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.

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".

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

50% of Indians with disabilities are literate: Govt

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

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.

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.

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.