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Jul 24, 2017
Delhi based startup launches app to make it easier to find disabled friendly places across IndiaThe app, called BillionAbles, is Indias' first lifestyle app for persons with disabilities and special needs, according to its founder Sameer Garg.
Jul 18, 2017
Disability rights groups sue Uber over lack of wheelchair-accessible cabs in New YorkThe proposed class-action complaint accused Uber of "pervasive and ongoing discrimination" because people in wheelchairs can use only a few dozen of its more than 58,000 vehicles in the city.
Jul 18, 2017
Mental healthcare: India needs to define rehabilitation, policy must take rights-based approachAny guidelines on rehabilitation of mental patients need to be reviewed and strengthened to reflect a human rights-based approach without which its implementation would be incomplete and the issue of former mental health patients will continue to exist
Jul 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran concert: Disabled fans struggle to book tour tickets, left waiting for 7 hours on phone linesWhen booking tickets for Ed Sheeran's concert, disabled fans had to listen to hours of recorded messages, and some of their phone calls were also cut.
Jul 02, 2017
Govt to come out with fresh norms of disability pensions for armed forcesThe government has decided to remove existing "anomalies" and come out with a specific percentage-based system for granting disability pensions to Army, Navy and Air Force personnel sustaining injuries in the line of duty.
Jul 01, 2017
Disabled people protest against GST on helping aids, demand subsidies and incentivesDisabled people on Friday organised a candle light vigil against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on their helping aids and appliances and demanded subsidies, concessions and incentives.
Jun 29, 2017
7th Pay Commission: Allowances bonanza for govt staff from 1 July explained in 20 pointsFor JCOs and Other Ranks, the hardship allowance for Siachen will be Rs 30,000 compared to the 7th Pay Commission's recommendation of Rs 21,000. The JCOs and ORs were getting Rs 14,000 per month as hardship allowance for Siachen at present
Jun 21, 2017
Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotionsPeople with autism, mental illnesses and intellectual disability as well as victims of acid attacks may get quotas in jobs and promotions in the Central government.
Jun 12, 2017
Senior citizens put themselves back in job market, employers should focus on this growing social needSenior citizens are increasingly looking at work options post-retirement to keep themselves financially independent and productive. Are employers listening to this growing social need?
Jun 11, 2017
Robotic tool to reduce the consequences of a strokeThe new robotic tool may help in assessing muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in survivors of stroke.