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PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEWS

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.

As 'unlockdown' starts, persons with disabilities face fresh challenges

June 30, 2020 1:24 pm

Social distancing, inaccessible mobile apps have posed fresh challenges for persons with disabilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'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".