WonderWoman – Priya Bhargav embodies the warrior spirit in many ways

In our month-long series #WonderWoman, Priya we have Priya Bhargav, 2015 Miss Wheelchair India beauty pageant winner, motivational speaker and writer.who made India proud when she made it to the top 25 finalists for the Miss Wheelchair World contest in 2018. Until I was 19 years old, I was not disabled in any way. I… Read More WonderWoman – Priya Bhargav embodies the warrior spirit in many ways

High Court seeks Railways response on unique disability ID cards

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Indian Railways to respond on a petition claiming it was not accepting the Unique Disability Identity (UDID) card issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, for availing concession on tickets.A Bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon also asked the Department of Empowerment of Persons… Read More High Court seeks Railways response on unique disability ID cards

How former Microsoft, Accenture execs joined hands with Samarthanam Trust for an accelerator to help startups making solutions for the disabled

See a problem, solve it – that’s the mantra that most startups set out with. And in doing so, they come up with solutions that makes things easier for a wide audience. The same goes for startups working in assisted technologies. However, most often, these startups can find it difficult to reach out to the intended… Read More How former Microsoft, Accenture execs joined hands with Samarthanam Trust for an accelerator to help startups making solutions for the disabled

The Long Wait for Justice for Women in India

Good things happen to those who wait – or so the saying goes. However, women and girls who are survivors of sexual violence in India can spend years waiting for justice. In 2014, 13-year-old “Razia,” who lives in a village in Uttarakhand, in northern India, was raped by her brother’s 17-year-old tutor. Razia has an intellectual disability and difficulty speaking.… Read More The Long Wait for Justice for Women in India

Kerala government successfully completes 1st phase of Barrier Free Tourism Project

The government of Kerala had initiated the Barrier Free Tourism Project that aims to make all prominent tourist locations in the state accessible and disabled friendly. On 4 March, the state government celebrated completion of its first phase, making 70 tourism places accessible. The event was inaugurated by Kadakampally Surendran, Kerala Minister for Co- Operation, Tourism and Devaswom. People from the… Read More Kerala government successfully completes 1st phase of Barrier Free Tourism Project

Papers forged for disability benefits in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has come across several cases of forgery in disability certificates to get monthly financial assistance from the social welfare department. Department officials said they have been instructed to verify the certificates before approving and disbursing the monthly pension. “We have also asked officials to register FIRs against people using fake certificates,”… Read More Papers forged for disability benefits in Delhi

Achievers with disabilities celebrated with 2019 CavinKare Ability Awards

Outstanding achieves in the field of disability were honored at the 17th CavinKare Ability Award held in Chennai this week. The award celebrates and recognizes people who have overcome their disabilities and are working to empower others. It was a moving and inspiring occasion as achievers recounted their struggles, experiences and learnings while overcoming their circumstances. In… Read More Achievers with disabilities celebrated with 2019 CavinKare Ability Awards