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World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'
Opinion

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'

World over, autistic people have challenged the normative idea of “lighting it up blue” with its harmful connotations, and sought a shift from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’, celebrating April as #AutismAcceptanceMonth.

'Faking well': Notes on navigating spaces, gatekeeping people with disabilities, and asking for help
Life

'Faking well': Notes on navigating spaces, gatekeeping people with disabilities, and asking for help

Disabled people come in all shapes and sizes. Some of our disabilities are visible, some invisible. Some don’t deteriorate. Others fluctuate. Many disabilities — like psycho-social disabilities, chronic pain and fatigue — are increasingly being discussed in India. Still, I’ve learnt that asking for accommodations is among the hardest things to do, writes Srinidhi Raghavan

Under PDP-BJP rule, Kashmir saw 74 percent more people certified 'disabled'; pellet guns behind rise in numbers
India

Under PDP-BJP rule, Kashmir saw 74 percent more people certified 'disabled'; pellet guns behind rise in numbers

In three years to 2017, under PDP-BJP coalition rule, 31,085 people were certified disabled in Kashmir, up 74 percent from the three preceding years.

CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled
India

CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled

There is a need for "real action" and not mere "tokenism" to enable people with disabilities to have a meaningful participation in electoral processes, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Wednesday.

Disabled people protest against GST on helping aids, demand subsidies and incentives
India

Disabled people protest against GST on helping aids, demand subsidies and incentives

Disabled 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.

Overcoming disability: How children with special needs found their place in Mumbai’s classrooms
India

Overcoming disability: How children with special needs found their place in Mumbai’s classrooms

The number of Indian children with special needs who are out of school is 594,000 (28.2 percent), compared to 6 million children or 2.9 percent of all children who are out of school.

The Liftware Level is an electronic spoon that makes eating food easier for people with disability
News & Analysis

The Liftware Level is an electronic spoon that makes eating food easier for people with disability

Liftware, a company, known to design an electronic spoon for people with disability. The first product was called 'Steady' and the company was acquired by Google after the first product launch.

Mother shames air passenger on Facebook after being asked to 'shut child up'
News & Analysis

Mother shames air passenger on Facebook after being asked to 'shut child up'

The mother of an eight-year-old disabled girl has shamed a fellow passenger on Facebook for yelling abuse at her daughter who had "a meltdown" mid-flight, the media reported.

Centre to consider proposal to increase schemes for persons with disabilities
India

Centre to consider proposal to increase schemes for persons with disabilities

Also, Gehlot said hostels for physically challenged students will be set up in seven divisions of Rajasthan and the work would begin within three months.

Disability Information Kiosks Set Up In Delhi Hospitals
Biztech

Disability Information Kiosks Set Up In Delhi Hospitals

The kiosks will provide pamphlets giving information on various disabilities, schemes for persons with such disabilities, contact numbers and addresses of associations run by parents for persons with disabilities, help-lines and NGOs working on related is