Delhi government budget proposals for people with disabilities have some shining ideas

The budget for next fiscal year announced by Delhi government has provisions for people with disabilities that have been welcomed by the community. The proposals announced cover a wide range of welfare activities. These will be effective from 2019-20 and here are some details: Students with disabilities will be provided with a Fixed Deposit Scheme… Read More Delhi government budget proposals for people with disabilities have some shining ideas

First Learning Disability certificate of Central India issued by GMCH

                    The first certificate under Unique Disability Identity Card for learning disability was issued at Government Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. It is no mean feat as the LD Clinic started functioning at GMCH just in second week of February. The issuance of LD… Read More First Learning Disability certificate of Central India issued by GMCH

NSS volunteers to audit public infrastructure for disabled

CHANDIGARH: As part of an endeavour of the UT administration to make Chandigarh first disabled- friendly city, NSS Volunteers from Panjab University launched their access audit survey from the office of the vice-chancellor. Programme coordinator Dr Navdeep Sharma said, “Accessibility has been one of the most neglected issues in the disability sector. Disabled persons in… Read More NSS volunteers to audit public infrastructure for disabled

University launches disability access audit

Adhering to the Chandigarh Administration’s decision of making UT the first disabled-friendly city, NSS volunteers from Panjab University launched their access audit survey from the Vice-Chancellor Office here on Friday. Programme Coordinator Navdeep Sharma said: “Accessibility has been one of the most neglected issues in the disability sector. The disabled in India remain confined to… Read More University launches disability access audit

700 students from 25 colleges to conduct audit, make Chandigarh a better place for the differently-abled

                  IN A bid to make Chandigarh disabled-friendly, around 700 NSS volunteers from 25 different colleges along with their program officers will conduct an audit across the city. ‘’Chandigarh is going to be the first city in the world to carry out such an audit,’’ Prof B… Read More 700 students from 25 colleges to conduct audit, make Chandigarh a better place for the differently-abled

63 government websites now accessible for disabled people, claims Centre. Not enough, says experts

Many government websites, both of the states and the Centre, remain inaccessible to people with disabilities. This is an issue that the disabled community and experts have raised time and again. In a recent development, the Centre informed the Madras High Court that over 63 government websiteshave been made disabled-friendly and that 14 more are on its way… Read More 63 government websites now accessible for disabled people, claims Centre. Not enough, says experts