London: New estimates of disability among India’s elderly population show that the scale of the problem is much larger than suggested by the country’s national census, a study has found.The estimates are based on the ability to carry out three basic living activities — walking, dressing, and toileting, said researchers from the International Institute for… Read More Disability among India’s elderly much higher than estimated, says study
Imagine being seated on a chair, with no one else in the room with you, other than a pesky mosquito buzzing near your ear. You want to swat it away; you try and move your arms to do it. Your brain has instructed your arm to move, but the signal hasn’t reached your arm, and… Read More Handicapped For Life, This Unsung Hero Created a ‘Valley For the Disabled’ in Tamil Nadu!
As someone who has worked in the area of mainstreaming disability in policies and programmes for a decade now, people often approach me asking for information, advice, and mostly just to be heard. A young blind student at a leading college in Delhi recently shared how a corporate known for its “diversity and inclusion” work… Read More World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn’t stopped
Getting jobs for People with Disabilities (PwDs) is very challenging in India. A very small percentage of the employed PwDs are working in domains like Accounting and IT, a handful as graphic designers and very few are self-employed. The job market open for PwDs is still stereotypically in retail stores, housekeeping roles, waiters or maximum,… Read More Enhancing The Employability Of People With Disabilities
Till a few years ago, buying a myoelectric hand in India meant shelling out a few lakh rupees for a foreign brand.A myo hand uses electric signals generated by the user’s muscles to move. Today, you can buy a locally made one for about Rs40,000-45,000, which will allow a person with a disability to write,… Read More 3D-printed limbs give disabled a helping hand (and leg)
HYDERABAD: Dr Reddy’s Foundation (DRF) has won the 19th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award. The DRF is a not-for-profit organization set up in 1996 to enable socially and economically vulnerable groups to take control of their lives. These awards were started as an initiative to recognise and celebrate the good work done by corporates and individuals towards… Read More National Disability Award for Hyderabad’s Dr Reddy’s Foundation
This man from our neighbourhood would sneak into our house and touch me every day for six days. On the seventh day, my brother spotted him and raised an alarm. That’s when it stopped.” An intellectually challenged young rape survivor from West Bengal. “As part of the #MeToo conversations I wrote of my experience of being… Read More Women with disabilities come together: Dependence makes it harder to speak up