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HAL Special recruitment drive for Persons with disabilitiesApplications are invited from eligible Persons with Disabilities ( in Orthographically , Visually Impairments, Hearing Impairments ) in the prescribed proforma for the following posts in Executive and Non-Executive cadre, at various divisions / Offices of the company located at HAL Bangalore ( Karnataka); Hyderabad (Telangana); Koraput (Odisha); Lucknow ( Uttar Pradesh); and Nasik (Maharashtra).


1. Post : Engineer (grade II)

Post Code : ET2017
Scale of Pay : Rs. 16400-40500
No of Post : 02(1-oH & 1-VH[LV])
Age Limit : UR-45yrs; SC/ST-50yrs; OBC-NCL- 48yrs
Qualification : Full time Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Technolgoy ( 4years after 10, +2 ) or its equivalent

2. Post : Non Executive Cadre – Technician Trainee

Post Code : NT52017
No of Post : 1 – HH
Scale of Pay : Rs. 10750-27670
Age Limit : UR: 38yrs; SC/ST – 43 years; OBC-NCL-41 yrs
Qualification : Regular / Full Time NAC/ NCTVT after 10th standard i the Trades of Turner / Grinder / Machinist / Fitter / Painter

3. Post : Non Executive Cadre – Technician Trainee

Post Code : NT42017
No of Post : 3; 1-VH[LV]; 2 HH
Scale of Pay : Rs. 10400-25640
Age Limit : UR: 38yrs; SC/ST – 43 years; OBC-NCL-41 yrs
Qualification : Regular / Full Time ITI after 10th standard i the Trades of Turner / Grinder / Machinist / Fitter / Painter

4. Post : Admin / Commercial / Accounts Trainee ( channel C)

Post Code : NA52017
No of Post : 8; 3-VH[LV]; 5 HH
Scale of Pay : Rs. 10750-25670
Age Limit : UR: 38yrs; SC/ST – 43 years; OBC-NCL-41 yrs
Qualification : Full time Bachelor Degree in Arts / Science / Commerce / Administration / Management / Computer Applications


1. Eligible and interested candidates are required to download the Application Format hosted on the HAL Website along with this detailed Web Advertisement;

2. Candidates meeting the above specifications may send their applications strictly in the prescribed Application Format printed on A-4 size paper (neatly typed/ handwritten) (Separate Application Form for posts in Executive Cadre & Non Executive Cade) along with a self-attested recent Passport Size Photograph to the following address:
Chief Manager (HR)
Recruitment Section, HR Department
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Corporate Office, 15/1 Cubbon Road
Bangalore – 560 001

3. If the information/ Certificates furnished by the candidate in any part/ stage is found to be false or incomplete or is not found to be in conformity with eligibility criteria mentioned in the advertisement, the candidature/ appointment will be considered as revoked / terminated at any stage of recruitment process or after recruitment or joining, without any reference given to the candidate.

4. The last date for receipt of applications is 28th April 2017. Applications received after the due date will not be considered .No application will be received in person on the address mentioned above.


Download : HAL Advertisement (158KB, PDF)

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NALCO Special Requirement Drive for Persons with DisabilitiesNALCO to achieve its vision to be a reputed global Company in the metals and energy sector, NALCO at Smelter & Power Complex, Angul is looking for committed, promising and result oriented candidates in the following discipline & position

Important Dates: Last date of receipt of applications completed in all respects 31st March 2017

1. Job Post : Laboratory Assistant

Gr.III (T0 grade )
Salary : Rs 11700-3%-27500/-
Total Vacancy : 04 ( PWD SC – 01, PWD ST – 02, PWD OBC – 01, HH & OH(OA, OL &BL)
Age Limit : SC – 50, ST – 50, OBC – 48
Qualification : Candidates should have passed B.Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry with one year of relevant service experience in reputed Chemical/ Metallurgical Industries.

2. Job Post : Junior Accountant

Gr.II (S-0 grade)
Salary : Rs 14600-3%-36500/-
Total Vacancy : 01 ( PWD ST – 01,HH & OH(OA, OL,OAL & BL)
Age Limit : 50
Qualification : Candidates should be a Graduate with Intermediate ICWA/ICAI pass certificate having one year relevant service experience. Candidates having adequate exposure to Computer will be preferred.

3. Laboratory Technician

GrIII (Pathology) (P0 grade)
Salary : Rs 11700-3%-27500/-
Total Vacancy : 01 (PWD SC – 01, OH (OL&BL) & HH)
Age Limit : SC-50
Qualification : Matric/ Higher Secondary / 10+2 in Science with Diploma of minimum two years duration in Laboratory Technician from a Govt college/ recognized Institution with one year of relevant post qualification service experience in a Govt. Hospital, PSU or a reputed Private Hospital. He/ She is required to perform all routine works in clinical laboratory such as Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Histopathology, Cytology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Blood Bank works, draw blood for investigations etc, prepare necessary slides and should have proper knowledge for storage of the specimens and tissues

4. Nurse

Gr III (P0 grade)
Salary : Rs 11700-3%-27500/-
Total Vacancy : 01 (PWD UR – 01, OH(OL)
Age Limit : 45
Qualification : Matric/ Higher Secondary/ 10+2 (Science) with “General Nursing & midwifery training (3 years) or Diploma /BSc in nursing from a Govt college/ recognized institution approved by Indian Medical Council, valid registration in Nursing council of India/ State nursing council and should have one year in line post qualification service experience. The candidate will have to attend the indoor patients, emergency cases, labour rooms, isolation wards, injection room, health camps, FAC, OHC, OT etc.

Abbreviations used : LV=Low Vision, OL=One Leg, OAL=One Arm & One Leg, BL-Both Legs & One Arm, VH-Visually Impaired, HH-Hearing Impaired. PWD: Persons with Disability, OH: Orthopedically Impaired, OA: One Arm, LV: Low Vision

Download : Advertisement and Application (121KB, PDF)
Important Dates: Last date of receipt of applications completed in all respects 31st March 2017


    • Form I (for proof of online application for obtaining disability certificate) & any disability Certificate issued by the Competent Medical Authority OR
    •  Form II/ Form III/ Form IV as per Govt notification GSR 2(E) dated 30.12.2009

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Security for Differently Abled

Grant-in-Aid to Voluntary Organisations Running Homes for the Differently Abled Under this Scheme, financial assistance is given to Voluntary organization running homes for the physically handicapped persons. The assistance given to organization @ Rs.200/- per inmates. The number of inmates in an institution should be approved by Government. During the year 2009-10 the total budget allotment was Rs.2.66 lakhs and Rs.2,29,367/- was utilized for that purpose.The tragedies of Velayudhan in ‘Iruttinte Athmavu’ and ‘Kuttiyettathi’, the eternal agonies of Malayalies, are not being repeated today. The latest studies and literature have corrected the impression that every one should be the products from the same moulds. We should be able to bring such people to main stream by giving encouragement and realising their traits of weakness. The differently abled will be given 5% reservation for higher education and 4% reservation for jobs. This is the most important decision taken by government for implementing 2016 Act on the Rights of differently abled. In every district, committees will be formed for the differently abled. Disability Research Committees will be formed for overseeing research. Provision which is earmarked for schemes implemented through Social Justice Department, Education Department and Health Department for differently abled and for the development of institutions is considerably enhanced. Including the centrally sponsored schemes of these three Departments, an amount of Rs.250 crore is earmarked for the schemes of differently abled. Compared to the previous year this indicates an increase of 35%.

Rs.15 crore is earmarked for Barrier Free Scheme. The objective of Barrier free Kerala is to introduce facilities in offices to enable differently abled persons to come and to make use of the offices without any hindrance. In the first phase, Collectorates, Taluk Offices, Medical College, District-Taluk hospitals, Panchayath- Municipal Offices will be covered in the scheme.

The ‘Swavalambam’ is the insurance scheme implemented for the blind, people with defective vision, locomotor impaired and mentally challenged. Through this scheme health insurance cover amounting to Rs. 2 lakhs will be provided to these sections. People above the age of 65 can enroll in the scheme. The premium is Rs. 3,100. Out of this Rs. 357 will be the beneficiary share. The beneficiary share of the people below the poverty line will be borne by the government. Rs. 4 crore is earmarked for this.

‘Autism Park’ is a new programme envisaged for extending support to children suffering from the difficulties of autism and their parents. In the beginning, one park will be established in each district. The intended goal is to extend support to the children and their parents in education, communication, behavioral problems and in physiotherapy. An amount of Rs. 7 crore is earmarked for the


The number of differently abled children exceeds 25,000. Schooling and rehabilitation will be ensured for all the differently abled. Buds Schools are institutions run by Local Self Government institutions with the support of Kudumbasree. There are Buds Rehabilitation centres for the rehabilitation of those who pass out of Buds Schools and aged above 18 years. At present, these institutions are there only in 140 panchayaths. Only 20% children are given care. During 2017-2018, Buds Schools will be established in 200 more local self government institutions. Rs. 25 lakhs will be given as special assistance for starting new Buds Schools. This will be separately allocated to Kudumbasree. Panchayaths have to arrange buildings and other facilities. The mini bus, special tables, chairs and other equipments required for Buds Schools will be given through Kudumbasree. Rs. 40 crore has already been earmarked for this. Rs 25 crore is additionally allotted. Aided status will be given to Special/Bud Schools as per norms.

(190) An amount of Rs.863 crore has been earmarked in the Plan for school education. From this outlay, Rs.52 crore is set apart for the extracurricular activities of Kalothsavam, Vidyarangu and assistance to differently abled etc.


Download English version : Budget 2017-18 (1MB, PDF )
Download Malayalam version : Budget 2017-18 (PDF, 1MB)

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1. Recruitment for New India Assurance Company Ltd., Mumbai

Job title: Assistance
Total post: 976
Reservation for Blind and Low vision –As per government rules
Qualification – Degree
Last date for apply – 29th March 2017
For more details please visit:
Download Notification : New India Assurance (PDF, 2MB)
Online Registration : New India Assurances job online application

2. Recruitment for School of planning and architecture Vijayawada

Job title: Associate professor
Total post: 9
Reservation : 01 (01-PwD-VH; Preferred category of Disability LV – Lower Vision )
Last date for apply – 25th March 2017
Download Notification : Notification(PDF, 108KB)
Download Application : Application (35KB, PDF)

For more details please visit:

3. Recruitment for General Insurance Corporation of India

Job title: Assistant Manager
Total post: 33
Reservation for Blind and Low vision : 02
Last date for apply – 27th March 2017
Download Notification : Advertisement (PDF, 2MB)
Online Registration : Online Application
For more details please visit:

4. Recruitment for Bhagat phool singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana

Job title: Sr. Scale Stenographer & Steno typist
Reservation for Blind and Low vision –2
Qualification – Degree
Last date for apply – 29th March 2017
Download : Advertisement and Application(PDF, 138KB)
For more details please visit:

5. Recruitment for University of Delhi

Job title: Assistant Professor
Total post: 378; 7 post for Persons with Disability.
Reservation: Psychology (1 VH ); Operational Research(1 OH); Music (1 VH); Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies ( 1 OH); Law (1 VH); Education( 1 VH); Cluster Innovation Centre (1 OH)
Qualification – Download (106KB, PDF)
Online : Application Link
Last date for apply – 28th March 2017

Job title: Associate professor
Total post: 399; 18 post for Persons with disability.
Reservation: Urdu( 1 VH); Sociology ( 1 OH); Philosophy (1 OH); Music ( 2 OH); Mathematics (1 OH); Law 4(OH 2) (VH 2); History (1 VH); Hindi ( 1 VH); Electronic Science (1 OH); Education (1 VH); Economics (1 VH); Commerce (1 VH);Cluster Innovation Centre(1 VH); Botany 1 (OH);
Qualification – Download (106KB, PDF)
Online : Application link
Last date for apply – 28th March 2017

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Voice of the Blind

Voice of the Blind – 38th issue - part 1Fortnight e-bulletin
Collection of news and information’s of and for the blind)
Compiled, Edited and circulated by National Federation of the Blind Karnataka
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karna_vidya_foundation_logo_newKarna Vidya Foundation (KVF) work with motto “Empowerment through Employment” for the Visually Impaired across Tamil Nadu.
Through our varied vocation centric courses, so far KVF have placed thirty four candidates in IT, Banking and Telecom Industries.

Do you like to work as an English and Computer Trainer?

Vacancies available at Karna Vidya Foundation (KVF)

Job title : Manager (1) – Low Vision
Job title : Computer Trainer (2) – Low vision and Visually impairments
Locations: Chennai

Send your resume to

Contact: 9361666006 and 9840018012

Karna Vidya Foundation
Ground floor- RR Towers III,
Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate,
Guindy, Chennai – 600 032.

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My name is Arsi Nami, I’m an Actor and Music Therapist for Individuals with disabilities and special needs kids.

Arsi Nami Profile Image

Arsi Nami
Actor I Music Therapist I Singer I Songwriter

Love is Blind, a short film where I play the lead role as a visually impaired man is selected for 2017 Official Selection at Cannes Film International Film Festival Entr’2 and 2017 Official Selection at WeCare Film Festival India, with both festival promoting disability awareness. I also composed the original Film soundtrack.

I’ve been involved in healthcare field and the disability community since my teenager years growing up in Sweden. I graduated at California State University of Northridge, with Bachelors Arts Degree in Music Therapy and with honors and now continuing to contribute to the community as a Music Therapist and an Actor.

About 2 years ago, during my Music Therapy work with disabled clients, I got into a car accident. I injured my head and neck, leading to head concussion, disc protrusions and nerve damage causing pain all way on my left side of upper body and left arm. I was also diagnosed with depression anxiety disorder. I started receiving Physical therapy as well as seeing a psychologist.

With treatments going on, the biggest damage was caused to my heart. I was heartbroken, and at my worst. All dreams about becoming a music therapist, all the years studying it now was on the edge of a cliff. It also lead into going through a tough breakup in a relationship, adding weight on my depression and loneliness. As a music therapist, I told myself I need to find a way and figure out how to overcome the challenge.

One day after coming home from an psychotherapy session, I passed by the SAG-AFTRA (Screen actors guild building) and I saw a post regards to free acting workshops. I thought there is nothing to lose, so I attended the workshops and now had found a possible remedy and distraction to all the pain and my anxiety depression disorder.

A month later, I started attending auditions for fun, and next thing I knew, I was booking International commercials for Samsung, Guitar Center, HP (Hewlett Packard) , NBA, Disney, Curio by Hilton.
I was now flying around the states doing commercials and films in Miami, Phoenix, New York, San Francisco. Everytime I boarded the plane nothing but tear drops came down my face, not understanding what was going on.

Love is Blind

Love is Blind poster

2017 Cannes Film festival international Entr’2 Marches a Cannes

One of the first roles I auditioned for was the role of Giovanni, in a shortfilm “Love is Blind” portraying a visually impaired (blind) man. My chemistry to this role was very close, because I worked for years with visually impaired (blind) clients at clinics and hospitals. It was close to me also because I was going through my injury. Out of 250 submissions, I was chosen to play the role. By being a music therapist, I was also approved by the production to compose Love is Blind, Original Film Soundtrack , as well as create the Official film poster.

As the film was done, and with disability community close to my heart, I took the opportunity to reach out to Presidents at festivals in Cannes and India. Weeks later I got the beautiful news that Love is Blind was now an Official Selection at 2017 Cannes Film festival international Entr’2 Marches a Cannes and We Care Film Festival in India, nominated for Best film.

Love Is Blind (2016) | Short Film | (Arsi Nami | April Lam)

– Love Is Blind (2016) Drama/Romance short film (CC) – Soundtrack by Arsi Nami
* Official Selection Cannes Film Festival International Entr’2 Marches a Cannes- 2017
* WeCare Film Festival India for D…


“ Villa” another comedy short film, which I also play the lead role in, also an Official Selection at 2017 Premio Tortoreto alla Cultura in Italy and 2017 International Festival of Short Films on Culture & Tourism in India, also nominated for Best Film and best actor. (Pic attached)
Villa comedy film poster
Villa was also pre-screened at Warner Brothers Studio’s in Burbank, and I was able to bring my beautiful mother who’ve been by my side and supporting me during my accident and new career path.
Who’ve been reminding me since day one that: “The sun may set, but it will rise again the next day” .

Suicide Awareness

Suicide awareness poster
I also did a suicide prevention ad regards to Anxiety and depression disorders, because I was diagnosed with it, hoping to share awareness to help saving lives.

As final words, my goal was never to become famous, I became a music therapist because I believed in unconditional love. Since I was a teenager growing up in Sweden, worked within the healthcare. Choose to help others in need before myself.

As my injury happened, I had to take a step back and think about my own health. It was a setback, but I’m glad that I can now give back by sharing disability awareness at Cannes Film Festival.

– Arsi Nami

Contact Details

Arsi Nami
Arsi Nami Profile Image
Actor | Music Therapist | Singer | Songwriter

Phone : 424-625-1174
Email :
Arsi Nami page:
IMDB: Arsi nami
Wiki Page : Arsi Nami

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NASSCOM Foundation disabilityRights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 – an Overview. By Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Former Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of India. Nasscom Foundation.

Salient Features:

Compared to the PWD Act, the current RPD Act strengthens the regulatory, monitoring, and grievance redressal mechanisms in terms of their functions and composition. It also stipulates designation of special court at the district level for fast tracking cases of persons with disabilities under the Act.
The RPD Act provides for representation of persons with disabilities including representation of women with disabilities in the various bodies to be created under this new legislation. Thus the value and indispensability of experiential expertise also
stands recognized.
The Act provides for time-limit for compliance with some of its substantive provisions which includes provisions in respect of compliance with accessibility norms.

Categorization of persons with disabilities, and some important definitions

Section 2 [h]: “discrimination” in relation to disability, means any distinction, exclusion, restriction on the basis of disability which is the purpose or effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field and includes all forms of discrimination and denial of reasonable accommodation.

Section 2 [w]: “public building” means a Government or private building, used or accessed by the public at large, including a building used for educational or vocational purposes, workplace, commercial activities, public utilities, religious, cultural, leisure or recreational activities, medical or health services, law enforcement agencies, reformatories or judicial for as, railway stations or platforms, roadways bus stands or terminus, airports or waterways.

Composition and Bird’s Eye View

Chapter 3 is on Education. It envisages duty of educational institutions, measures to promote and facilitate inclusive education and adult education.
Chapter 4 is on Skill development and employment. It comprises a comprehensive gamut of provisions which includes provisions relating to vocational training and self-employment, non-discrimination in employment, appointment of grievance redressal officer, institutionalization of equal opportunity policy, etc.
Chapter 5 is on Social Security, health, rehabilitation, and recreation. Provisions include those on social security, healthcare, rehabilitation, research and development, culture and recreation, and sporting activities, etc.
Chapter 6 is on Special provisions for persons with benchmark disabilities which is referred to in the subsequent segment, namely, part five of this narrative.

Illustrative glimpses of some specific/ special provisions


Section 31 [1] stipulates that every child with a benchmark disability between the age of six to eighteen years shall have the right to free education in a neighborhood school or in a special school of his or her choice.
Subsection [2] of section 31 further enjoins it upon the appropriate government and local authorities to ensure that every child with a benchmark disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he attains the age of eighteen years.


Persons with blindness and persons with low vision – one per cent
Deaf and hard of hearing persons – one per cent
Persons with locomotor disabilities, including persons with cerebral palsy, leprosy-cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy – one percent
Persons with autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness, and persons with multiple disabilities including the deafblind – one percent


Section 37 provides for five per cent reservation in allotment of agricultural land and housing in all relevant schemes and development programmes, with appropriate priority to women with benchmark disability. It further provides for five per cent reservation in all poverty alleviation and various developmental schemes with priority to women with benchmark disability.
There is also provision for five per cent reservation in allotment of land on concessional rate, where such land is to be used for the purposes of promoting housing, shelter, setting up of occupation, business, enterprise, recreation centres, and production centres

Role of private sector vis-a-vis The RPD Act

41. (1) The appropriate Government shall take suitable measures to provide,—
(a) facilities for persons with disabilities at bus stops, railway stations and airports conforming to the accessibility standards relating to parking spaces, toilets, ticketing counters and ticketing machines;
(b) access to all modes of transport that conform the design standards, including retrofitting old modes of transport, wherever technically feasible and safe for persons with disabilities, economically viable and without entailing major structural changes in design;
(c) accessible roads to address mobility necessary for persons with disabilities.

Download – Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2016 by NASSCOM Foundation (PDF,807KB)

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Volleyball for the Persons with Visual Impairments

Date: 18th March, 2017
Venue : CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science Campus, Race Course, Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu. | India.

Volleyball for the Persons with Visual Impairments

Teams Participating in Event

  • Coimbatore
  • Nilgiri
  • Salem
  • Karur
  • Tiruvallur
  • Tirunelveli

Organized by : Sudroli disabled Charitable Trust

Please join hands for supporting and empowering Persons with Disabilities through our organization

Contact Persons :
Phone: +91 9840294346 + 91 9597931772
Email :

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GlassOuse KF-1M V1.1 – Wide Angle, High Precision Accessibility Mouse

Product description:

The GlassOuse Assistive Device is a Smart Battery, Sensitivity Adjustment, Quick Response Time and Wide Compatibility Mouse.


  • Smart Battery – Enters sleep mode and wakes up quickly.
  • Sensitivity Adjustment – 3 different sensitivity options to catch every movements
  • Quick Response Time – Takes less than a second to type a character
  • Wide Compatibility – Compatible with mobile systems such as Android, Windows, Linux, and Smart TV

glassouse features

Accessibility Equipment

  • Wide Viewing Angle – 160 degrees vertical and 180 degrees horizontal angle precision. Involves 9 Axis gyroscope.
  • Ergonomic & lightweight – Weights only 50 grams. Designed to provide more efficiency and comfort
  • Anticarcinogenic & hygienic – Private use mouthpiece is hygienic. Materials used are non-carcinogenic and have CE and RoHS certification.
  • High Compatibility – Compatible with all Windows, Android, Linux, and Smart TV devices via Bluetooth


For whom is GlassOuse

Basically people who has disability to use hands. For exact disabilities please check the list below:

  1. Traumatic Brain
    1. Intracranial Bleeding
    2. Brain Contusion
    3. Concussion
    4. Intracranial hemorrhage
    5. Epidural
    6. Subdural
  2. Stroke
    1. Mca and Asa Infarctions
    2. Lacunar Infarctions
  3. Brain Tumors
    1. Glial Tumors
    2. Metastases
  4. 4.Spinal Cord Injury
    1. Cervical Injury
    2. Cervical Disc Hernia
    3. Central Cord Syndrome
  5. Cervical Surgical Operations
  6. Brachial Plexus And Peripheral Nerve Injury and Some Shekels After Vascular or Orthopedic Surgical
  7. Myopathies
    1. Acquired
    2. Congenital
  8. Cerebral Palsy
    1. Prenatal
    2. Antenatal
    3. Postnatal
  9. Multiple Sclerosis
  10. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  11. Muscular Dystrophy
    1. Becker Dystrophy
    2. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    3. Scapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  12. Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  13. Shekel Of Central Nervous System Infections
    1. Guillen Barre Syndrome
    2. Polymyositis
  14. Amputation
    1. Tetraplegia
    2. Dysmelia
    3. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    4. Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    5. Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
    6. Muscular Dystrophy
    7. Cerebral palsy (CP)

Brand : GlassOuse
Manufactured by: EnnoPro Group innovation

Product Enquiry Details

7 Floor, HuaRong Building, East QiaoLian, LongGang District, , Shenzhen, Guangdong 310012 | China
Phone : 0086 755 26653020pbx

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National Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods for benchmark disabilities with focus on Multiple Disabilities

Date: 17th April, 2017 19th April, 2017
Venue : National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) , ECR, Muttukadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu | India.

NIEPMD-DAIL-Conducting Skill Training Program under SIPDA Scheme- Reg.,Developments in the area of disability rehabilitation is rapid in recent years. With the rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act having been passed in December 2016, replacing the PwD Act of 1995, the scope for research and development in the area of disabilities has increased. Every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18 years has the right to free education.

As the RPwD act is aligned with UNCRPD and the number of disabilities covered by the Act have increased from seven to twenty-one; the professionals now have the responsibility to equip themselves to find out the strengths and gaps in the field with empirical evidences so as to reach out the target population with appropriate methods and strategies to help them realize their rights and potentials.

Multiple Disabilities including deaf -blindness (MD-Db) is included as a disability in the RPwD act. We are aware that this population poses additional challenges due to MD-Db; requiring tailor made programs despite lack of adequate researched data on the extent of the challenges being faced.

“Benchmark disability” refers to more than forty per cent of a specified disability of a person. As one of the first steps since passing of RPwD act, this national workshop is NIEPMD’s initiative to equip the researchers in this area.

The qualitative research methods are appropriate to address benchmark disabilities; with an aim to zoom in to specific issues and analyze with objectivity. They may result in getting an insight and understanding into the issues pertaining to individuals with multiple disabilities; which may further lead us toward finding appropriate solutions. Till date, most of the research carried out in our country has been in quantitative methods. For working with a low -incidence group, conditions with heterogeneous population such as MD-Db, the professionals require expertise in carrying out qualitative research. NIEPMD as an apex body of Government of India for carrying out research, training and documentation in the area of MD, takes the responsibility and objective to equip the professionals in carrying out qualitative research.

Centre for International Inclusive Pedagogy and Practice, University of Northampton with Prof. Richard Rose as the Director has expertise and rich experience in qualitative research. This national workshop of NIEPMD in collaboration with the University of Northampton; is aimed to realize this need for developing expertise in our country.

Course Content: The course will consist of basic understanding of qualitative research, importance and suitability in Indian context, significance in the area of disability rehabilitation aspects of conducting a qualitative research, data collection and analysis.

Outcome: The participants are expected to gain an insight in conducting qualitative research, identify research areas of interest and arrive at a brief proposal.

Registration fee: NIL

Stay Facility:
Twin Sharing facility with food
(available from evening of 16-04-17 to noon of 20-04-17)

Travel Allowance: 3
rd/ 2nd AC fare for selected Indian participants. Participants from SAARC nations will be provided
Lodging and Food, TA to be borne by sponsoring organizations only.

Last Date for Application: 20th March 2017

Eligibility for Participation

  • Master’s Degree in any area of disability rehabilitation & special education, having a minimum 3 years of work experience. Preference will be given to those working with multiple disabilities including Db.
  • Preference will be given to candidates registered for PhD
  • Submission of Abstract (max 250 words) with intent of research, along with requisite documents of qualification and experience. Important: Considering the seats are limited, the applications will undergo strict scrutiny by a panel. Applicants may kindly schedule their travel ONLY after receiving confirmation of registration.

For Registration (ONLY through email):
Mr. Rajesh Ramachandran
(Rehabilitation officer/ Course coordinator, B.Ed.SE-ASD) | +91-98847-18969

Download : Application (PDF, 156KB)