India Disability News

SC push to public access for disabled persons

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 20:19
The Supreme Court has come out with a series of directions to ensure that public infrastructure is accessible to differently-abled persons and ordered that the June 2019 deadline set by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to make all ...

Use coach for disabled, face heavy penalty

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 18:36
In a bid to crackdown on abled persons travelling in train compartments reserved for the handicapped, the Government Railway Police (GRP) will aggressively book offenders under the Right of Persons With Disabilities Act (RPWD) which attracts a maximum ...

Disability no bar for them

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 17:01
The overall turnout was low but differently abled and elderly people took part in the polling process with enthusiasm. Though the city saw a sunny day after a considerable gap, the chilly winds lashed the region. It, however, couldn’t deter them ...

Cerebellar Neuromodulation: to Treat Autism Related Social Impairments

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 15:14
Dr. Tsai is planning on changing this situation through future studies at UT Southwestern's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. "This area of the brain has not received the attention it deserves in regards to understanding autism," said Dr ...

This Cat Named D-O-G Train Dogs To Help People With Disability

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 08:05
These dogs who are trained to help people with disability are also required to be comfortable around other types of animals. Therefore, D-O-G becomes a perfect candidate to test the patience of the canine. In a video, we can see how D-O-G is irritating a ...

2000 UP government teachers used ‘fake disability’ documents to secure jobs, scrutiny on

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 05:19
We have informed all the blocks to compile a report of these teachers," Agra BSA Archna Gupta told TOI. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Research on inclusive employment for people with disabilities launched

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 18:58
The founder chairperson of ADAPT (formerly The Spastics Society of India), Dr Mithu Alur, launched a research study on Friday in the area of inclusive employment for individuals with disabilities. To combat occupational marginalisation of people with ...

Theorising the Disability Experience

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 07:49
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SC Directs Centre to Set Up Disability Sensitisation Committee in Workplaces

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 04:25
New Delhi: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to establish guidelines to set up Persons with Disability (PWD) Sensitisation Committee in every public and private organisation in line with the ‘sexual harassment at work ...

Delhi NGO opens up a new world with no-medicine for children with disabilities

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 03:55
She is altogether a different person now. The NGO provides a spectrum of services such as early intervention, education, therapy and counselling to children with multiple disabilities without medicines. Over the past four years, Jena has been able to find ...

The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to apply for the Canada Pension Plan disability program

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 18:06
of Families, Children and Social Development, today highlighted an important change to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability program, in support of his commitment to improve delivery of programs and services for all Canadians. Starting today ...

The McGrath Way Of Championing Disability

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:48
Curtis' is a story of championing disability through sports ... That is what brought him to India. While in Delhi, on an invitation of the Australian High Commission, Curtis met the Indian para-athletes who won medals at the Rio games.

The Disabilities Act in India: What Employers Need to Know

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:31
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 along with the Rules (for implementation) have recently been enacted by the federal government. The new law protects disabled persons in India from various forms of discrimination, ensures their access to ...

Centre to issue universal ID to persons with disabilities, says Krishan Gurjar

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:18
said in the past three years of the BJP government at the Centre nearly 5,500 such camps have been organised in India for persons with disabilities.

'Centre to issue universal ID to persons with disabilities'

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:13
The Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said here today. At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state ...

Centre to issue universal ID to persons with disabilities: Union minister

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 00:44
The Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said here today. At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state ...

Govt to issue IDs valid across India to people with disabilities: MoS Krishan Pal Gurjar

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 00:39
The Centre will soon issue ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said in Jhajjar on Saturday. At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state ...

Need to focus on innovation for people with disabilities

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 23:35
New Delhi [India], Dec 9 (ANI): There is a need to look for innovation beyond technology and focus on innovation for people with disabilities so that their optimum talent can be explored, said Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment ...

Rights of persons with Disabilities Act 2016 workshop held

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:51
It fulfils the obligations to the United Nation Conventionon the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India isa signatory.The Act came into force from December 2016.Addressing the inaugural session Mrs. Pradhan expressed her joy ...

Disability Quota In Promotions: SC Drops Contempt Charges Against MP Housing And Infrastructure Development Board [Read Order]

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 11:44
The question now posed before the Court was whether reservation under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities ... in the case of Rajeev Kumar Gupta and others vs. Union of India and others, ruled that the quota under the Act needs to be provided ...

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