Javed Abidi

Javed Abidi is the Global Chair, Disabled People’s International and a leading global light on the subject.

Articles By Javed Abidi

Universal Design: The basis of empowerment of people with disabilities

Globally, there is a concept called Universal Design - a design that is usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age, ability, or situation.

Disability and the Demographic Dividend: Why skilling persons with disabilities is good for India’s GDP?

The National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities launched in 2015 has set a target of skilling 5 lakh persons with disabilities by 2018.

Here’s how people with disabilities in India can get better financial assistance

According to the 2011 census, India has about 2.68 crore people with a disability, that is, 2.21% of the Indian population.

Disability challenge: Bridging the north-south divide is the first step

We need aggressive action focused on improving the HDIs in the global south. This is an imperative of our times.

Beating the disability stereotype: We must make education inclusive

Parents are traumatized when their child is born with disability. Because there is no alternative system of care and education.

Whose right to education?

The disabled have been criminally forgotten in the Bill