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National Web Portal on Disabilities PDF Print E-mail

Punarbhava as suggested by the name which means 'renewed being' symbolizes an attempt to provide a gateway to information for persons with disability and all concerned with this sector. This portal is an attempt to create a distinct niche in cyber space to find information, discuss issues, network, find employment, look for appliances and assistive devices, seek redressal of grievances, undergo training,  research and study, and so much more. Indeed, the sky is no longer the limit, and the route that the portal will take will be determined by the way in which interested users engage with it.

It is a recognized that information holds the key to knowledge, which in turn enables and empowers people and this initiative of Media Lab Asia in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India, is envisioned as a medium for persons with disabilities and all related stakeholders to be empowered and to participate fully in the national mainstream.

The user-friendly navigation with large text options ensures that the portal is accessible and responsive to the needs of people in the sector, as a one-stop site for comprehensive and interactive information on disability. The potential users of this portal include

  • Persons with disabilities
  • NGOs
  • Policy makers
  • Caregivers
  • Service providers and people working in the disability sector
  • The public at large and interested persons wanting to know about disability and related issues.
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Resources

To enrich your knowledge on disability you can explore these resources where you will find ample information on disability in the form of documentaries, promotional movie clips, publications, institutions publishing books on disability. It will also help individuals understand the causes and enable them to manage their unique situations better. Just click on the sections given below:

Documentary/Films Publications Institutions
Documentary/Films Publications Institutions
To view documentaries and films on disability sector click here. For an in-depth information on publications that deal with disability click here. For a list of special schools and Institutions just click here.

 

 
Assistive Devices
 Image of Assistive DevicesAn assistive device is a hardware and/or software that makes a particular function easier or possible to perform for the persons with disabilities. This section provides information on the assistive devices/aids and appliances required by persons with disabilities including mental retardation, loco motor disability, hearing impairment, speech impairment, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities and so on. The information provided here is being constantly updated primarily in the form of adding new assistive devices, updating rates and expanding availability of the devices. Therefore, please make frequent checks for latest information on assistive devices under each category of disability.

 

 

Quick Links and Latest Updates

Disability Register Census 2011 Disability Data| Presentation on Data Disability 2011| Disabled population by type of Disability, Age and Sex
Schemes and Initiatives Central Ministries | States | Scheme of Sports for PwDs | ADIP Scheme (updated)New
Recruitment Drives NTPC Ltd., New DelhiNew | Station Workshop EME, Ramgarh Cantt (Jharkhand)New
International Instruments UN | UNESCO | WHO | UNICEF | CEDAW | ILO | G3ict
Acts Goa Children's Act 2003| Mental Healthcare Bill 2011| The Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act 2009
Publications RCI | CCPD | NT | WHO | World Bank | ILO | European Union | UNESCO | UN | History of Disability and UN | Address for the book release of "Why Me? An Inward Odyssey" by Mr. Krishna Narayanan by Hon’ble Mr. Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla | UNESCO Global Report: Opening New Avenues for Empowerment: ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities, February 2013 | ILO Publications: Disability in the Workplace: Employer's Organizations and Business Networks| United Nations: Thematic Study on the Work and Employment of PWDs| United Nations: Best Practices for Including PWDs in all Aspects of Development Efforts| UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2013 Children with Disabilities| MHRD: SSA Framework for Implementation | WHO:International Perspective on Spinal Cord Injury
UGC Schemes Equal Opportunity Cell: Guidelines | Facilities for Differently-abled Persons | Schemes for Persons with Disabilities | Ministry of Rural Development Schemes The Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 | Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana | Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme
For Hearing Impaired Test your Hearing | Jobs | Navshikhar Sign Language | Braille Learning
Circulars/Notices RTE Act | Streamlining the procedure for grant-in-aid to NGOs under various schemes/programs of MSJE
Punarbhava Acknowledgements UNESCO Global Report | Planning Commission, GoI's Working Group Report on Science and Technology for Vulnerable Sections of Society | Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009-10
Misc. Punarjjani - An Integrated Assessment Tool for MR Children | Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism | ISAA - Reports and Manuals | Accessibility in Windows 7 | State wise list of organizations working in the field of visual impairment | Sakshat - NCERT eContent | Handbook on Talking ATM (brf format) | Handbook on Talking ATM (DAISY format) | NIMH Directories | UNICEF website for children with disabilities | Authorized Hospitals for Disability Certificate in Delhi | The National Trust - Web Based Intervention Resource Center | Triniyani Disability Awareness Films | Result Framework Documents - 2013-14 - Dept. of Disability Affairs | NHFDC Application Formats | NHFDC Achievements | Score Foundation's Nazar ya Nazariya Show on DD National - Episode 13 | Draft World Health Organization Action Plan 2014-21 - Better Health for Persons with DisabilitiesNew| The National Trust Success StoriesNew


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