Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Accessibility

Health data cannot be fragmented and inaccessible. Modi govt needs a policy revamp

The discussion around the exchange of personal and sensitive health info has largely focused on aspects of security and privacy of the data.

Sign language is a language too. But not when Indian leaders appear on TV

The mandate for the government to act in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disability Act is not a matter of discretion, it's a basic human right.

How a letter for better online classes for disabled students got lost between two ministries

With no help from govt, the Javed Abidi Foundation wrote to 284 universities and colleges, briefing them on issues faced by students with disabilities.

How can Deaf Indians call up Covid-19 helplines? Modi govt must take these steps immediately

Indian Sign Language must be made India’s 23rd official language. Until then, Deaf people will have to rely on mediocre interpreters and inaccessible healthcare against coronavirus.

2019 is EC’s Year of Accessible Elections but what we want is a disabled MP in Parliament

We urge the President of India to nominate people with disabilities to the Rajya Sabha to bring about tangible change in our lives.

On Camera


File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.