India Disability News

Ensure benefits reach persons with disabilities: Naidu

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:59
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday appealed for effective implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, in order ensure the desired benefits reac...

Education, employment for people with disability government’s first priority: Satyapal Singh

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:02
At the event, seven people and five organisations, who have contributed to promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in India, received the NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2...

Microsoft to unblock Artificial Intelligence to help 1 bn persons with disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:54
including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, ...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observes to promote rights

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:46
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3 every year, with the aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of ...

People with disabilities seek political partake, inclusion

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:41
Gathered in the Delhi’s heart, the India Gate, hundreds of people with disabilities participated in the “Walk to Freedom” programme by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled Peop...

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon And Peter Siddle Put Smiles On Disabled Kids' Faces With A Game Of Cricket

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:40
Before facing India in the upcoming Test series ... game of cricket on the occasion of International Day for People with Disability. A photograph of the two Australian cricketers was posted ...

Government to partner with ATA to start disability-focussed tech accelerator

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:14
According to latest reports, the number of people registered with disability accounts for 2.1% of India’s population (over 21 million). The State Government will support country’s first disability-foc...

World Disability Day: People with disabilities seek political partake, inclusion

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:03
Gathered in the Delhi's heart, the India Gate, hundreds of people with disabilities participated in the "Walk to Freedom" programme by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled Peop...

Karnataka Govt partners with ATA to start disability-focussed tech accelerator

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:02
Launched in November 2018, ATA is India’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) for startups empowering SC/ST & Persons with Disability. The ATA will aid in developing solutions that can help create a ...

Microsoft exploring potential of AI to help those grappling with some form of disability

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:50
including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, ...

India doing 'commendable job' in improving accessibility for disabled: UNESCO

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:54
But, much more need to be done in India, and around the world," Yusuph said. This year's theme for the day focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable d...

Johnson & Johnson payout: A big win for patient rights in India

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:30
for the certification of disability. The money is to be paid in a “time-bound manner” through bank accounts of affected persons, around 100 of whom have already approached the government for compensat...

Protests against negligence on World Disability Day

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:48
Alleging negligence of the government towards their rights and needs, disabled people of Assam registered their protest in different places on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons ...

Microsoft to Unleash AI to Assist 1 Bn Persons with Disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:11
grapple with some form of disability, Microsoft has begun unblocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve assistive technologies in several ways, the company's India President Anan...

Women with disabilities come together: Dependence makes it harder to speak up #MeToo

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:45
“Even if one goes by the conservative census estimate of 21 million persons with disabilities in India (9.3 million women), it is equivalent to the population of some countries. We have women’s studie...

Microsoft unblocking Artificial Intelligence to help 1 billion people with disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:27
including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, ...

Microsoft unblocking AI to help 1 bn persons with disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:20
including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, ...

Microsoft unblocking AI to help 1 bn persons with disabilities: Anant Maheshwari

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:55
including in India. The programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions for people with disabilities. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, ...

Our understanding of disability must expand to include people with invisible disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:05
The Rights of persons with disability act of India, 2016, also clarifies that disability includes people with mental illness, epilepsy, intellectual impairment and other disabilities which are not evi...

UNDP calls on countries to empower persons with disabilities

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:04
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, wh...

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