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Gattipally Shivpal becomes India's first dwarf to obtain driving license

The 42-year-old man with a height of about three feet has beaten all odds and has become the first to complete his degree as a handicapped in his district Karimnagar. Shivpal finished his degree in 2004.
Shivpal presently works at a private firm here and says that he came to Hyderabad in 2000.(ANI/Twitter)
Shivpal presently works at a private firm here and says that he came to Hyderabad in 2000.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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People with disabilities lack accessible travel in Germany

  • Many people with disabilities face serious challenges traveling around Germany. Despite positive lip service on the part of the incoming government, it is not clear how it specifically plans to improve the situation.
Getting around Germany in a wheelchair can be challenging(picture-alliance/R.Schlesinger)
Getting around Germany in a wheelchair can be challenging(picture-alliance/R.Schlesinger)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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International Day of Disabled Persons: Know all about Cerebral Palsy 

  • Cerebral Palsy affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. It causes damage to the developing brain and leads to many abnormalities.
Cerebral means related to brain while palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.(Pexels)
Cerebral means related to brain while palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.(Pexels)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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International day of persons with disabilities: UN calls for inclusion

The day is celebrated every year on December 3 to mark the challenges, barriers and opportunities of those with disabilities and also as an occasion to direct the efforts of the global community towards a more inclusive society.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that over a billion people experience disability across the world and warned that the figure is only expected to rise.(Shutterstock | Representational Image)
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that over a billion people experience disability across the world and warned that the figure is only expected to rise.(Shutterstock | Representational Image)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 09:56 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Specially-abled Venezuelan dancer mesmerises netizens with her Salsa performance

A video of the Venezuelan dancer went viral on Instagram
Andreyna Hernandez dances with her partner(Instagram/andreynahf)
Andreyna Hernandez dances with her partner(Instagram/andreynahf)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 08:22 AM IST
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ByKhyati Sanger

People with disabilities suffer as Covid limits access to care

The pandemic, people with disabilities say, has brought to the fore the inadequacies of the healthcare system in responding to their needs.
The temporary Covid care centre set up at Shehnai Banquet Hall attached to Lok Nayak Hospital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The temporary Covid care centre set up at Shehnai Banquet Hall attached to Lok Nayak Hospital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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Fashion with a special focus

Her father’s condition inspired London-based designer Monika Dugar to create a line of adaptive clothing for the differently-abled
The ability to change someone’s life through her work gives her a profound sense of satisfaction, says designer Monika Dugar
The ability to change someone’s life through her work gives her a profound sense of satisfaction, says designer Monika Dugar
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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DU student to be first wheelchair-bound Indian to study at Oxford

Hoshiarpur-based Deveshwar can be spotted on a wheelchair on Delhi roads with shopping bags hanging on either sides. A high ranker in academics says people with disabilities can achieve anything!
Pratishtha Deveshwar, a final year LSR student is all set to fulfil her dreams to study at Oxford.
Pratishtha Deveshwar, a final year LSR student is all set to fulfil her dreams to study at Oxford.
Published on Jun 20, 2020 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

People with disabilities suffer hardships

Since the lockdown was announced, people with disabilities have been facing an array of problems, as their helpers and caregivers stopped attending to them.
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Updated on Apr 24, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

19-year-old Robaba Mohammadi was born with a permanent physical disability that means she cannot use her limbs, and now suffers from a degenerative condition called arthrosis.
Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has also launched a dedicated centre to help train other disabled artists.(insiderart/Instagram)
Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has also launched a dedicated centre to help train other disabled artists.(insiderart/Instagram)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence France-Presse

Road blocks, poles, trees stand in way of Gurugram becoming disabled-friendly

Private buildings in Gurugram score over government offices when it comes to infrastructure for the differently abled, show surveys.
A physically challenged man tries to cross a road, Sheetla Mata road, near bus stand, in Gurugram, Friday, 29 November 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A physically challenged man tries to cross a road, Sheetla Mata road, near bus stand, in Gurugram, Friday, 29 November 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma, Gurugram

Meet ‘Bionic Man’ who’s empowering people with disabilities

Despite being a double amputee himself, his breakthrough advances in bionic limbs provide greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities.
Today’s leading innovation-led companies are calling for a brand new vision to address the world’s many sustainability challenges with a truly holistic scientific and business approach(Unsplash)
Today’s leading innovation-led companies are calling for a brand new vision to address the world’s many sustainability challenges with a truly holistic scientific and business approach(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Boston

Paralympic chief hails Tokyo 2020 preparations but hotels ‘biggest concern’

Athletes and some support staff will be housed in the Olympic village where there will be enough wheelchair-friendly rooms.
The venue for a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020(AP)
The venue for a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 06:59 PM IST
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UPSC topper Ira Singhal says being bullied on social media

Ira had topped the 2014 civil services examinations, becoming the first candidate to top the general category despite being differently abled.
She had first sat for the examinations in 2010, securing the 815th rank. She was not given a posting due to her disability. But she refused to give up and stood first in 2014 and got a posting in Hyderabad. (HT photo)
She had first sat for the examinations in 2010, securing the 815th rank. She was not given a posting due to her disability. But she refused to give up and stood first in 2014 and got a posting in Hyderabad. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo-Asian News Service

Govt-run diagnostics lab to open in Sec 39, will have fixed rates

The lab, the first such government-run centre in the district, will come up at Sector 39 next to a dispensary operated by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), officials said.
A government diagnostic lab where services such as CT scan and blood tests will be available at subsidised rates, is expected to be functional in the district by the end of the month. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A government diagnostic lab where services such as CT scan and blood tests will be available at subsidised rates, is expected to be functional in the district by the end of the month. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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Delhi Govt to train more educators for differently abled students

The centre will come up under the department of disabilities, which is in the process of being formulated.
The government had, in November last year, set up a committee to look into all aspects of formation of a dedicated department to address problems faced by people with disabilities (PwD).(FilePhoto)
The government had, in November last year, set up a committee to look into all aspects of formation of a dedicated department to address problems faced by people with disabilities (PwD).(FilePhoto)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 05:06 AM IST
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Starbucks opens ‘silent cafe’ in China

American coffee chain Starbucks has opened a ‘silent cafe’ in the Chinese city of Guangzhou employing nearly half the staff as hearing-impaired individuals.
Starbucks is the single largest coffee chain in China.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Starbucks is the single largest coffee chain in China.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Beijing, China | ByPress Trust of India

Depts asked to check posts for the disabled

The policy pertaining to each such job has to be published in the department’s website, senior government officials said on Thursday.
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 05:11 AM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: They may be too young to vote, but not to help out the disabled, elderly

This was the first time the election commission has enlisted the help of school students of Delhi government schools as volunteers at polling stations.
The girls had to report at the booth at 5.30am. “We are so excited to be a part of the electoral process. It’s a proud day for us all,” Kulsum, 17, said.(HT Photo)
The girls had to report at the booth at 5.30am. “We are so excited to be a part of the electoral process. It’s a proud day for us all,” Kulsum, 17, said.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Students with physical disability to get extra time in IIT entrance exam

Compensatory Time — 20 minutes per hour — will be given to candidates with specified benchmark disability.
The IITs will this year offer 500 seats to the economically weaker sections(HT Photo/Representative Image)
The IITs will this year offer 500 seats to the economically weaker sections(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Published on May 02, 2019 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVanita Srivastava

Usage of the word ‘disability’ essential to support disability culture

In the study published in Rehabilitation Psychology, Pilarski and colleagues challenge a trend toward removal of the term disability in the hope of improving disability cultural competency.
The term ‘disability’ is an important part of disability culture.(Unsplash)
The term ‘disability’ is an important part of disability culture.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington

En route to the top, leave no one behind

Almost all bus stops in Delhi mocks disabled citizens as they proudly display International Symbol of Access. It’s a different matter that majority of them neither have kerb cuts nor pavement height less than 150 mm.
As per the World Report on Disability, one in seven globally experiences some form of disability. People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority. Yet, they are unseen and unheard.(Picture for representation)
As per the World Report on Disability, one in seven globally experiences some form of disability. People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority. Yet, they are unseen and unheard.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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World Disability Day: Their silent shrieks fall on deaf ears

Sitting amid a heap of old clothes and some neatly racked jackets at Nixon market in Lucknow’s busy Maqbool Ganj area, Mohammad Shariq, 32, tries to woo passersby through gestures urging them to buy clothes.
Mohammad Shariq, a deaf and mute cloth trader, interacts with a customer.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Shariq, a deaf and mute cloth trader, interacts with a customer.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

5 apps to up your dating game

Move over, Tinder: Here are some of the most unusual apps to find a mate
Here are five unusual apps that you can try
Here are five unusual apps that you can try
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 10:23 PM IST
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World Disability Day: An Indian gives the world its first matchmaking app for people with disability

Inclov (Inclusive Love), is the world’s first match making app for people with disabilities and health disorders such as depression, autism, thalassaemia and kidney failure.
Inclov’s meetups are totally inclusive, in the sense that there are ramps at the entry and exit points, washrooms are accessible at a certain height and there are sign language instructors for the help of the hearing impaired- so that everyone can participate.
Inclov’s meetups are totally inclusive, in the sense that there are ramps at the entry and exit points, washrooms are accessible at a certain height and there are sign language instructors for the help of the hearing impaired- so that everyone can participate.
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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