Accessibility May 25, 2018
Sign language videos explaining RPWD Act 2016 available!
The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has created a series of sign language videos to explain the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.
The videos have been made available through a collaboration between the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the ANZ. They aim to provide useful information about the RPWD Act 2016 to people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The first chapter gives an introduction to the Act and why it matters to people with disabilities.
It also gives detailed information about the terms used in the Act and what those terms mean.
Click here to watch – https://youtu.be/vYpL0HLCXoM
This explains the rights of disabled people and the entitlements or benefits allocated to people with disabilities.
Video link: https://youtu.be/U6e34I7Mfdc
The third chapter gives details of educational benefits and facilities offered to disabled people. This includes provisions for reservation in admissions, inclusive education, scholarships and others.
Video link: https://youtu.be/1Fic2Y6QxqQ
The fourth chapter explains employment-related provisions like job reservations, skill development, among others.
Video link: https://youtu.be/3X8_Zn0SATY
The fifth chapter covers the provisions regarding social security, health, rehabilitation and recreation of disabled people in India. The chapter also explains health benefits and facilities for various types of disabilities.
Video link: https://youtu.be/1d-bSYxtq2o
This chapter gives detailed information about the special provisions for persons with benchmark disabilities. Under the Act, number of disabilities has been increased from 7 to 21. The inclusion of more types of disabilities ensures that more disabled people can now avail the benefits of the Act and various government schemes.
Video link: https://youtu.be/zwbeW2k1Cjo
The chapter focuses on the special provisions for persons with high support needs.
Such people can apply for the support from concerned authorities and the video gives detailed information about the provisions.
Video link: https://youtu.be/m_x3k__HNBY
The last chapter is about the duties and responsibilities of appropriate governments. It explains the responsibility of the centre and state governments when it comes to implementing the Act and making it accessible for India’s disabled population.The governments and authorities at various levels have to ensure that disabled people get the benefits under the RPWD Act.
Video link: https://youtu.be/CveaXuepKOk
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