Archer Needs Help to Represent India Again!

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 12:03
It’s something I have been passionate about since I was 12. I don’t want my disability to hold me back. I want to represent India at the international level and win a medal to honour all the people who have helped me so far,” said Gahela, speaking to ...

Everyone has 'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 10:54
New York, June 13 (IBNS): Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral imperative” said United Nations Secretary-General ...

Whither pre-school education in India!

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 03:35
The special schools in the city are now getting queries for admission in schools and requests to start units for 'children with learning disabilities' who are finding it difficult to find teachers professionally trained sensitive teachers who can prepare ...

NSSO to begin its 76th round of survey from Jul 1 to cover person with disability

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 13:29
In a significant survey activity, the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), set up by the Central Government in 1950 for collection of various kinds of socio-economic data, will begin its 76th round from July 1 to cover persons with disability and ...

AIF’s Women’s Circle of Hope contributes 25K to support women with disability in India

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 13:26
The funds raised is the result of a year-long process of an educational journey about a critical development issue and a deeper process of giving. The launch year of the American India Foundation’s Circle of Hope culminated with a celebration on June 7 ...

Women with disability have a low pregnancy rate: IIPH Report

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 12:51
Women with disability have a significantly lower pregnancy rate compare to women without a disability, Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Public Health ( IIPH) said in its survey report on Tuesday. The report released by Telangana government Secretary for ...

60% online applications found unfit for disability pension in Pilibhit

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 11:14
The system of filing applications was made online in July last year.According to district disabled empowerment officer KP Singh, during verification of 120 online applications for disability pension ... updates from all around India, stay connected with ...

This Startup Is Using AI And Analytics To Find Companionship For Differently-Abled Persons

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 10:55
AI And ML Are At The Core The startup uses AI and ML to aid scalability of their platform, which currently caters to over 195 million strong community of persons with disabilities in India. “Machine learning helps us understand the user’s persona ...

Sheltering a wandering mind: Why India needs more daycares for people with dementia

Tue, 12/06/2018 - 07:39
In India, over four million elderly people have dementia ... Support facilities are lacking not just for people with dementia, but for those with other mental disabilities who wander. Maithili, 23, living in a slum in Whitefield, Bangalore, had been ...

Among persons with disability, Maitrey Govind bags AIR 21

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 20:02
Maitrey Govind Ranade, a student of Ryan International, has achieved All India Rank 21 in the category for persons with disability in the JEE Advanced, the results of which were declared on Sunday. Cerebral palsy had restrained his physical movements but ...

Kerala to introduce Comprehensive Newborn Screening program to detect birth defects

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 12:40
The universal Comprehensive Newborn Screening (CNS) programme will be the first of its kind to be launched in India. Dr M. Sreehari ... the IMR to 8 by 2020 as well as to prevent and reduce disabilities among children." Visible birth defects are those ...

Sterling Holiday Resorts launches India’s first comprehensive holiday insurance

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 11:18
Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited has launched India’s first comprehensive holiday insurance ... 3,00,000 in case of accidents resulting in disability or death. • Entitlement up to INR 1,50,000 for hospital bills in case of emergency treatment due ...

My Secret Self: A Personal Story Of Growing Up Trangender In India

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 02:37
But she coped. She had to cope, even though her heart felt like screaming out, “Being transgender is not a disability, It felt like doing something wrong, like stealing! We are transgender and not thieves! It is not my fault that I am a trans ...

Digitisation of material at institute of education for children with multiple disabilities makes it research facilitative, reveals study

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 06:20
"The research in the area of education for children with multiple disabilities has not taken roots in India, though some research has been done in education related to visually and hearing impaired children since standardised languages like Braille and ...

Easy access for disabled

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 13:30
The initiative will be taken up as part of the Accessible India campaign of the Centre where efforts are being made to retrofit facilities that are not accessible for the persons with disabilities. The authorities are also taking steps to include the ...

Firefox Bikes' new campaign #EverydayAbility aims to normalise disability, promote inclusive hiring

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 03:50
DViO Digital, integrated marketing company has stitched together a CSR campaign #EverydayAbility on behalf of Firefox Bikes to showcase the potential of Persons with Disability (PWD) and promote inclusive hiring. The campaign focuses on the capabilities of ...

India – Government Systematically Targeting Dalit and Rights Activist, Muzzling Dissent

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 11:34
He is also a legal counsel in the case of Dr. G.N. Saibaba, a Delhi University professor with 90% disabilities, who has been accused ... of the Government of Maharashtra and Government of India. 4) The free reign given to vigilante groups ...

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