Persons with Disabilities Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Guidelines for Universal Accessibility in India 2021

In December 2021, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) released the “Harmonised Guidelines and Standards for Universal Accessibility in India 2021”. Key Facts The new guidelines have covered several aspects of built environment, ranging from design plan to the implementation. These are a revised version of “Harmonised Guidelines & Space Standards for Barrier-Free Built Environment ..

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What is UDID Project?

The UDID project is under implementation since 2016. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities recently made it mandatory for all states and Union Territories to issue a certificate of disability only using UDID portal. This is to come into force from June 1, 2021. UDID is Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities Project. ..

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Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation to launch ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign

Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation partnered to launch the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign. The campaign aims at empowering people with disabilities with the technology required for better access to equal opportunities. The campaign invites applications from students, citizens and social organisations to build customised solutions that address challenges faced by people with disabilities. The ..

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Facts Box: Accessible India Campaign

Recently GoI extended the deadline for Accessible India Campaign to March 2020. The main objective of the campaign is to make public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities. About the campaign The campaign is also called Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme was launched by Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The initiative is in ..

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