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Bengal: An Entrepreneur with a Difference

“I Can,” says Pandu Ranga Rao By S. Kenneth Shishir The problems faced by the disabled is gaining more and more importance all over the world. The government of India and also State governments have lent a helping hand to the differently abled by framing various policies like reservation in jobs, concession in traveling, special […]

Tech show provides platform to the disabled

New Delhi: Taha Haaziq is blind, but his disability never stopped him from following his dreams. He teaches Indian classical music and even provides lessons on popular internet-based video-calling software Skype. He also works with National Association for the Blind (NAB), Goan, as a computer trainer. “I am blind but that doesn’t stop me unless […]

World Disability Union: New Global Organization Dedicated to Barrier-free Life

Delegates gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on October 22 & 23 representing 6 continents & 65 countries in order to establish the World Disability Union (WDU) and a global Congress addressing Universal Design. The WDU a project; of bringing together real/ legal persons, NGOs, organizations, institutions and associations, government organizations that work in the field of […]

Australian Government appoints Disability Community Leaders

Suzanne Colbert – our very own GNED Global Ambassador from Australia! Six Australians will champion the cause of people with disability following their appointment by the Australian Government to promote the 2011 International Day of People with Disability and National Disability Awards.   The Minister for Community Services, Jenny Macklin, and the Parliamentary Secretary for […]

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