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Volume 3 Issue 12June 15, 2005
- Admission seekers with disabilities stranded at Delhi Universityâ€™s â€śrundown gateâ€ť
The disability sector is watching anxiously as another academic year commences in the country’s top university. If the number of students with disability declines further, as has happened in the past year, the blame will squarely lie upon the Delhi University administration that has yet again failed to initiate even basic changes to ensure greater accessibility, examines Parvinder Singh
- Universal Design is the basis of accessibility: Prof. Abir Mullick
"We might find it much more reasonable, and possible to go toward universal design and skip this whole idea of accessibility, because Universal Design is the basis of accessibility”:Prof. Abir Mullick, Centre for Inclusive Design & Environmental Access, University at Buffalo, in conversation with Chitra S. Shankar
- M.C.D moots draft for changes in building byelaws; no mention of access for persons with disability
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (M.C.D.) is all set to change its 22-year-old building byelaws, but there are fears that the issue of accessibility for people with disabilities may be reduced to the margins of the grand vision for new byelaws.
- Zonal meet on proposed Integrated Education Scheme for Children, Youth with Disabilities
In a bid to forge a roadmap, and seek opinions from across the spectrum, for the implementation of a comprehensive statement by Minister for Human Resource Development Arjun Singh in Parliament, a regional consultative meeting will be held in Mumbai 25 June.
- Education Community Workshop by UNESCO for Universal Education
A two-day Visioning Workshop was organised from 6-7 June 2005, to define the vision of the Education Community. 52 experts with U.N.E.S.C.O. engaged in different fields of education met at Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra, to discuss the goal to make educational universal.
- Dystrophy-afflicted siblings tired of waiting; seek Presidentâ€™s permission to end their lives
Tired of waiting for help that never arrived despite promises from various quarters, four siblings from Barbil in Orissa, Mohammed Sams Ansari, Mohammed Faiz Ansari, Mohammed Manzul Ansari and Tarrahnum Banu have appealed to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for euthanasia as they suffer from congenital muscular disorder. They have also threatened to commit suicide if their request is not considered.
- NTPC calls for projects for self-employment of persons with disabilities
The National Thermal Power Corporation (N.T.P.C.) has invited proposals from individuals and institutions for projects to create opportunities of sustainable self-employment for persons with disabilities.
- South Korea moves towards Disability Discrimination Acts
In South Korea, the Democratic Labour Party and the Disability Discrimination Acts Solidarity in Korea (D.D.A.S.K.) announced a plan for seeking legislation on prohibition of discrimination against persons with disabilities.
- Awareness about leprosy minimal in Delhi: Study
People in the national capital harbour misconceptions about leprosy even after a four-decade-long campaign against the crippling but fully treatable disease, according to a recent study.
- Dwarf people face bulls and death in Mexico
In Mexico, people with dwarfism are being subjected to gruesome and dangerous ‘mini-bullfights’, which are intended to be a comic version of Spain’s famous bullfights.
- Pioneering news service on Indiaâ€™s disability sector holds annual review meeting
Disability News and Information Service (D.N.I.S.), a fortnightly online news service on the Indian disability sector, held a daylong annual review meeting on 3 June to brainstorm with disability activists, from across the country, on ways and means to improve so as to make it the best national news service on disability.
- Achievements of Indiaâ€™s disabled people on show in New York apparel expo
A Gurgaon-based garment house, Balloons, involved in promotion of employment for persons with disabilities in the garment industry participated in an international apparel export show in New York.
- Iodine deficiency leading cause of mental retardation: Study
Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of mental retardation among pregnant women and newborn babies, and such cases are on the rise, according to a recent study conducted by Centre for Social Medicine in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S.).