India Disability News

Tamil Nadu: Digital India remains crippled

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:32
It has been more than two years since the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DoPwD), functioning under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, implemented the Accessibility India Campaign, aiming to make around 3,000 ...

Special Educators’ Forum India (SEFI) for uniform guidelines

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 20:32
“As per the norms of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), any person found serving persons with disabilities without the certification from the RCI can be prosecuted under Section 13(3) of the RCI Act, 1992.” “Though more than 16 lakh teachers ...

Thalassemia patient loses seat as Chhattisgarh doesn’t recognise disorder under disability quota

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:34
According to the state, the government-run medical colleges are governed by the Medical Council of India conditions that do not recognise Thalassemia as a benchmark disability. The 2016 Act has widened the meaning of the word ‘disability’ to include ...

Now, your old PF account will get transferred to new employer automatically

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:05
Additionally, EPFO account holders can now withdraw money for medical treatments or purchase of equipments, to aid their physical disabilities without medical certificates. New Delhi: Planning to switch job, but worried about the hassles involved in ...

UGC fund for equal opportunity not enough, say universities

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 00:33
With the University Grants Commission (UGC) assigning only Rs. 2 lakh to the Equal Opportunities Cell of central universities, under which they expect students with disability and those from marginalised sections to be catered, the institutions are forced ...

Kashmir’s para cricket captain to represent India

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 18:25
“We never thought he will come out of his disability this strong and this determined. We are immensely happy for him,” Lone’s family said. Out of favour India cricketer Parvez Rasool has also congratulated Lone on his selection. “It’s truly ...

This Swiss Robotic Device Can Help People With Disabilities Walk Again

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 07:22
In India, an exoskeleton for a full paraplegic comes at a cost ... This exoskeleton is not only targeting people with paraplegia, but can also maybe target people with other disabilities.''

It’s the duty of every institution to help disabled people, says Supreme Court

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 16:59
The observation by the apex court came while hearing a thalassaemia patient’s plea claiming that she falls under the category of persons with benchmark disability as prescribed under the provisions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act ...

British family gang found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:48
The family lured vulnerable people, some of them homeless or with learning disabilities, with the promise of work, food and accommodation, the CPS said. They were taken to travellers sites in the eastern city of Lincoln and housed in shabby, dilapidated ...

Serious disability in financial inclusion drive

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:24
Now, after opening new banking accounts for most households, we must move to the next stage where benefits should reach the silent majority of those individuals with disability. India, a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...

Duty of every institution to help disabled persons: SC

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:05
The observation by the apex court came while hearing a thalassaemia patient's plea claiming that she falls under the category of persons with benchmark disability as prescribed under the provisions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Wheelchair marathon in Chennai on Sept 3

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 13:41
The second edition of Kotak Wheelchair Marathon will be held here September 3 with an aim to create awareness on rehabilitating persons with disabilities. The events at the marathon, organised by The Spinal Foundation, a pan-India self-help group for ...

International Conference of Spine Surgeons begins in Thiruvananthapuram

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 12:04
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former president of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and Indian Orthopedic Association Dr S Rajasekaran said that spinal disorders constitute one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. More than eighty percent of ...

National anthem video in sign language, featuring disabled children launched

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 09:48
"Modi has a vision that India's development will be complete when our divyangjan ... instead of 'viklang' be used for persons with disability". The Minister further called for creating an environment where such persons are able to "earn a livelihood ...

National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ Video in Sign Language Starring Amitabh Bachchan Makes Indian Independence Day So Very Special

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 09:34
He said it was PM Modi who suggested that the term “‘divyang’ (divine body) instead of ‘viklang’ (handicapped) be used for persons with disability”. “Modi has a vision that India’s development will be complete when our divyangjan become an ...

Amitabh Bachchan joins children with disabilities for National Anthem video in sign language

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 06:09
He noted, “Modi has a vision that India’s development will be complete when our divyangjan become an integral part of it and come forward in the nation building.” United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan Director Derek Segaar and BJP ...

Alumni pledge 2.6 crore to IIM-B, batchmate's social initiative

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 04:21
As a person with disability, I can say that IIM-Bangalore is the most inclusive educational institute," he added. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Aastha Healthcare Demystifies the Cost of Bariatric Surgery in India

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 03:26
Morbid obesity not only causes physical disability but also various medical problems which ... It is also a leading centre for medical tourism patients from across the globe landing in India for weight loss surgery. 'Aastha Health Care' and Motwani ...

Govt launches National Anthem video in sign language featuring disabled kids

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 00:33
"Modi has a vision that India's development will be complete when our divyangjan ... instead of 'viklang' be used for persons with disability". The Minister further called for creating an environment where such persons are able to "earn a livelihood ...

Special kids sing ‘Jaya Hai’ in sign language

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 20:46
Despite persons with disabilities being educated and talented ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

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