India Disability News

New app to help users locate disabled-friendly places in India

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 08:07
The app, called BillionAbles, is India’s first lifestyle app for persons with disabilities and special needs, according to its founder Sameer Garg. Garg, 42, was left with paralysed lower limbs after he suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 19.

Now find disabled-friendly places at your fingertips with this new app

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 07:06
Called BillionAbles, it is India’s first lifestyle app for persons with disabilities and special needs, according to its founder Sameer Garg. Forty-two-year old Garg was left with paralysed lower limbs after he suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 19.

New app to help users locate disabled-friendly places

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 06:36
The app, called BillionAbles, is India's first lifestyle app for persons with disabilities and special needs, according to its founder Sameer Garg. Forty-two-year old Garg was left with paralysed lower limbs after he suffered a spinal cord injury at the ...

Disability no hurdle in IIM-Ahmedabad dream run

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 04:33
These students did not let their disability daunt them when they dreamed of clearing the Common Admission Test (CAT). Their performance earned them a place in one of the best B-schools in the world — the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

Disability no hurdle in IIM-A dream run

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 21:43
These students did not let their disability daunt them when they dreamed of clearing the Common Admission Test (CAT). Their performance earned them a place in one of the best B-schools in the world — the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

Three more kids identified with deafblindness in Goa

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 20:02
The non-government organization supported by Sense International, India, began its deafblind project in the state five years ago and currently caters to 34 deafblind all over the state. When their dual disability doesn't permit them to study in schools for ...

Don't take symptoms of depression lightly! It may alter brain structure

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 03:06
Depression is the world's leading cause of disability, affecting around a fifth of UK adults over a lifetime. Symptoms include low mood, exhaustion and feelings of emptiness. For the study, published in Scientific Reports, the team analysed 3461 people ...

Disabled lad wins national IT challenge

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 01:10
The national competition was held at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra on Friday where disabled youths from 15 states of India participated. Despite his disabilities, Yashvir has been studying with students in a normal school. He got a gold ...

Bathinda lad wins national IT challenge for youth with disabilities

Sun, 23/07/2017 - 00:09
The national competition was held at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra on Friday where disabled youths from 15 states of India participated. Despite his disabilities, Yashvir has been studying with students in a normal school. He got a gold ...

Bathinda lad to take part in Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 15:32
Yashveer is among the four candidates selected from across the country to represent India at the Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities. He is the first candidate from Punjab to be ever selected for this international event. Yashveer has been ...

London hunts for ways to stop deadly youth stabbings

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 14:11
"Many of the victims of stabbing are left with permanent disabilities, permanent scars ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 11:08
New Delhi: The world doesn't lack inspirational stories of people who overcame their disabilities and didn't let that become a hindrance in their lives. Be it an unfortunate accident that caused them to lose a limb or a birth defect, only few are strong ...

Taxing Disability:Finance Ministry’s Misleading Response

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 09:35
Having ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), India is obliged to ensure the right to personal mobility for persons with disabilities. Towards this end it has to facilitate access to mobility aids ...

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet! - Watch

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 05:20
New Delhi: The world doesn't lack inspirational stories of people who overcame their disabilities and didn't let that become a hindrance in their lives. Be it an unfortunate accident that caused them to lose a limb or a birth defect, only few are strong ...

Tackling learning disabilities

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 02:25
Her sentences were muddled and she had problems writing long answers as well. These were tell-tale signs of dyslexia, a kind of learning disability, which could affect reading, understanding and recalling what the child has learnt. But one can never be sure.

Rapist to be tried as per bio age, not mental age, of survivor: SC

Sat, 22/07/2017 - 00:25
Taking a humanitarian view, the SC had then ruled that proceedings in a case involving rape of a woman with mental disability would continue despite the sole accused being dead. The top court judgment came while deciding on a case where a 38-year-old woman ...

Watching your weight can increase your lifespan by upto seven years

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 12:13
Researchers analysed data for more than 14,000 individuals and found that never-smokers who were not obese lived 4-5 years longer than the general population, and that these extra years were free of disability. "Improvements in medical technology are often ...

Vaccines: An investment in health for a better tomorrow

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 10:22
It is heartening to see that India’s universal immunisation programme (UIP ... the discourse on the value of vaccines in preventing illness, hospitalisation, disability and even loss of life. Navin Dang is a specialist in Microbiology and Director ...

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 09:37
The findings showed that people who never smoked and were not obese lived four-five years longer than the general population, and these extra years were free of disability. The study also revealed that alcohol consumed in moderation also had the ability to ...

Disabilities could not stop these students from making it to Delhi University

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 09:14
Students didn't leave any stone unturned to get a seat in their dream college. With the courage to go against all odds, disabilities could not stop the students from making it to Delhi University. Course: BA Programme Dev Narayan Prajapati, who is visually ...

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