Union Budget 2021: Differently-abled people, disability rights NGOs neglected 'again'
Atma Nirbhar Swasthya Bharat Scheme, the highlight of this budget, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary healthcare centres but doesn't mention persons with disabilities.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact
This year’s theme was designed to bring attention to disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others and yet have a deep and potentially devastating impact on the lives of the patients, their loved ones and caregivers
Instability, arthritis among five reasons other than posture that cause shoulder pain in young adults
The shoulder is made up of several joints, tendons and muscles that facilitate a wide range of motion and a problem in any of these key parts can cause both temporary and chronic shoulder pain
Amid pain awareness month, reflections on the medicalisation of disability and the constant search for 'cures'
Year after year, we see a lot of money being pumped into the medical system to look for cures for various disabling conditions and lived experiences — much more money than what is being used to build a more accessible world.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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