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India's second COVID-19 wave has made healthcare, ableist even pre-pandemic, harder for disabled people to access
Lifestyle

India's second COVID-19 wave has made healthcare, ableist even pre-pandemic, harder for disabled people to access

As a system, even before the pandemic, disabled people have shared how ableism features in their interactions with the healthcare system. With COVID-19 in the mix and the lack of scientific information on how it would impact people with disabilities, it seems like a steep climb to recovery for many.

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.

High-tech jacket, Sound Shirt, allows deaf people to feel the music in their body
News & Analysis

High-tech jacket, Sound Shirt, allows deaf people to feel the music in their body

The shirt has 16 sensors embedded in its fabric so wearers can feel violins on their arms.

In Wade Bolhai, visually impaired calendar salesman Sambhaji Bhor fights for the rights of the disabled
Life

In Wade Bolhai, visually impaired calendar salesman Sambhaji Bhor fights for the rights of the disabled

For the past two decades, Sambhaji has been selling calendars. This started off in the late 1990s when one of his uncles suggested him to make a living out of it. The piece of advice changed Sambhaji’s life as he embarked on the journey of traversing villages.

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.

Election Commission to develop Braille ID cards for visually challenged voters
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Election Commission to develop Braille ID cards for visually challenged voters

The EC will provide Braille photo ID cards to visually challenged voters across the country.

BJP lists nine steps taken by Narendra Modi govt towards welfare of differently abled, one found to be false
India

BJP lists nine steps taken by Narendra Modi govt towards welfare of differently abled, one found to be false

There is uncertainty over two claims the BJP made regarding schemes for the differently abled, but six were true.

SC tells institutions of higher education that lack of facilities for disabled persons amounts to discrimination
India

SC tells institutions of higher education that lack of facilities for disabled persons amounts to discrimination

People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to "discrimination", the Supreme Court said

SC to pass orders on making higher educational institutes disabled-friendly soon
India

SC to pass orders on making higher educational institutes disabled-friendly soon

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will pass an order on a plea seeking to make higher education institutions physically accessible for disabled students.

Disabled people protest against GST on helping aids, demand subsidies and incentives
India

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.

Microsoft holds
News & Analysis

Microsoft holds "Accessibility Summit" in India to boost tech access for disabled people

These included innovations from non-profit organisations, assistive technologies developed by Microsoft partners as well as Microsoft solutions.

SC tells states and UTs to 'scrupulously' follow law for disabled, seeks compliance reports
Life

SC tells states and UTs to 'scrupulously' follow law for disabled, seeks compliance reports

The Supreme Court on Monday asked all states to scrupulously follow the 2016 law on the rights of persons with disabilities and submit a compl

No country for the disabled: Why almost half of Indians with special needs are illiterate
India

No country for the disabled: Why almost half of Indians with special needs are illiterate

As things stand, 45% of India’s disabled population is illiterate, according to Census 2011, compared to 26% of all Indians.

International Women's Day 2017: How women with disabilities are fighting to be accepted
India

International Women's Day 2017: How women with disabilities are fighting to be accepted

Anita Ravindra, a Mysore school teacher with multiple disabilities faced sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of two male colleagues and the school principal for three years before she decided to file a complaint.

National Anthem row: In times of jingoistic paranoia, 'inherent nationalism' can even overcome physical disability
India

National Anthem row: In times of jingoistic paranoia, 'inherent nationalism' can even overcome physical disability

Home ministry must think that if it does not control the posture of the disabled during National Anthem, then the internal security of India is threatened.

The Liftware Level is an electronic spoon that makes eating food easier for people with disability
News & Analysis

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.

National Anthem verdict: Does standing equal patriotism, asks wheel-chair bound man
India

National Anthem verdict: Does standing equal patriotism, asks wheel-chair bound man

What kinds of standards are being set for patriotism? Don't the people collecting black money also stand up for the National Anthem?

Knife attack in Japan kills 19: Attacker wanted all disabled people to 'disappear'
World

Knife attack in Japan kills 19: Attacker wanted all disabled people to 'disappear'

Knife attack in Japan kills 19: Attacker wanted all disabled people to 'disappear'

Reserving 2 window seats for disabled on aircraft is fine but what about the attitude of flight, ground staff?
Business

Reserving 2 window seats for disabled on aircraft is fine but what about the attitude of flight, ground staff?

In a move that could make traveling much easier for the disabled, the Civil Aviation Ministry has directed that two window seats, except for the ones near emergency exits, be reserved for them.

From ban on naked sages to cure for homosexuals: 5 outrageous things Goa ministers have said
India

From ban on naked sages to cure for homosexuals: 5 outrageous things Goa ministers have said

Goa minister for Factories and Boilers believes that his wife would never get harassed because she wears sarees. Goa ministers have made several other such comments.