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Nine District Disability rehabilitation centres upgraded across India

The upgraded district disability rehabilitation centres (DDRC) have speech, visual therapy and psychologists. Key facts The upgraded model DDRCs are situated in Badaun, Pilibhit, Bareilly, Balaghat, Golaghat, Ahmedabad, Amravati, Kullu and Rampur. They were virtually inaugurated by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. In these model DDRCs, services like hearing aids testing lab, speech ..

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Draft National Policy on Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has invited public feedback on the New Draft National Policy on Disability (PwD), that proposes interventions in disability prevention, healthcare, education, accessibility and social security. Provisions of the Draft Policy According to the draft, current national programme on prevention of disabilities by Health Ministry focuses on “traditional causes”. But ..

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World Braille Day: January 4

Every year, the World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4 by United Nations and several other international organizations. The day is celebrated to create awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the realization of human rights for the blind. Why is World Braille Day celebrated on January 4? It ..

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