Disability

Disability And Pavlov's Dogs

In many cultures, disability is seen as "evil" or as something to fear. It's not uncommon in mythology and popular culture to have villains with a limp or a hunched back or some form of disability. Ex...
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Differently-Abled Teachers Could Bridge The Education Gap For Students With Special Needs

Last month, I went to an NGO in north Delhi with a friend who worked there. Coincidentally, on that very day, the CBSE class 12 results came out. The mood there was very jubilant because more than five visually challenged students associated with the NGO got more than 90% marks while a few others got more than 80%. Though these performances would not be considered extraordinary in normal circumstances, these were not ordinary students.
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The Place Of Disability In International Relations

International relations as a discipline has evolved quite a bit since its inception centuries ago, incorporating over the years various strands of political philosophy and thinking such as realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and even feminism. Issues related to ethnicity, class, race, gender and now even sexuality are being talked about by scholars across regions. Strangely, however, people with disabilities are absent from this discourse.
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Training People With Disabilities For Corporate Jobs: How We're Making It Happen

For most disabled people, corporate or professional jobs and careers don't even seem like a real possibility. The reasons are many, and relate to biases as much as they relate to organisational and logistical issues that are needed to create disability-friendly working environments. On the other hand, many disabled people have a hard time imagining that they can have a long and rewarding career. For them, their careers either came to an end, or they never really started.
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4 Reasons Why The Government Needs To Pay Attention To Haemophilia

Currently, India does not have a national policy on preventing and controlling genetic disorders like haemophilia, a chronic condition because of which even a relatively minor injury can result in death because blood fails to clot. It is estimated that 1 in 10,000 Indians suffers from it, indicating a relatively large burden of patients. Moreover, there are several social and economic costs associated with the disorder.
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Ira Singhal And The Disabilities Of The Government, Society

The disabled have been marginalised since time immemorial. This is the most dangerous form of oppression as a whole category of people are removed from useful social and economic participation. They are seen as dependents which deprives them of their right to autonomy and freedom to make choices. However, more than them it is the Indian government as well as society who "suffer" from the disability of thought, sensitivity, sensibility and vision.
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Why People With Disabilities Need Opportunities, Not Charity

Vindhya began operating in 2006. We started by employing three physically challenged people. Today, we have over a 1000 employees and projected revenue of $4.2 million for 2015-2016. Vindhya is unique because it is a "for profit" organisation and has purposefully moved away from the NGO route. Our idea was to bring business and philanthropy together, envisioning an entirely new model of job creation for differently-abled people, one that is self-sustainable.