The advent of the digital space and technology has transformed the way I live. Activities I grew up depending on others for help today have become pretty simple for me on my various devices. Technology has widened the scope of possibilities. It has opened up opportunities. It has also made me independent and, on several counts, a resource for friends and family. The laptop, smartphone and screen reading software have given life a new meaning and direction.
Technology: Living Blind Made Easy
In Conversation with Ashaita Mahajan of Yash Charitable Trust & Cafe Arpan
Listen to Ashaita Mahajan, Trustee at Yash Charitable Trust, speak to us about Cafe Arpan, a cafe in Mumbai staffed and managed by people with intellectual and developmental #disabilities. Why did they start a cafe? How has it grown? All this and more awaits!
In Conversation with Dr. Sruti Mohapatra
Dr. Sruti Mahopatra (SM) is the Founder of Swabhimaan and a pillar of the Indian disability movement. At Success & ABILITY, we had the privilege to listen to her tell her story. Now you can hear it too! Head over to our latest interview now.
Multi-layered & complex: Ayush Menon in Jalsa
Much has been written about Vidya Balan’s newest release, Jalsa. The movie has attempted to complicate ideas of motherhood, morality, domestic power dynamics and so much more. But...
Nano- Reimagining Inclusive Education for Persons with Disabilities
Imagine that, in 2050, 50% of the global population is living with a disability.Imagine that People with Disabilities are no longer a minority. Imagine a world where, right from childhood, everybody is treated as equal and no one is special. Now let us reimagine our educational environment.
In Conversation with Karan Shah
Karan Shah is the founder of Pawsitivve Future and an animal behaviourist who trains dogs to be assistants and therapy dogs. In this interview for Success & ABILITY, listen to Karan as he talks about his journey as a person with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), as a dog trainer and the miracles that dogs have brought in his life and in the lives of those around him.
Dialogues in Disability
Studies show that one-fourth of CwDs aged between 9 and 15 do not attend any educational institution. This shows the need to create equal opportunities for PwDs in general and CwDs in specific. Swabhiman’s ‘Dialogues in Disability’ is a step in that direction.
In Conversation with Beno Zephine
In this brief interview, Ms. Beno Zephine, Under Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and India’s first 100% visually impaired IFS officer, speaks to Success & ABILITY about the role of education in her journey and the need for more accessible learning material for people with disabilities.
Rising like a Phoenix
Sitting in her wheelchair, fighting for the rights and dignity of disabled persons, 58-year-old Dr. Sruti Mohapatra has emerged as the perfect role model for all of India’s persons with disabilities.
A Road to Accessible Roads
Back in 2016, the Madras High Court had ruled in favour of having accessible buses plying on every route. In the five years since, this is yet to become reality.