Is Disability A Curse?


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When looking to develop employable skills and in gaining meaningful employment, persons with disability in India face many challenges. Persons with disability continue to face many difficulties in the labour market, even when India has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with disability (UNCRPD).
UN defines Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) as all persons who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various attitudinal and environmental barriers hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.Disability is not purely a result of impairment – it is aggravated by attitudinal and physical barriers present in society.