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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.
Accessibility Statement

Web portal Punarbhava is accessible to all users irrespective of technology or ability. It has been built, with an aim, to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its visitors. We have put in our best efforts to ensure that all information on this website is accessible to people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers and screen magnifiers. This website meets worldwide consortium i.e. w3c Guidelines.


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Assistive Devices Swavalamban (Directory of Aids and Assistive Devices)
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