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

Chessbase India bats for disabled players at a time when official support is hard to come by

Their travels across India to understand the chess scenario brought home to Sagar Shah, Co-founder, Chessbase India, the country’s biggest chess news portal, and wife Amruta the incredible talent that is waiting to be tapped. Starting 2017, the Shahs visited 44 cities and recorded 1,500 videos of different players and found stories of rare grit and determination. “We found… Read More Chessbase India bats for disabled players at a time when official support is hard to come by

Meet Dr. Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Aiswarya Rao: My name is Aiswarya Rao. I am a pediatrician with expertise in public health. I worked in the National Anti-Retroviral Therapy Program for more than 10 years at the state and national levels. Currently, I run a non-profit working in health and disability activism with a specific focus on gender dynamics. I identify myself as a woman first – then a… Read More Meet Dr. Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Army Posts Inspiring Story Of First Differently-Abled Indian Appointed To UNICEF

The Indian Army today shared a post on social media to honour Major Gopal Mitra, the first differently-abled person from India to be appointed at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Major Mitra lost his vision in an IED Blast. “Major Gopal Mitra, SM lost his vision in an IED blast. Despite all… Read More Army Posts Inspiring Story Of First Differently-Abled Indian Appointed To UNICEF