“We need permanent structures till the waters on the beach,” said Ummul Khair, advocate and member of the Disability Legislation Unit, an organisation which works on inclusion, employment and accessibility to public spaces of people with disabilities. “There is no permanent pathway for the disabled to access the beach. The Corporation authorities last year had… Read More ‘Need permanent structures to access beach for disabled’
A. Sengjan is a 40-year-old teacher at the Montfort Centre for Education, Tura, Meghalaya. In the past year, Sengjan has learnt to use computers and has even begun to teach the skill to his students along with his usual subjects. “Everywhere you go today, in the private or the public sector, work is dependent… Read More Is Digital India inclusive?
On World Disability Day (Dec 3), people with reduced mobility visited Marina Beach for the first time. CE talks to city officials to find out if they have solutions to make beaches permanently accessible. CHENNAI: Chennai has the distinction of having the world’s second longest urban beach, with over 50,000 visitors every weekend alone,… Read More A ramp to the wave
People are spoilt for choice when it comes to options for transport in the city: there is public transport – buses, taxis and autorickshaws – and there are private vehicles. But how many of these are options for a person with a disability? Inclusiveness is a concept often forgotten. This is why the theme… Read More Ensuring more options for persons with disabilities
One appreciates the focus and enthusiasm of the government and higher judiciary in trying to bring the 21 million disabled perople of India into the mainstream. Parliament has already enacted a law on persons with disabilities that conferred several rights and entitlements on the community. However, poor implementation of norms and hostile social attitudes… Read More Why despite good intentions India has not been able to help its disabled people
India is home to 2.7 crore people with disability, be it physical or mental, according to the 2011 Census. While people with disabilities battle multiple challenges with regard to people’s attitudes, acceptance and inclusion, lack of access to good quality education and employment keep many from being financially independent. Source : https://yourstory.com/2017/12/companies-employment-disabilities/
Over the last month, courts in India have made major observations related to disability and education. One, by the Supreme Court, has disappointed persons with disabilities in its understanding that this group should be further isolated from mainstream society. But another observation by the Madras High Court gave the disabled sector reason to celebrate by… Read More Should the disabled go to separate schools or should all schools have education about disabilities?