India’s Stairway to Heaven: A Hilarious (and Slightly Exaggerated) Look at Accessibility Hurdles

Imagine navigating the vibrant tapestry of India, from bustling government offices to ancient temples, from modern schools to charming heritage sites. Sounds enchanting, doesn’t it? But for many people with disabilities, this enchanting landscape can morph into a Bollywood tragedy filled with impassable steps, narrow doorways, and missing handrails.   The Gatekeepers of Exclusion: It’s …

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Depiction of Disability in the new Netflix Web Series – Mismatched

The Indian film industry and media houses have long-misrepresented disability; several of the films in fact being derogatory to persons with disabilities. From Shahrukh’s Zero to Hritik’s Kaabil, there are endless examples of demeaning portrayal of disabilities and associated challenges. There is however a slight departure from this norm, with Netflix’s new web series “Mismatched”, …

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“Divyang” or “Persons With Disabilities” Divyang or not Divyang this is the question

In Mann Ki Baat radio program, on 27 December 2015, the Indian Prime Minister said that instead of viklang, a new word divyang should be used to refer to persons with disabilities. Learn the meaning, connotation and problems with this word……. This new connotation of the word is totally unacceptable. What are the right terminologies …

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Suggestion for correction of Draft National Education Policy 2019

Draft NEP 2019 P 6.8.3 Physical access to schools for children with special needs will be enabled through prioritising barrier-free structures, ramps, handrails, disabled friendly toilets, and suitable transportation for CWSN to comfortably attend schools. While in the long-term, the goal will be for all schools to have such facilities, in the interim schools and …

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