Government fails disability access deadline

BHUBANESWAR:The State Government has failed to make at least 50 per cent of public buildings in the Capital City accessible for differently-abled persons under Accessible India Campaign. Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disability (SSEPD) Director Susanta Mohapatra said under the Centre’s Accessible India drive, 50 per cent of all public buildings in the… Read More Government fails disability access deadline

Accessible India: State acknowledges missing deadline

Bhubaneswar: The state government is now publicly accepting the fact that they have failed to meet the Centre’s deadline on Accessible India Campaign (AIC), which mandates making more than half of the public buildings in the state capital and other cities disabled-friendly. This comes in the wake of a petition filed by a after the Supreme… Read More Accessible India: State acknowledges missing deadline

State fails to abide by norms of ‘Accessible India’

Bhubaneswar: The Union government has rejected the proposal of revised estimates sent by the state government relating to upgrading 15 public buildings in the state capital to disabled-friendly sites under the Accessible India campaign. In its communication to the state government, the Centre has said that the former’s proposals are faulty as there are several lacunae… Read More State fails to abide by norms of ‘Accessible India’

Meet the Delhi Man Fighting To Get Indian Sign Language Officially Recognised

Earlier this month, the Delhi High Court agreed to list a PIL filed by 31-year-old disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra, seeking the official recognition of Indian Sign Language (ISL), for hearing. For India’s Deaf community, this is one step closer towards having their only method of real-time communication officially recognised by the Indian state. The… Read More Meet the Delhi Man Fighting To Get Indian Sign Language Officially Recognised

SC orders that girl with disability be given MBBS seat

        AHMEDABAD: In an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court ordered the Gujarat government to admit a girl with disability to its MBBS course, in the quota for disabled students, after the admission process for medical courses ended. Since the admission process is over in Gujarat, the bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Vineet Saran ordered the authorities to… Read More SC orders that girl with disability be given MBBS seat

Govt disregards ‘Trust’ of persons with disabilities

Paucity of funds and ineffective management — reflecting the Government’s apathy — have hit hard the functioning of the National Trust (NT), a statutory body of the Union Social, Justice and Empowerment Ministry for the welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities in the country. While the Government has merged… Read More Govt disregards ‘Trust’ of persons with disabilities