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US govt to erase student debts for those with disabilities

The move will wipe out more than USD 5.8 billion in debt according to the Education Department

Published on 21st August 2021
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Disability activists unhappy about budget; say provisions of the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Act have not been implemented

The activists point out that not even 10 per cent of the companies are adhering to this Act and ironically, they are turning away PwDs in interview stating their disability as the shortcoming

Published on 15th August 2021
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How the parents of a disabled child created a nine-fingered doll called Ginny to teach Indian kids inclusivity

Ginny's Planet is the brainchild of Dr Shweta Verma and Jamal Siddiqui. The doll wears glasses, has nine fingers and has a radial club hand

Published on 13th July 2021
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Researchers in Canada discover genetic cause of intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders

About three percent of the world's population has an intellectual disability. Up to half, the cases are due to genetics

Published on 21st June 2021
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Ministry of Education to soon develop e-content for children with disabilities

These guidelines will initiate the creation of high quality content for digital education to children with special needs

Published on 8th June 2021
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Centre makes it mandatory for disability certificates to be issued online 

The sector had been demanding such a move, especially during the coronavirus crisis where people with disabilities were unable to get their certificates due to the prevalent restrictions

Published on 6th May 2021
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Activists want NCRB to maintain disaggregated data on violence against disabled girls, women 

Several disability rights groups urged the Home Minister to order the NCRB to maintain disaggregated data as violence against disabled girls and women is on the rise

Published on 22nd January 2021
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Around 30 disability rights organisations write to PM seeking priority COVID vaccination for persons with disabilities 

Several disability rights organisations highlighted numerous reasons why persons with disabilities should receive shots on priority

Published on 20th January 2021
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Here's how Museum of Possibilities in Chennai going to help visitors understand the life of disabled persons 

The ‘Museum of Possibilities’ will have a cafe which will showcase talents of disabled persons, a house for them and a space to celebrate togetherness over food. It is built at a cost of 1 crore 

Published on 18th December 2020
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16-year-old from Sonala village invents 'Blind Eye', an artificial eye for the visually-impaired

Ravi who has always been keen on learning electronics got a new direction for his passion when Atal Tinkering Labs' (ATL) under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Published on 4th December 2020
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Kerala's Teachers' Training Institute develops 'talking textbooks' for kids with learning disabilities

The talking textbooks for 'Vamozhi' has been recorded by the DElEd students and hence is very easy to follow for the children

Published on 26th November 2020
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Understanding intellectual disabilities: The need to recognise children through mainstream education

Explaining how in our country, according to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, there are 21 types of disabilities specified, he says that this includes intellectual disability

Published on 12th November 2020
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Why Meera Shenoy wants youngsters in India to have the will to skill

This was the mantra that Youth4Jobs adopted during the pandemic. Based out of Hyderabad and working pan-India, this organisation which works with the disabled continued to train and provide jobs

Published on 11th November 2020
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After differently-abled student protests lack of toilets at IGNOU Kochi, Social Justice Department seeks report on accessibility

Recently, Meera U Menon, a disabled student at IGNOU had complained saying that the disabled-friendly toilet was kept locked  

Published on 3rd November 2020
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How this Puducherry Special School helped parents become co-therapists, manage their kids using WhatsApp, home hacks during pandemic

Without schools, parents of kids with special needs felt lost. But this school helped bring the parents together and come up with innovative ways to educate their children

Published on 28th October 2020

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