Government survey shows 2.2% Indians have disability

News: The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted a Survey of Persons with Disabilities during July 2018 to December 2018 as a part of 76th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). Facts: Key takeaways from the Survey: Prevalence and Incidence of Disability: o   The prevalence of disability (percentage of… Continue reading Government survey shows 2.2% Indians have disability

27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO

According to a report by UNESCO and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), only 61% children with disabilities between ages 5 and 19 attend any educational institution. The report is based on 2011 Census data. Report states that 12% of disabled children had dropped out. 27% of the disabled children had never attended any… Continue reading 27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO

NIMHANS battery can assess disabilities: govt.

The Central Government has told the Delhi High Court that learning disabilities can be diagnosed by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) battery.It is a tool which ascertains the degree of the disability. This submission was made while hearing a plea by a petitioner who claimed that there is no method… Continue reading NIMHANS battery can assess disabilities: govt.

Jaipur Foot signs pact for bionic arms and mobility solutions

Jaipur Foot has signed an agreement with India Business Forum, Korea, for promoting research and development and transfer of technology on prosthetic limbs, bionic arms, 3-D printing-based flat foot solution and mobility solutions, between India and South Korea. The agreement comes in the backdrop of high-level bilateral summit meetings between the governments of India and… Continue reading Jaipur Foot signs pact for bionic arms and mobility solutions

PM seeks to know more about IIT project on dyslexia children

Prime Minister Modi’s remarks on dyslexia at a recent event in IIT Roorkie has created a controversy. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. It can also create difficulty with other skills such as comprehension, math, language, etc. However, intelligence is not affected by dyslexia. Specific Learning Disabilities… Continue reading PM seeks to know more about IIT project on dyslexia children