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DISABILITY NEWS

Hospitals only note a person's intellectual disability 20% of the time – so they don't adjust their care

May 05, 2022 6:25 pm

People with profound intellectual disability may not be able to communicate and require full time care

Anand Mahindra 'awestruck' by quadruple amputee, offers him a job

December 29, 2021 10:20 am

Anand Mahindra appreciated the man's grit and wrote, 'I'm awestruck by this gentleman who's not just faced his disabilities but is grateful for what he has.'

Kirori Mal College sets up Centre for Disability Research

October 01, 2021 8:59 pm

The centre, formally launched on Thursday, is interdisciplinary by nature. It is also planning to start a certificate course from January next year.

Disabled model reportedly told to 'move on' during casting call for London Fashion Week

June 20, 2021 4:15 pm

"I’ve been through a lot, but I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone make me feel as different and as worthless," she was quoted as saying after the incident

NCPEDP launches fellowship for youngsters with disability, last date to apply is August 11

June 13, 2021 8:21 pm

The first cohort will have a total of 25 participants. The fellowship will commence on September 1, 2021. The applications are now open and the last date to apply is August 11, 2021.

Many older adults lack even simple, helpful equipment

April 27, 2021 8:49 pm

About 12 million people over 65, living in their own homes, could use equipment to help them safely bathe and use the toilet, two of the activities disabled older people most commonly struggle with. But about 5 million of them don’t have those items, even though they generally cost less than $50

Finding the strength in hard times

March 21, 2021 11:31 pm

"In India, there is nothing like accessibility and our infrastructure does not support the disabled," says disability rights advocate Virali Modi

Pandemic hit persons with disabilities hardest, Budget 2021 should address their concerns

January 30, 2021 4:29 pm

Loss of access to healthcare, support systems, education, livelihood, and even basic food supplies are the ‘new normal’ for the vast majority of India’s disabled people.

Indian-American run NGO launches virtual art gallery on disability

December 06, 2020 2:20 pm

The launch of virtual art gallery by Voice of Specially Abled People (VOSAP) on Saturday follows the successful VOSAP Art From Heart Contest, which was participated by more than 4,200 artists from 53 countries

Disability no bar for students to race towards life’s goals at Bengaluru B-school

December 04, 2020 8:18 am

A bilateral amputee, hailing from Narasaraopet in Andhra Pradesh, Nareddula believes he can accomplish anything that he sets his mind to.

DISABILITY VIDEOS

Differently-abled protest against PWD in Chennai

February 08, 2016 10:30 am

Chennai, Feb 08 (ANI): More than 300 differently-abled people protested outside the Public Work Department (PWD) office in Chennai on Monday, demanding better amenities and pension for people with 40% disability. They also demanded probe into the misuse 3% reservations, which was given to the differently-abled people. They have decided to carry on the protest till their pleas are heard.

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