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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.
May 29, 2018
High blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians, responsible for 17.5 percent deathsHypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians and is responsible for 17.5 percent of all deaths and 9.7 percent of disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) in India, according to data released in 2017.
May 22, 2018
Government delivers some good news for flyers: No charges if you cancel tickets within 24 hours of a bookingNew Delhi rules that air ticket cancellation charges must not be higher than the base fare plus fuel charge.
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.
Feb 12, 2018
Pranab Mukherjee says condition of disabled in India less than satisfactory despite various lawsFormer president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said of the total population in the country, 2.21 percent people suffer from disabilities and their condition has been "less than satisfactory", despite several laws being implemented.
Jan 28, 2018
Acid attack victims and people with autism, mental illnesses to get reserved seats in central govt jobsPeople with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs
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 24, 2018
CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabledThere 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.
Jan 17, 2018
Laureus World Sports Awards: Marcel Hug, Oksana Masters in hunt for Sportsperson of the Year with a DisabilityAs Laureus' India partners, Firstpost brings you the nominees for the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award
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.