Get-hooked December 20, 2020
Goa to get disabled-friendly buses, fight for RCI’s autonomy & other trending disability stories on Newz Hook – 14 to 18 December
2020 draws to a close amidst plenty of happenings in the disability space in India. Here’s a look at the stories that trended on Newz Hook this week.
Yet another reason to visit Goa. The state government has issued a circular making it mandatory for all public buses to be accessible for disabled people and the elderly. Will India’s smallest state show the way to the rest of India?
With classes shifting online after the pandemic, the concerns over the impact on the mental health of children is growing. A group of parents and experts shared their worries in this special feature.
The British Council in India has come under fire for not being responsive to the plea of Chandrayee Choudhary. A visually impaired person, she is unable to convince the British Council to waive the reading module which is a part of their IELTS exams.
Experts from various disability rights groups across India wrote to the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot, demanding that the move to amend the Rehabilitation Council of India Act be reconsidered.
And finally great news for people with learning disabilities with the Government of India amending the 2018 guidelines notified for the purpose of assessing specific learning disabilities. Now psychiatrists will once again be allowed to diagnose such disabilities along with paediatricians.
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