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ESA looks to recruit new astronauts while being more diverse, inclusive after 11 years
science

ESA looks to recruit new astronauts while being more diverse, inclusive after 11 years

The agency also said the “time has come” to put disabled people into space as part of an initiative called the Parastronaut Feasibility Project.

From The Witches to Lion King, portraying disabled people as villainous, scary is a media trope with real world consequences
Lifestyle

From The Witches to Lion King, portraying disabled people as villainous, scary is a media trope with real world consequences

Harmful depictions of people with facial deformities, skin conditions, scars as evil have real life consequences for people with disabilities.

Fifty percent of elderly suffer from chronic diseases, 40 percent are disabled: LASI Wave 1 report
science

Fifty percent of elderly suffer from chronic diseases, 40 percent are disabled: LASI Wave 1 report

The LASI Wave 1 field survey, conducted across 35 states and UT from April 2017 to December 2018, was released by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

In discussing accessibility solely through the disability lens, we limit who benefits from access
Lifestyle

In discussing accessibility solely through the disability lens, we limit who benefits from access

What happens when we think of access, not as logistical but an act of making the space open for more people? What would we make possible by opening up how we perceived this act?

Amid reality of medical rationing, ableist bias against disabled people in accessing healthcare must be challenged
Lifestyle

Amid reality of medical rationing, ableist bias against disabled people in accessing healthcare must be challenged

It is not a matter of coincidence that during medical emergencies, we see the system saving those who are 'most useful to society' while disabled people are pushed to the periphery.

Can expressive prosthetic limbs change our perceptions towards disability?
Arts & Culture

Can expressive prosthetic limbs change our perceptions towards disability?

The idea is that by transforming prostheses into accessories, expressive versions can help users make positive statements about themselves.

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Ira Singhal on fighting discrimination against disability, enabling others
Lifestyle

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Ira Singhal on fighting discrimination against disability, enabling others

In this episode of Women In Labour, Ira Singhal talks about how she was prevented from joining the civil services because of discrimination against her disability. She contested the case, and then went on to earn the highest score in the country for the civil service exam. Today, she serves in the country’s Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

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

World Disability Day: Digital accessibility in online space lends independence, greater privacy to the differently-abled
News & Analysis

World Disability Day: Digital accessibility in online space lends independence, greater privacy to the differently-abled

Not all disabled people have access to the internet, the lack of accessibility online makes those who do have access, unable to utilise it to its full potential.

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims
India

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims

Rather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims

Dalit Women in Politics: Aishwarya Rao on why disabled women must be included in mainstream dialogues
India

Dalit Women in Politics: Aishwarya Rao on why disabled women must be included in mainstream dialogues

Article 14 of the Constitution states no Indian must be discriminated on the basis of gender, religion and caste; no one must be on the basis of ‘ability’ as well.

World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn't stopped
India

World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn't stopped

We create inspirational stories about people overcoming disability, but never ask why there were barriers to be overcome in the first place.

Ram Nath Kovind in Australia: India, Australia exchange five MoUs focusing on disability, trade, mining research, education
India

Ram Nath Kovind in Australia: India, Australia exchange five MoUs focusing on disability, trade, mining research, education

India and Australia exchanged five MoUs in the presence of Canberra's foreign minister of Australia Marise Payne and Union minister Anantkumar Hegde during President Ramnath Kovind's maiden visit to the island nation.

Most homeless women with mental illness can reintegrate into community life after leaving institutional care: Study in Chennai
India

Most homeless women with mental illness can reintegrate into community life after leaving institutional care: Study in Chennai

The women featured in the study were discharged after their symptoms reduced and social functioning improved.

Nagaland's infrastructure for differently-abled 'deficient'; implementation of disability schemes in North East 'very poor'
India

Nagaland's infrastructure for differently-abled 'deficient'; implementation of disability schemes in North East 'very poor'

Kumar said the pension of disabled persons in Nagaland was meagre and there was a need for the creation of a separate department to look into the interests of the PwDs.

Portugal's +Accesso app allows differently abled people to fight for accessibility rights
News & Analysis

Portugal's +Accesso app allows differently abled people to fight for accessibility rights

+Acesso allows users to file official complaints against public buildings that do not meet accessibility laws.

Mathura woman forced to carry differently-abled husband to get him a disability certificate
India

Mathura woman forced to carry differently-abled husband to get him a disability certificate

A woman hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was seen carrying her differently-abled husband on her shoulders to obtain a disability certificate for him.

'Divyang' replaces 'viklang': Railways implements Modi's 2015 suggestion, changes nomenclature on concession certificates
India

'Divyang' replaces 'viklang': Railways implements Modi's 2015 suggestion, changes nomenclature on concession certificates

Two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested to address persons with disabilities as 'divyang' (divine bodies), the Indian Railways has decided to make changes in this regard in the concession certificates issued to such people.