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There are no barriers for disabled people, says Boniface Prabhu, a quadriplegic wheelchair tennis champion

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

Disabled, differently abled, specially abled – these are the words that Harry Boniface Prabhu, a quadriplegic wheelchair tennis champion for India, smiles at.

“True disability is in person’s mind. Once it is overcome, then there are no barriers for disabled people to find success,” is how Harry Boniface Prabhu explains it to Hindustan Times, adding, “I say to people, ‘God has blessed you with normal legs and I have legs which are round in shape with a metal plate’.”

Smart inclusion’ for people with disability

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:45 -- geeta.nair

NGOS, people with disability discuss ways of inclusion

Mumbai: Diversity is a concept that is gaining ground the world over, but organisations need to look beyond it to inclusion, and even ‘smart inclusion’.

“Diversity is when we are invited to a party, inclusion is when we can dance, and smart inclusion is when we are part of the organising and curating committee,” Ketna Mehta, chairperson, Nina Foundation, said at a panel discussion to address the challenges faced by people with disability.

Purple Tuesday: 'Shopping with a disability can be humiliating'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:55 -- geeta.nair

Going shopping makes Mike Adams feel “very disabled”. He says: “I can go into a shop and be made to feel invisible. There’s an apprehension. Staff are unsure of engaging with me so they swerve the conversation altogether.”

Tough times on the high street mean the big retail chains are crying out for customers, yet Adams – the founder of Purple, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the spending power of the UK’s near 14 million disabled people – argues that shops are badly serving a £249bn market.

17 Easy Ways To Make A Blind Person’s Day

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:43 -- geeta.nair

17 Easy Ways To Make A Blind Person’s Day

1. When introducing yourself, use loud, exaggerated speech. Since we’re blind, it’s safe to assume we’re a little dim, too.

2. Don’t speak directly to us. It’s always best to talk over our heads like we’re not there at all, especially if you are offering a service. Example: “What would she like to order?” Be sure to ignore our attempts to answer for ourselves.

job opportunities, Cummins

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:39 -- geeta.nair

Cummins have a wings committee" aims at working on specially able projects focusing on leveraging specially able talent through creating inclusive environment.

on the occasion of International day of disability, we requires resume  of specialy able candidate who is seeking job opportunities, after receiving such resume, we would be working on placing right talent based on merit and current Jobs opennings.

Interested candidate can email your resume at

Disability is not the defining feature

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:26 -- geeta.nair

Characters with disabilities in Hindi cinema have come a long way from objects to be pitied or laughed at

I loved the trailer of the movie Zero. It’s a Shah Rukh Khan movie that also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. Mr. Khan plays a dwarf. Ms. Sharma plays a woman with cerebral palsy using a wheelchair. But it doesn’t seem to be a movie about disability in the traditional Indian sense. More on that later.

Students step into shoes of special children to bat for inclusive education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:41 -- geeta.nair

Amritsar, December 3

In order to make its students understand the meaning of disability, a city-based school, Spring Dale Senior School, is observing World Disability Week, which commenced from Monday. The School is observing the week under its 'Walking in their Shoes' initiative.

School students Class III to IX and Class XI will be stepping into the shoes of special children to bat for inclusive education during the week long celebration. Classes X and XII students will attend seminars and activities sensitising to disabilities.

Visually impaired decry govt ‘apathy’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:31 -- geeta.nair

Chandigarh, December 3

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, visually impaired persons on Monday protested outside the Civil Secretariat here. They rued that the backlog of jobs reserved for blind persons was not being filled.

Agitating under the banner of Netraheen Kalyan Manch, Haryana, the visually impaired said they had come to the Secretariat to meet Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for their demands, but could not meet him as he was not in the Secretariat.

Enabling the disabled

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:15 -- geeta.nair

Observed annually as The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), on December 3, an attempt for fostering inclusiveness of differenly-abled people Sahapedia is organising a series of multi-city events. 

It started with Kolkata on November 30 wherein West Bengal’s tradition of Beni Putul or glove puppetry demonstration was held. This was helmed by puppeteer Basanta Ghorai and was curated for people with hearing disabilities.

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:43 -- geeta.nair

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Self defence techniques for visually challenged people by Divya sharma

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:08 -- geeta.nair

Since 3rd December 2018 is International Day of People with Disabilities, like last year,  this time too I have made a small video. Last year my video was related to how we people with vision impairment use screen
readers for working on laptops and mobiles. Today, I am doing this video on self defence.
I am blue belt in Karate and people always ask me how do you learn it being a visually challenged person. Here I would be sharing a few self defence techniques for my friends. Someday I wish to share these techniques face to

Help the blind use currency with ease.

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:04 -- geeta.nair

India is a nation that ranks second in the list of the worlds most densly populated countries out of which a part of this demographic consists of people with special needs. We have the highest population of visually impared people in the world. According to Disabled Population In India Census 2011, out of the 121 Cr population, 2.68 Cr persons are disabled which is 2.21% of the total population. Among the disabled population 56% (1.5 Cr) are males and 44% (1.18 Cr ) are females. 

Samsung TV helps visually impaired with Voice Guide

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:50 -- geeta.nair

The simple things we do every day, such as watching TV, are often taken for granted. But for those who are blind or visually impaired, the act of navigating through TV menus and channels can, in fact, be no small task.  Even upon reaching the desired channel, finding something to watch that comes with audio description presents a whole fresh set of impediments to readily enjoying entertainment.

Researchers work on bringing art to visually impaired students

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:36 -- geeta.nair

“ART IS MY favourite subject,” Nattinan Dankratok, a Mathayom-4 student at Kanlayanawat School in Khon Kaen province, said.

However, after she lost her eyesight, she has been spending her art classes learning braille, while here classmates get their hands dirty learning about art.

Brightly coloured paintings and jars made of papier mache line the shelf at the back of the classroom. 

“Most visually impaired students cannot fully participate in art classes,” Onanong Ritruechai, art lecturer at Khon Kaen University (KKU), said.

These visually challenged kids are learning to click pictures with a regular camera

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

Learning photography has made these visually impaired children more confident at an early age. Express Parenting met fashion photographer Richa Maheshwari, who is helping these kids express their love for photography, fuelled by the desire to be seen on social media.

blind children photography
Children at National Association for the blind are being taught the art of photography.

'Involve US' - A stinging, eloquent response to discriminatory guidelines in MBBS admissions

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:29 -- geeta.nair

Doctors with Disabilities, a group that has been leading a sustained challenge against discriminatory practices in medicine, has sent a powerful response to the Medical Council of India (MCI) Board of Governors (BoG).

This is after the BoG’s public notice seeking suggestions on the MCI guidelines on admission of people with specified disabilities into the MBBS program.


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