This month marked the first anniversary of the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. It is a landmark Act for many reasons. One of the most important aspects is that it brings the private sector within its purview. This is a big leap forward from the Persons with Disabilities Act,… Read More Workforce integration of the disabled needed
HYDERABAD: In the wake of an announcement made by the State government that it would set up a separate IT park for persons with disabilities (PWDs), a study published recently has highlighted the lack of PWD-friendly atmosphere in IT/ITES companies in the city, a fact accepted both by PWD employees and their employers as well.… Read More ‘Most IT companies in city not disabled-friendly’, says study
53,000 people in Uttarakhand lose pension for the lack of Aadhaar card, said a report by The Times of India. According to documents accessed by the publication, out of 59,081 people who draw disability pension in Uttarakhand, 5,424 have not got a single penny of pension since October 2016. Out of 4.2 lakh old-age pension… Read More Uttarakhand: 53,000 Disabled And Widows Lose Their Pension Owing To Lack Of Aadhaar
Some people with disabilities experienced difficulties while casting their votes at the R.K. Nagar bypoll on Thursday, while a few did not know about arrangements made for them. Disability rights activists say that while some booths were accessible, more needs to be done at others. When S. Mohan Raj, a voter with poor vision,… Read More For the disabled, the booths weren’t friendly
If you search on Google to find media coverage on violence against women in India, you will find numerous results but if you try to find out media coverage on violence against women with disabilities in India, I can bet, you won’t see more than 4 to 5 results. Other results would either show articles… Read More Why Is Media Coverage Of Violence Against Disabled Women Still Scant?
Wanderlust strikes people of all caste, creed, colour and capabilities. Our planet is our common inheritance after all, and everything is meant for everyone. However, a large section of people have had to stifle their thirst for travel – because the infrastructure is designed and controlled from the perspective of those with perfectly functioning senses and limbs. It does… Read More All public spaces have to be accessible to differently abled: Supreme Court
The School of Planning and Architecture was not willing to admit Apoorv Om, then his parents went to court. They had to admit himThis is not a country for the physically-disabled. There are, of course, laws in place, but in reality, it exists only in court rooms and on paper. My father, who is a… Read More No country for disabled