Disability

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Spirited disabled voters throng well-equipped poll booths 10-04-2014 07:02 PM

    Wheelchair bound Poonam, a blind woman with half her body paralysed, could not speak but happily flashed her inked finger to everyone at the Karaval Nagar polling booth under North-east Delhi constituency. This was not the first time she was casting her vote but Poonam, accompanied by her father, was...
  • No arrangements for senior citizens or the physically challenged at booths

    Sundry thoughts |  Himanshu Mehta
    "I voted for a change today. I must say though, in all frankness, that the experience was anything but enjoyable or uplifting. A ...

  • Disability no handicap for this 17-year-old law aspirant, uses his toes to write exams 01-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Manoj Machra was born with no hands. In normal circumstances, someone with his disability would have accepted his fate and moved on, but not this 17-year-old: He hopes to get 80-85 percent in his secondary exams and aspires for a career in law. His sheer grit and determination to complete...
  • Veer: Hearing impaired Sangeeta Gala is film director in Bollywood 28-03-2014 10:57 AM

    On this episode of Veer, we bring you the story of Sangeeta Gala, who is herself hearing-impaired but did not let her disability come in the way of her progress. ...
  • Wheelchair-bound 'Veer' Deepa Malik a hotelier and sports enthusiast 22-03-2014 04:02 PM

    New Delhi: A hotelier, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles with ease. But what makes her special is the fact that she does it all from her wheel chair. She may have lost her limbs but not her will to live and...
  • Veer: Meet Sruti Mohapatra who changed many a lives after her accident 05-03-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: For someone with faith and determination, the odds of life cannot be a deterrent. A living example of such indomitable spirit is Sruti Mohapatra whose life changed forever after a near fatal accident. The accident left Sruti paralysed waist below. But despite being confined to the wheelchair, she...
  • Veer: Paralympian Naresh Sharma overcomes disabilities to become a shooting champion 28-02-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: With 60 medals, paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma and his mother have proved that disabilities don't hold back a person if he/she has the will to fulfil their dreams. According to some estimates India has almost 70 million people living with some form of disability. But hardly 1% of...
  • Veer: Immobile for 23 years, RJ Den inspires millions with his show 26-02-2014 02:53 PM

    RJ Den - a radio jokey in Kolkata has been immobile for 23 years. But still has managed to inspire millions with his show. ...
  • Veer campaign: Behind the scenes 25-02-2014 09:12 AM

    The Veer campaign is getting a huge response from the masses. The fundraiser campaign is an attempt to help people with disability become employable. Thumbs Up, Being Human and The American India Foundation have joined hands with CNN-IBN for the campaign. Here's how AIF's Market Aligned Skills Training Program is...
  • Veer campaign: Enhanced use of technology reduces dependence 24-02-2014 03:27 PM

    India has about 70 million people with disabilities, most of them live a life of dependence. Life can be made much easier for them with the enhanced use of technology. In a step toward it, Techshare India 2014 - disability conference and exhibition, was held in New Delhi last week....
  • Protests at parties' offices to get Disability Rights Bill passed 21-02-2014 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: On the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament, various disability groups are protesting outside the offices of political parties urging them to pass the Disability Rights Bill. Activists have met key political leaders across the spectrum, who have reportedly pledged support. Suvarna, 26-year-old, wants to...
  • 'Veer' campaign discusses employability for people with disabilities 16-02-2014 11:28 PM

    Veer, CNN-IBN's special initiative discusses skills and employability of people with disabilities. It also discusses the key factors that would help an individual with disabilities become independent. ...
  • Veer: Sun ITES encourages employment of people with disabilities 10-02-2014 02:40 PM

    Sun ITES, an outsourcing firm in Bangalore is showing the way in not discriminating against those with disabilities. Almost 50 per cent of its staff comprises of people with some form of disability. ...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language 03-02-2014 10:58 AM

    52-year-old Bertha from Meghalaya was born with a failing eyesight which she lost completely while pursuing her masters in Bangalore. Bertha G Dkhar has created a braille code for the Khasi language - making her a visionary in the true sense. According to the World Health Organization almost 10 per...
  • Veer: Lemon Tree Hotels encourages employment of people with disabilities 31-01-2014 03:02 PM

    According to the World Health Organization estimates, almost 10 per cent of our population suffers from some form of disability. As part of Being Human Foundation, CNN-IBN and American India Foundation's Veer campaign, we bring you the story of Lemon Tree Hotels. The organization is trying to make a difference...
  • Veer: Fight for the rights of differently-abled people 26-01-2014 03:25 PM

    CNN IBN in association with American India Foundation and Being Human come together for a special campaign to fight for the rights of the differently-abled people. The show plans to bring the issue of disability into focus. ...
  • Wheelchair facility introduced at Jodhpur railway station 03-01-2014 09:39 PM

    The Jodhpur Division of North-Western Railway on Friday introduced wheelchair facility for the disabled passengers at Jodhpur railway station. Divisional Railway Manager Rajeev Sharma dedicated this service, and said, "This is for the first time that a service like this has been introduced at any railway station in the country....
  • This viral campaign for disabled mannequins is the most heart-warming thing you'll see today 07-12-2013 05:42 PM

    With 2,537,558 hits already, this video of disabled mannequins is a rage online. Passers-by on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse were surprised by the disabled mannequins places in between the able-bodied ones. There were figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a...
  • Quota for disabled not within 50 per cent ceiling, says SC 09-10-2013 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the "reservation for persons with disabilities has nothing to do with the ceiling of 50 per cent" and hence the ceiling imposed by the apex court by its earlier judgment was not applicable with respect to the disabled. The court rapped...
  • Reserve 3 per cent govt jobs for disabled: SC to Centre, states 08-10-2013 12:45 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and all state governments to provide three per cent job reservation to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam also clarified that the principle of not exceeding more than 50 per cent...
  • UN survey to help persons with disabilities during event of a disaster 04-08-2013 12:52 AM

    The United Nations has come out with an online survey which aims to prepare persons with disabilities to help themselves in the event of a disaster. Conducted by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and partners, the survey focuses on issues such as the ability to protect and evacuate...
  • CJ Show: Where are the ramps for differently-abled? 21-07-2013 02:53 PM

    CJ Suvarna highlights the absence of ramps for differently-abled in post offices across Delhi. She finds it extremely difficult to climb the stairs and wants authorities to intervene and make public offices disabled friendly. ...
  • CJ Suranjana fights for dignity of differently-abled 21-07-2013 02:39 PM

    CJ Suranjana was asked to remove her prosthetic leg for a security screening at an airport - a process that would have required her to strip in public. She says she's not against security, but that there must be procedures in place to protect the dignity of the differently-abled. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Special on Differently-abled 21-07-2013 01:54 PM

    In this CJ special show, differently-abled from across the country turn CJ's to fight for their dignity and rights. Plus,the challenges they face and their appeal to make cities and services friendly for differently-abled ...
  • CJ Preeti Arora tackles disability-friendliness online 16-07-2013 01:00 PM

    CJ Preeti Arora mentions simple ways that websites can be made accessible to the disabled. An old CJ story, but great tips! ...
  • I was harassed for over 30 minutes at Mumbai airport, claims Suranjana Ghosh 12-07-2013 11:38 PM

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Twitter reacts to Suranjana - amputee who was asked to take off her prosthetic leg at Mumbai airport 12-07-2013 09:54 PM

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Amputee alleges harassment: Citizens say India not disabled friendly 12-07-2013 09:14 PM

    After a woman said she was asked to take off her prosthetic leg at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check, citizens are saying there should be a separate counter for disabled people to make the process more easy for them. ...
  • Amputee alleges harassment: Activists say need to sensitise CISF 12-07-2013 09:10 PM

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. Suranjana was told that the metal detectors would be set off by the metal components of her artificial...