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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The end of October saw Chennai play host to a special event. The 5th Blind Football Nationals was held in the city. In the men’s tournament, a total of 120 players represented 11 state teams, with four teams making it to the playoff games.
COVID wasn’t easy for any of us. We all have encountered something that we are not going to forget any time soon
Come 3rd December and suddenly the community of persons with disabilities become the cynosure of all eyes.
It was in the year 1989 that Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American professor, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and philosopher, published numerous articles that would go on to redefine conversations around the world.