India Disability News

Ten unusual Indian film takes on disability

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 17:00
New Delhi: In her comeback vehicle Hichki, which releases this week, Rani Mukerji plays a school teacher battling a neuropsychiatric disorder called Tourette syndrome. While Indian films have often been accused of parodying differently abled people, here ...

National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities at Indian Science Congress

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 00:53
Kolkata under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India participated in 105th Indian Science Congress-Pride of India Expo-2018 at Manipur University, Imphal from 16-20 March 2018.

Armed with a rare drive to beat disabilities

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 16:43
Mr. Jayapal, who bounced back to life with 70% medical disability, is all set to travel to New Delhi ... of friends and well-wishers with Rotary Club and Junior Chamber of India. The altered car was readied under the supervision of Kodur Musthafa, a ...

Accessibility as a human right must for persons with disability: UN Expert

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 11:09
“We need to realise that we cannot have meaningful employment unless we have education and skill sets which will not happen unless there is accessibility which is the driver of empowerment,” said Dorodi Sharma, UN disability specialist (India) while ...

Disability a global issue, says expert

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 00:58
Disability is a global issue and it is mostly observed that ... Andhra University in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India. According to her, there was a paradigm shift in the needs from welfare to rights as well as the policy shifts from ...

Medtronic bridging the healthcare gap in India- one ear at a time.

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 04:59
Of these, 75 million people live with hearing disability in India alone.1,2 Many of these patients risk losing their ability to hear permanently, primarily due to lack of awareness, access or affordability of treatment options. Our Mission at Medtronic is ...

Disability Activist Javed Abidi dies at 53: what he meant for 8 Cr Indians #RIP

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 03:19
The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016, and its guidelines, and The National Building Code of India 2016, Abidi explained the importance of each. He never mentioned how, through his activism and advocacy, he was involved in each of these ...

Punjab to have center of excellence for disability sports in Zirakpur

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 01:04
JALANDHAR: Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that work on the Rs 200 crore center of excellence for disability sports ... According to him, Government of India (GoI) will spend Rs 150 crore on the project. “The state government ...

Activist Javed Abidi dies at 53: what he meant for 8 Cr Indians with disabilities

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 21:48
The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016, and its guidelines, and The National Building Code of India 2016, Abidi explained the importance of each. He never mentioned how, through his activism and advocacy, he was involved in each of these ...

Disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 17:14
He returned to India in the late 1980s. In 1995, he led a protest that had pushed the passing of the Persons with Disabilities Act on December 22 in the same year. He also worked to get disabilities such as autism and dyslexia included in the Rights of ...

Therap's Developmental Disability Software Includes HL7 Compliant Health Information Exchange Interface

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 19:53
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Overcoming disabilities: Shafaqat Special School shows the way

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 17:50
At present, the school has 70 children with disabilities on rolls ... The VMS plans one of the biggest schools for special children in north India. A five-storey building is under construction, which will accommodate 300 children, Dr Ayoub said.

Blind women in rural India get judo training for self defense, win laurels at national championships [Video]

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 10:11
"Sightsavers' India team could never have predicted the remarkable impact ... The charity is now working towards getting more women with disabilities on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which ensures the rights and ...

Therap's Mobile Application for Disability Providers Allows for Point-of-Service Documentation

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 21:29
Learn more at www.TherapServices.net. View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/theraps-mobile-application-for-disability-providers-allows-for-point-of-service-documentation-300604502.html

Handicapped Association push for passing of Disability Act 2016

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 17:06
The protestors demanded that the Disability Act 2016 which has been passed in parliament of India should be passed in the state, CRC pending in Jammu from long time should be implemented in the state, National Trust which was functioning in the state but ...

Meet Divyanshu Ganatra, India's first blind solo paraglider

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 12:16
There are around 200 million people with disabilities in India but we are barely noticed, he added. Another word that bothers him is "sympathy" -- Divyanshu believes what the disabled community looks for is empathy. "Ask us how our life is, don't assume!

3 youth get employment, admission on fraud disability certificate in Kashmir

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 05:40
The authorities have initiated proceedings against three youth in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, who were found to have secured employment and admission in professional institutions on fraud disability certificate, official sources said here.

Corporate India is getting better but far from being truly inclusive

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 02:49
Reacting to the findings, particularly those related to women, sexual minorities and people with disabilities, Nisha Agrawal, the CEO of Oxfam India says, “We have seen a consistent improvement on company disclosures with respect to non-discrimination in ...

Empower drive: Cruising over disability differences

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 20:39
Theme of the 80-km rally was celebrating city’s heritage. D N Pandey, state disability commissioner, who flagged off the rally, said that it’s an initiative showing the potential of persons with disabilities (PwD) and bridges the gap between PwDs and ...

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