India Disability News

Neuro alert: one in eight kids ailing

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 17:00
New Delhi: One in eight Indian children aged below nine suffers from a neuro-developmental disorder, a survey has suggested, citing impaired hearing and intellectual disability as the commonest of the...

Amazon's 'Tap to Alexa' option to help users with hearing and speech disabilities

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 10:05
According to a report by the CNET, Amazon's 'Tap to Alexa' toggle allows users, especially those with hearing and speech disabilities to access shortcuts ... This feature will be launched in India as ...

India’s battle against crippling disease gets tough

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 17:30
Burdened with the highest number of leprosy cases in the world, India’s fight against the crippling disease ... drugs means prolonged and expensive treatment and greater risk of disability to the pers...

Only one third states have notified rules under Disabilities Act: NCPEDP

Sun, 22/07/2018 - 19:04
Only one third of India's states have notified rules under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act since it was was notified for enforcement in April last year. The first-ever 23-state Nati...

Mental health and law in India

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 17:16
It examines various facets of mental health keeping the legal system of India and ethical issues in Forensic Psychiatry, in mind. It also gives updates on legal statues like MHCA 2017, Rights of Perso...

India’s stand-up comics are pulling no punches

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 16:49
India’s first partially blind comedian makes no bones about it. The rest of the set is peppered with references to his disability, woven with quips about sex, caste, and politics. In another show he s...

How is Medicaid Expansion Boosting Employment in People With Disabilities?

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 12:32
Individuals with disabilities were more likely to be employed in Medicaid expansion states compared to other states who have not expanded their Medicaid policy, finds a new study. The findings of this ...

Shockingly, India Is About To Privatize 100 Terabytes of Its Citizens Data

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 03:41
if they have a physical disability, or fall under the defence quota. Shockingly, the government of India is now planning to sell this data to the highest bidder, which will be unknown third parties de...

Know About Inclov, India’s First Matchmaking App Exclusively For Disabled People!

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 05:21
In India, people with disabilities are often invisible in day-to-day life, despite numbering tens of millions. Inclov, an app that seeks to target those people, helps in giving them the opportunities ...

Complaints’ log: Air India, Jet & Indigo are flying low

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 19:54
The state-owned carrier Air India, which the Centre wants to divest ... Staff behaviour, refund, fare, disability and catering were the other reasons why passengers had lodged complaints. The reason f...

BJP Mumbai spokesperson files FIR against AAP founder for mocking his disability

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 07:28
Nakhua has stated that he has been suffering from polio since childhood and Ravi Srivastav’s comments were intentionally targeted to demean him and mock his disability. The FIR has been filed under se...

Sports education in India is undergoing a welcome change, says Mary Kom

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 02:28
"The government has introduced various initiatives, including Khelo India, to make people realise the importance ... out of which six footballers have intellectual disability. The female football team ...

Global investors' interest in 'Make in India' initiative to spur job avenues and revenue growth: Dr GSK Velu

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 01:08
1 per day to a coverage for accidental fatalities and disabilities, the new schemes are enhancing ... a drastic improvement in clinical practice and clinical research in India, said Dr. Velu. Moreover ...

Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police Say

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 17:33
A young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least 22 men repeatedly over a seven-month period at the apartment complex where her family lives in Chennai, India, her mother ...

17 Men Arrested After 11-Year-Old Girl With Disability Raped Multiple Times in India: Police

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 14:07
An 11-year-old girl from the Indian city of Chennai was raped by 17 men who worked in the building she lived in, local authorities said on Tuesday. The incidents have taken place since mid-January, ac...

Guatemala orphans caged, abused

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:50
“Serious and pervasive abuses” were found in 13 private and government-run orphanages across the country visited by the Disability Rights International (DRI), the group said in its report. Nearly 5,00...

Declare admission results HC directs JNU

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 17:53
"The petitioner has also challenged the decision of the university not to grant any weightage to the written examination and alleged it had failed to grant any relaxation to persons with disabilities ...

WBFI, VMS organizes 3-day workshop for specially-abled basketballers

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 17:24
We don’t have a young team in India. We are desperately trying to identify under-25 ‎men and women so as to develop very strong young Paralympics team,” she said. In her message to persons who are liv...

Injuries Disable 200 Soldiers Every Year, Says Senior Army Doctor

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 07:56
The Indian Army is engaged in anti-terrorism and anti-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast India. The Army alone has more than 10 lakh personnel. Lt Gen Puri said it is an immense ...

This device could come as a boon for the disabled

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 19:37
Team Apollo of MV Jayaraman College of Engineering, Bengaluru, has developed a prototype known as ‘Gesture Talk’ which will convert sign language into a text or audio message and vice versa. The team ...

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