Disabilities(UNCRPD) inOctober,2007,ithasbecomeincumbentonIndia’spart,underthe establishedandrecognized internationalhumanrightnorms,toharmoniseallitsrelevantdomestic
laws and policies with this international treaty.
Even 17 years after
enactment of ‘PwD’ Act 1995, only a very few States/UTs do have some kind of a
policy on disability in place, most others have none. Secon...
Satendra Singh’s chapter ‘Disability: A Doctor’s Perspective’ was included in
the book “Research study on employing persons with disabilities” published by
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi. The book was released by Hon’able
Minister of Labour and Employment, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge on 27th
Ability IMPACT"- We earlier reported discrimination of PwD's in getting
assistive devices. The report was published in Dainik Jagran and you can read
it here. We followed it up with Red Cross Society headquarters and they have
replied back with a hint of concern.
an essay just published by Bill Peace, a disability studies scholar who has
been working on bioethics. This is about his own experience while hospitalized,
and he has published it in a prominent bioethics journal. The full
article is available here.
Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood William J. PeaceHastings Center Report 42(4): 14-17.
It is 2 a.m. I am very sick. I am not sure how long I have been hospitalized.
The last two or three days have been a blur, a parade of procedu...
A paper written by Abha
Khetarpal and myself on “Disability Studies in Medical Education” has been
published in International Journal of User-Driven Health Care. Read the paper
here. Here’s the abstract:
attitudes of doctors can have adverse impact on the already shattered emotional
health of a person with disability. The medical conditions or disabilities are
seen in isolation from their daily lives. The quality health care is thus
compromised. Disability Studies can i...
Physical, occupational, social rehabilitation and financial
assistance for purchase of Aids & Appliances are provided under Indian Red
Cross Society (IRCS) with the basic objective to bring the target groups (which
includes PwD) into the main stream of development by making them self reliant.
District RCS are preferred as implementing agencies for the
Grant-in-aid under the “Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances
(ADIP)” Scheme, with the objective of assis...
could prove to be a golden opportunity for the global travel & tourism
industry to enhance its contribution to society, the UN Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has officially declared 2013-2022
as the "Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities" and
invited all stakeholders to help make it a success.
by Korea, the resolution was adopted unanimously at UNESCAP’s 68th ministerial
session held in Bangkok between 17-23 May 2012. The...
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (D.O. No.16-04/2011-D.D.III dated 19.12.2011) and
University Grants Commission (D.O. No.F.6-1/2012(SCT) has requested
institutions to send self-contained proposals for financial assistance under Scheme
for implementation of persons with Disabilities, 1995 (SIDPA) for making (a)
buildings barrier-free, and (b) making websites accessible. The detailed
proposal is available here.