Browsing Archive: November, 2011

National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announced awardees for the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011. The awards shall be conferred by H.E. the President of India at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 3rd December, 2011. In 1969, the Government of India approved a Scheme for giving National Awards to the outstanding employers of persons with disabilities.


 


Empowerment of persons with disabilities is an inter-disciplinary process, covering various aspects nam...


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People First Language

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, November 24, 2011,

Kathie Snow is a mother, public speaker, trainer, and author of Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities and other books. She hosts the website Disability is Natural where the emphasis is on people with disabilities as real people who can and should live real lives, included in every aspect of their communities, living the lives of their dreams!

Kathie was troubled by the descriptions used about his son and others with developmental di...
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The only disability in this world is that of not being able to see infinite ability.

Posted by Dr Kaity Cama on Thursday, November 24, 2011,
In my world, in my dictionary, there is no such word as impossible.  People so very often say that there are certain circumstances we cannot do anything about, and i would honestly like to challenge that statement.  No matter what the circumstances be, if we want to find a practical solution and we intend to, then the seeds of the solution can be found within the problematic situation itself.

There are, i feel two types of people in the world.  One who see problems, and the other type is the...


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45 PwD who made a difference

Posted by World of Inclusion, London on Monday, November 14, 2011,


We are thankful to World of Inclusion and Disability Equality in Education­ for providing this handbook on 45 A4 posters of historical and current persons with disabilities whose lives have made a difference to the world and to society.

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Confluence-VI report

Posted by Satendra Singh on Saturday, November 12, 2011,

Medical Humanities Group of UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi and its special interest group on disability (Infinite Ability)  organized Confluence-VI on 8th November 2011. Confluence is the medical humanities lecture series of UCMS which is the first medical college in India to introduce Medical Humanities to medical students.

 
 
In the sixth edition of Confluence Mrs Madhu Bala Sharma spoke on ‘Broadening Horizons: Looking beyond disability’. 100% Visually impaired Madhubala is also a recipient ...
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A Second Career

Posted by V.S.Sunder on Friday, November 11, 2011,

Mathematician V.S.Sunder writes:

“I have been increasingly mobility challenged of late due to the onset of a neurological condition known as multiple sclerosis; and perforce, I have had to notice the different ways that society excludes people like me, not deliberately, but for want of consciously thinking of the need for a more inclusive and accessible society. What started as irritation and unproductive annoyance changed to a decision to do something about it. For a start, I thought I mi...


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Infinite Ability is now contributing to the Global Disability Rights Library

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, November 9, 2011,
Global Disability Rights Library Logo

 

Infinite Ability is now associated with the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) . GDRL seeks to build a bridge between global information sources and millions of people with disabilities, advocates, and policymakers around the world by making it easier for them to access hundreds of thousands of educational and organizational resources on disability rights, whether or not they have access to the Internet.

The Global Disability Rights Library, supported by the U.S. Agency for Interna...


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Breaking Barriers, Creating Opportunities: Seminar on Career Opportunity

Posted by Namita Bhutani on Saturday, November 5, 2011,


A question most often faced by graduating students of any university is what to do next in life. In today’s world, there are several options available for people. However, for people with disabilities, these options may not be as widely available. This is not because there is a lack of ability but often because there is lack of information about what opportunities exist and how one can gather the required knowledge and skills to pursue a particular career path.  To address the need we are o...


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The Exclusionary Politics of Right to Education Act

Posted by Sambhavana on Saturday, November 5, 2011,


Sambhavana organization cordially invites you for a lecture on ‘The Exclusionary Politics of Right to Education Act’ by Vikas Gupta on Saturday, 5th Nov, 2011 at 10.30 am in room no.22, Arts Faculty, University of Delhi (North Campus).

Image Credit: Jay Purandare, Flickr Commons 
 

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The Autism Enigma

Posted by Nature Special on Friday, November 4, 2011,


 Autism spectrum disorder has attracted intense interest from the public and scientists over recent years. Nature sorts fact from fiction in this hot, but sometimes contentious, field: from the debate about soaring diagnoses, to the idea that scientists and engineers are at high risk of having a child with autism. The special includes news and comment from Nature, and articles from Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience and Nature Reviews NeuroscienceImage Credit: Loannes Baptista, Wikimedia ...


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Srijan: Cultural Fest for students with disabilities

Posted by EOC, DU on Thursday, November 3, 2011,

Equal Opportunity Cell, Delhi University is organizing a two-day CulturalFest: Srijan for students with disabilities on November 12, 13 at Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura. Most of the competitions this year are inclusive. The non disabled students of the College would also be able to participate in the competitions.

 
 
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