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India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability.


But low literacy, few jobs and widespread social stigma are making disabled people among the most excluded in India. Children with disabilities are less likely to be in school, disabled adults are more likely to be unemployed, and families with a disabled member are often worse off than average. With better education and more access to jobs, people with disabilities can become an integral part of society, as well as help generate higher economic growth that will benefit the country as a whole.

In the years to come, the number of disabled people in India is expected to rise sharply as age related disabilities grow and traffic accidents increase. This is borne out by the fact that internationally, the highest reported disability rates are in OECD countries.

India has a growing disability rights movement and one of the more progressive policy frameworks in the developing world. But, a lot more needs to be done in implementation and “getting the basics right”. Newer thinking and better coordination of programs is called for. Preventive health programs need to be deepened and all children screened at a young age. More....



    • The Internet Portal for People with Special Needs & Disabilities
    • Disabled World
      Informational community featuring news, articles, classifieds, and public forum plus the ability to submit relevant articles.
    • MossRehab ResourceNet
      Offers information on travel, amputation, aphasia, sexuality and more.
    • Disability Net
      General disability information service run by disabled people.
    • Disability Social History Project
      History of disabled people, their contributions and struggle for civil rights. Includes media images and the social/political events that have affected and been affected by people with disabilities.
    • WheelchairNet
      Information resource for wheelchair users, clinicians, manufacturers, researchers, and more.
    • Seeing What You Don't See?
      Explains the phenomenon of blindsight and offers a simulation of the experience.
    • Disabled and Proud
      Provides information, articles, and personal stories related to the role of pride in social movements, cultural expressions of disability pride, and information about the Disability Pride Parade.
    • eBility
      Online community for people with disabilities that features news, chat, and resources.
    • Social Role Valorization
      Resource about Social Role Valorization (SRV). Includes training events, published journals, and a discussion board.
    • Uppity DisAbility Internet Resources
      Socially progressive site for like minded disAbled people.
    • Chronology of the Disability Rights Movement, A
      Timeline from 1817 to 1996.
    • Able Ezine
      Forum for discussion on the issues which affect people with disabilities.
    • Disability Doc
      Informational site for social security disability applicants, attorneys, claimant representatives, and disability advocacy groups. Offers articles, fact file, links, as well as downloads like social security directories, benefits rates guides, health lisitngs, and more.
    • disthis: the cripculture experience
      E-zine for the disability community.
    • Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, The
      Collection of primary sources exploring the social and political history of the disability movement from the 1960s to the present.
    • Disability Gopher

  1. Disability India Network

    Browse information on voluntary organizations dedicated to disabled. Includes news, employment, policies, discussion board and related resources.
  2. Disability India Information Resources

    Disability India Information Resources (DIIR) ... is providing information on Disability and a wide range of Disability News India (DNI). ...
  3. India - Disability

    India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability. But low literacy, few jobs and widespread social stigma are making disabled people among the most ...
  4. Disability News India

    Disability News India (DNI), is a disability News service dedicated to providing a quality up-to-date information to the Indian Disability. ...
  5. Country Profile on Disability INDIA

    Country Profile on. Disability. INDIA. March 2002. Japan International Cooperation Agency. Planning and Evaluation Department ...
  6. India Together: Disability - news articles, reports, rights ...

    India has ratified the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but done very little to protect the rights of the disabled in accordance ...
  7. Article of the Week

    The present paper aims analyzing various dimensions of disability in India. The author to understand various dimension of disability in India analyzes ...
  8. Disability in India: family responsibility or social issue? Signs ...

    Disability in India: Family responsibility or social issue? ... or be it a member with disability, they are all nobody's concern but that of the family. ...
  9. Disability India Journal

    The Disability India Journal has been envisaged as a platform to raise issues that are critically important to the afflicted; to document relevant data; ...

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