Now, smell a painting, listen to a movie, and party in a wheelchair

The Anubhav gallery at the National Museum has an unusual sign at its entrance: ‘Please touch all exhibits’. Instead of shutting them up behind glass cabinets, historical artefacts here are out in the open with Braille placards alongside. The 22 exhibits in this tactile gallery are replicas — ranging from the famous Harappan dancing girl statue to metal hields from Bikaner, and even two miniature paintings with… Read More Now, smell a painting, listen to a movie, and party in a wheelchair

Indian Elections 2019: Pick and Drop Facility For Disabled People

The general elections are due early next year while some Indian states are to go to polls later this year. The Indian Election Commission recently issued an order to this effect to all Indian states and central government-controlled territories under which all disabled voters will be provided with government vehicles to go to polling stations from their homes… Read More Indian Elections 2019: Pick and Drop Facility For Disabled People

Disability Insurance Market Rising Trend And Growth Prediction Survey 2018

The Global Disability Insurance Market report includes the estimation of market size for value (million US$) and volume (K Pcs). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Disability Insurance Market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the… Read More Disability Insurance Market Rising Trend And Growth Prediction Survey 2018

This Kolkata-based organisation is helping marginalised youth including victims of trafficking find a career path

Information and technology is the future — the only sector that seems to be booming even when the economy is at its lowest low. Dipak Basu, with a group of social entrepreneurs, set up Anudip in 2006 to help talented but deprived rural and urban Indian youth by bringing information and technology to them and… Read More This Kolkata-based organisation is helping marginalised youth including victims of trafficking find a career path

Trusting states to do right by special education students is a mistake

(THE CONVERSATION) On Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Education released a new framework to “rethink” how the department oversees special education services for students with disabilities. As part of this framework, the department plans to provide states with “flexibility” and to “acknowledge” that states are “in the best position to determine implementation of their… Read More Trusting states to do right by special education students is a mistake

HC: Allot med seat to visually challenged boy

MADURAI: Criticising officials at Government Medical College, Pudukottai, for citing pedantic reasons to avoid admitting a visually challenged student, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court has directed the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) to admit him in the college. If seats in the Pudukottai college are filled, authorities are to allot a seat in any other college within the state, the court said. Source… Read More HC: Allot med seat to visually challenged boy