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World Disability Day


Three Indian startups win grant to assist people with disabilities through technology

December 04, 2020 10:10 pm

The inaugural Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility (Prosus SICA) marks the International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3.

Explained: How much of India's population lives with disabilities?

December 03, 2020 11:10 pm

Definitions used over the years have differed, but the prevalence of disability has not changed significantly in official records. 

World Disability Day: Just when Boccia had started to make its presence felt in India, Covid played spoilsport

December 03, 2020 7:50 pm

The Para Boccia Sports Welfare Society, India, with its head office in Punjab’s Bathinda district, has been promoting the game in India. This sport was introduced in India by Jaspreet Singh Dhaliwal, who is from a small village called Ablu in Bathinda.

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'

Law promises people with disabilities equality of opportunity and accessibility, but our practices deny them that

December 03, 2020 6:35 pm

It is critical that the government work with civil society and individuals with disabilities to craft an India where everyone feels welcome and treated with respect, regardless of their disabilities.

World Disability Day 2019: My Brother's Wheeeeelchair, a short story for kids

December 03, 2019 4:31 pm

International Day of Disabled Persons 2019: Read this story in rhyme by Salil Chaturvedi with your child to talk to them about disability and instill the values of inclusivity and empathy in them.

6 apps for special needs kids to communicate

December 04, 2019 7:45 pm

International Day of Disabled Persons 2019: These apps, available on Android, can help special needs kids with developmental delays and speech difficulties to learn communication skills through fun and interactive ways.

World Disability Day: All you need to know about International Day of Disabled Persons 2019

December 03, 2019 1:32 pm

As a UN recognised day, World Disability Day aims at increasing public awareness, understanding and accepting people with disability and celebrating their achievements and contributions.

Special needs kids: How can parents secure their children's future?

December 05, 2019 10:57 am

International Disability Day: "Their parents could make a trust fund which releases a certain amount every month for their needs. Even so, the trustee would have to be someone who takes care of their other needs as well," suggests Merry Barua.

Our understanding of disability must expand to include people with invisible disabilities

December 03, 2018 2:13 pm

The criteria and process for identifying people and certifying people with disability must find processes to recognise the disability of people with fluctuating disability such as that experienced by many with severe mental illness.