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Jul 10, 2018
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.
Jun 17, 2018
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.
Apr 04, 2018
Mathura woman forced to carry differently-abled husband to get him a disability certificateA woman hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was seen carrying her differently-abled husband on her shoulders to obtain a disability certificate for him.
Jan 27, 2018
'Divyang' replaces 'viklang': Railways implements Modi's 2015 suggestion, changes nomenclature on concession certificatesTwo 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.
Jan 11, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame his disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, popularly known as 'Raja'. Due to polio, that struck him when he was just two years old, Raja was left with a deformed leg. He also lost vision in his right eye when he was just six. Raja fought against all odds and has become one of the world's best billiards player. He is currently ranked 16th in the world by World billiards and won the Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016, organised by World Disability Billiards.
Jan 08, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, who has fought against his disabilities and achieved greater success in life, becoming one of India's best Billiards players
Oct 29, 2017
Supreme Court suggests separate schools for children with disabilities: Observation violates laws on equality; hampers inclusive educationSupreme Court's observation recommending separate schools for disabled children is contrary to inclusive education and equal opportunity recommended in Indian laws on education and disability rights
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.
Jan 24, 2017
National Anthem guidelines for persons with disabilities are regressive, compromises right of individual autonomyAfter passing the historic Rights of Persons with Disability Bill in the Lok Sabha in 2016, the new guidelines on how people with disabilities can show respect when the national anthem is being played in movie halls or public functions, shows that perhaps nothing has changed when it comes to respecting the basic human right of individual autonomy
Dec 08, 2016
Elderly care: Measuring brain activity may help predict risk of fallsMeasuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist