Accessibility Current Affairs, GK & News
The IIT Madras has launched the newly designed ‘Arise-A Standing Wheelchair’ standing wheelchair for disabled at IIT Madras Research Park. The standing wheelchair is designed by TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research & Device Development (R2D2). The purpose of this wheelchair is that it will help a person in a wheelchair to stand without any help.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced the implementation of accessibility standards for television programmes for persons with hearing impairment. How Accessibility Standards would be Implemented? The Accessibility Standards would be implemented through the provision of captioning and Indian Sign Language. All news channels are required to carry a news bulletin with sign language ..
Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu launched the Enajori initiative in Guwahati. It is a special initiative for persons with disabilities with an aim that ‘No Voter to be Left behind’. It is a joint initiative of CEO Assam and Social Welfare Department (SWD) with an objective to make 2019 Lok Sabha Elections accessible to ..
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The annual observance ..
Topics: Accessibility • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities • Disability • International Day of Families • Law by country • Politics by country • Sustainable Development Goals • United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiative: Towards an Inclusive India” for intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ of National Trust is specifically catering to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; with an objective to include these people ..
Topics: Accessibility • Critical pedagogy • Developmental disability • Disability • Education • Education reform • European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education • Inclusion • Philosophy of education • Special education