Disabled persons data of 2011 may be underestimated : Official

The official figures of people with disabilities in the country could have been underestimated in 2011 census as the actual figure is much higher, a senior official said today. Navreet Kang, secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, said as per the 2011 census, 2.68 crore people are there with disabilities, but the certificates… Read More Disabled persons data of 2011 may be underestimated : Official

Empowering the differently-abled

Microsoft Corporation India along with Sarthak Educational Trust organised the first ever ‘Accessibility Summit’ at the premises of Microsoft Hyderabad to empower differently-abled people. As a part of it, various representatives from the government and technology innovators shared the new ideas and solutions to accelerate disability inclusion in India. The one-day summit witnessed various group… Read More Empowering the differently-abled

Benefits of Disability Act to cover 14 new categories, including acid attack victims

The Centre is bringing in 14 new categories of physical and mental conditions, under the ambit of the Disability Act, 2016. Under the new notification, scheduled to be issued next month, acid attack survivors will be treated as disabled, a senior official in the social justice and empowerment ministry said. At present, the act provides… Read More Benefits of Disability Act to cover 14 new categories, including acid attack victims

Disability no bar, these warriors break all stereotypes to shine through

For 18-year-old Anoop Kumar, disability was never an excuse to not aim high or perform well. Breaking all stereotypes, the Humanities student from the Delhi Public School in RK Puram scored 93 per cent in CBSE Class XII examinations. He also scored full marks in history. In fact, the visually challenged student was quite confident… Read More Disability no bar, these warriors break all stereotypes to shine through

‘State govts should educate people about Persons with Disabilities Act schemes’

The state governments should extensively educate people with disabilities about the advantages of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 so that they can get the benefits of various schemes, Navreet Singh Kang, secretary to Union government in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said on Friday. Kang said this while chairing a regional conference at… Read More ‘State govts should educate people about Persons with Disabilities Act schemes’

Crowd funding an effective tool to help the disabled

Mumbai: Eight-year-old Yash Chaudhri from Mumbai was one among the many disabled waiting for an extension to their unstable foot, before crowdfunding helped him with prosthetic limbs. There are scores of children born with disability who can ill-afford to get themselves treated. And that’s where crowd funding provides a ray of hope to them and… Read More Crowd funding an effective tool to help the disabled