Kalam concerned about disabled, developed lightweight prosthetics

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was concerned about people with disability and along with his team developed lightweight prosthetics from space-age material to enable disabled children to walk easily.

UPSC topper likely to be face of govt's schemes for disabled

Ira Singhal, who topped this year's civil services examination, could be the brand ambassador for the programmes of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

10 years age relaxation for the disabled in central govt jobs

A relaxation of ten years in age will be allowed for the visually-challenged, hearing-impaired, and persons suffering from locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all posts under the central government.

HC notice on PIL on quota for disabled in civil services exam

The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre and UPSC on a plea by an organisation for disabled persons seeking quashing of the civil services exam notification alleging non-implementation of statutory three per cent quota for handicapped persons.

Bills on transgenders, disabled in monsoon session: Gehlot

The government is working on an umbrella policy for transgenders and a bill on their rights would be introduced in parliament in the coming monsoon session, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Thursday.

6-year-old boy asked to remove hearing aid to look good in pic

 A six-year-old boy in the UK was left "embarrassed and upset" when his school made him take off his hearing aid so that he looks "smart" for his official school photo.

Govt launches action plan for skill training of disabled

Government has launched a national action plan for skill training of persons with disabilities to improve vocational training and employment opportunities for differently-abled people.

Watch: A girl who made her disability her strength!

Watch: A girl named Vandana from Jharkhand, who made her disability her strength!

Soon, 'smart trousers' that can aid mobility of elderly, disabled people

 Researchers are planning to develop "smart trousers" that can help elderly and disabled individuals in moving comfortably.

'No definite time envisaged for passing of Disabilities Bill'

The Government on Thursday said that no definite time frame can be envisaged for passing the Right to Persons with Disabilities Bill at this stage.

Improve delivery of schemes for disabled: President

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday called for reinforcing efforts to put better delivery mechanisms in place for entitlements to persons with disabilities, besides refining policy framework.

Rs 2,000 cr for disabled in next four years: AP CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said Rs 2,000 crore will be allocated for the welfare of disabled persons in the state in the coming four years.

Must ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities: PM

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday saluted people with disabilities and gave a call for working together to create a world where such people can scale new heights of success without any obstacles.

Thirty years on, Bhopal film highlights tragedy of world's worst industrial disaster

Thirty years on from the Bhopal disaster, an international film opens on Friday dramatising the story of how an American pesticide factory in India accidentally released cyanide gas into the atmosphere, killing thousands of people and leaving many more sick or disabled.

Indian Museum plans to increase access to disabled

 Taking a leaf out of top international museums` books, the Indian Museum here is planning to introduce the concept of visitors` study group and innovative measures for the disabled to increase public engagement, an official said Wednesday.

Draft report on ID card for Persons with Disabilities complete

Inching closer to the ambitious project of issuing Unique Disability Identification Card for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Disability Affairs has released the draft Detailed Project Report for this purpose.

3% quota must for disabled in all govt jobs including IAS: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.

Camp to provide aid to J&K residents with disabilities

A special camp to provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged people from Jammu and Kashmir will be organised here on Thursday.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation distribute motor-vehicles to disabled

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Saturday handed over the keys of especially designed motorised vehicles to 52 physically challenged people here under the `Access to Opportunities` programme of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

Naidu advocates for implementation of 3 percent job quota for disabled

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has taken up with his two ministerial colleagues the issue of implementation of three per cent reservation in government jobs for persons with disabilities.