Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicPersons with disability

Topic: Persons with disability

Europe names world’s first ‘parastronaut’ to work in space

European Space Agency picked former British Paralympic sprinter, John McFall, to be part of a study to assess conditions needed for people with disabilities to be part of future missions.

How many people with disabilities have a driving licence in Tamil Nadu?: A story in 79 RTIs

RTOs to medical boards — there are many stigmas people with disability face while getting a driving licence.

‘Sorry, sir. Your child with cerebral palsy can’t study in our school’ is a staple in Jaipur

In 'Unbeatable', Shikhi Sharma documents the stories of parents with children afflicted with cerebral palsy and dyslexia.

Indian federations lack awareness on Paralympics classification of athletes. It shows in Tokyo

Indian para-athletes’ performance at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 must lead to entry of qualified classifiers so that more para-athletes can compete in future games.

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.

42.5% Indians with disabilities faced problems accessing healthcare in lockdown, finds study

The study by Indian Institute of Public Health said 81% disabled persons experienced high levels of stress due to factors such as isolation, abandonment and violence.

Survey says 64% Indians with disabilities facing financial difficulties during pandemic

Study also says almost 75% of people with disabilities are living with emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Why 75% of India’s disabled kids never attend a school in their lifetime

Laws on education in India have neglected equal preparedness of three key stakeholders when it comes to inclusive learning for children with disabilities.

Here’s how India can help the disabled during 21-day coronavirus lockdown

In the absence of accessible public facilities and assistive technologies, India's disabled need human assistance. But social distancing makes it difficult.

Modi govt’s draft education policy a disappointment for disabled kids, burdens parents

The draft NEP doesn’t even mention students with intellectual disabilities, let alone create a framework for their education.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.