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Odisha: Special children’s school principal charged with neglect 

Locals alleged that the school does not even have basic amenities like drinking water

Published on 30th September 2023

Odisha: Hearing and speech impaired students plead HC for release of grants

As many as 166 students of the institution wrote a letter of objection that asks for immediate release of grants for their upkeep 

Published on 16th September 2023

Deafblind scholar’s triumph: Prof Miranda Tomkinson clears UGC-NET against all odds

Prof Tomkinson managed to pass the UGC-NET this year with 38%, despite not having a Braille questionnaire, a Braille display device or a proper scribe

Published on 27th July 2023

World Doctors' Day: Indian doctors, Chicago University to transform disability education in healthcare

The project will create a cohort of health professional educators who will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and teaching methods

Published on 30th June 2023

Bombay HC allows visually-impaired student to pursue physiotherapy

The High Court condemned the Maharashtra Physiotherapy Council’s rules that disallowed students with any percentage of visual impairment to practice physiotherapy


Published on 28th June 2023

MP: 77 newly appointed differently-abled teachers' certificates fake?

Out of the 257 disability certificates submitted many certificates' authencity was questioned by the officials

Published on 22nd June 2023

Haryana: Public varsities to become compatible with needs of physically-challenged

The decision came after many students expressed difficulty in moving around the campus

Published on 27th May 2023

SC asks NMC to re-examine disability assessment modes for mental illnesses  

It was responding to a petition filed by Vishal Gupta, who alleged discrimination after being denied reservation in an MBBS course on grounds that his mental disability was 55%


Published on 22nd May 2023

Gujarat's Class III topper with learning disability aspires to become IPS officer

"We found the child to be a bit different, so we took him for an IQ (Intelligence Quotient) test at the civil hospital, the psychiatrist said the child had a learning disability" said Superintendent

Published on 6th May 2023

Failing the test: No Braille questionnaire; deafblind Prof Tomkinson turned away from UGC-NET, again 

By simply requesting a question paper he could read, Prof Miranda Tomkinson's voice echoed the urgent need for greater accessibility towards those with disabilities

Published on 28th March 2023

'She may become an excellent doctor': Supreme Court on MBBS admission to girl with disability   

Advocate Gaurav Sharma suggested that the imparment is not coming in the way of girl's education but it would be appropriate if she is examined by a medical board

Published on 11th February 2023

IIT Bombay to set up Persons with Disability (PwD) cell on campus. What are its responsibilities?

The cell is expected to develop a grievance redressal policy for dealing with issues pertaining to PwD in a timely manner and a policy on evaluation of PwD students

Published on 20th December 2022

Supreme Court asks Center to respond to plea by medical aspirant with learning disability

The NMC has prohibited MBBS aspirants with ASD and SLD from pursuing a medical degree on the grounds that there is currently no scale available to o scale available to evaluate their mental illnes

Published on 12th December 2022

CLAT 2023: Petitioner challenges stringent conditions imposed on PwD to avail scribes

The petitioner contends that the eligibility conditions set out by the Consortium are "excessive and arbitrary"

Published on 10th December 2022

Is CLAT not accessible to students with disabilities? Lawyers, students weigh in

The CLAT 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on December 18, 2022. Admit cards for the exam will be issued today

Published on 6th December 2022

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