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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.

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.


Online Games for Children with Disabilities PDF Print E-mail

Animal Games Sample PicWeb portal Punarbhava, an initiative of Media lab Asia and Rehabilitation Council of India aims to identify the potential of the new generation children with disabilities by introducing a new section “Online Games for Children with Disabilities ” The games will be supported by the accessibility features of the web portal like font size increase, color change that supports children with disabilities. The web portal games will represent an innovation in the way players interact with games where Children can select the various category of games as per their choice and level. The objective is to provide a friendly interface to the Children with disabilities to not only play the game but learn new skills too. The games will also be downloadable for playing in offline mode. The games will have an inbuilt feedback system to provide proper reinforcement.


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