Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

persons with disabilities


On disabled persons, Supreme Court gives a welcome order with problematic observations

November 08, 2022 7:05 pm

Some of the statements in court seem to not align with ideas of sensitivity and human dignity of persons with disabilities

Meet visually-impaired Ajay Lalwani who is cycling 7,500 kms across 12 states for road safety

December 09, 2021 12:42 pm

"My biggest dream is to be the first visually-impaired person to climb Mount Everest. All these are helping me prepare better," he said.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021: History, theme and importance

December 03, 2021 12:27 pm

The theme of the day is 'Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world'

World Teachers' Day 2021: Are educators equipped with skills to teach students with disabilities

October 05, 2021 10:31 am

Most classrooms have children with specific learning disabilities who need continuous support. Hence, teachers must be helped to identify such learning disabilities early and plan specifically for their mitigation.

US to erase student debt for those with severe disabilities

August 20, 2021 11:29 am

Starting in September, the Education Department will start erasing student debt for 323,000 Americans identified in Social Security records as being permanently disabled. All of the loans are expected to be discharged by the end of the year.

No more buses without disabled friendly amenities: Madras HC

July 23, 2021 8:00 am

The bench was passing further interim orders on a batch of PIL petitions, pending from 2005, praying for a direction to the government to acquire only buses with low floor and special seats and other provisions for the benefit of the disabled.

Provide more financial assistance to disabled persons: Madras HC

July 16, 2021 9:56 am

It appears that the State provided Rs 4,000 as assistance to rice cardholders, but the assistance to persons with disabilities was only Rs 1,000, the Bench noted. 

Construct new buildings with disabled-friendly amenities: Madras HC

July 06, 2021 9:34 am

It is imperative that all public buildings, including court houses, must have access that may be used by persons with disabilities. Toilets must also be installed in public buildings which may be used by persons with disabilities, the Bench added.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: History, theme, significance of the day

December 03, 2020 10:50 am

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Also called World Disability Day, the theme for this year is 'Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities'

Awards set to recognise accessibility and universal design initiatives for people with disabilities

August 15, 2020 10:43 am

NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2020 to honour contributions towards the cause of accessibility and universal design.