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How to support children with learning disabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic

June 23, 2020 9:52 am

Give your children the emotional and moral support they need during this time, especially as they navigate the new territories of virtual learning.

Many students with disabilities struggling with e-education, NGOs call for more accessible approach

June 21, 2020 12:27 pm

As per official statistics, there are over 35 crore students in the country. However, it is not clear as to how many of them have access to digital devices and Internet

'Living with disability means I need a hand, even in these times of social distancing'

June 10, 2020 6:33 pm

In the initial phases of the lockdown, a lot of my peers from the community faced problems in availing permissions for the caretakers’ access, this is still a concern.

Lockdown and Persons with Disabilities: Survey recommends enforcing disability inclusive guidelines across India

May 21, 2020 2:50 pm

The report, which comprised approximately 73 per cent males and 27 per cent females, showed that over "73 per cent of those interviewed were facing severe challenges on account of the lockdown".

Pandemic and a lockdown: Persons with disabilities grapple with more challenges

May 26, 2020 12:45 pm

To make matters worse, PwDs with compromised immunity and chronic conditions tend to be at a higher risk of getting coronavirus.

Helplines for people with disabilities abuzz with calls for food supplies, e-passes for caregivers, medicines

May 26, 2020 12:46 pm

Persons with disabilities and their caregivers are calling hotlines with various issues during this lockdown. However, are inclusion and accessibility still out of reach?

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.

Justice Richard H Bernstein on how people with disabilities make for good judges

March 05, 2020 6:18 pm

The first visually-impaired judge to be elected to the Supreme Court of Michigan in the US head and delivers judgments in 26 cases, along with six other judges, every Wednesday. He was in Mumbai recently to talk about better opportunities for people with disabilities.

'Accept your child's disability and help them overcome it'

December 20, 2019 5:02 pm

Once you accept the child's requirements, doors of opportunities will open up as you start your journey together. Indulge them in activities to keep them fit, help them learn through activities.

Noida: Drive to raise awareness on disability held

December 05, 2019 3:46 am

Students of both regular and special-needs schools interacted in an effort to promote equality, said an official from the organisation. The drive was called #TohKyaHua as an attempt to increase inclusivity.

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.