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Volume 3 Issue 11June 01, 2005
- If you vote for me, you will vote for equality and for development: Mallesh
B. Mallesh, a dwarf person, is standing as an independent candidate, representing the cause of disabled people. Rama Chari, who had joined them in their campaign trail in a show of solidarity on behalf of the Disabled Rights Group (D.R.G.), shares her experience with DNIS.
- The Human Right to Mental Health
A world with rights is a world in which people are dignified objects of respect, both in their own eyes and those of others. And mental health interventions need to be seen as a right of the person, and not an additional ‘icing on the cake’ service, says Dr. Achal Bhagat, Director, Saarthak.
- There are no laws that protect the rights of persons with mental illness: Dr. Abdul Mabood
Mental health professionals are very often uncooperative and unwilling to reach out to those who need their services,says Dr. Abdul Mabood, Director, Snehi, in conversation with Kanika Sinha.
- Project to integrate post-tsunami reconstruction with rehabilitation of disabled people
Vidya Sagar, a Chennai-based civil society organisation, State partner of National Disability Network, has proposed a project to integrate post-tsunami reconstruction process in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the rehabilitation and empowerment of persons with isabilities.
- Goa Assembly by-polls: EC to make polling booths disabled friendly, fails on EVMs with Braille
When five Goa constituencies go for crucial assembly by-poll on 02 June, persons with disabilities will be able to exercise their franchise, thanks to a timely intervention by disability sector in demanding from the Election Commission steps to make all polling booths barrier free, and instillation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) equipped with Braille.
- Delhi High Court calls for more inclusive definition of disability
In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has said that a person suffering from heart ailments is entitled to employment benefits earmarked for persons with disabilities under The Disability Act, 1995.
- Four disabled candidates qualify C.S.E, 2004; DRG says it’s just 0.94 against 3% quota
The Union Public Service Commission (U.P.S.C.) has selected only four disabled candidates for the coveted Civil Services for the year 2004. The four candidates - three in the general category and one in the Scheduled Caste quota - are among 422 successful candidates.
- Despite sterling performance in board exams D.U colleges inaccessible for disabled student
For a student having scored 92 per cent in the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E) exams, admission to a college and course of her or his choice should be a cakewalk, but not so if the student is a wheelchair user.
- Inclusive education only means to combat inequality based on disability: Seminar
Inclusive education is the only means of combating inequality and injustice, including those related to disabilities. This is the fundamental message that emerged from a two-day regional seminar on inclusive education held in Lahore on 16 and 17 May.
- SC issues notices for constitution of panel to look into treatment of blind children
In a significant move, the Supreme Court has issued notices to government departments to look into the possibility of restoring eyesight of children across the country who have been deemed blind or visually impaired.
- VAT may dampen polio eradication programme
The newly introduced Value Addition Tax (V.A.T) has made Oral Polio Vaccines (O.P.V) manufactured in India more expensive, and this may force the United Nations to look for other sources for supply for its anti-polio drive in the country.
- Agilent Technologies grants 15 scholarships for disabled students
Agilent Technologies will grant 15 scholarships for disabled students enrolled with N.C.P.E.D.P., 11 of these will be for a 4-year programme in Engineering Degree-Computers/Electronics and the remaining four will be for a 2-year programme in MBA Finance/Systems/Operations.
- I.C.M.R. Study to evaluate mental health of tsunami-hit people
Natural disasters and calamities not only take a heavy toll on life and property, but also on the psyche of the survivors. The Asian tsunami, which has been rated as the greatest human disasters in human history, by its sheer scale, has left hundreds and thousands of people scared.
- News camerawoman captures colours of lives of people with visual impairment
A photo-exhibition by Sipra Das showcasing day-to-day existence of persons with blindness and visual impairment, spanning beyond stereotypes of disabilities, drew a good response from media and general public.
- All India Ophthalmological Society calls for ban on Naina
A recent Bollywood release showing its blind female protagonist developing ability to sight ghosts and dead people following a cornea transplant has come under attack from medical experts and blind rights organisations for projecting corneal implant negatively.
- Glaucoma: Avoidable blindness
An alarming number of people in India are losing eyesight due to a silent but preventable disease called Glaucoma; according one estimate 1.54 million Indians have lost vision due to this disease.
- Make schools barrier-free; focus on inclusive education for disabled children: C.B.S.E
The Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.) has directed affiliated schools to undertake serious measures to make education inclusive, and infrastructure barrier-free, for children with disabilities.