RTI expose of inaccessible Delhi Post Office

November 16, 2012

The Hindu, 12 Nov 2012

Many post offices not accessible to disabled, reveals RTI query

 The Times of India, 29 Oct 2012

No ease of access for disabled to post offices

The Statesman, 5 Nov 2012

Capital shocker: Post offices lack facilities for disabled

 RTI: Delhi's inaccessible P.O's (SOUTHWEST Div)

India Post: “Paper Tigers” in “ease of access for the disabled”

 RTI expose of inaccessible Delhi Post Offices

 

Still no disability policy in the capital of India

August 7, 2012

In the wake of India ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  (UNCRPD) in October, 2007, it has become incumbent on India’s part, under the established and recognized international human right norms, to harmonise all its relevant domestic 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...


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Chapter in PHDCC book - Research study on employing persons with disabilities

July 26, 2012

Dr 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 April 2012.


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Discrimination of PwD's in getting assistive devices

July 26, 2012

"Infinite 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.


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Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability?

July 18, 2012

Here’s a paper jointly written by Abha Khetarpal (Non-institutional expert, Enabling Unit) and myself (Founder, Infinite Ability; Enabling Unit) on infertility as disability.

Khetarpal A, Singh S. Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability? Australasian Medical Journal. 2012;5(6):316-321

Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a persons body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classifica...


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Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood

July 18, 2012

Here's 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. Peace Hastings 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...


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Disability Studies in Medical Education-IJUDH

June 28, 2012

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:

Uncompassionate 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...


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Prove your disability time and again to get assistive device

June 28, 2012

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...


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2013-2022: Asia-Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities

June 18, 2012

In what 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.

Sponsored by Korea, the resolution was adopted unanimously at UNESCAP’s 68th ministerial session held in Bangkok between 17-23 May 2012. The...


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Scheme for implementation of persons with Disabilities, 1995 (SIDPA)

April 12, 2012

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.

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