In next 7 years, we would have 25 lakh trained disabled people

The government will train 25 lakh disabled people in the next seven years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. He says disabled people constitute a significant portion of the population of India and their need for meaningful employment largely remains unmet. The government of India has targeted training 25 lakh people with disabilities in the …

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Now TV channels ordered to lay emphasis on programmes for disabled

Soon you might notice a change in your TV programmes. In a bid to give a push to the Centre’s flagship ‘Accessible India’ initiative, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has come forward to make a contribution in its own way. Now the ministry has asked the television channels to lay greater emphasis on airing programmes …

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Centre for Indian sign language a reality soon

Reiterating its commitment towards empowerment and inclusion of disabled people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said a centre would soon be established to develop Indian sign language. Speaking ahead of the 9th World Assembly of the Disabled People’s International (DPI) that took place in New Delhi, Modi said: My government is fully committed to the …

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5 parameters to gauge the disabled-friendliness of companies

There have been well-defined rules that can make public place disabled-friendly. Be it a school or an office, certain changes or additions are required to make the area comfortable for differently-abled people. Sadly, not all organizations follow these rules. In 2015, India launched the ambitious ‘Accessible India Campaign’ and with it a hint of developing …

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Wait before defining ‘Disability’! Now there’s lot more to it

The government is set to widen the definition of “disability” to bring the count of physically challenged persons in sync with the ground situation, heeding complaints that the numbers are highly suppressed in India. The UN convention pegs the disabled in the world at 15% of the population while the national census has returned a …

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