The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Indian Railways to respond on a petition claiming it was not accepting the Unique Disability Identity (UDID) card issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, for availing concession on tickets.A Bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon also asked the Department of Empowerment of Persons… Read More High Court seeks Railways response on unique disability ID cards
Rahul was only six-months-old when his family realised that his eyes didn’t respond to visual stimuli the same way as compared to other kids his age. For almost four years, they ran from pillar to post and got numerous tests done with no success. While some doctors deemed it as a passing phase, others failed… Read More Exclusive: He Lost His Sight but Bagged 13 Medals and a Rhodes Scholarship!
In line with our previous attempts of chronicling journeys of the specially-abled, and build dialogue around inclusion and accessibility; SocialStory, a vertical of YourStory organised a month-long campaign on making India inclusive. The campaign discussed various issues around accessibility and invited leaders and change-makers to share their views and opinions on the subject. Source : https://yourstory.com/2017/12/workplace-inclusion/
KOCHI: As eight mouth and foot painters assembled their brushes and canvases at Aspinwall House on Sunday evening, people swarmed around the venue in awe to watch a rare event unfold before their eyes. And as the brushstrokes continued, little by little, the crowd stood stock still as if in a… Read More They too painted but with their hearts
“Somehow we are treated as normal. So using public utility services has become a challenge. And people rarely help, they don’t even give way to an ambulance,” says wheelchair-bound Sidhu. Able the Disabled: One of the most urgent wishes and needs of the city is to be disabled-friendly. “Negotiating roads, parks, markets, even getting out… Read More New Wishes, New Hopes, New Year
MPHAL: A 50-year-old man was on Thursday found guilty of raping a disabled woman and sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.Imphal West district and sessions court judge M. Manoj Kumar also ordered convict S. Naoba to pay a fine of Rs.50,000 or undergo further imprisonment for six months in case he fails to… Read More Man jailed for raping disabled woman in Manipur
CHATHAM – Tomba, a 9½-year-old yellow Lab-retriever mix, is more than a canine companion to Morgan Earle of Rose Terrace.Trained in 60 commands, Tomba assists Earle, 23, who is disabled, in everyday activities from opening the refrigerator and getting a bottle of water to just bringing a little bit of comfort when needed.Among Tomba’s other… Read More Chatham woman,4-legged friend raise awareness about service dogs, disabilities