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Plan Special Needs will bring you the latest information at your doorstep through our newsroom. We give you inputs on various issues dedicated to your life and update you on new developments which affect your well-being.

 

Newz Hook, Daily Dose of News for Differently-Abled

Started by Shilpi Kapoor, Newz Hook is a venture that brings technology to the aid of the differently abled, facilitating them with a daily dose of news and encouragement. – Read More

Differently-Abled Art

Differently Designed, an initiative aims to showcase the artistry of differently-abled people through unconventional mediums, and empower them by getting them to design custom invitations, stationery, clothing and of course, popcorn packaging! Read More

Inclov, First Match Making App For Disabled

Inclov is a matchmaking application for people with disability to find a life partner. Founded by Commerce graduate Kalyani Khona, was quite disheartened with the options people with disability had when it came to finding love.- Read More

Achintya Majithia: Master of his own mind

A 19-year-old opens up about living his childhood with Asperger’s Syndrome and the extraordinary transformation he has experienced- Read More

Corporate Approach Towards Differently-Abled is Changing

Planet Abled, a fledgling travel company started in January by a feisty 31-year-old woman determined to show the world to her differently-abled parents, is making vacations, heritage trips and food tours across India accessible. – Read More

 Country’s first accessibility audit fails to find a single disabled-friendly building 

India’s first accessibility audit of buildings and public places has not found a single completely disabled-friendly building, exposing terrible plight of people with disability in the country. – Read More

India to provide unique ID card to persons with disabilities
India is in the process of implementing a project to provide a unique ID card to persons with disabilities aimed at creating a national data base that will enable the government to have real time information on their level of education, income and employment status – Read More

Government to spend more on equipment, aids for disabled persons
The government is considering increasing the budget from Rs 150 crore last year to Rs 200 crore for providing aids and equipment to disabled persons – Read More

3% Reservation Must In Government Jobs

The Supreme Court has directed the government to give three per cent reservation to persons with disability (PWD) in all services, irrespective of the mode of filling such posts –  Read More

Govt launches Accessible India Campaign for persons with disabilities

Under the campaign, the minister asked each state to choose at least 50-100 public buildings to be made accessible to PwDs – Read More

Disability factor | Another hurdle to cross

Disabled girls have many battles to fight, including the lack of proper infrastructure, to get an education- Read More

Disabled married daughter can’t avail CGHS: Health Ministry

A disabled but married daughter of a government employee cannot be entitled to subsidised medical facilities under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) unlike the son in the same situation, the union health ministry has ruled- Read More

India’s missing disabled population

The highest rates of disability are amongst those who are vision-impaired, and those who have problems to do with movement- Read More

Govt starts ‘On-line On-Site’ to aid persons with disabilities

The online registration system was launched to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry –

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2015 Special Olympics: India return home with 173 medals

At the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, the Indian team scripts a story of joy and triumph- Read More

Railway infrastructure to be disabled-friendly: Suresh Prabhu

Railways is planning to augment its infrastructure to cater to more people including differently-abled persons –

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Government set to bring private sector under the new disability legislation

Malls, shopping complexes, private banks and public transport will soon have to be made disabled-friendly by providing specially designed ramps and proper signages- Read More

Airlines asked to reserve two window seats for disabled

The civil aviation ministry has ordered airlines to reserve two window seats for disabled persons, but not the ones next to the emergency exits, in a move that will make air travel for such people easier and hassle free- Read More