Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Accessibility

What’s missing in govt’s plan to secure ‘accessibility’ for persons with disabilities

The Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities lays down specific commitments, but fails to account for three crucial factors.

AICTE wants to create model ‘disability-friendly’ institutes, orders accessibility audit

The initiative aims to establish at least one ‘disability-friendly’ technical institute in each state. Some institutes have already been identified for ‘accessibility audit’.

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


Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.