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Disabled 9-year-old boy writes & eats using his feet

9-year-old handicapped boy named Sandeep since birth is armless. Despite being handicapped, he studies and writes using his feet and is the brightest student of all his classmates.

National University for Rehabilitation to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

 The central government will invest Rs.1,700 crore to transform the NISH here into the National University for Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability Studies for the benefit of the disabled, union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Saturday.

Key buildings, stations, websites to be made disabled friendly

With around 2.68 crore persons living with disability in India, government today said it has set a target to convert 4,800 key buildings, all international airports, 75 railway stations, 25 per cent of public transport buses and 3000 public-centric websites into disabled friendly services by July next year.

Govt. starts 'On-line On-Site' to aid persons with disabilities

An online beneficiaries registration system, 'On-line On-Site', was launched today to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids to persons with disabilities.

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.