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Disability rights


Frame guidelines for access to students with disabilities in colleges within 8 weeks: SC tells UGC 

January 11, 2022 10:03 am

Advocate Manoj Ranjan Sinha, appearing for the UGC, said at the outset that an updated status report has been filed and it would take another eight weeks to frame the guidelines given the current Covid situation.     

Despite new civil aviation ministry guidelines feasibility still a distant dream, say wheelchair users

October 27, 2021 6:41 pm

"More than coming up with these guidelines and circulars, it is the execution and sensitisation of the [CISF] staff that is important"

Let's be everyone included: Four-way amputee and former athlete Tracy Schmitt

March 11, 2020 3:40 pm

Highlighting the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities, Tracy Schmitt, better known as Unstoppable Tracy, recollected an incident from her childhood, in this inspiring video.

World Disability Day: All you need to know about International Day of Disabled Persons 2019

December 03, 2019 1:32 pm

As a UN recognised day, World Disability Day aims at increasing public awareness, understanding and accepting people with disability and celebrating their achievements and contributions.

Delhi govt forms panel that will clear all research on disability

November 30, 2019 1:14 am

“There were seven categories of disabilities under the Act earlier, but the new Act has extended the number to 21. This committee will monitor all kinds of research being conducted on disabled persons,” Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajender Pal Gautam said.

'The coolie groped me while carrying me into train': This woman's story is something Suresh Prabhu can't ignore

February 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.

A policy of activism and restraint

February 24, 2014 11:38 pm

Government should use the ordinance route, not to push the 2014 disabilities bill, but to make the 1995 act more inclusive.

Sibal speech gets thumbs-up from disability rights activists

August 06, 2009 1:36 am

Disability rights activists have welcomed Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s Lok Sabha speech,made before the landmark...