Friday, March 1, 2024

Topic: Disability

In a first, lawyer with hearing impairment argues Supreme Court case in sign language

The Supreme Court for the first time heard a case argued by a lawyer with hearing impairment via an interpreter using sign language.

JNU: Muslim student with disability alleges wardens called ABVP members to attack him during hostel eviction

Farooque Alam, a PhD scholar with a disability at Jawaharlal Nehru University, was subjected to physical assault by both hostel wardens and members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) in Kaveri Hostel on campus on 6 September, Wednesday.

Innovation key to a fairer world for persons with disabilities: UN Chief

Marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Saturday, António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, called for transformative, innovative solutions, in a world confronted by crises which disproportionally affect persons with disabilities.

Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization on Friday.

World Braille Day: Pandemic shows importance of information access for all

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical it is to ensure essential information is accessible to everyone, including people living with disabilities.  On World Braille Day, observed on 4 January, UN agencies have been highlighting how they are promoting a disability-inclusive response to the crisis. 

COVID-19 laid bare barriers faced by 1 billion people with disabilities: UN chief

Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Friday that those with a disability were among the hardest hit by the pandemic.