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Still no disability policy in the capital of India

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh on Tuesday, 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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Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Disability studies & bioethics 

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

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, 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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Show cause notice to Spice Jet & DGCA on Miss Ghosh's matter

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Cerebral Palsy 

I earlier appealed on Feburary 20 to Hon’able Chief Commissioner of Disabilities to take suo-moto cognisance of Miss Jeeja Ghosh’s matter. Today I got a favourable response from CCPD:

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: O/o CCPD via
To: Dr Satendra Singh <
>                                                                                    Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Subject: Appeal to take suo motice notice of offloading of person...
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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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Physically Challenged; Sexually Challenging..!

Posted by Abha Khetarpal on Monday, July 11, 2011,

Cultural, political legal and philosophical aspects are intrinsically involved when ever there is a discussion about human sexuality. Morality, ethics, spirituality and even religion also do get involved in it.

But if we see from the psychological point of view, there are four basic drives which throw human beings to perform any kind of action. These are hunger, thirst, avoidance of pain and sexual urges.

Sex being a form of energy, plays a primal role in expressions of emotions and feeling...

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Welcome to Infinite Ability

Posted by Satendra Singh on Tuesday, June 14, 2011,

Living with a disability is not easy. Life does go on once you have sustained a disability, but in no way it stops the creativity inside to bloom to its full potential. The sharing of this experience is about inspiring and uniting each other. Infinite Ability is an attempt to provide an insight into the experience of living and coping with impairment. It is about exploring disability through creativity.

Infinite Ability is a special-interest-group within the Medical Humanities Group of UCMS ...

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