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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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