Disabilities

Many women with disabilities don't get cancer screening, says study

Many women with disabilities don't get cancer screening, says study

Women with disabilities often have socioeconomic challenges, are less educated, and are often unmarried or have strong social networks.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Fifteen genes behind intellectual disabilities identified

Fifteen genes behind intellectual disabilities identified

A common cause of intellectual disabilities is a de novo mutation (ie a mutation present in a child, but not in its parents) damaging a gene so severely that it is no longer able to produce functional proteins.

Sep 04, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
Unable to diagnose 9-year-old girl's condition, doctors say they might name it after her – Read

Unable to diagnose 9-year-old girl's condition, doctors say they might name it after her – Read

The condition makes the girl unable to walk or talk and has to be fed via a tube.

Sep 03, 2017, 11:27 AM IST
Scientists develop new toy cars for children with disabilities

Scientists develop new toy cars for children with disabilities

The car was designed for children who may or are expected to walk eventually but their walking is delayed.

May 30, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Now, it's possible to predict preemies' at risk of disabilities with help of brain mapping

Now, it's possible to predict preemies' at risk of disabilities with help of brain mapping

Lack of oxygen to the brain is the most common form of brain injury in premature infants, resulting in damage to the white matter.

Jan 22, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: PM Modi salutes specially-abled people

As a sign of honouring the differently-abled people, the PM Narendra Modi tweeted out some messages on its official Twitter account on the occassion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Dec 03, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

India calls for inclusive post-2015 development agenda

India has called for an inclusive post-2015 development agenda that focusses on overcoming existing barriers for persons with disabilities, saying enhancing accessibility to education, healthcare and employment for the differently-abled is "utmost necessary".

Jun 11, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

'Parl panel proposal catastrophic for narrative of disability'

Inclusion of diabetes Type-I, kidney failure and blood cancer in the list of disabilities, as suggested by a parliamentary panel, is tantamount to equating disability with ailments and will "dilute" its narrative to a "catastrophic" extent, said a former official.

May 24, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

New genes responsible for rare disorders identified

Sequencing DNA and comparing the clinical characteristics of over 1,000 children, researchers have identified 12 new genes responsible for rare developmental disorders such as intellectual disabilities and congenital heart defects, among others.

Dec 26, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

Quota for persons with disabilities; SC seeks DoPT's response

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on an NGO's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings for not complying with an earlier order of three per cent quota in jobs to persons with disabilities.

Dec 07, 2014, 09:29 AM IST

Will grant 3% quota to persons with disabilities: Bihar to SC

In some good news to persons with disabilities, the Bihar government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will provide three per cent quota to such applicants in the appointment of 3,364 assistant professors in universities in the state.

Nov 28, 2014, 22:06 PM IST
Samsung unveils 'eye-tracking mouse' for people with disabilities

Samsung unveils 'eye-tracking mouse' for people with disabilities

Samsung has recently unveiled an eye-tracking mouse, dubbed as EYECAN+, which allows people with disabilities to control their computers with a blink of an eye.

Nov 26, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

Annual reports to give details of employment of persons with disabilities

The annual reports of all central government ministries will need to give details of employment of persons with disabilities in their organisation or establishment, the government said.

Aug 20, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

Kids with disabilities shouldn`t be asked certificates for admission, exam: NCERT

No child with disability should be asked to produce certificates either for admission or examination, NCERT has suggested.

Apr 03, 2013, 22:28 PM IST

50% of Indians with disabilities are literate: Govt

Nearly 50% of the people with disabilities are literate in India and are attending educational institutions.

Aug 09, 2012, 15:28 PM IST

Now, virtual muscle machine to treat kids with disabilities

A retired dancer turned occupational therapist is pioneering a new "virtual" method to analyse movement patterns in children? and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders.

Apr 28, 2010, 13:30 PM IST

Now, virtual muscle machine to treat kids with disabilities

A retired dancer turned occupational therapist is pioneering a new "virtual" method to analyse movement patterns in children? and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders.

Apr 28, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Special tutors for special students: Hindustan Times

It was on the reel. Now see it in real. Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par was a poignant tale of a boy with learning disability helped by a special tutor to realise his potential.

Sep 17, 2009, 09:21 AM IST