There are so any terminologies for referring people with disabilities. Many disability professionals in the meetings/seminars/workplaces may have been rebuked by a colleague/participant for using the term ‘disability’. They would have got a lecture why the term disability should not be used and instead terms like specially abled, differently abled and specially enabled etc. shouldRead more about What are the right terminologies for referring to people with disabilities?[…]
In our experience working with many organisations, people with disabilities are asked not to participate in mock emergency drills or they are asked to evacuate the building using the lift before the start of the mock drill. There are many other reasons why people with disabilities get kept out during the drills – inaccessible warningRead more about Making emergency preparedness inclusive for people with disabilities[…]
It’s been 2 years since The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act was passed by both houses of the Parliament on 16th December 2016. Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) in collaboration with National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (NCRPD), withRead more about An assessment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016[…]
Interview with Renuka Malaker, National Secretary (Hon), Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, by DEOC What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which theRead more about What you need to know about Multiple Sclerosis[…]
Dr. Nicole D’souza, a Neurophysiotherapist, in her interview with DEOC explained the Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the support that is available and accommodations that employers can provide to ensure a non-discriminating and an inclusive workplace. 1. Parkinson’s Disease is included as a disability in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016. Can you pleaseRead more about A comprehensive list of FAQs on Parkinson’s disease[…]
In an interview to Rama Krishnamachari, DEOC, Dr. J.S Arora, National Thalassemia Welfare Society (NTWS), has explained the blood disorders included in The Rights of Persons with Disabilties Act (RPWD), 2016 and how employers and educational institutions can accommodate people with blood disorders. Dr. J.S. Arora has been a strong advocate for the rightsRead more about Blood disorders included in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 Explained[…]
DEOC is planning to bring a series of articles on different impairment categories with the aim to share with readers not just about the impairment but break any myths that one may have and the barriers that exist in the society which prevent their equal participation. Many people think that Leprosy is eradicated in theRead more about The Leprosy myth busting – all you need to know about Leprosy and the rights of people affected by Leprosy[…]
One of the ways that organizations sensitize people about disability is through simulation exercises – i.e. make people sit on a wheelchair, blindfold them, give ear plugs, tie their hands up etc. in order for them to experience disability. Some feel this helps understand barriers faced by people with disabilities, while others are quite againstRead more about Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints[…]
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1 in 7 persons experience disability in one form or another.