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Gujarat’s Right to Educational rules not disability friendly: UNESCO

A UNESCO-sponsored report has sharply criticized Gujarat for failing to be disability-friendly towards children aged 5-19. The report says that all state rules for implementing the Right to Education Act, 2006, for instance, “provide for safe transportation to and from school for… Continue Reading →

Maj D P Singh, India’s first amputee marathon runner- Decision on disability pension is demoralising

‘The effect of disability increases with age but the money remains constant … decision to tax it is demoralising’ Pension rules for armed forces personnel entitle them to two kinds of disability pension based on the cause of disability. Disability… Continue Reading →

India – Union Budget 2019: Disabled Totally Neglected

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) d The NPRD expresses its complete disenchantment with the 2019-20 budget. It is a total let down as far as the disabled community in the country are concerned. It is… Continue Reading →

Prof G. N . Saibaba facing ‘unjust punishment’: TSSU Canada

The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba. First arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links, Delhi University Professor… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – From A,B,C to HSC in three years

NGO helps 22 hearing-disabled students clear Class XII exams |Rahi.Gaikwad Three years ago, a team of corporate employees from Mumbai, who began their mission to train hearing-disabled students for higher education, saw their efforts bear fruit as their first batch… Continue Reading →

Autism has lived in my house for 11 years

Gopika Kapoor, a therapist with Ummeed Child Development Center, shares her personal journey as a mother raising a child with this condition | In her rather heartfelt essay, Welcome to Holland, author Emma Kingsley compares raising a child with a disability… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC raps State Govt on lowering grants for children in orphanages

Mentally deficient children in orphanages State to restore monthly grant per child Court had rapped government for planning to lower monthly grant for such children from Rs 2,000 to Rs 1,650 | Sunil.Baghel@timesgroup.comT After getting an earful and a warning for… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Steep ramps, no wheelchairs, defunct lifts give aged and differently abled voters a tough time

Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) promise to make voting easier and more accessible for differently abled voters rang hollow on Monday as some Mumbaikars used social media to complain about inadequate arrangements and lack of volunteers. Complaints poured in about… Continue Reading →

Mumbai- Disabled voters protest 3,000 plus polling booths on upper floors

April 26, 2019Accessibility On 29 April Saniya Shaikh, a resident of Vikhroli in suburban Mumbai, is looking forward to casting her vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Her voting polling booth, however, is on the first floor… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Delhi CM Kejriwal regarding Ban on hand driven zen for disabled

Dear Arvind Ji I am a woman with disability I use to drive an automatic hand driven zen which now is old  As per the delhi rules , we cannot drive this car  No provider has thought of people with… Continue Reading →

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