As empowered parents to two kids on the autism spectrum, Sangeetha and her husband Chakrapani started the Together Foundation in 2015 along with experts from the fields of medicine and disability. Based out of Mumbai, the centre aims to equip disabled youth with the skills to become self-reliant. When Sangeetha Chakrapani had quadruplets in 2004,… Read More At Together Foundation youth with disabilities are learning ways to become independent
CHENNAI: As the state government has failed to implement the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016,which ensures the rights of differently abled persons,members of the joint action committee of the associations of disabled would launch an indefinite protest at Secretaria from Thursday. Members of Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Type of… Read More Disabled people in Tamil Nadu to begin protest
Members of the organisation Group of Special People are driving from New Delhi to Alwar in Rajasthan on retrofitted scooters to spread the importance of accessibility and change perceptions towards people with disabilities. Under the banner of Freedom Accessible Awareness Ride, over 25 disabled people from the organisation Group of Special People are on a… Read More Road trip by disabled people seeks to drive home the message of accessibility
What Virat and his boys could not do, the Indian Divyang Cricket Team has done. It beat England comprehensively to emerge winners at the first-ever Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019. Will this finally make the Board of Control for Cricket in India extend full support? What a proud note to celebrate Independence Day on. The newly… Read More India wins Physical Disability World Cricket Series, will BCCI now take note?
IIT-Delhi alumnus, Ankita Gulati has developed a device called TouchVision which narrates the content in the picture when a visually-impaired person touches it. Her innovation has won her a national disability award. Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/iit-delhi-alumnus-wins-national-disability-award-for-device-that-narrates-photo-contents-1581454-2019-08-16
It is really tough to be a parent of a child with special needs as you have to be on your toes all the time. In India, in a population of 1.2 billion, there are 27 million people with special needs. It implies about 2.2% of population has special needs. The term special needs’ creates… Read More 20 things every parent of differently-abled kids with special needs should know
Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net. At the same time, however, the minister has called on the three services – the Indian… Read More Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces