National Symposium on “Designing Roads for Disabled Pedestrians in India”

October 20, 2011

The Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies—SDRS (New Delhi) is organizing a 4- day National Symposium on “Designing Roads for Disabled Pedestrians in India” at Auditorium, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi  on 16th to 19th December 2011 (Friday to Monday).  The basic objective is to take stock of the progress made by India with regard to designing safe roads for disabled pedestrians, and thereby exploring avenues for providing them barrier- free environment. Apart from distribution of scholarship/ financial support to meritorious students/ scholars with disabilities, a thematic souvenir will also be released to mark the occasion.

The following themes/ sub - themes are identified for extensive discussion at this national  symposium: (i) Disability, Accessibility and Transportation, (ii) Highways/ State Ways Road Designing and Disabled Users/ Pedestrians, (iii) Disability, Road Safety and Designing Road Pavements, (iv) Strategies to Facilitate Transportation Facilities in Rural and Hilly Areas,   (v) Disabled Commuters/ Passengers and Specially Designed Road Buses, (vi) Vehicle-based Lifts for Disabled Commuters, (vii) Role of ICT in Sensitization about Road Safety Rules and Norms for Disabled Pedestrians, and (viii) Incorporation of Road Safety Rules and Norms in the curricula of Disability Studies and other Allied Academic Disciplines.  

The date of the Abstract of the paper (in 250 - 300 words) submission is 25th November 2011 and that of full paper submission is 30th November 2011 as attachment by email at:,                          




October 9, 2011

You would be pleased to know that the Medical Humanities Group of Medical Education Unit, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, is continuing ‘Confluence’- VI.  Confluence is the medical humanities lecture series of UCMS and in its sixth edition Ms Madhu Bala Sharma will be speaking on the topic- ‘Broadening Horizons: Looking beyond disability.’

 Madhu Sharma is an IBM Global Process Services (formerly IBM Daksh) employee and recipient of  National Award for Empowering Persons with Disability in...

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Workshop on ‘Awareness for Employing Persons with Disabilities’

September 29, 2011

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with IBM is organizing a one day workshop on ‘Awareness for Employing Persons with Disabilities’ on Sept 30, 2011 at PHD House, New Delhi.

IBM Global Process Services (formerly IBM Daksh) employee –Madhu Bala Sharma is the workshop facilitator . Visually challenged Madhubala is also a recipient of the National Award for Empowering Persons with Disability 2009 in the ‘role model' category. 

The details of the workshop are here. The de...

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“Breaking Patterns, Creating Change” a 2-day Workshop in “Theatre of the Oppressed” at UCMS, Delhi

July 12, 2011

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MHG in Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

July 10, 2011
The activities of our Medical Humanities Group has been published in the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University's blog. This blog has been included in the impressive list of '50-best blogs for Humanities scholars' by the OEDb (Online Education Database). We are thankful to Dr Angela Woods for giving us this opportunity to publish our activities
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Online Photography Competition on Disability to reflect Livability

July 10, 2011

Announcement on "my Livability":

"Armaan foundation, a non-profit organization that works for the empowerment of the differently abled people is holding an online photography competition.

We invite photographers from all over to send in their entries to showcase their talent and creativity in a way that it reflects the life of the differently abled, Show us their livablility, not the disability..!

Reveal the society a real picture of those living with special abilities and thus support them t...

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Dr Gautam Pandey's video for India International disability film fest

July 1, 2011
Dr Gautam Pandey, department of Anatomy, UCMS, Delhi made the above video for second India International Disability Film Festival titled 'Ability Fest 2007' held at Chennai. The fest introduced for the first time the concept of 'Audio description' in a film festival in India. Dr Gautam's entry in the '60 seconds to fame' captures how disabled people can bring diversity and colours to our life.
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