India Disability News

From jaws of death to Olympics: Story of India's first Paralympic gold medallist Murlikant Petkar

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 06:59
Petkar is India's first paralympic gold medallist ... the government that I had been shortlisted for the Padma Shri," he said. The story behind his disability begs to be told. It is a tale of the man's grit and determination. And what deserves rousing ...

Chief minister urged to bring notifications on disability certificates

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 01:07
Nagpur: While the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment has issued guidelines to include patients of thalassaemia and sickle cell in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, on January 4 this year, the Maharashtra government is yet to ...

Low back pain behind disability

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 18:46
In India, disability caused by low back pain is the fourth highest cause of disability after anaemia, migraine and musculo-skeletal disorders. Chennai : A recent report published in Lancet identifies low back pain as the leading cause of disability in the ...

Apple proposes emojis to represent people with disabilities

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 10:17
Technology giant Apple has proposed a number of emojis to the Unicode Consortium to better represent people with disabilities and depict accessibility-related tools like hearing aids, guide dogs, and prosthetic limbs. The proposed emojis depict people who ...

Apple submits 13 new emoji that represent people with disabilities

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 08:10
Apple has proposed new emoji today that would better represent people with disabilities and hearing aides. In a submission to the Unicode Consortium, the Cupertino-based wants the Consortium to add new emojis aimed at people with disabilities.

India gets its first sign language dictionary

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 17:33
As per the census 2011, there are 50,71,007 deaf and 19,98,535 people with speech disability in India. Around 300 dictionaries were distributed today. The DVD of the dictionary will also be uploaded on the ministry’s website and people can procure it ...

India’s first sign language dictionary of 3000 words launched

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 16:05
The ISL dictionary consists words of five categories: As per 2011 census, there are 50,71,007 deaf people and 19, 98,535 with speech disability in India. The ISL Dictionary aims to remove communications barriers between deaf and provide more information in ...

India's first sign language dictionary with 3,000 Hindi and English words released

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 15:50
As per the census 2011, there are 50,71,007 deaf and 19,98,535 people with speech disability in India. Around 300 dictionaries were distributed today. The DVD of the dictionary will also be uploaded on the ministry's website and people can procure it from ...

India's first-ever sign language dictionary, containing over 3,000 Hindi and English words, released

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 12:25
As per the census 2011, there are 50,71,007 deaf and 19,98,535 people with speech disability in India. Around 300 dictionaries were distributed today. The DVD of the dictionary will also be uploaded on the ministry's website and people can procure it from ...

India's first dictionary on sign language released

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 10:59
The ISLRTC has been working on this ambitious project for the last one-and-half years. There are 50,71,007 deaf and 19,98,535 people with speech disability in India, as per the census 2011.

Lower Back Pain Is The Most Common Cause Of Disability Worldwide That Isn’t Being Treated Right

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 12:34
el-periodico.com.ar Migraines, iron-deficiency anaemia, and other musculo-skeletal conditions (including everything other than osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) are the top three causes of disability in India, adds Buchbinder. In fact, a recent ...

A student commits suicide in India every hour; how can our educational system prevent this?

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 07:13
Shockingly, every one hour a student commits suicide in India. Children and young adults have complicated ... disruptive behaviour disorders, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Depression and bi-polar disorder can be genetic ...

Irked at govt inaction, HC asks petitioner to conduct disability audit of DDA properties

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:51
Unhappy with the failure, a bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked a specialised organisation to conduct a disability audit of all public buildings and parks owned by DDA. It asked the petitioner in the case, Nipun ...

Disability quota in medical PG admissions raised to 5%

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:46
New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Wednesday approved amendments to the regulation for admission to PG medical courses to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting the benefit of reservation. The percentage of seats to be filled by persons with ...

‘New disabilities Act not up to the mark’

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:33
Chennai: Jurists, disability rights activists and senior bureaucrats from ... including the Javed Abidiv vs Union of India case concerning concession for air travel.

Disabilities quota upped to 5% in PG medical courses

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:08
"The percentage of seats has been increased in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016," the Ministry said in a statement. It granted approval to amend the regulation "in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities ...

Made to sleep on floor in GH for disability certificate; victim moves HC

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 17:43
Chennai: An accident survivor, asked by court to obtain ‘disability certificate’ from a government hospital for claiming compensation, was made to stay in an emergency ward of a GH for more than a month, sleeping on the floor amid critical patients ...

Interactive session on specific learning disability

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 14:35
The past decade has witnessed a spurt in the recognition of SLD in India and more recently it has been recognised as a ‘Benchmark Disability’ under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016. As per National Brain Centre (NBRC), 10-12 per ...

Disability rights activist slams Rahul Gandhi for senseless attack on Modi surname

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:48
Disability rights activist Virali Modi today slammed Congress ... the surname Modi symbolises the collusion between the PM and the biggest crony capitalists of India, which was in itself a misplaced a comparison. Nirav Modi, who carried out the biggest ...

Malnutrition is major cause of deaths, disabilities in Telangana: Report

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 21:49
HYDERABAD: Malnutrition is the major cause of deaths and disabilities in the State ... and high fasting plasma glucose (5.9 per cent). Quoting a report, “India: Health of the Nation’s States, 2017,” which looked into the leading individual causes ...

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