Javed Abidi is the Global Chair, Disabled People’s International and a leading global light on the subject.
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.
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.
According to the 2011 census, India has about 2.68 crore people with a disability, that is, 2.21% of the Indian population.
We need aggressive action focused on improving the HDIs in the global south. This is an imperative of our times.
Parents are traumatized when their child is born with disability. Because there is no alternative system of care and education.
The disabled have been criminally forgotten in the Bill