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DISABILITY NEWS

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.

'Private sector should recognise people with disabilities as a talent pool'

December 03, 2019 10:51 am

The awards have become a way to map the progress being made every year towards greater dignity and empowerment of India’s 70 million disabled citizens.

We need more opportunities, say artists with disability

November 05, 2019 5:34 pm

The awards team received over 130 submissions from 15 states across India.

Manasi Joshi’s demand for GST waiver reopens debate on tax on disability aids

September 13, 2019 7:09 pm

When the GST regime came into effect in July 2017, the tax on disability aids and devices were decided at a whopping 18 per cent. A public outcry forced the government to scale it down to 5 per cent but not drop it entirely.

Hackathon, a nationwide initiative to make disabled friendly toilets

September 12, 2019 2:07 pm

For the hackathon, the winners will be decided based on the novelty of the idea, the feasibility, sustainability and viability.

'She doesn't look disabled': Woman in wheelchair asked to stand up at Delhi airport

September 10, 2019 5:10 pm

The episode, which lasted for around 20-minutes, left the 28-year-old emotionally drained. Though she was contacted by a senior CISF official Delhi, Arun Singh, who "apologised" and "expressed his regret", Modi thinks its not enough.

Rs 260.62 crore national disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

July 29, 2019 2:11 pm

The RTI reply from the Ministry also stated that the certified reports of the erstwhile fund and the old fund were available but cannot be released as they are voluminous and that they can be seen in the office.

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.