2019 is EC’s Year of Accessible Elections but what we want is a disabled MP in Parliament

One of the big claims of the Election Commission in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was making voting booths disability-friendly with ramps and accessibility apps. But we need to go beyond just accessible voting. People with disabilities also want a voice in India’s Parliament. There’s now a strong consensus emerging in India’s disability community that regardless of… Read More 2019 is EC’s Year of Accessible Elections but what we want is a disabled MP in Parliament

Dr Deepa Malik, the epitome of ‘ability beyond disability’

Athlete, traveller, motivational speaker, entrepreneur are some of the many hats that Dr Deepa Malik dons and earlier last week she was bestowed with the coveted Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 from the Prime Minister of New Zealand. On her brief visit to New Zealand to receive the Fellowship, Dr Malik was able to… Read More Dr Deepa Malik, the epitome of ‘ability beyond disability’

“Treat us as equals” – Disabled staff manning voting booth in Delhi send out a loud, clear message

Monika Dhankhar sounds exhausted and happy at the end of a grueling day spent officiating at the polling station in Ambedkar Nagar, South Delhi. This was the only booth in the national capital manned by people with disabilities. Dhankhar, 30, a nurse at a government-run hospital was happy to forego a Sunday with husband and… Read More “Treat us as equals” – Disabled staff manning voting booth in Delhi send out a loud, clear message

27 govt hospitals can now issue disability certificates

The Delhi government has designated 27 government hospitals in all 11 districts to issue disability certificates under the new central Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, for 21 conditions. The May 2 circular also clarifies the composition of the medical board that will issue the certificates. Source : https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/27-govt-hospitals-can-now-issue-disability-certificates/story-tP311H2bBGiwKirR7CBRyK.html  

Tamil Nadu disability groups give a push to greater sensitization of people in positions of authority

Recently, TMN Deepak, Co-founder of December 3 Movement visited the famous Kilpauk Stadium in Chennai to watch a Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Deepak who is a wheelchair user was denied an exclusive parking space by concerned officials in spite of the law clearly stating that disabled parking spaces are mandatory at public places. In… Read More Tamil Nadu disability groups give a push to greater sensitization of people in positions of authority

[Watch] Chennai: Differently-Abled Man Trying To Enter Stadium Allegedly Humiliated By Cop Despite Having Ticket

A disabled man was pushed outside the Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium by none other than an Assistant Police Commissioner. This is what has happened to a disability rights activists who despite having tickets to the IPL match, could not get past the gate of the stadium due to lack of parking space. With IPL going… Read More [Watch] Chennai: Differently-Abled Man Trying To Enter Stadium Allegedly Humiliated By Cop Despite Having Ticket